Fire and Rescue Public Education
Fire & Life Safety Education
What saves lives and property is knowing what to do in case of a fire or other emergency and how to prevent fires or other incidents from occurring. For more information about programs available to the public and businesses call Jo O’Rourke of the Office of Public Information & Education at (702) 229-0066.
Fire station tours, visits to schools (and other events),speakers and the like must be scheduled no less than two weeks before the event. To schedule an event, please call (702) 383-2888. You will be asked for certain information and be given a confirmation number. Within a few days, someone will call you back and confirm your event and make final arrangements.
Emergency units such as fire trucks, rescue units and personnel are not taken out of service for event requests and are subject to call at a moment’s notice. In the event that they are requested to respond to an emergency and can not make it to your event, please call (702) 383-2888 and we will reschedule.
Birthday parties and dinners at fire stations are prohibited by the city for safety and security concerns.
The Fire Safety House is a unique mobile classroom that teaches young children what to do in the event of a fire or earthquake. Requests for the Fire Safety House must be made at least four weeks before the class and approved by Public Information Officer (PIO) Tim Szymanski. Use of the Fire Safety House is for structured classes on fire safety.
Fire Extinguisher Training
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue now uses two computer simulators for live, hands-on fire extinguisher training. The class is approximately one hour in length for approximately 30 people and includes the use of the simulators. There is no fee for the class. Special classes for larger groups can be arranged by calling Jo O’Rourke at (702) 383-2888.
Free Smoke Alarms
No one should ever go to sleep without a smoke alarm protecting them. Free smoke alarms are available for certain individuals if they qualify. For more information about the program please call Jo O’Rourke at (702) 383-2888.
Honey Bee Safety Program
During certain times of the year, the Las Vegas Valley is visited by bees which can cause injuries in some cases. For more information about the bees, please call (702) 229-2000 to listen to a four-minute recording offering advice. Classes are also available to groups and businesses on bee safety by calling Jo O’Rourke at (702) 229-0066.
Hotel/Hospital Employee Life safety Program (H.E.L.P.)
This is a specialized two-hour class for employees of hotels / casinos and hospitals on what to do in the event of a fire or other emergencies. It includes actual hands-on fire extinguisher training. Please call Fire-PIO Tim Szymanski at (702) 229-0145 to discuss setting up a free program.
Community Fire Safety Classes
A two night / two-hour class on how to prevent fires in your home and business is now available through a number of community schools at city facilities. Check back soon for a list of upcoming classes.
Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) / Las Vegas Fire Corps is a volunteer program of local citizens who want to learn and help Las Vegas Fire & Rescue in the event of a large disaster or emergency. Classes are held each Tuesday night from February to May. The class is free. Applications are available in November of each year. For more information about the program, call the CFA Hotline at (702) 229-0146.
Citizens Emergency Response Training (C.E.R.T.)
Visit the C.E.R.T. program web page for further information on the program and a schedule of current classes.
Youth Firesetter Intervention Program For more information on this program, please visit http://www.pfyr.org .
National Fire Protection Association “Risk Watch Program” For more information about the NFPA Risk Watch Program please visit http://www.fpanevada.org/ .
For more information about any of the above programs please contact:
Fire-PIO Timothy R. Szymanski
Phone: (702) 229-0145
e-mail Tim Szymanski
Phone: (702) 229-0066
e-mail Jo O'Rourke