Media Can Provide A Vital Service for Your Department

Keeping up with what is going on around the world; in real-time has never been easier. All you need is a television set, radio or Internet access. It is a useful tool that should be used by all emergency responders.

Early one morning our department was dispatched to a number of houses under construction on fire on the city's north side. As the fire started, a large plume of black smoke bellowed from the blaze which could be seen from all around the Las Vegas Valley. At the same time, a number of media helicopters which were airborne to report on the morning rush hour commute could see the smoke converged on the scene to show live scenes of the beginning of the fire.