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Phoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/3142Community and Economic Development6/22/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3142/Newsroom_CED_036.jpgPhoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employers<div class="ExternalClass2C1792C7C3394576B2F2731018821C25"><html> <p> <strong>​Phoenix, AZ</strong>—The City of Phoenix Mobile Career Unit (MCU), recently hosted a successful event at UMOM, drawing over 150 job seekers and resulting in 65 on-the-spot job offers. Held on Wednesday, June 12, the MCU event saw a high turnout as community members explored job opportunities and connected with employers.  </p> <p>The event featured top employers such as Chipotle, Starbucks, Food City, and Bashas, actively seeking to fill vacant positions within their companies. Attendees had the chance to network and apply for various job openings in the food industry.</p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego also expressed her excitement about the turnout and its positive impact on the local community. "I am thrilled to see so many job seekers taking advantage of this opportunity to connect with potential employers. This event is a great example of how our city is working on many fronts to support upward economic mobility and connect residents with meaningful employment opportunities," said Mayor Gallego. </p> <p>At the start of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department's Business and Workforce Division's program, the goal was to achieve 208 job offers by June 2025. As of Wednesday, the team has surpassed the program goal with 211 job offers, with another year remaining to serve the community.</p> <p>The MCU, a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge, is a part of the City of Phoenix's workforce development efforts to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. The unit travels around the city, bringing job opportunities directly to communities that may face barriers to accessing employment resources.</p> <p>"We are dedicated to helping individuals find meaningful employment and supporting our local businesses by connecting them with qualified candidates," said LaSetta Hogans, Deputy Director of the Business and Workforce Development Division for the City of Phoenix. "This event was a great success, and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future." </p> <p>The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department encourages employers with workforce needs and individuals seeking employment or career advancement to take advantage of their services and attend upcoming events. For more information on upcoming events and resources available, please visit phoenix.gov/mayor/mcu.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p> <p> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> <br>Athena Sanchez <br>City of Phoenix <br>Community and Economic Development <br>Call/text: 602-621-0507<br>Email: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNewscedCED
Phoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3141Parks and Recreation6/21/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3141/El-Oso-Sunscreen-Dispenser.jpgPhoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancer<div class="ExternalClass308CA226358745318F801EEEA515EEE4"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce a partnership with IMPACT Melanoma, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing skin cancer. This collaboration aims to enhance sun safety practices at various splash pad locations across the City by providing free sunscreen to park visitors.<br></p> <p>The decision to initiate this partnership comes as a response to the pressing need for increased awareness and prevention of skin cancer, particularly melanoma, which poses a significant health risk in Arizona's sunny climate. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 100,640 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2024 alone.</p> <p>"Our desert environment exposes us to intense UV radiation, making sun protection a critical aspect of public health," said Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Cynthia Aguilar. "By joining forces with IMPACT Melanoma, we are taking proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our community members and promote sun-safe behaviors."</p> <p>“IMPACT Melanoma is thrilled to partner with Phoenix Parks and Recreation to share melanoma prevention education and provide free sunscreen at neighborhood splash pads," said IMPACT Melanoma Executive Director Deb Girard.</p> <p>Under this partnership, IMPACT Melanoma will supply six portable sunscreen dispensers to be strategically placed at select splash pad locations throughout the City. These dispensers will be regularly maintained and refilled with sunscreen throughout the 2024 splash pad season, which runs from May 25 to October 1.</p> <p>The six splash pad sites participating in this initiative include:</p> <ul> <li>Altadena Park - 3711 E. Altadena Ave.</li> <li>Margaret T. Hance Park – 67 W. Culver St.</li> <li>El Oso Park - 3451 N. 75th Ave.</li> <li>Mariposa Park - 3150 W. Morten Ave.</li> <li>Nuestro Park - 1433 S. 9th St.</li> <li>Trailside Point Park - 7215 W. Vineyard Rd.</li> </ul> <p>The partnership agreement was unanimously approved by the Parks and Recreation Board, reflecting the collective dedication to safeguarding public health and promoting sun safety practices. As summer approaches, this collaborative effort stands as a testament to the City's commitment to the well-being of its residents.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationParks & Rec
Phoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Toolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3140Fire6/20/2024 8:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3140/BK3A9673-Enhanced-NR.jpghttps://youtu.be/V_6ygBrd5GwPhoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Tool<div class="ExternalClassC7629A4172BB4CAEAC249852214AD7CD"><html> <p>​​​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">This summer, the Phoenix Fire Department has introduced a new and innovative approach to treating heat victims: Cold Water Immersion. These specialized ice bags are being used to rapidly cool down individuals suffering from extreme heat-related illnesses, offering a quick and effective method to manage the often-dangerous effects of extreme heat.</span></p> <p>The cold-water immersion is used when a patient's temperature surpasses 104 degrees and they present with altered mental status. Once the patient is fully immersed in the ice, firefighter-paramedics constantly reevaluate vital signs including their temperature. The patient is removed from the bag when their temperature drops to 101 degrees. </p> <p>Since May 1st, every response vehicle within the Phoenix Fire Department has been outfitted with the equipment and necessary tools to integrate this method into standard protocol for dealing with heat-related emergencies. Training for the proper application and monitoring of this method has been provided to ensure effectiveness and safety to all 1,800 Phoenix Firefighters.</p> <p>At the beginning of May, one bag a week was used on average. Now nearing the end of June, the bags are used roughly three times a day. </p> <p>“This is a collaborative effort," Captain Rob McDade added. “We've worked with local E.R.'s, local doctors, our own medical director, our EMS department – we looked at how can we help those that we serve having critical heat emergencies?"</p> <p>As the excessive heat becomes more frequent and intense, this simple yet effective measure plays a crucial role in saving lives and enhancing emergency response capabilities. </p> <p>And the impact has already been seen. </p> <p>Battalion Chief Austin Moreland works within the Emergency Medical Services section and helped deploy this new program and training. He said, “We've already seen people who were extremely hot this year, who last year they might not have made it – and because of these efforts this year, they're leaving the hospital with no deficits."​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
City of Phoenix Independence Day Holiday Noticehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/3116City Manager6/20/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3116/Newsroom_CityHall.jpgCity of Phoenix Independence Day Holiday Notice<div class="ExternalClassE4A8A1080D4D4606BBDDEE0A8E8D44BB"><html> <p>Learn about the <a href="/parks/special-events/fabphx4" target="_blank">Fabulous Phoenix 4th Fireworks Celebration</a>.<span style="font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;"> </span>​</p><p>City of Phoenix offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Here's how City services are affected:  </p> <p> <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Solid Waste Collection:</strong> Curbside collection will not change during the week of Independence Day. Trash and recycling collection will happen as regularly scheduled on the 4th of July.</p><p><strong>Transfer Stations:</strong> Both the 27th Ave. and North Gateway transfer stations will be closed on Thursday, July 4.</p><p><strong>Public Works Customer Contact Center:</strong> The Contact Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 5. Residents can call 602-262-6251.<br></p> <p> <strong></strong><strong>Library:</strong> All Phoenix Public Library locations are closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. Visit <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/" target="_blank">phoenixpubliclibrary.org</a> for more details. The heat relief Respite Center (<a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/burton-barr" target="_blank">Burton Barr Central Library</a>) and Cooling Centers (<a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/cholla" target="_blank">Cholla</a>, <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/harmon" target="_blank">Harmon</a> and <a href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/yucca" target="_blank">Yucca</a> libraries) extended hours will be open for heat relief services <strong>only</strong> from <strong>noon – 10 p.m.</strong> Phoenix Public Library book drops and digital/eResources are available 24/7.</p> <p> <strong>Parking Meters:</strong> All parking meters are enforced 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including weekends and holidays. </p> <p> <strong></strong><strong>Parks and Recreation Facilities:</strong> City of Phoenix Community centers will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for the holiday. Parks and trails will be open for regular hours, but please review “<a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank">Take a Hike. Do it Right</a>." safety guidelines before visiting a trail. City pools will be open for open swim from noon to 6 p.m., however there will be no programming.  </p> <p> <strong>S'edav Va'aki Museum</strong> will be closed on Thursday, July 4. </p> <p> <strong></strong><strong>Public Transit:</strong> Both bus and light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule Thursday, July 4. There is no Express or RAPID bus service and Customer Service is closed. The following public transit centers also are closed: Ed Pastor, Sunnyslope and Central Station. Check ValleyMetro.org for schedules.<br></p> <p> <strong>Dial-a-Ride service</strong> will be available, by reservation, between 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. To learn more about the Dial-a-Ride service, visit <a href="/dial-a-ride" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/dial-a-ride</a>. </p> <p> </p> <p> <strong>Sky Harbor International Airport:</strong> If you plan to park at the airport, reserve your parking in advance. Book your parking at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/parking/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/parkphx</a>. Come early even if you have a reservation. You can also Use our Find A Spot tool to see parking availability. This can be found at <a href="https://apps.skyharbor.com/findaspot/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/findaspot</a>.   </p> <p>Passengers can view security checkpoint wait times on <a href="https://skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a> or on one of the flight information display boards in each terminal. You can use any security checkpoint in Terminal 4 to access any gate.   </p> <p>The PHX Reserve program allows guests to schedule a specific time for their TSA security screening. All you need to do is reserve your time and show up at your assigned checkpoint at your appointment time. Register at <a href="https://skyharbor.com/phxreserve" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/phxreserve</a>.   </p> <p>Confirm flight status with your airline before heading to the airport, then give yourself plenty of time. Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight departs if you are flying domestically, three hours if you are flying internationally.   </p> <p>Finally, look for Navigators dressed in purple. Navigator volunteers serve all over the Airport by providing directions, information, and friendly assistance. They serve as a welcoming presence to more than 120,000 passengers each day, truly making it America's Friendliest Airport®.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNewscity-managerCity Manager
Phoenix Fire Department Search and Rescue Dog Traininghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3138Fire6/20/2024 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3138/Search and Rescue Dogs Newsroom Feature Image.jpghttps://youtu.be/nRPwkCYQFzYPhoenix Fire Department Search and Rescue Dog Training<div class="ExternalClassE5B40EB041B84336BCDADB5967C950DB"><html> <p> ​Even as the temperatures rise, training continues be a big part of day-to-day operations here at the Phoenix Fire Department. This applies to our four legged members as well, who can be found keeping their skills sharp 2 mornings a week at the departments Special Operations Training Center. These teams keep themselves ready for deployment and service not only in the Phoenix metro area, but anywhere they are needed across the state, or across the country. The training is essential to keeping the dogs' skills sharp so they are ready when and if the call for service comes.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Phoenix City Council Renews Partnership with National Forest Foundation for Forest Restoration and Watershed Enhancementhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/water-services/3139Water Services6/20/2024 2:10:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3139/Newsroom_Water_NFF_SRP_Roosevelt_Dam.jpgPhoenix City Council Renews Partnership with National Forest Foundation for Forest Restoration and Watershed Enhancement<div class="ExternalClass537C040220F14965AF6305EEDB92E1C6"><html> <p>​​The Phoenix City Council has voted to approve the Authorization to Enter into an Agreement with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to conduct forest restoration and watershed enhancement projects (Ordinance S-50902). This decision marks a significant step in the city’s ongoing commitment to ensuring the quality and sustainability of its water supply from the Salt and Verde rivers.<br></p> <p>The agreement, valued at $2,000,000 over ten years, will enable the City of Phoenix to continue its partnership with the NFF, which began in 2015. The projects funded by this partnership focus on reducing wildfire risks, enhancing soil stability, improving hydrology, and restoring riparian habitats. These efforts are crucial for maintaining the health of the watersheds that provide more than half of the city’s raw water supply.<br></p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego expressed her support for the initiative, stating, "The health of our forests directly impacts the quality of our water. This partnership with the National Forest Foundation is vital for protecting our water supply and ensuring a sustainable future for Phoenix. We are proud to continue this collaboration and invest in the long-term health of our watersheds."<br></p> <p>Troy Hayes, Director of the Phoenix Water Services Department, highlighted the importance of proactive measures. "Forest fires pose a significant threat to our water quality. By investing in forest restoration and watershed enhancement projects, we are taking a proactive approach to safeguard our water resources. This partnership with the NFF is an essential component of our strategy to ensure clean and reliable water for our community."<br></p> <p>Cynthia Campbell, Phoenix's Water Resources Management Advisor, added, "Healthy forests are the foundation of a healthy watershed. Through this agreement, we can mitigate the impacts of wildfires and protect the Salt and Verde rivers, which are critical to our water supply. This continued partnership with the NFF will help us build resilience against future water resource challenges."<br></p> <p>The projects under this agreement will include sediment reduction, soil stability improvement, fire and flood risk reduction, and riparian restoration. Notable ongoing and upcoming projects include the restoration of the Lower Salt River, erosion control along the Highline Trail, and fire risk reduction in Pine Canyon.<br></p> <p>Since 2015, the partnership between Phoenix and the NFF has resulted in numerous successful projects, earning accolades such as the Crescordia and President’s Award for Sustainability Champion from Arizona Forward. The new agreement will allow for further collaborative efforts to enhance the sustainability and resiliency of the Salt-Verde watershed.<br></p> <p> <strong>A</strong> <strong>bout City of Phoenix Water Services Department</strong> <br> </p> <p>The City of Phoenix Water Services Department is dedicated to providing high-quality, reliable, and sustainable water services to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Phoenix. With a commitment to water conservation, innovation, and long-term planning, the department ensures a secure and resilient water supply for future generations. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenix.gov/water"><strong>phoenix.gov/water</strong></a><strong>.</strong><br></p> <p> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> <br> </p> <p>Michael Gertzman <br></p> <p>Sr. Public Information Officer</p> <p>Water Services</p> <p>602-534-1209</p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="mailto:michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov"> <strong>michael.gertzman@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> <br> </p> <p>Jimena Garrison</p> <p>Public Information Officer</p> <p>Water Services</p> <p>480-390-1933</p> <p> <a target="_blank" href="mailto:jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov"> <strong>jimena.garrison@phoenix.gov</strong> </a> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicesNewswater-servicesWater Dept
Burton Barr Central Library To Host Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on June 20https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/library/3137Library6/18/2024 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3137/Newsroom_Libraries_001.jpgBurton Barr Central Library To Host Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on June 20<div class="ExternalClass746EA97AB5DB406CA5EA2655BD5B7A47"><html> <p>​ Join us on the 5th Floor of Burton Barr Central Library to celebrate the <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/12295942" target="_blank">Summer Solstice </a>on Thursday, June 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  </p> <p> Welcome the first day of summer and the longest day of the year while witnessing the architectural magic of Burton Barr Central Library. Observe the moment when man-made engineering combines with the power of the sun to reveal the moment of solstice. <br></p> <p> Since 1995, it’s been a tradition to welcome guests at Burton Barr Central Library on this special day. Residents leave in awe of the light and community that shines through this building. This year, Phoenix Public Library celebrates milestone markers such as the 90th anniversary of Arizona Room, the 15th anniversary of College Depot, and adding new amenities such as the Bookmobile to our catalog of cornerstone public resources.<br></p> <p> <strong>What to Know: </strong>This year’s commemorative Summer Solstice prints will pay homage to James McClintock and Dorothy McClintock, whose donation made the Arizona Room possible. We will also have special John Milton prints to celebrate the <a href="/newsroom/library/3099" target="_blank">historic treasure recently discovered in the Rare Book Room​</a> and Friends of the Phoenix Public Library will have t-shirts for sale.<br></p> <p> <strong>Activities: </strong>Head to <a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/event/12387838" target="_blank">MACH1 to celebrate the Summer Solstice​</a> to create your own solstice sun catcher! Using collaged tissue paper, we'll learn all about light and color and create fun sunlight-catching art pieces for you to hang up on your window at home. This is a walk-in program for children of all ages and their families.<br></p> <p> Music will begin at 11:30 a.m. The solstice presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/libraryNewslibraryLibrary
Safety Considerations While Driving During Monsoon Stormshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3136Police6/18/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3136/Newsroom Graphic Monsoon.pngSafety Considerations While Driving During Monsoon Storms<div class="ExternalClassF0D2DF5C7CA74A50B93D8B9ADA5F273A"><html> <p>​Stay safe before, during and after the storm hits. Inclement weather forms rapidly during our monsoon season and presents a dangerous driving conditions for all valley drivers.</p> <p>With the monsoon season upon us, heavy rains, strong winds, and flash flooding will be experienced by many Phoenicians. The Phoenix Police Department would like to remind our community of a few safety tips before, during and after monsoon storms. </p> <p>Before leaving check: <br></p> <ul> <li>Gas is topped off</li> <li>Windshield wipers are good</li> <li>Major components in your car are working</li> <li>Recent weather reports</li> <li>Your travel route and secondary routes</li> </ul> <p></p> <p>If you find yourself driving DURING a monsoon storm don't panic and follow the 1-2-3's<br></p> <ol> <li>Slow down and pull into the nearest parking lot or residential street </li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Turn your lights off</span> </li> <li> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Wait out the storm</span> </li> </ol> <p></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> </p> <p>If you are on the freeway and cannot exit to find a parking lot:<br></p> <ol> <li>Pull off to the far-right side of road and turn you lights off<br></li> <li>Set parking brakes and keep feet off the pedals<br></li> <li>Wait out the storm <br></li> </ol>After the storm: <br><ul><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Have a towel and water bottle to clean your windows. This will provide a better view for your drive home. </span></li><li><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Driving after a haboob storm take your time, the roads will be covered with objects left over from the wind such as down trees, power lines and pooled up water areas.</span></li></ul></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspolicePolice

 

 

 

 

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