Las Vegas lands fourth among big cities for first responders, according to a ranking by the website GoodCall.
The site analyzed 835 towns and cities to determine which cities take the best care of their police, firefighters and paramedics based on factors such as pay for first responders, cost of living and the number of jobs available.
Only Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Tampa topped Las Vegas, according to the website, which features a number of blogs designed to help people make smart choices when making decisions such as choosing where to move and changing careers.
The fact that Las Vegas police are in the middle of a hiring bonanza can’t hurt Sin City’s ranking. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, bolstered by a sales tax increase passed in 2016, set a goal to hire more than 600 officers in 2017 and into 2018.