Media Release


Tuesday, April 15, 2014
For Immediate Release
Fire & Rescue

Contact: Tim Szymanski
Telephone: 303-2993


APRIL 13-19 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week


            More than 700 times each day, people in Southern Nevada call 9-1-1 to report a fire or request medical assistance.   When a person calls 9-1-1 to report a fire or medical emergency in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas or Clark County, the call is handled by the Fire Alarm Office located in Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Headquarters. The 9-1-1 operators at the center answered more than 343,000 9-1-1 calls for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County in 2013.    

            Each year the second week in April has been selected to recognize public safety communicators, usually known as 9-1-1 operators or dispatchers, for their performance in helping to save lives and property.  This year National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is April 13-19.           

            The media is invited to tour the Fire Alarm Office at Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Headquarters this week.  This is a secured area so members of the media are asked to call PIO Tim Szymanski (702 ) 303-2993 to arrange for a tour.   Cameras and interviews of PIO Szymanski will be permitted in the center during the tour.  The tour will last approximately 30 minutes.

WHAT:  Tour of Fire Alarm Office for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
WHEN:  Tuesday thru Thursday, April 15-17 9AM – 2PM by reservation.
Contact LVFR PEIO Tim Szymanski  702-303-2993 for reservations.

WHERE:  Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Headquarters, 500 N. Casino Center Blvd.


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