LAS VEGAS (December 2015) – On Saturday, December 19, at 1 p.m., The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will partner with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and sponsor NV Energy to host a monthly Community Safety Forum on the topic of Emergency Preparedness. It’s the last in the monthly series of Community Safety Forums happening in 2015 and is FREE and open to the public. These events represent part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to present timely and useful programming for the benefit of the community.
In light of recent terrorist attacks in Paris and California, Emergency Preparedness is a particularly relevant topic. Patrick Burke, Metro detective with emergency management, will look at what types of disasters are the top hazards for Clark County, how residents can prepare and the best ways to protect family, property, pets and themselves.
Disasters fall into three categories, Burke says: natural, manmade and technological. Natural hazards include those that affect the environment; man-made are ones that, intentionally or accidentally, threaten the public; technological are disasters associated with critical infrastructure and are typically accidental.
The five top hazards for Clark County include earthquakes, extreme weather, wildfire, pandemic and hazardous materials. Four points make southern Nevada particularly vulnerable to disasters, Burke notes:
- We do not grow any food here.
- We only have a three-day food supply.
- The main fuel line originates in California and could be compromised.
- There could be a delay in government assistance.
As part of the presentation, Burke will share ideas on family emergency preparedness planning including water, food and medical plans, family and neighborhood planning and how to put these plans into action.
Thanks to NV Energy’s generous support, the Museum will provide FREE general admission to individuals who attend the Community Safety Forums, as well as live streaming of the presentations at www.TheMobMuseum.org.
The 2016 calendar of Community Safety Forums at The Mob Museum will be announced shortly. For general information about the Museum, its exhibitions, special programming, event rentals and admission, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $21.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum or on Twitter: @TheMobMuseum.
ABOUT NV ENERGY, INC.
NV Energy, Inc. provides a wide range of energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually. NV Energy is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.com.