The College of Southern Nevada and the City of Las Vegas are pleased to announce the official dedication and opening of the CLV Fire Station 6/CSN Instructional Center on Monday, August 30.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue’s Station 6 moved into this unique, 15,423-square-foot building, located on the Southwest corner of the campus, this week. The facility houses a four-bay apparatus area, exercise room, day room, captain’s office, kitchen, rescue, engine and ladder dormitories as well as 4,633 square feet of general classroom space for CSN students.
“We are proud to have Fire Station 6 call CSN its home. This is a partnership like no other in the nation,” said CSN President Dr. Michael D. Richards. “It is our hope that the 1,500 college students who also use this facility each week will learn a great deal coexisting with this firefighting unit.”
The city of Las Vegas funded the construction of the $7 million facility on the College of Southern Nevada’s largest campus. The building was completed on budget and four months ahead of schedule due to the planning and collaboration among the architecture, contractor, city and CSN officials.
"This new state-of-the-art fire station will provide an additional layer of safety for the neighborhood, while at the same time providing a unique place for our future firefighters to learn and train alongside those already doing the job," said Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian, who represents this area of Ward 1. "The partnership between the city of Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District has resulted in the efficient and effective use of public monies."
Equipped with solar panels that provide 10 percent of the facility’s power, the building is also designed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
Founded in 1971 and educating thousands of students a semester, the College of Southern Nevada (www.csn.edu
) is the state’s largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution. CSN offers more than 200 degree and certificate options in more than 130 areas of study, including 25 degree and certificate programs available entirely online. Students create flexible, personalized schedules including day, evening and weekend classes taught on three main campuses and multiple locations throughout Southern Nevada. CSN -- Your future starts here.
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