Daily Dispatch: Nevada News
Las Vegas vacant home goes up in flames
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 23:24:58 -0800
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue are investigating a fire near Washington Avenue and H Street. According to a tweet by the agency, the fire is in a vacant 1-story home located at 910 W. Washington Avenue. When firefighters arrived at the scene, in addition to the roof, massive flames could be seen showing from the side of the house.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 11:24:58 PM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
Clark County mobile home fire displaces four people, two pets
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:43:54 -0800
The Clark County Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire just before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the 3600 block of Boulder Highway. On arrival, firefighters reported the mobile home was fully involved with smoke and flame. Personnel made an offensive attack and managed to knock the fire down just before 1:10 p.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 6:43:54 PM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Dog Revived After Smoke Inhalation, Fire at St. Charles Hotel in Carson City
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The Carson City Fire Department has released more details on a structure fire they responded to on Tuesday afternoon. They said it happened at the St. Charles Residential Hotel on South Carson Street around 12:16 p.m. When they arrived, firefighters saw smoke coming from the second floor of the hotel.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVN-TV Channel 2 Reno
Crews put out Las Vegas house fire
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Crews have knocked down a fire that sparked Wednesday morning at a Summerlin home, according to Las Vegas fire officials. Firefighters responded to a two-story home on Waterfield Court, near Rampart Boulevard and Summerlin Parkway, on a report of a cabana on fire, said Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Fire was both inside the room, outside the house and inside the attic, according to Fire & Rescue, and a second alarm was requested.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNV Las Vegas
Truckee Meadows ice: Unsafe, potentially deadly
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:54:18 -0800
The past few days have left area ponds covered in ice...and that creates a dangerous opportunity that some can't resist. It also creates an opportunity for the fire department to train to respond - when others put themselves in danger. A 13-year-old died when the ice on a South Meadows pond broke in 2015.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 7:54:18 PM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Crews put out small fires in Las Vegas
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 06:33:07 -0800
Crews had to put out a couple of small fires in a neighborhood just north of downtown Las Vegas Tuesday morning. Two separate fires could be seen near the intersection of Bruce Street and Washington Avenue, including one fire in a garbage container. Firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 6:33:07 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Former hockey player now a career Las Vegas firefighter
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 03:59:12 -0800
Darcy Loewen is the nicest guy named “The Chainsaw” you’ll ever meet. He’s a laid-back, easygoing sort, which is impressive at this moment because he’s just directed a group of North Las Vegas Fire Department trainees through an intense drill — one with smoke and real chainsaws — about entering a burning house through its roof.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 3:59:12 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal - Metered Site
Las Vegas fire chief wants to bypass state law to change emergency staffing at mass events
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 15:01:25 -0800
A Clark County fire chief who warned lawmakers months before a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival that Nevada should bolster its emergency management planning says he wants to bypass state lawmakers to get changes made. Six months before the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that killed 58 and left hundreds injured, Clark County Fire Department Chief Greg Cassell testified before state legislators in favor of a bill that would have required more coordination of emergency medical resources ahead of such a large event.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 3:01:25 PM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Reno home damaged in fire
Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:39:49 -0800
The Reno Fire Department is investigating a fire that ripped through a home on Thoma Street in Midtown. It started just after 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019. When firefighters got there, they saw flames and smoke coming from the back of the home. Firefighters say a man and his dog got out safely, but a cat remains missing as of Monday morning.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 7:39:49 AM - SOURCE: KOLO-TV ABC 8
Commentary: Even the Federal Reserve finds problems with PERS
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:03:56 -0800
The Federal Reserve recently examined Nevada’s pension system. The results are sobering. It found that Nevada’s Public Employees’ Retirement System had an unfunded liability of $43.3 billion in 2016. For context, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s proposed two-year general fund budget is $9 billion. PERS’ funding ratio, which compares assets with liabilities, was only 45.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 12:03:56 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Traffic deaths rise in Clark County for first month of 2019
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:57:36 -0800
Traffic deaths in Clark County were up slightly last month compared to a year ago, according to new data released by state officials. The county saw 17 fatalities for the month of January 2019, up from 15 over the same month in 2018. Of those deaths, seven people were in cars, four were pedestrians, three were motorcyclists and three were bicyclists.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2019 9:57:36 AM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Las Vegas firefighters battle apartment fire near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 00:15:32 -0800
Las Vegas Fire and Rescue battled an apartment fire Tuesday night. Firefighters said a 4-unit apartment building went up in flames at 5104 Pebble Beach Boulevard near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard. When fire units arrived at the scene, firefighters noticed smoke and flames coming from the 1st-floor apartment of the 2-story building.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2019 12:15:32 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
Retired firefighter withdraws from North Las Vegas council race
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:16:27 -0800
The North Las Vegas City Council Ward 4 race got a little less crowded this week. Candidate Michael Estrada, a retired firefighter and paramedic, submitted a handwritten note withdrawing from the race Monday, citing financial obligations. The field of candidates running to represent Ward 4 is now at six, including incumbent Richard Cherchio.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 5:16:27 PM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Firefighters tackle structure fire in south Reno
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 12:07:19 -0800
A “suspicious” fire that sparked at an apartment in south Reno left one person with minor injuries and displaced residents from eight other units, according to the Reno Fire Department. The fire was reported just after 11 a.m. at the Meadowood Condominiums on Delucchi Lane. Four units were damaged in the fire, Fire Chief David Cochran said.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 12:07:19 PM - SOURCE: Reno Gazette-Journal
Las Vegas firefighter named 'Employee of the Year' for sex trafficking awareness program
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 14:23:58 -0800
A Las Vegas Fire & Rescue firefighter was named the City of Las Vegas’ Employee of the Year for 2018 on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the City Hall. Matt Driscoll was given the honor for his work in developing a training program for sex trafficking awareness, according to the City of Las Vegas website. The program earned Matt an Employee of the Month award for March, the month he developed the training program.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 2:23:58 PM - SOURCE: KVBC-TV NBC My News 3
Las Vegas police, Clark County firefighters investigate fatal southwest fire
Tue, 05 Feb 2019 06:25:29 -0800
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and the Clark County Fire Department investigated a fatal fire in the southwest valley late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Shortly before midnight, CCFD and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to calls about a house fire at 6420 Goody Court, near Torrey Pines Drive and Hacienda Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 6:25:29 AM - SOURCE: KVVU-TV FOX 5 Las Vegas
Henderson Fire Department Launches Live-Saving PulsePoint App
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 20:18:58 -0800
The Henderson Fire Department, partnering with the nonprofit PulsePoint Foundation, is providing a free app that alerts a person when they are within a quarter mile of someone in a public place who needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or an automated external defibrillator (AED). The new app is available today to coincide with Heart Month.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 8:18:58 PM - SOURCE: VegasNews.com
New Fire Station Tops Carson City Wish List
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The Board of Supervisors and Carson City department leaders held their annual retreat Thursday to discuss the city's needs. Top of the list: a new fire station. Fire Chief Sean Slamon proposed two possible locations for a new station and the most cost effective way to staff it. An additional station would make sense in either northwest or east Carson City.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Nevada Appeal - Metered site
Fire does $150,000 damage to Clark County house
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:51:56 -0800
An early morning fire did about $150,000 in damage to an east valley house, but the sole occupant escaped without injury, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was reported about 4 a.m. in the 2100 block of Falling Rain Drive, near Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, where heavy fire was coming from the garage of a single-story house, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 10:51:56 AM - SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun
Man rescued from Paris balloon marquee on Las Vegas Strip
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:29:16 -0800
A worker who fell into the Paris balloon marquee on the Las Vegas Strip had to be rescued by the Clark County Fire Deparment Thursday. The fall was reported around 12:42 p.m. The worker fell about 10 feet through an opening in scaffolding. "It wasn't t too challenging of a rescue once we had our game plan but it was a confined area where the gentleman was so it was kind of tough to get to and get our equipment in but once we were able to do that we got him out fairly quickly," said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 9:29:16 AM - SOURCE: KLAS-TV Channel 8 Las Vegas
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