Clark County Fire Department personnel treated 170 patients for heat-related injuries between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday on site at the Vans Warped Tour held at the Silverton hotel-casino. These concert-goers were essentially provided shade and water and a place to sit down. An additional 30 patients needing further care were transported to local hospitals for treatment of heat-related injuries.
Onsite medical personnel called for assistance from Clark County Fire once its resources became taxed. Clark County Fire Department personnel arrived on site, administered aid to patients, and soon called upon local ambulance companies and Henderson Fire to assist in the transport of those needing additional care to area hospitals. Those transporting patients included Clark County Fire, AMR, Medic West and Henderson Fire.
They all deserve a commendation…
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The Independent American Party is working hard to move these unhappy Republicans out of their party and into the IAP.
“Republican Dean Heller’s recent vote on amnesty in the United States Senate shows that Republicans have once again betrayed
the American people. He went along with the Democrats by voting in support of the so called Immigration Reform Bill. This will lead to amnesty and encourage other illegals to violate our borders and o
“If Republicans are tired of being betrayed by Republican elected officials we invite them to join the Independent American Party,” continued Wagner.ur laws,” stated John Wagner, State Chairman Independent American Party.
“How many more reasons can the Republican Party leaders give rank and
file Republicans to make them say we’ve had enough? We invite Republicans to send a message and change parties.”
“Your first vote is your voter registration. Register and Vote Independent American Party!” concluded Wagner.
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City of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Heidi Almase is hosting the next meeting of the Southern Nevada Traffic Safety Council on Wednesday, July 10, at noon in courtroom 5C at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave.
City of Las Vegas traffic engineers, Clark County School District Police and Municipal Court staff will participate in the meeting.
Judge Almase recently began the STOP Court, a new specialty court focusing on chronic traffic violators who are making Las Vegas streets unsafe.
The Serious Traffic Offender Program, or STOP Court, is designed to establish connections with multiple agencies to put repeat traffic offenders through a program that will change their behavior and improve public safety.
The court focuses on drivers who obtain 10 or more moving violations in a year, and is a partnership between Municipal Court, the Nevada Department of Transportation, Nevada Highway Patrol, Metro Police and the city of Las Vegas.
Each defendant in the program is required to have one open case with 180 days of jail suspended, must obtain no traffic violations, obtain a valid driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, as well as pay all pre-existing traffic fines.
In 2012, 132,217 traffic charges were filed in Municipal Courts statewide. The city of Las Vegas Municipal Court handled 98,678 of those cases.
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In preparing for this weekend’s excessive heat wave, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will have back-up transit vehicles on standby and additional operators and mechanics on hand to help mitigate any service delays due to the high temperatures.
The RTC is recommending that transit passengers use RTC’s rideTracker program, accessible via a smartphone by visiting rtcsnv.com, to receive updates on routes and the status of their bus. It is also recommended that passengers check rideTracker regularly to receive the most up-to-date schedule. Passengers can also call 702-228-7433for transit information. Additionally, the RTC recommends passengers travel with bottled water to stay hydrated and seek shaded areas to stay cool or consider using umbrellas when needed/desired.
Transit vehicles are manufactured to withstand temperatures up to 108 degrees. Once temperatures surpass triple digits exceeding the 108 mark, some transit vehicles may malfunction.
The RTC apologizes for the inconvenience and is working to help reduce delays.
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning agency and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada.
The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors, says Angela Castro with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.
The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use alternate commute modes to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada.
RTC transit service carried more than 60 million passengers last year and is one of the most efficient transit systems in the nation.
For more information on the RTC, visit rtcsnv.comor use your mobile device to access the RTC’s Ride Tracker, a GPS-based, mobile website that enables transit riders to easily see when buses are due to arrive.
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