WET’N’WILD LAS VEGAS OFFERS COMPLEMENTARY LUNCH TO FIRST RESPONDERS
All season long, Nevada’s premier water park, Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, will be offering on duty and uniformed police, firefighters and EMT’s free lunch at Oasis Café. Lunch options include burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza and more. First responders must present valid ID to redeem and can enter through the park’s front gate. Meals will be available for pick up at the window located on the north side of Oasis Café. The offer is valid now through the end of the season during the park’s operating hours.
The park is open weekends April 27 – May 19, August 17 – Sept. 29, Labor Day weekend August 31 – Sept. 2, and daily during Spring Break, April 13-22 and from Memorial Day Weekend through August 11. Blackout dates for private events may apply. Operating hours will be 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. or 10 p.m., depending on the day. For the most up-to-date information about the operating schedule and hours, visit: www.wetnwildlasvegas.com and click on “Park Info.”
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road near I-215 and Sunset Road. For information call 702-979-1600 or visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com to purchase a season pass.
About Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families. As Las Vegas’ Summer Playground, the park features the Tornado, a premier slide that catapults riders to a zero-gravity experience; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience can enjoy Paradise Falls, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas was voted “Best Place to Take the Kids” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2018 Best of Vegas Awards and voted “Best Water Park” and “Best Aquatics Facility” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2016 Best of Las Vegas Awards. For information, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.
Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to Host 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction on Friday, June 9
Auction proceeds to benefit community members through The Burn Survivor Initiative
Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will host its 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction on Friday, June 9 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, with a special opening performance by male revue troupe, Aussie Heat.
Southern Nevada’s hottest and most eligible firefighter bachelors will be auctioned off to members of the community during the 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction. Bachelors will be paired with prize packages including premier hotel stays, a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Las Vegas show tickets, Sundance helicopter tours, golf experiences, spa treatments and much more. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors following a traumatic experience.
“This event is like no other event we put on. The Firefighter Bachelor Auction is such a fun way to bring the community together for good time benefiting a great cause,” said Nate Pechacek, president of the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation. “We’re changing things up this year and have a few surprises for our guests. We hope to continue with tradition and keep breaking our fundraising goals.”
Sponsors for the event include SLS Las Vegas, W Las Vegas, Preferred Public Relations,
Las Vegas Designated Drivers, LLC, Blue Martini, Stoney’s Rockin’ Country and more.
Tickets start at $40 for females, $80 for men and $80 for couples. Gold and Silver VIP table packages are available and can be purchased at www.theburnfoundation.org. Tickets are limited.
About Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization guided by valley firefighters from Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, North Las Vegas Fire Department, Nellis Fire Department, Henderson Fire Department and National Security Test Site Fire Department, is a charitable organization that reaches out to the Southern Nevada community, as well as the local Red Cross chapter, during catastrophic situations and lends a hand in areas where other organizations are unable to help. The organization provides assistance for sick or injured children through financial aid, clothing and furniture donations. More than 50,000 Las Vegas Valley residents have benefited from the Burn Foundation in the past two years and the organization has raised more than $1,500,000 for the Southern Nevada community since 2003.
Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar Hosts Firefighters vs. Police Pizza Challenge in Honor of National Pizza Month
What better way to kick off National Pizza Month in October than with a pizza challenge? Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is hosting a benefit Pizza Challenge with local firefighters and police. The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation and Friends of Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation have each created a signature pizza that will be featured on the Dom DeMarco’s menu throughout the entire month.
When someone purchases one of the non-profit’s signature pizzas a portion of the sale will be donated to each organization. At then end of the month, the organization with the highest pizza sales will receive an additional 10% donation in addition to the amount raised from Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar.
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation created The Parmesan Red Hot pizza which is a spicy, buffalo chicken pie that contains grilled parmesan crusted chicken, ranch, parmesan, mozzarella and blue cheese crumbles topped with red onions and drizzled with Frank’sÒ Red HotÒ sauce.
Friends of Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation created the Five-0 Meatza Pizza which is a meat lover’s dream that includes pepperoni slices, Dom’s signature Italian sausage, red onions, basil, mozzarella and grana padano cheeses and tangy marinara sauce.
“Anything we can do to give back to our local law enforcement and firefighters is important to us,” said Albert Scalleat, partner of Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar. “This pizza challenge is a fun and exciting way to raise money for two wonderful organizations. We look forward to seeing which organization’s pizza will be the best seller.”
Each 18” Large round will sell for $25 with $5 going directly to the non-profit whose pizza was purchased. Each 12” Small round will sell for $17 with $3 going directly to the corresponding non-profit.
Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is open seven days a week: Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant caters to everyone with a customized weekday Lunch Dash menu, decadent Sunday Brunch, Happy Hour and children’s menu. For reservations, please call 702-570-7000.
*Photos courtesy of Joe Coomber
About Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar Open in 2011, Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar in Summerlin is blending classic favorites: pizza, wine, craft beer and fresh salads with modern sensibility in a neighborhood environment that radiates personality. Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar’s namesake, Domenico DeMarco is the legendary founder of Di Fara Pizza; a restaurant with a storied Brooklyn, New York history that spans over 45 years and the #1 Zagat Rated New York City Pizza for eight years. The cherished family recipes are still used today and have been entrusted to a new generation in Las Vegas who continue to make the pizzas from scratch with quality imported ingredients and love. Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria & Bar is located in Summerlin at 9785 W. Charleston Blvd. and can be found online at www.domdemarcos.com or by calling (702) 570-7000.
About the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation provides assistance to burn victims and their families as well as children at risk that are identified by local fire agencies. The Foundation assists in catastrophic events as a resource to fire agencies and the community and further educates and raises awareness of fire and life safety. For more information on Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, please visit www.theburnfoundation.org.
About the Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation
The Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in its mission to partner with the community to provide outstanding service and protection through prevention, innovation and leadership. Uniting as “Partners With The Community” our LVMPD officers, civilian employees, and volunteers work diligently to keep our neighborhoods safe. Contributions to the Foundation provide critical funding for programs that foster positive community outreach initiatives, pay for unfunded specialized tools and training for LVMPD members, and support community partner programs that help police reduce crime in every neighborhood across our county. www.lvmpdfoundation.org/
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO A SPECIAL THANK YOU DINNER TO HONOR
THE FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE, VOLUNTEERS AND ALL WHO HELPED FIGHT THE CARPENTER ONE FIRE
Free Dinner Hosted by The Resort on Mount Charleston and County Commissioner Larry
On Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The community is invited to come together in gratitude and camaraderie for a special free dinner to honor and thank the firefighters, police, Red Cross, Forestry Division and countless volunteers for their steadfast efforts in fighting the unprecedented Carpenter 1 Fire. Hosted by The Resort on Mount Charleston and County Commissioner Larry Brown, the free event will feature a dinner buffet, open bar and an award/recognition ceremony.
Additional sponsors include the Siegel Group, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Southern Wine and Spirits and US Foods.
George Wallace Shows Love to First Responders Through Free Show Tickets
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Flamingo headliner George Wallace is showing love to all active first responders with a valid badge or department ID (i.e. police, firefighters and emergency personnel) to enjoy his show for free throughout 2013. Each defender receives one complimentary ticket to see “The New Mr. Vegas” in return for the support and dedication they show their community on a daily basis.
WHEN: Throughout 2013
Flamingo Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South
About George Wallace
George Wallace is in his ninth year as a headliner at the Flamingo and has packed the showroom every night with thousands of laughing fans. Known best for his “Yo Mama” jokes and his infamous “I Be Thinkin’” observations, Wallace creates a one-on-one atmosphere with his audiences, including them in the show and giving away a multitude of prizes during each performance. For more information on George Wallace, please visit www.georgewallace.net. George Wallace performs at 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. All ages are welcome. For ticket information please call (702) 733-3333 or visit www.FlamingoLasVegas.com.
FIREFIGHTERS, EMT, MILITARY AND POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS ON SEPT. 11
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is offering active firefighters, EMT, military and police officers free admission to the attraction on Tuesday, Sept. 11 as a special thank you for all that they do. Brave men and women from all over the country are encouraged to show proof of employment at the box office to receive one complimentary Adult General Admission ticket.
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Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics. Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM. For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.
National Fire Protection Association’s annual firefighter fatality report shows lowest number of on-duty deaths for second consecutive year
NFPA reports 61 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2011, the lowest annual total in 35 years
Today the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual Firefighter Fatality Report showing a total of 61 on-duty firefighter deaths in the United States in 2011, the lowest annual total of firefighter deaths for the second consecutive year, as well as the lowest annual total in 35 years. The number of firefighter deaths has also sharply decreased over the past three years, a dramatic decline from 105 deaths in 2008. NFPA released the results during a special session at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas.
“It is certainly good news that the number of firefighter deaths has continued to decrease, reaching an all-time low since our first report in 1977,” says Rita Fahy, NFPA’s manager of fire databases and systems. “We are grateful for the sacrifices of these brave individuals and are hopeful that with expanded use of codes and standards and other safety initiatives the downward trend in the number of firefighters dying on duty will continue.”
Of the 61 firefighters who died while on duty in 2011, 35 were volunteer firefighters, 21 were career firefighters, three were employees of state land management agencies and two were employees of federal land management agencies. The largest share of deaths occurred while firefighters were operating on the fire ground, representing 49 percent of the on-duty deaths in the year.
The decline of firefighter deaths occurred in the following areas:
Lowest number of sudden cardiac deaths
Lowest number of road vehicle crashes
No aircraft or watercraft crashes
The number of deaths while involved in training activities is the lowest since 1999
Lowest number of volunteer firefighter deaths ever
Lowest number of career firefighter deaths (tied with 1993)
Lowest number of deaths while responding to or returning from alarms
The firefighter fatality study is made possible by the cooperation and assistance of the United States fire service, the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program of the Department of Justice, CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the United States Fire Administration, the Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
For more information about NFPA and the 2011 Firefighter Fatality Report, visit www.nfpa.org.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Visit NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org for more information.