While you hope their services are never necessary it is important that you know where you local police, fire and emergency service providers are located, and how to contact them. For emergency and life threatening situations a call to your local 9-1-1 will prompt a response, of course if you are calling from a mobile device it will be important for you to identify your location.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has been protecting Las Vegas residents since 1973. Residents often refer to them as “Metro” and they service all calls in the Las Vegas city limits and unincorporated areas of Clark County. The LVMPD is one of the few police stations with an elected sheriff as head. As a citizen you may request information, file crime reports, report accidents and talk to police officers who service your local area.
Fire and Rescue
The Las Vegas Fire & Rescue are one of only eight departments worldwide to attain both an insurance service office class one rating and is accredited by the commission on fire accreditation international. The 690 employees of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue help protect the entire Las Vegas city with 19 fire engines, 6 ladder trucks, 20 ambulances, a technical rescue team, water tanker, mobile command post and much more. There are 17 stations strategically placed around the greater Las Vegas area to best service the residents and businesses.
Emergency Medical Services
In addition to the 19 fire engines provided by the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue team being paramedic rated, there are also 20 licensed advance life support ambulances. The Technical Rescue Team is also equipped with the latest in rescue and extrication equipment. All Las Vegas firefighters are either certified emergency medical technicians or paramedics.