Knowing the Drill

For those whose everyday lot in life is to think about the unthinkable, disaster simulation is a must. On Aug. 31, North Las Vegas firefighters and Southern Nevada EMS providers conducted a bus-crash-and-rollover drill as part of the EMS World Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The hypothetical situation involved a high-school debate team and a highway collision with two vehicles, with area students playing the roles of the wounded, trapped and rescued.

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With all due respect to artists’ renderings, the recent unveiling of plans for Caesars Entertainment’s Linq have people wondering just what the east side of the Strip will look like when the project opens in June 2013. But behind the aesthetic curiosity is another, more immediate question: How will the massive construction project affect guests and employees? Most of the initial dislocations will be behind the scenes, says Rick Mazer, president of Harrah’s Las Vegas, Flamingo, Imperial Palace, Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon and O’Sheas.

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