Area Briefing, Sept. 3-9


AARP PLANS DRIVER SAFETY CLASS AT SUNRISE HOSPITAL H2U OFFICE

An AARP driver safety class is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center H2U Office, 3131 La Canada St., Suite 107.

Attendees who complete the class may be eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance.

The class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

CITIZEN REVIEW panel WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FOR board VACANCIES

The Citizen Review Board is seeking applicants to review citizen complaints and internal affairs investigations filed against Metropolitan Police Department peace officers and corrections officers.

The 25-member board is expected to fill at least six vacancies due to upcoming term expirations. The new terms are each from Jan. 1, 2014, to Jan. 2, 2017. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 13.

Applicants must be residents of unincorporated Clark County or the city of Las Vegas, must have no felony convictions, cannot be an elected official, cannot be a present or former Metropolitan Police Department peace officer or corrections officer or the spouse, sibling or parent of one. Applicants do not need to possess police or investigative skills but must be objective on the board.

Members must complete two mandatory training sessions each year, attend the Citizen Police Academy, conduct a police ride-along and complete 50 hours of training before serving on the board.

The Clark County Commission and the Las Vegas City Council each appoint half the members of the board, and membership is unpaid.

Applications may be printed from www.citizenreviewboard.com.

RAPE CRISIS CENTER SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO WORK WITH VICTIMS, COMMUNITY

The Rape Crisis Center is seeking volunteers 21 or older to help respond to sexual assault victims.

The first of two annual training sessions is scheduled to start Sept. 9 and run three evenings per week for five weeks. Those who are interested must complete an application and set up an interview before the training.

Training totals 50 hours, with topics including services of the Rape Crisis Center, community resources for sexual assault victims, how to respond to people in crisis and how the investigation and criminal justice process works for sexual assault cases.

Volunteers must pass an extensive background check, a drug screening and commit to a minimum of six months of volunteer service of at least six hours per week on call.

Thirty volunteers assist the staff of the center in answering crisis calls around the clock, making referrals for victims and others who are seeking assistance, representing the center at community outreach and education events and assisting with fundraising activities.

For more information, visit rcclv.org or call 702-385-2153.

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 also 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.

TEEN DRUG USE IN SCHOOLS TO BE 1ST TUESDAY TOPIC

Police plan to discuss teen drug use in schools during the Metropolitan Police Department’s 1st Tuesday program, set for 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3 at the department’s valleywide area commands.

The 1st Tuesday program is a free open house-style event that takes place monthly on the first Tuesday. After speakers discuss assigned topics, residents can learn more about their neighborhoods and meet their local police officers.

For a list of area commands or other additional information, visit lvmpd.com or call 702-828-3111.

CITY REOPENS PONDS AT FLOYD LAMB PARK

Three ponds reopened for fishing at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, after tests were conducted on the water following the discovery of 15 dead ducks in the area.

Ponds 1, 2 and 3 reopened, and Pond 4 was set to remain closed while the city completes maintenance on a recirculation pump at the park.

Autopsies that were conducted on the ducks were inconclusive, and the tests on the water showed no abnormalities, the city said. There have been no additional reports of dead or sick waterfowl at the park since the initial reports, according to the city.

For more information about the park, including fees, a brochure and a map, visit lasvegasnevada.gov/find/21180.htm.

UNITED WAY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR POST-CARPENTER 1 FIRE PROJECTS

The United Way of Southern Nevada is conducting registration for those who want to volunteer for post-Carpenter 1 Fire projects on Mount Charleston.

For more information, visit volunteercentersn.org or call the United Way at 702-892-2300.

SKI & SNOWBOARD RESORT SEEKS CANDIDATES FOR MOUNTAIN PATROL

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort’s mountain patrol is looking for candidates.

Training will include outdoor emergency care instruction through the National Ski Patrol. Training in skiing and snowboarding also will be available.

Candidates must be in good physical condition; possess intermediate skier/snowboarder skills; be at least age 14; complete the outdoor emergency care course or have emergency medical technician certification; possess a certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and commit to 12 days of duty per season.

Training costs up to $200, depending on participants’ skills and certifications. Costs include National Ski Patrol registration and outdoor emergency care instruction, with a CPR course offered for those without certification.

Perks for the volunteer position include free ski and snowboard seminars and various resort privileges.

For more information, call the resort at 702-645-2754 or contact Andria Garbiso at lvssr.nsp.mp@gmail.com.

NONPROFIT SEEKS BOTTLED WATER, CANNED FOOD TO HELP VETERANS

Veterans Village, 1150 Las Vegas Blvd. South, is seeking donations of bottled water and canned food to provide relief to veterans and individuals in need.

The nonprofit, which offers services and temporary housing for veterans, said it is running low on supplies as recipients seek respite from the heat.

Services offered by Veterans Village include nutrition, life skills training, employment training and referrals, continuing education and degree programs, exercise training, medical assistance, mental health counseling and veteran-centric activities and events.

For more information, visit vvlv.org or call 702-624-5792.

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.

EVENT TO TEACH PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ABOUT CHILD SAFETY AND WELFARE

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

The four-week program is set to start Sept. 11, with sessions slated for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

The program was designed for parents and guardians to increase their awareness and knowledge of shaken baby syndrome, child abuse, anger management and positive guidance.

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

HENDERSON POLICE TO HOST TALK SHOP WITH THE COPS

Henderson Police Capt. Brian Dunaway is scheduled to host a Talk Shop With Cops event from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Heritage Senior Center, 300 S. Racetrack Road, Henderson.

The event is slated to focus on issues such as traffic, crime and neighborhood safety, specific to the residents served by the Henderson Police Department’s East Area Command, 223 Lead St.

For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com/police/index.php or call 702-267-5000.

 

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