Area Briefing, Sept. 24-30


CHILDREN’S SAFETY FAIR TO INCLUDE FREE FINGERPRINTING

The Keeping Kids Safe Project is scheduled to host a free child safety fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Ford Country, 280 N. Gibson Road, Henderson.

Free fingerprinting for children is planned during the event.

For more information, call 319-233-0248.

WARD 3 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING TO ADDRESS WALKABLE COMMUNITY PLAN

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

The plan is aimed at assessing the ability of residents to walk to essential services and activities easily and safely while creating a self-sufficient and less auto-dependent community.

The meetings are set for 6-7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave., and 6-7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Crestwood Elementary School, 1300 Pauline Way.

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

The purpose of these initial meetings is to obtain input from residents and business owners. To learn more about the plan or take an online survey, call 702-229-6051 or visit lasvegasnevada.gov/walk.

CITY AIRS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TV SEGMENT

KCLV-TV Channel 2, the city of Las Vegas’ government access television station, is airing an emergency preparedness special through September.

The 30-minute segment includes information about cybersecurity, active shooter response and what items to take when evacuating a home.

Viewers can check the programming schedule at www.kclv.tv.

NORTH LAS VEGAS TO OFFER DISASTER TRAINING

The North Las Vegas Office of Emergency Management is planning two training sessions on disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, disaster psychology, weapons of mass destruction and team organization.

The free classes are set for 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the North Las Vegas Police Department’s Northwest Area Command Center, 3755 W. Washburn Road.

The city of Las Vegas, meanwhile, offers emergency information at www.lvalert.com, and during emergencies, it provides emergency information at 702-382-5378.

Residents can register for training courses at www.nvcert.org/Home.

For more information, contact program coordinator Rick Diebold at 702-229-0067.

ANTI-BULLYING FUN RUN/WALK PLANNED

The city of Las Vegas is recognizing National Bullying Prevention Month in October by partnering with the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy to present the Anti-Bullying Community Fun Run/Walk, planned from 8 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.

Check-in is set to start at 7 a.m. A $10 donation per adult will be requested. The event is free for participants 17 or younger. Proceeds will benefit area charitable organizations. Registration is available at active.com.

For more information, call 702-229-6374.

HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT WELCOMES RECRUITS

The Henderson Police Department recently announced the graduation of nine recruit police officers and one recruit corrections officer from the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy.

The recruit police officers received more than 720 hours of academic and practical training on various topics, including police ethics, criminal law, defensive tactics, firearms, investigation, community policing and emergency vehicle operations. The recruit corrections officer received more than 480 hours of similar training.

The recruit police officers are scheduled to attend a five-week advanced academy, followed by a 17-week field training program. The recruit corrections officer, meanwhile, is scheduled to complete a 14-week field training program.

The 21-week Southern Desert Regional Police Academy is a partnership between the Henderson and North Las Vegas police departments and the College of Southern Nevada.

EVENT SEEKS TO CURB BULLYING

The Nevada PEP Run-Walk-Roll Against Bullying is slated for 9 a.m. Sept. 29 at Tivoli Village, 302 S. Rampart Blvd.

Registration is set to start at 8 a.m., the 5K run is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., the walk is planned at 9:15 a.m. and an awards ceremony will follow at 10 a.m.

The 5K run registration fee is $35 and includes a T-shirt. The fun walk registration fee is $20 and also includes a T-shirt. Children 6 or younger are free.

The event helps kick off National Bullying Prevention Month in October.

For more information, visit nvpep.org or call 702-388-8899.

HEALTH DISTRICT REMINDS RESIDENTS ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF PREPAREDNESS KITS

The Southern Nevada Health District encourages residents to develop preparedness plans that can be implemented in an emergency.

The kit can help families and businesses sustain themselves in the event of an illness outbreak or natural disaster.

Family emergency supplies can be stored in a large container, a backpack or a suitcase and can be assembled over several months by adding one or two items to a grocery list. A kit should include food, water, a first aid kit, tools, copies of important documents, clothing and bedding, medications and pet supplies. A household preparedness kit should include enough supplies for three weeks.

For more information about emergency preparedness or how to develop an emergency preparedness kit, visit snhd.info.

FREE SMARTPHONE APPS HELP USERS DURING WILDFIRES, OTHER DISASTERS

The American Red Cross has launched a free app that offers wildfire tips and news updates.

Instructions inform users what to do before, during and after wildfires. A news section offers links to all U.S. firefighting agencies’ Twitter feeds and websites. The app helps users find American Red Cross shelters in their area and communicate with family and friends using Facebook and Twitter status updates, emails and texts. The app also includes a flashlight and audible alert functions, among other features.

The app is available at redcross.org/mobile-apps/wildfire-app.

Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency offers a free app that offers disaster safety tips, an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location information and a map listing open shelters and FEMA disaster recovery centers. Users also can submit GPS photo reports of disasters so they can be displayed on a public map.

To download the app, visit fema.gov/smartphone-app.

CENTENNIAL HILLS ACTIVE ADULT CENTER TO HOST CPR, DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

The Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, is scheduled to host compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training from 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 25. The free class is open to residents 13 or older, and center membership is not required. Attendees will learn lifesaving techniques from Las Vegas Fire & Rescue staff members. No certificates will be awarded. For more information or to make a reservation, call 702-229-1702.

ABC COURT ANNOUNCES THREE GRADUATES

The city of Henderson’s Assistance in Breaking the Cycle Court recently graduated three people from the program.

Facilitated by the Henderson Municipal Court, the program is designed to help repeat offenders deal with the long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com.

 

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