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  • Community Service: Creating Public Access to Defibrillation Programs

    Posted: January 30th, 2012

    Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The survival rate for witnessed, out-of-hospital, sudden cardiac arrest is approximately 5 percent in most communities. But in communities with public access defibrillation (PAD) programs, the survival rate can rise to well above 50 percent. In August 2007, Joe...

  • Man Rescued by Vegas Firefighters Improves

    Posted: October 20th, 2011

    The condition of a man that was rescued from his northwest Las Vegas home after it caught fire late Monday night has greatly improved.  He talked with fire officials today and hinted that he hopes to be going home soon.

  • OnStar Works to Deliver Data to Responders

    Posted: September 2nd, 2011

    LAS VEGAS -- There's a lot of information that can be gleaned from OnStar reports that can help first responders decide what kinds of resources might be needed at crash sites.For instance, vehicles equipped with OnStar, an in-vehicle security, communications and diagnostics system, can alert responders to whether an airbag has deployed, if the vehicle has rolled over or if there were multiple points of impact.

  • MCI Drill Showcases Vegas-Area Teamwork

    Posted: September 1st, 2011

    LAS VEGAS -- The scene was surreal: a bus on its side with two heavily damaged vehicles smashed against it, one on its roof against a backdrop of the glitzy Las Vegas skyline, with several hundred spectators seated on bleachers watching the rescue unfold.The training, however, was very real as emergency medical service providers, firefighters and...

  • Crews Busy Battling Two Large Nevada Wildfires

    Posted: August 5th, 2011

    Firefighting crews were busy battling two large wildfires in Elko County Thursday, according to The Elko Daily Free Press.The Suzie Fire was estimated at 3,000 acres while the Sugarloaf Fire was estimated at 2,000 acres, BLM Elko Office spokeswoman Lesli Ellis told the newspaper.The Sugarloaf Fire was reported at around 10 a.m., and the Suzie...

  • $2M Recycling Plant Burns in North Las Vegas

    Posted: June 27th, 2011

    -- North Las Vegas firefighters rushed to a blaze at a recycling plant Thursday night, one that forced worried residents out of their homes looking for the source of thick plumes of smoke filling the skies. The fire started at about 6:40 p.m. at the facility near Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street, according to fire officials. Damage is estimated at $2 million, officials said.

  • Northwest Territorial Mint Acquires Graco Awards

    Press Release
    Posted: June 2nd, 2011

      Dayton, Nevada (May 19, 2011) – Northwest Territorial Mint, a primary source of US military challenge coins, has acquired Graco Awards, a prime contractor of medals and service ribbons for the Defense Supply Center and almost every government agency. The combined entity will now employ more than 300 people at seven locations across the United...

  • Nevada Firefighter Fired in Sick Leave Scandal

    Posted: May 19th, 2011

    LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County firefighter has been fired for misusing sick leave, county spokesman Erik Pappa said. Pappa identified the firefighter as Donald Munn, an 18-year veteran of the fire department. Another 13 firefighters are also under investigation and will learn in the next few days whether they will be terminated or otherwise punished for sick leave abuses, Pappa said.