Area Briefing, Oct. 22-28


STRATOSPHERE TO HOST FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE

More than 400 firefighters from around the world wearing full protective gear are set to compete during the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge XXII, planned from Oct. 22-27 in the Stratosphere parking lot, 2121 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Competitors will race through a course of ground tasks. A preliminary competition is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22-25, with the finals set for Oct. 26-27, beginning at 11 a.m.

The free event also is set to include a Kids’ Challenge for children ages 3-11, a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue CPR demonstration, a classic car and firetruck show, a community awareness fair, vendor booths and food trucks.

Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno is slated to sing the national anthem at 11 a.m. Oct. 26, and “Pin Up” star Claire Sinclair is slated to sign autographs at 11:30 a.m. that day.

Parking is to be available in the Stratosphere parking garage.

For more information, visit stratospherehotel.com.

EXPO TO INCLUDE SAFETY INFORMATION, MEDICAL SCREENINGS AND PRIZES

A community safety expo is planned from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Carefree Senior Living at the Willows, 3250 Town Center Drive.

The free event, sponsored by Home Bound Healthcare of Las Vegas, is set to include medical equipment safety checks, balance and fall risk assessments with a physical therapist and blood pressure checks. Also planned are safety-related door prizes and goodie bags, safety booklets, safety-related educational presentations from area professionals and refreshments. Flu shots are slated to be available free to those covered by Medicare and for $25 to those without coverage.

The slated speaker is Brian Cooper, a licensed social worker who plans to discuss Medicare vs. Medicare replacement policies.

For more information, call 702-433-0800.

FIRE STATION TO OPEN IN SUMMER 2014

A Las Vegas Fire & Rescue station is expected to open in summer 2014 at 577 Page St.

The $6.7 million station is expected to house one engine company and one rescue unit.

The 7,640-square-foot site is aimed at improving emergency response in Ward 3, which includes historic areas of East Las Vegas.

Contractor Core Construction, based in Las Vegas, is building the new station to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold standards.

SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON CYBER FRAUD

City National Bank plans a seminar on cyber fraud from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 20 on the third floor of The Innevation Center, 6795 Edmond St.

The featured speaker is scheduled to be Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI special agent with more than 20 years’ experience investigating corruption, fraud, organized crime, cyber crime, human trafficking and terrorism.

Those who are interested must RSVP by Nov. 13 at cnb.com/events, using the event code Vegas Fraud. Business attire is required.

CHILD SAFETY PROGRAM OFFERED AT HENDERSON RECREATION CENTER

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension plans a child safety and welfare program at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St.

The four-week program is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 30. The program is meant for parents to increase awareness and knowledge of issues such as shaken baby syndrome, child abuse, anger management and positive guidance. Session materials will also be available in Spanish.

For more information, contact Olga Soto at 702-257-5567 or sotoo@unce.unr.edu.

SAFE KIDS CLARK COUNTY ENHANCES WEB PRESENCE

Safe Kids Clark County recently launched a new Facebook page at facebook.com/safekidscc, which replaces its former page at facebook.com/pages/safe-kids-clark-county/118498968210.

The nonprofit also has revamped its website at safekidsclarkcounty.org and redesigned its logo.

The organization is aimed at protecting children from injury or death. Group members include representatives from area hospitals, public safety agencies, gaming companies, the retail industry and other sectors.

Safe Kids Clark County is at 3186 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 101. For more information, call 702-731-8666.

WARD 3 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING TO ADDRESS WALKABLE COMMUNITY PLAN

The city of Las Vegas plans a neighborhood meeting to discuss a proposed walkable community plan for the Ward 3 area.

The meeting is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Crestwood Elementary School, 1300 Pauline Way, to obtain input from residents and business owners about improving the area’s walkability.

The plan will assesses the ability of residents to walk to essential services and activities easily and safely. It also aims to create a self-sufficient and less auto-dependent community.

The plan will not change the zoning or property land-use designations but will focus on physical improvements, such as crosswalk enhancements, sidewalk upgrades and adding shade trees.

For more information on Walkable Community Plans for various parts of the city, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/walk or call 702-229-6051.

 

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