Dozen fire trucks mothballed amid drop in Las Vegas Strip emergency calls

  • Source: Las Vegas Sun
  • Published: 04/30/2020 12:00 AM

The Clark County Fire Department is parking a dozen trucks because of a drastic reduction in emergency calls on the Strip, which was closed last month in response to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The crews of those units are being reassigned to other areas, and nobody is being laid off, officials said. Units taken out of rotation include five rescue units, four engine companies, one ladder truck, one rescue squad and one battalion chief, officials said. “The majority of these units are in the resort corridor and are usually among the busiest in the country,” Fire Chief John Steinbeck said. “The drop in visitor volume has caused service demand to fall significantly in these areas.” Steinbeck said the situation was “very fluid” and that “a unit that makes sense to temporarily shut down this week may very well not make sense next week.”


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