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Firefighters practice at shuttered Riviera

Posted at 7:00 PM, Nov 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-12 22:00:37-05

Hundreds of firefighters from around the country are currently in town to practice at the former Riviera hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

More than 300 firefighters are here to practice putting out fires, saving lives, and rescuing fallen firefighters. It is rare that they have the opportunity to practice in a high rise like the Riviera.

Participants had to pay to come train And some of that money will go into the Terry Farrell fund. That's a pot of money that helps Nevada firefighters and their families however they might need it. 
"To say it's incredibly rare would be an overstatement. This has never happened for us here in the Valley," said Greg Cassell, the Clark County Fire Department Fire Chief.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has given the firefighters full rein over the Riveiera through Saturday.

This is the first time that the practice has been held in Southern Nevada.


Trying my best not to drop my phone while firefighters spray water off the 29th floor of the riviera.

Posted by Parker Collins on Thursday, November 12, 2015



Photographer gives firefighting a try... After I already weakened the wall for him.

Posted by Parker Collins on Thursday, November 12, 2015