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City of Phoenix Holds Community Meeting For Future Fire Station 74https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2945Fire12/1/2023 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2945/Newsroom_FIre_Fix.jpgCity of Phoenix Holds Community Meeting For Future Fire Station 74<div class="ExternalClassF88F974BC06A457EBC50904AB6ED2ADD"><html> <p>​​On Thursday, November 30th the City of Phoenix held a community meeting at Pecos Community Center focused on the plans for future Phoenix Fire Station 74. This will be the fourth fire station addition to Ahwatukee. This will complete the firefighting force for the growing community and greatly reduce response times by crews.<br><br>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, District 6 Phoenix City Councilman Kevin Robinson, and District 1 Phoenix City Councilwoman and Public Safety and Justice Chair Ann O'Brien were in attendance of the community meeting. Members of the Phoenix Fire Department's Executive Staff and the City of Phoenix's Parks and Recreation Department joined Pearlman Architects to discuss the future fire station. <br><br>The meeting focused on sharing conceptual <a href="https://perlman.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/stream.aspx?id=/Graphics/2023%20Graphics%20Projects/323009%20-%20Phoenix%2074/Public%20Mtg%2011302023/Phx%2074%20Fly%20Around.mp4&referrer=StreamWebApp.Web&referrerScenario=AddressBarCopied.view" target="_blank">designs </a>from Pearlman Architects and the relocation of the Buresa Trailhead. Because the City of Phoenix already owns the land through the Parks and Recreation Department, the project will be fast tracked. But not to fear, the trailhead is not closing and not going far! The relocation of the Buresa Trailhead will be moved less than ¼ of a mile to the west.<br><br>Located on the northwest corner of 19th Avenue and Chandler Boulevard, this will allow for both the enjoyment of the beautiful Phoenix trail and the building of a new 13,250 square foot state of the art fire station. <br><br>Built with sustainability in mind, the future Phoenix Fire Station 74 has been designed per the City of Phoenix building design standards and current adopted building codes. It will incorporate environmental design principals similar to LEED to reduce energy consumption and water preservation.<br><br>The station will be single story and include three bays to house a fire engine and medical rescue. It will also include thirteen unisex dorms for firefighters to operate 24/7, 365 days a year. <br><br>When completed, the Ahwatukee community will have a total of four fire stations with four engine companies, one ladder company, three rescue companies. The city will hire and train 24 new Phoenix firefighters to provide staffing for three shifts and the necessary relief rate. The daily staffing will be six people total, including four on the engine and two on the rescue. <br><br></p> <p>Construction is set for early 2024 with the goal of completing the station by 2025 to begin operations. ​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Fire Holds Annual “Turkey Burn” Ahead of Thanksgivinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2941Fire11/21/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/6jaiAhhKYYkPhoenix Fire Holds Annual “Turkey Burn” Ahead of Thanksgiving<div class="ExternalClass1A1616A3E9AC4ECA871FCBA2D352B65C"><html> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">As the holiday season approaches, the Phoenix Fire Department is gearing up to ensure the safety of the community. Phoenix firefighters, in collaboration with the Fire Prevention section, have joined forces with the Arizona Burn Center at Valleywise Health, Southwest Gas, and the Arizona Burn Foundation to share essential Thanksgiving safety tips. The initiative aims to educate the public on the do's and don'ts of various holiday activities. The event has a special focus on the safe preparation of one holiday favorite – the deep-fried turkey.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br><br><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“Somebody’s life can be changed in a matter of seconds,” said Tiffany Hockenberry who is a Burn Nurse Specialist. “I don’t just mean for the next weeks or the next couple of months. This is a life-long injury that can happen.” </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">By partnering with organizations dedicated to burn injury prevention, the Phoenix Fire Department is committed to fostering a safer and more informed community during the festive season.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“Make sure you’re using the manufacturer’s instructions when you’re using your turkey frier,” said Cindy Staub, Deputy Fire Marshal. “Don’t fill it too full, make sure that your turkey is completely thawed, and make sure you stay safe this holiday season.”</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Through engaging demonstrations, holiday safety tips, and discussions on burn injury prevention, the Phoenix Fire Department seeks to empower residents with the knowledge needed to enjoy a Thanksgiving celebration without compromising on safety. Because of Phoenix Fire’s longstanding partnership with the Arizona Burn Foundation, demonstrations like this help showcase crucial resources available to the community. The Arizona Burn Foundation (ABF) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and assistance to burn survivors and their families. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">As the community gathers to express gratitude and share in the joy of the season, these efforts underscore the commitment of local authorities and organizations to prioritize the well-being of every resident.​​</span></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Valley Metro Hosts Mock Light Rail Incident with Phoenix Firehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2899Fire10/23/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/LkzQf4Ofs2wValley Metro Hosts Mock Light Rail Incident with Phoenix Fire<div class="ExternalClass8DB43F0E651A4C6F94051C574661BFB8"><html>​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">On Friday, October 20th, 2023, a collaborative safety exercise was executed by Valley Metro, joined by key agencies including the Phoenix Fire Department, Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Arizona Department of Transportation. This comprehensive simulation unfolded atop the rail bridge to the east of the I-17. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span><br><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“The drill is very important for the fact that we are trying to get out in front of any potential emergency,” said Scott McDonald, Phoenix Fire Deputy Chief. “The overall end result is a safer community, and a safer light rail system.” </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The scenario entailed a stationary train on the bridge, prompting the involvement of volunteers in a simulated evacuation and the coordinated response of emergency personnel. This exercise highlights the commitment of these agencies to preparedness and public safety, ensuring they are well-equipped to respond effectively in the event of real emergencies.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"><br></span></div><div><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">“Since this is new, we wanted to get in touch with our agency partners and plan our response,” said Juliana Vasquez-Keating, Valley Metro Public Information Specialist. “We hope something like this never happens, but if it does, we want to be prepared.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Valleywise ER Nurse Presented with Lifesaving Award from Phoenix Firehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2893Fire10/18/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/GbihhVfNeCQValleywise ER Nurse Presented with Lifesaving Award from Phoenix Fire<div class="ExternalClassA93CC34FCC5B478397C72AEC7239AF48"><html>​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">In a heartwarming tribute, the Phoenix Fire Department has honored Leigh Ann Sondrup with a Lifesaving Award for her courageous and selfless response to an unforeseen emergency. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br><br><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">A six-year veteran nurse from Valleywise Medical Center, Leigh Ann acted quickly to help save a man who was injured while trapped inside a flipped cement truck on the Loop 101 and 143 interchange. Her quick thinking and expert training played a pivotal role in the successful outcome of this event. Arriving on the scene before emergency crews, Leigh Ann improvised by using a belt as a tourniquet, demonstrating exceptional resourcefulness to stop the man's blood loss.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Leigh Ann had just finished her shift in the Emergency Department at Valleywise Medical Center when she witnessed the accident. Now off the clock, she was en-route to her well-deserved vacation. But despite her plans, she found herself in the right place at the right time to help save this man’s life. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Leigh Ann stayed with the driver, kept him calm and waited for firefighters and emergency medical services to arrive. He told me, ‘I’m going to die’. I said, ‘No you're not – you’re not going to die today’. If I can get you to my hospital, you're going to be OK.” The man was taken to Valleywise Medical Center and survived his injuries.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“It’s important for us to recognize the amazing work that Leigh Ann did,” said Captain Rob McDade of Phoenix Fire. “Getting off shift, stepping up, catastrophic emergency right in front of her, and she really affected the outcome of this person’s survivability.”</span></div></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Hispanic Heritage Month: Phoenix Fire Highlights Valley Hispanic Bomberos https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2885Fire10/5/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMVZQwQpYdQHispanic Heritage Month: Phoenix Fire Highlights Valley Hispanic Bomberos <div class="ExternalClass2E6E1A12A25E4AEF8AB320A96AB77365"><html>​In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Phoenix Fire Department is proud to highlight the Valley Hispanic Bomberos! This group of Valley firefighters works to mentor and support aspiring firefighters from their communities by giving them tools to be successful during the hiring process. <br><br> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">The Valley Hispanic Bomberos not only mentors those looking to join the fire service, but they also give back to their communities. The Valley Hispanic Bomberos give back to their communities ​with fundraising events, community involvement, and much more! ​</span><br><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Phoenix Fire Breaks Ground at Home of Future Station 62https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2879Fire10/3/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/4o6DFVqyNRUPhoenix Fire Breaks Ground at Home of Future Station 62<div class="ExternalClass9B32248CBDF54CE98F4F9BDAF3421CC7"><html>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Today, the Phoenix Fire Department hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of Phoenix Fire Station 62. The new station will be located at 9300 W. Lower Buckeye Rd. and is part of the Phoenix Fire Department’s effort to improve response times and provide better service to the community. </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br></span><br><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“We are proud to be breaking ground on this important project,” said Phoenix Fire Chief Mike Duran. “This new station will ensure that our firefighters have access to top-notch resources and can respond quickly in times of need. We look forward to continuing our commitment to providing excellent service to our community for years to come.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The station will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including a new fire engine and one ambulance to serve the growing community. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“This is years of community involvement at our budget hearings, and it’s great to be here today as we break ground,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The 20,800 square feet station will include 4 bays and 16 gender neutral individual dorms for sleeping quarters, gym, unisex restrooms, decontamination spaces, and other associated spaces required for a facility of this size and function. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><div><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></div><div><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">“I'm exceptionally proud for the safety that it’s going to provide for the surrounding area and all the great citizens that live in and around this neighborhood,” said United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493 President Bryan Willingham. “</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></div><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Phoenix Fire Participates in Collaborative Research Project Aimed at Reducing Cancer in Fire Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2863Fire9/20/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2863/IMG_0697.jpghttps://youtu.be/l_QWmkc10uk?si=o6kjN_svKtTUrVeTPhoenix Fire Participates in Collaborative Research Project Aimed at Reducing Cancer in Fire Service<div class="ExternalClassBE46BC6920A14E4BB41D7EA745C41441"><html> <p>​ ​Firefighters face numerous health risks due to their exposure to smoke, chemicals, and other hazardous materials while on duty, and cancer is a significant concern in the profession.<br><br>Collaborative research efforts are crucial in finding ways to mitigate these risks and improve the health and safety of firefighters. The purpose of this Firefighter Collaborative Research Project is to test interventions to reduce firefighter serum PFAS levels, cardiovascular risk, cognitive disease risks, and epigenetic age. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are man-made chemicals that are commonly referred to as 'forever chemicals' due to their inability to be easily broken down in the human body and the environment. Epigenetics is the study of how your genetic information is expressed differently based on your behaviors and environment. Epigenetic age is the measure of the rate of aging of your cells.<br><br>This <a target="_blank" href="https://healthsciences.arizona.edu/newsroom/news-releases/1022/new-center-leads-collaborative-research-improve-firefighter-health">study ​</a>is led by the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and includes Phoenix firefighters, as well as several other statewide agencies. By actively participating in such research projects, Phoenix Fire and other fire departments can contribute to the development of evidence-based strategies to protect the health and well-being of their personnel. These efforts can ultimately lead to a safer and healthier work environment for firefighters, reducing the incidence of cancer and other occupational health risks in the fire service.<br><br>Phoenix firefighters interested in participating are asked complete this <a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a-9XBM6mvSBPszhr0a7MkkFUNlhXODNYT0xUVThMUzkxTEFFR0NTMTcyMS4u&origin=QRCode" target="_blank">form ​</a>to enroll. Requirements include one year or more of firefighting experience, two years or more until retirement, no major health issues, and the ability to donate plasma. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Phoenix Fire Celebrates National Dog Day with Arizona Search Dogs and Nulohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2842Fire8/24/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/9k0yhwYHTXoPhoenix Fire Celebrates National Dog Day with Arizona Search Dogs and Nulo<div class="ExternalClassC79A25D9839346FFA2B3FDC4AEC36814"><html>Ahead of National Dog Day, the Phoenix Fire Department celebrated in partnership with Arizona Search Dogs and Nulo. These search dogs help locate victims who are trapped in confined spaces that are too small for a firefighters to get to.​<br><br>“At Nulo, we are focused on premium pet nutrition to fuel the best and healthiest version of our pets,” said Michael Landa, founder & CEO of Nulo. “We have been so proud to support the remarkable Arizona Search Dogs, and to ensure that they are nourished for peak performance.”​<br><br>Nulo has proudly sponsored the Arizona Search Dogs since 2022, helping keep the search dogs fueled with healthy food. <br><br> “We are excited to be able to partner with Arizona Search Dogs and Nulo for this special event,” said Phoenix Fire Captain Adam Skiver. “It is important for us to recognize our Search Dogs who help us in times of need. We look forward to celebrating National Dog Day!”​<br><br>Nulo's generous donation to the Arizona Search Dogs provides a year's worth of nourishment for our four-legged heroes at Phoenix Fire and Arizona Search Dogs.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire

 

 

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2023 Electric Light Paradehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=21https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/21/S378.jpg2023 Electric Light Parade<div class="ExternalClassC2FCBE6EAB57469CABC0E38E6BFB7DC4"><html> <p>​<span style="font-size:14.6667px;">On Sat, Dec. 2 celebrate the joy of the holiday season at the 2023 Electric Light Parade starting at 7 p.m.</span></p> </html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/parks/elp11/9/2023 5:45:18 PM12/3/2023 5:45:18 PM

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