2005 News Clippings

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From time to time articles related to fire safety, emergency medical services, and fire incidents appear in local news publications.  This page lets you read each article.  Simply click on the article title to see the full story.

Click to enlarge - Carson City firefighter Brad Mihelic helps Garrett Watkins, 5, spray a fire hose Wednesday at Station No. 1 as part of the Firehouse Experience. Students from Fritsch Elementary School were part of some 700 Carson City children who will visit the fire station during October, which is Fire Prevention Month.  Photo credit - Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, October 13, 2005Tours teach students about firefighters and fire safety  Seven hundred of Carson City's tiniest residents are getting a first-hand look at the life of a firefighter during Fire Prevention Month.

Click to enlarge - Kyle Whipple, 14, ducks under hazard tape after leaving the locker room at Carson High School. The school was closed Wednesday afternoon after it was reported that a nurse found a blood pressure unit that had been tampered with and leaked mercury.  Photo credit - Brad Horn/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, September 15, 2005No school today at Carson High following mercury spill  School and state environmental officials planned to work through the night Wednesday cleaning up what appears to be an intentional mercury spill at Carson High School. They decided at about 11 p.m. Wednesday to close school today.


Click to enlarge - Carson City Fire Department Community Education Coordinator Tom Tarulli, left, and Fire Chief Stacey Giomi talk about how Carson City residents can be prepared to survive in a disaster.  Photo credit - Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal.(Nevada Appeal, Monday, September 12, 2005Fire Chief reminds residents to be prepared  Although it's unlikely a landlocked city like Carson would fall victim to a flood the magnitude of what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans, this region has weather hazards of its own, and residents would benefit from being prepared, said Fire Chief Stacey Giomi.

Click to enlarge -Emergency personnel extricate an unidentified man from his car following a two-vehicle accident on Lakeview Hill Monday afternoon. He was transported by Care Flight to Washoe Medical Center in Reno.  Photo credit/Cathleen Allison, Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Tuesday, April 19, 2005Man injured when rear-ended by pick up  An unidentified man had to be cut from his mangled vehicle Monday after he was rear-ended in the merge lane at Lakeview Drive and Highway 395.


Click to enlarge -Carson City fire inspectors Dick Evans and Lee Ann Horton post notices Wednesday afternoon, condemning the Downtowner Motel and displacing dozens of residents.  Photo credit Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Thursday, April 7, 2005Fire Department closes Carson Street motel  For tenant Robert Merola and his Labrador, Taylee, the Downtowner Motor Inn is better than sleeping in a car - even if he's had to endure fights, drug use and deteriorating conditions at the main-street motel.

A fire crew from Silver Springs Camp works to clear brush along the east side of Carson City as part of a grant program to reduce fire fuels.  Photo credit Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal(Nevada Appeal, Wednesday, March 2, 2005Grant money goes to clearing out eastside brush In a few more weeks, grant money to clear vegetation in east Carson City will be spent and the communities surrounding Pinion Hills and Mexican Dam will be safer for it.

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