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Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department

Electronic Reporting System Put In by Henderson Fire Department


With the implementation of a new electronic reporting system, Henderson firefighters are stepping into the 21st century with the goal of improving service on emergency medical calls.

The city fire department anticipates responding to more than 16,000 calls for emergency medical services this year. The Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system aims to significantly improve medical outcomes for these patients, while at the same time cutting costs and improving efficiency in the delivery of emergency medical services.

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Henderson Man Shot by Police Doesn't Make Court Appearance

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A man shot by Henderson police is set to be arraigned Wednesday morning. He was due to appear in court Tuesday but is still in the hospital recovering after being shot by police.

Police shot 53-year-old Tony McNeill on Racetrack Road the day after Christmas after he refused to put down his gun. At the time, McNeill's mother had called police, saying her son was threatening suicide.

McNeill faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of firing a gun inside a building. Meantime, the three officers who shot McNeill have been put on paid leave.

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012

City Officials Challenge Residents to Get Fit in 2012


The City of Henderson says it’s time to lighten up.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department wants to challenge everyone who lives, works and plays in Henderson to get fit and lose weight.

From Jan. 9 through Jan. 12, participants ages 14 and up may visit Heritage Park Senior Facility, 300 S. Racetrack Rd., or Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., to sign up for and weigh in to the free Lighten Up Henderson program. Those accepting the challenge can work out on their own, at a fitness club, or at a City of Henderson recreation center, where fitness room memberships are available for as little as $15 per month for unlimited access. The challenge is designed to support people in their efforts to get fit and lose weight.

Two National Guard Soldiers Receive Promotions

Two National Guard Soldiers Receive Promotions


Spc. Kenneth Serratt didn’t wake up with a hangover this New Year’s Day. Instead, he woke up with three chevrons on his chest.

“It’s definitely a surprise,” said Serratt, who was one of two soldiers promoted Sunday as the first Nevada Army National Guard promotions of 2012.

Serratt, of the 17th Special Troops Brigade, Nevada Army National Guard, was promoted with Spc. Jennifer Palacios. Both soldiers were promoted to the rank of sergeant.

“It’s exciting,” Palacios said. “I had no idea I was getting promoted today.”

Serratt was greeted by his wife and 2-year-old son, Nicholas, after the promotion.

“Hopefully this is the beginning of a long military career,” said Serratt, who is also an engineer at Graham Packaging in Henderson.

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Henderson Set to Officially Open New Park


The city of Henderson is holding a grand opening for its newest park.

Hidden Falls Park, 281 W. Horizon Drive, sits on 60 acres. Eighteen of those acres have been developed. The park amenities include a playground, splash pad, dog and skate parks, basketball court, shaded picnic areas and restrooms.  The park will be further developed with tennis courts and a natural amphitheater. Funding for the park came from the Bureau of Land Management’s sale of public lands.

"Hidden Falls Park is nestled against the mountains, and it was designed to blend harmoniously with the natural, rugged look of the area," said Shari Ferguson, assistant director, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. "Residents will especially enjoy the trails and scenic overlooks, which provide a quiet opportunity to reconnect with nature."

Police Officers Identified in Shooting

HENDERSON, Nev. -- The identities of the three officers that shot at an armed man on Monday have been released by the Henderson Police Department.

The men are identified as Officer John Bellow, Officer Kevin Perkins and Officer Christopher Gerhardt. Henderson Police say they shot 53-year-old Tony McNeill when he refused to drop his rifle and then pointed it at officers.

McNeill has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

Adult Soccer Leagues Start in Henderson


Soccer enthusiasts can get their kicks with the city of Henderson’s soccer league.

Registration for the league starts January 9. The leagues are for players 16 and older. There are two divisions to choose from: Men 7 vs. 7 and Co-ed 6 vs. 6. The fields are shorter and narrower than standard soccer fields. The games are played Sunday afternoon and evenings.

 “These leagues are designed to promote wellness, physical fitness and social interaction through recreational sports. Players can expect a premier experience every time,” said Ted Lockamon, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department.

Team registration is $225 and can be made in person at the sports office, Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Boulevard. Teams can declare their uniform color when they register. Play starts the week of March 4.