Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and community partners to launch a heat safety awareness initiative. Representatives will provide resources, updated information and data during a launch event on Thursday, May 16, 2024, starting at 10 a.m. The event will be held at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater located at 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89155

Every year people die or are hospitalized because of heat-related illness. Hot weather can affect anyone, but people who are older, pregnant, or have chronic health conditions are more at risk. Knowing the signs and how to prepare for higher temperatures can help prevent heat related illnesses and deaths this season.

Those currently scheduled to attend include:

Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Chair, SNHD District Board of Health
Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer, SNHD
Chief John Steinbeck, Clark County Fire Department
Dan Berc, National Weather Service Meteorologist

About Clark County: Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

About the Southern Nevada Health District: SNHD serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram