The Clark County Fire Department’s “safe house” teaches children about fire safety and will be featured at Station 14’s open house Aug. 18.
The Clark County Fire Department is hosting a community open house at Fire Station 14, located at 3260 Topaz St., near Eastern Avenue and Desert Inn Road on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fire Department hosts open houses with community partners every other month on Saturdays at different neighborhood fire stations in the County so the public can obtain fire, drowning prevention and other life-safety information. Station 14 is located in Commission District E in the Winchester neighborhood.
At the upcoming event, the Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition is offering free immunizations, vision and dental screenings for school-aged children. Attendees also will receive information about injury prevention, fire safety and drowning prevention. Clark County’s Fire and Building departments are sponsors of the Health District’s annual ABC&D’s of Drowning Prevention campaign, which emphasizes the need for adult supervision and barriers around swimming pools to prevent drownings.
Participating agencies include the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition, American Red Cross, Nevada Child Seekers, Nevada Healthy Homes, and staff from Clark County Business License and the District Attorney’s office. The Fire Department’s fire safety house, which teaches children how to get out of their homes safely in case of fire, also will be at the event in addition to its popular “Captain Be Safe” inflatable firefighter character and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s McGruff crime dog.