Award Date

Summer 2012

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Public Administration

First Committee Member

Christopher Stream

Number of Pages



The City of North Las Vegas (CLNV) and the North Las Vegas Fire Department (NLVFD), circa 2007, embarked on a mission to create a safety village for children. The initial intent of the program is to provide a place where children can learn real-life strategies for dealing with emergencies while developing a positive attitude towards safety. The fire department has accomplished a significant amount of preliminary work; however, the program currently remains in the conceptualization phase, as they have been unable to develop a tangible product. This, in large part, is due to the economic crisis Southern Nevada has been experiencing over the past several years, commonly referred to as the Great Recession by everyone in the country affected by this financial crisis. The NLVFD sought assistance from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Environmental and Public Affairs (SEPA) in the latter part of 2011. Captain Cedric Williams, the sole remaining NLVFD stakeholder from an initial team of many, requested assistance with building a business plan – a document by which he could use to seek both private- and grant-based funding opportunities.


Safety education


Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

File Format


Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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