CLARK COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT SWIFT WATER TRAINING EXERCISE AT WET’N’WILD LAS VEGAS
(Las Vegas) – Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas today announced that it will host dozens of Clark County Fire Department firefighters for a swift water training exercise at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on April 22. Firefighters will utilize the park’s lazy river and wave pool as they prepare for flashflood and high water rescue scenarios.
“Flash flooding is a real issue in Las Vegas, and there aren’t many places where these professionals can train and prepare,” said Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas General Manager Takuya Ohki. “Our park is an ideal training ground, so we’ve invited the fire department to train and practice their efforts here.”
Additional training sessions will be held at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 25 and 29 and May 5-6. Clark County Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan will be on site on to answer questions about the training exercises.
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Rd. near I-215 and Sunset Road. For more information, season passes, group sales or sponsorship opportunities, call (702) 979-1600 or visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.
About Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families. As Las Vegas’ Summer Playground, the park features the Tornado, a premier slide that catapults riders to a zero gravity experience; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience can enjoy Paradise Falls, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. During its third season, one of the park’s most popular slides, Zipp Zapp Zoom, featured a new and exciting addition, Slideboarding, the world’s first waterslide gaming experience. Slideboarding integrates gaming, skill, and competitive sports with the thrills of a water park. The property is a partnership between Village Roadshow Theme Parks, the majority owner and overseer of day-to-day operations, and Las Vegas investors through SPB Partners, one of Nevada’s first private equity funds. For information, visit www.wetnwildlasvegas.com.