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Las Vegas Graduates 16 New Fire Recruits

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Sixteen firefighter recruits, who have completed intensive training over the past several weeks, will graduate Thursday afternoon.  They will be assigned to various city fire stations to help strengthen the number of firefighters in the city of Las Vegas.

        The recruits started training in October of 2007 and when they graduate their certifications will include the Nevada State Fire Marshal Firefighter two certification, State of Nevada Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate and Hazardous Materials Operations certification. 

 WC911: Congratulations to the new rookies!

A Rookie’s Day at The “Big House” – LVFD

First-Hand Account

Here is a funny story submitted by a rookie with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue….

No one said that being a rookie was easy, but in the end, we all know it’s well worth it.

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The other morning, two of us rookies showed up for work at beautiful station 1 at 6:25am. One of us rookies is, and has been, stationed here at 1’s, while the other was working an overtime shift, and was from a different station.

Straight after morning muster, we starting doing training drills, including: pulling 250′ attack lines, 5″ supply lines, 2-1/2″ pre-connect, and setting up auto extrication. (All of our drills for the day were done in full turnouts with SCBA) We were then interrupted by a
couple EMS calls.

We came back after running a few calls, and went over to an abandoned building. After simulating a fire attack with a 250′ pre-connect, we began pulling drop ceiling with our axes and first, and then with a pike pole or rubbish hook. After completing approx. 500 square feet of ceiling pull, we were dispatched to a multiple-alarm fire at the Monte Carlo. Both of us at this time were assigned to Truck 1. Continue reading A Rookie’s Day at The “Big House” – LVFD

2 Alarm Fire in A Shopping Center – Las Vegas

station5.jpg lvfdeng5.jpg A fire in a shopping center on West Sahara Avenue late Sunday morning has been ruled accidental by Las Vegas fire investigators. There were no injuries in connection with the incident.

On Sunday January 27, Fire dispatchers received numerous calls at 8:50 a.m. that smoke was coming from the ZIA Record store located in the Westlake Center shopping complex at 4503 W. Sahara. Engine 5’s first due.

When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were seen on the roof of the one-story brick building. Firefighters had to force entry into the store, which is currently under renovation. Complex management told investigators that the business, which was
once a bike and ski shop, has been vacant for approximately six months and was being renovated into a record shop. No one was in the store at the time of the fire. It was closed and locked.

Fire investigators estimated damage at $30,000. Damage was confined to the roof area and a small attic space over the main floor. There was light smoke throughout the business.
Continue reading 2 Alarm Fire in A Shopping Center – Las Vegas

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue – Recap for 2007

I know that it is already 5 days into the New Year, but I wanted to represent the LVFD for a year end recap. We had a ton of crazy calls, and I’ve intentionally forgotten about more 911 drama than I can remember. Having a new baby this year and being assigned at one of the busiest stations in the country hasn’t helped the bags under my eyes, but I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. I feel so fortunate to have two great families. You gotta be one screwed up dude not to love this job. Just in case you ever want to check, you can see up to the minute calls we are responding to at the “Alarm Office”.

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I’d have to say it was a great year for our department. We continue to expand with both stations and staffing. By the way, in case you haven’t heard, we’re starting of the year with a new Fire Chief. Greg Gammon has been named to succeed retired chief David Washington. Gammon is a 23-year veteran of the department, and he’s the Las Vegas representative on the state’s homeland security commission. I hear that the final word is going to be given on January 9. I can’t believe that we’re doing another recruitment for Las Vegas firefighters this month. I’m starting to feel like an old guy. Operationally, things are going well, and I’d like to consider ourselves pretty progressive in our fire-ground operations and training. This is a never ending learning experience for all of us in the fire service world……..So to all my brethren out there……. Work hard, train hard and have a great 2008! Enjoy these pics from a few 2007 incidents here in “sin city”. LVFD logo

The “Caz” – Las Vegas Fire and Rescue