Officials celebrate the opening of Clark County Fire Station 35 in Summerlin
Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones and officials from the Clark County Fire Department, Department of Property Management and the Howard Hughes Corporation celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station 35 at 10350 W Flamingo Road in Summerlin with a pipe cutting ceremony at 9 am on Wednesday September 14.
The 10,482 square foot station will serve the growing Southwest Las Vegas Valley. The Howard Hughes Corporation funded the design, development, and construction of the new fire hall and donated the land it sits on as part of its development agreement with Clark County. This represents an investment in public safety infrastructure by the Howard Hughes Corporation of over $10 million. Fire Station 35 is located near the northwest corner of Flamingo Road and Hualapai Way. The station’s service area generally extends north to Desert Inn and south to Hacienda, covering calls east and west of Hualapai Way.
“Fire Station 35 is an incredibly valuable contribution to Clark County and the residents and businesses it will serve in the southwest portion of our Valley,” said Commissioner Jones, whose Commission District F includes the new barracks. “We are grateful to the Howard Hughes Corporation for working with our fire department and property management department to design and build a station that will meet our service demands now and in the future. This is a great example of the work that can be accomplished when the public and private sectors work together for the good of our community.
“As community builders, we know that public safety is essential to quality of life,” said Kevin T. Orrock, president, Las Vegas area, The Howard Hughes Corporation. “We also understand the value of public-private partnerships that help ensure our communities and residents have access to public safety protections. We are pleased to partner with Clark County on this project and welcome Fire Station 35 to Summerlin.
The Clark County Fire Department is the largest in the state and is responsible for protecting the famous Las Vegas Strip, most of the Las Vegas Valley and a county the size of New Jersey over more of 8,000 square miles. Its area of expertise also covers the resort townships of Laughlin, Primm and Jean. The department has 32 full-time fire stations and 10 volunteer fire stations in rural areas. The department received nearly 155,000 calls for service in 2021. The fire department also maintains one of 28 urban search and rescue teams nationwide and provides fire and rescue services at 8th Airport the busiest in the country.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11e-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 8 of the natione– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning