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Fire Station Hosts Open House

Fire Station Hosts Open House

 

The Clark County Fire Department is opening one of its fire houses to the public this weekend.

Fire Station 23 at Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard will host an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Community members will be able to tour the fire station and meet with community groups, nonprofits and representatives from local government.

Besides county fire crews, people from Safe Kids Coalition, Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition, Nevada Child Seekers and more will be there. There will also be representatives from Metro Police and Clark County School District Police.

The fire department will also have its fire safety house on scene, which teaches children how to get out of their homes safely.  

County Fire to Hold Open House at Fire Station 23

County Fire to Hold Open House at Fire Station 23

 

The Clark County Fire Department will host its first open house of the year at Fire Station 23 at 4250 East Alexander Road near Lamb Boulevard.

The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 2.

The open house will include representatives from Safe Kids Coalition, Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition, The American Red Cross, Clark County School District Police and Metro Police.

There will also be people there from various county agencies, including the District Attorney's Office and the Department of Business License.

The fire department will also have its safety house on site. The house teaches children how to get out of their homes safely in case of a fire. 

School's Food Bank Open Every Thursday

 

With the holiday season in full swing and family budgets tight, a local middle school is reminding people in their neighborhood about the open-door policy at their food bank.

Bailey Middle School at 2500 North Hollywood Boulevard opens the doors of its food bank known as the Bailey Nest every Thursday.

School faculty and community partners are on hand from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. to help families on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Since the nest opened last December, more than 2,00 families received help with food and clothing. The help did not just go to students at Bailey but to families in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

 

High school choirs, county commissioners and Santa Claus will take part in holiday festivities the next two days at the Clark County Government Center.

A tree lighting will be the centerpiece of events at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 35-foot-tall tree was last put up in 2008 and features 2,000 lights and ornaments as well.

On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:

Students Create Cards for Holiday Mail for Heroes

 

Hundreds of students at one local elementary school worked to lift the spirits of members of the military by creating holiday cards for them.

Fifth grade students from Myrtle Tate Elementary School spent Thursday creating the holiday cards for the American Red Cross' annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. The cards will be delivered to active military members and veterans around the world.

Tate Elementary is an NV Energy focus school. Volunteers from the power company helped the students with the cards.

 

Metro Police and Local Leaders Gather to Clean Up Community

Metro Police and Local Leaders Gather to Clean Up Community

 

Metro Police and a group of faith-based organizations will be gathering Saturday morning to clean up a neighborhood near Lake Mead and Hollywood Boulevards.

The cleanup event starts at 7 a.m. Volunteers will be gathering at Sunrise Mountain High School which is at Carey Avenue and Los Feliz Street. An estimated 800 volunteers are expected at the event. They will be cleaning up the area around the school.

Metro officers want to unite with local residents to beautify the community and build stronger ties.