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Phoenix Fire Department Fireworks Safety Media Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3150Fire7/2/2024 12:34:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3150/Fireworks Safety Presentation Newsroom Feature Image.jpghttps://youtu.be/n3wcWOd7W4gPhoenix Fire Department Fireworks Safety Media Event<div class="ExternalClassBDC033D2D7564DC89F1D89CC194FE5CA"><html> <p>​​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">The Phoenix Fire Department, in collaboration with various local organizations, hosted its annual fireworks safety media event today. The event, held at the Phoenix Fire Training Academy, aimed to educate the public on the</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> dangers of fireworks and the</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> safe handling of fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches.</span> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;" class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">The event featured live demonstrations showing the potential dangers of improper firework use.</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Firefighters </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">also </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">displayed safe methods for lighting fireworks and handling mishaps.</span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Local partners, including the Phoenix Police Department, </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-position:0px 100%;background-repeat:repeat-x;">Valleywise</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> Health</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Medical Center</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">, </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Arizona Burn Foundation, and the Arizona Humane Society</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">participated</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> in the event. They provided resources and information </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">regarding</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">fireworks-related </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">emergencies, legalities, and </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">injuries.</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Fire safety experts gave presentations on legal firework types in Arizona, safe disposal of used fireworks, and the importance of adult supervision.</span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;">The four major safety tips include: </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </div> <div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <ul class="BulletListStyle1 SCXW60318391 BCX8" role="list" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;font-family:verdana;"> <li data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="1" data-list-defn-props="{"335551671":0,"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Calibri","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"-","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 24px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;display:block;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Keep spectators at a safe distance</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">: </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Data shows fireworks related injuries where Phoenix Fire responded to treat a patient were a result of someone standing too close or being hit with a firework as it went off. ​​​</span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":720,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </div> <div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <ul class="BulletListStyle1 SCXW60318391 BCX8" role="list" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;font-family:verdana;"> <li data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="1" data-list-defn-props="{"335551671":0,"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Calibri","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"-","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 24px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;display:block;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Choose a safe location</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">: </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> Data shows that fire calls where it was noted fireworks </span> <span class="NormalTextRun ContextualSpellingAndGrammarErrorV2Themed SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-position:0px 100%;background-repeat:repeat-x;">were</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> a potential </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">ignition</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> source also noted the area was dry or sparks traveled away from the original area and ignited grass, brush, debris, buildings, etc. </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-position:0px 100%;background-repeat:repeat-x;">Additionaly</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> illegal aerial fireworks are typically associated to tree fires, which can spread to other trees, properties, and structures.</span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":720,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </div> <div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <ul class="BulletListStyle1 SCXW60318391 BCX8" role="list" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;font-family:verdana;"> <li data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="1" data-list-defn-props="{"335551671":0,"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Calibri","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"-","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 24px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;display:block;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Dispose of fireworks properly</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">: </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">​Fire investigations and other calls for service during times when fireworks sales are </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">permitted</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> are </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">most likely the</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> result of careless discarding of fireworks in dumpsters, especially those city dumpsters that are kept near the house or in the garage. When the fireworks re-ignite and the dumpster is on fire, it could extend to the garage and residential structure. It is important to soak them for at least 24-hours prior to putting them in the trash can. Even then it is important to not have the trash can against the house, in the garage, or near dry brush that would allow a fire to extend. </span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"></span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":720,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </div> <div class="ListContainerWrapper SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <ul class="BulletListStyle1 SCXW60318391 BCX8" role="list" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;font-family:verdana;"> <li data-leveltext="-" data-font="Calibri" data-listid="1" data-list-defn-props="{"335551671":0,"335552541":1,"335559685":720,"335559991":360,"469769226":"Calibri","469769242":[8226],"469777803":"left","469777804":"-","469777815":"hybridMultilevel"}" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="0" data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 24px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;display:block;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Secure your pets-</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">: </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Not only do they get spooked by fireworks and run away from your property, but there have been several instances where dogs have bitten people while the fireworks were going off.</span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Captain </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Kimberly Ragsdale of</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> the Phoenix Fire Department emphasized the importance of public awareness: “Every year, we see injuries that could have been prevented with proper education and precaution. Our goal is to make this Fourth of July safe and enjoyable for everyone.”</span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span> </p> </div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px 0px 10.6667px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">The Phoenix Fire Department </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">advises residents to</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> attend professional fireworks displays and to follow local laws </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">regarding</span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;"> fireworks usage. </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">The City of Phoenix is excited to bring back the </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Fabulous Phoenix 4</span> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:8.5pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun Superscript SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-fontsize="11" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:super;">th</span> </span> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">. The annual event takes place at Steele Indian School Park and will happen </span> <span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60318391 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;">Thursday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.</span> </span> <span class="EOP SCXW60318391 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:19.425px;font-family:calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> ​</span> </p> </div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
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
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
Monsoon Preparedness-Swiftwater Rescue Traininghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3128Fire6/13/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3128/Swift Water Rescue Training Newsroom Feature Image(12).jpghttps://youtu.be/a6zzKw3Ll0wMonsoon Preparedness-Swiftwater Rescue Training<div class="ExternalClass2C6A11B2C18C4AE8843C042E7B12CD1A"><html> <p>​Phoenix Fire Department recently began interagency swiftwater rescue training ahead of the start of the monsoon season. Keeping these skills sharp is important. Phoenix PIO Captain Rob McDade said "We want to perform this evolution on a scene, on an incident to where we've done it hundreds of times. The communication is seamless, everybody knows their role. This training is essential to make sure we're all on the same page, we all understand what the mission is, what the goal is." <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
High Heat Hiking Trail Closures https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3119Fire6/4/2024 11:16:06 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3119/Hiking Story Newsroom Feature Image.jpghttps://youtu.be/q9MXD4rCV0UHigh Heat Hiking Trail Closures <div class="ExternalClass266932AC6FBD4DD19868162782780CD0"><html> <p>​​​<br></p>As the temperature rises, the Phoenix Fire Department wants to emphasize hiking safety to prevent heat-related incidents.  <br>The Phoenix Trail Closure program returns this summer but with a few changes. It will now be in effect all year long (previously May through October). Access will be restricted to Echo Canyon and Cholla Trails at Camelback Mountain and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on days when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning. <br>Rob McDade Phoenix Fire Public Information Officer: “Since we implemented that a couple years ago, the data is there. We are going on less mountain rescues during peak time. We understand that people want to enjoy the trails year round, but we also want to make sure that you stay safe. That's our number one goal, enjoy the trails and stay safe."<br>For those planning to hike in hot conditions, the following tips are advised: <br><br>Hike early in the morning or late in the evening: Avoid hiking during the peak heat hours. Stay hydrated and carry plenty of water and drink regularly. Dress appropriately by wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat. Know your limits! Assess your fitness level and be sure to be acclimated to the heat. Stay informed and check weather forecasts and trail closures before hitting the trails.  <br><br><p>During times when trail access will be restricted, parking lot gates will be closed, and signage will be posted. Phoenix Park Rangers will be visible at the park locations to remind and educate trail users about the restrictions. Closure information will also be communicated through the City of Phoenix's social media and website. <br></p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Phoenix Fire Water Safety Mock Drowninghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3059Fire3/29/2024 12:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/lF8LCvxcBBMPhoenix Fire Water Safety Mock Drowning<div class="ExternalClass777A7442E9CD4C6B941EF2D8B17293EF"><html> <p>​<span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">​On Thursday, March 28</span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <span data-fontsize="11">th</span> </span> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> the Phoenix Fire Department held its annual mock drowning aimed at educating the community about the importance of water safety. With the summer season approaching and many residents likely to spend time near water bodies, the City of Phoenix wants to raise awareness and potentially save lives through this lifelike scenario.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">With 90% of drownings reported in backyard pools, the event took place in a Phoenix backyard. The event was supported with cooperation of Phoenix police officers and firefighters included in the mock scenario. Local media was invited to observe the realistic simulation carefully orchestrated by trained professionals to emphasize key safety principles.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">In the simulation a young child portrayed to be in distress in the water, as the parents of the child were distracted. Spectators witnessed the reaction from the parents to quickly pull the child from the pool, call 9-1-1, and start CPR. First responders arrived and worked to perform proper rescue techniques and procedures. Then, proceeded to load the child into the ambulance as if they would be taken to a nearby hospital.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Following the simulation, the Phoenix Fire Department and other partners including City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Aquatics Department, Phoenix Police, the Phoenix Fire Foundation, SRP, and the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493 shared crucial safety tips and resources with the media. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Those tips emphasizing the importance of never swimming alone, always using barriers including pool fences, wearing life jackets when appropriate, and always supervising children closely around water.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">As the event concluded informational pamphlets, brochures, and other materials containing valuable water safety tips and resources were shared. Door hangers with the ABCs of water safety from Phoenix Fire Fire’s Drowning Zero campaign were also distributed in both English and Spanish.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Representatives from the Aquatics Department also shared the upcoming information regarding swimming lessons and city pools opening in the City of Phoenix. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/pools/programs"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/pools/programs</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">By organizing such an event, the City of Phoenix demonstrated its dedication to proactive community outreach and education, empowering residents with the knowledge and skills needed to stay safe around water. Learn more about water safety and Drowning Zero by visiting this webpage. </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/fire/safety-information/home/water"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://www.phoenix.gov/fire/safety-information/home/water</span> </span> </a> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Firefighter 2024 Written Test Recaphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3056Fire3/27/2024 11:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/XCzs2nf7yNsFirefighter 2024 Written Test Recap<div class="ExternalClass86B45CD6239B43A685B32CFA18345788"><html> <p>​ For many, the dream of becoming a Phoenix firefighter will soon become a reality. On Tuesday March 26th, over 500 future Phoenix firefighters took the first step in the hiring process by completing the written test.   <br><br>Applicants who successfully pass the written test will be placed on the Firefighter Recruit eligibility list by the City of Phoenix Human Resources Department. When the list is certified, it will be forwarded to the Fire Department. The Fire Department uses the eligible list to invite applicants for job interviews.  <br><br>Anyone who missed this opportunity but are interested in taking a future written test are encouraged to attend the upcoming Recruitment Information Session. The next session is scheduled for April 3rd. Those with interest in the Phoenix Fire department are encouraged to follow @PHXFire on social media for additional dates and information about recruiting. A link to the April session is below:<br> <br><a target="_blank" href="https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:meeting_MDk0ODk1ODktNjhiYS00NGQ1LTk0NTItYTNlMTlhMGFkY2Y2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22:%2296b9695c-4f0e-42bd-8adf-ba755760346b%22%2c%22Oid%22:%22fb10487e-ac98-40d7-bf76-53187838ceec%22%7d">Join April 3 Meeting</a><br></p> <p> <br>To learn more about recruitment for Phoenix firefighter please visit the <a target="_blank" href="/fire/employment/firefighters">careers </a>homepage. For questions regarding recruitment, please contact Phoenix Fire's Recruitment team by email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:recruitment.pfd@phoenix.gov">recruitment.pfd@phoenix.gov</a>. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Pool Fence Safety Program Funding Availablehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3037Fire2/28/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/p0Q4z6wI2ssPool Fence Safety Program Funding Available<div class="ExternalClassDCF62A084C614DA080FA4F7147242843"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department prides itself in prioritizing water safety and working to prevent drownings. In 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department rebranded its water safety campaign as “DrowningZero.” The goal to accomplish zero drownings with zero access to unsafe bodies of water. But we know we can’t do this alone. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> <br> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The Phoenix Fire Department has a longstanding tradition of working alongside community partners including the United Phoenix Firefighters Local 493.</span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">In collaboration with Child Crisis Arizona, SRP and the 493 Firefighter Foundation, the group is proud to bring back the Pool Fence Safety Program to enhance water safety in our community. This initiative aims to provide free pool fences to eligible families with children aged six or younger living in owner-occupied homes within Maricopa County. By addressing water safety concerns, we strive to prevent accidents and promote child safety around pools.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span></p><p> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To qualify for the program, families must meet specific eligibility criteria, including income qualification and residency within Maricopa County. Applications must be submitted by March 24, 2024, and include bids from licensed pool fence contractors. Funding awarded through the program is directed to pool vendors, ensuring families receive the necessary safety measures.</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">We encourage eligible families to apply for this vital safety measure, prioritizing water safety in their homes and safeguarding their children from potential hazards.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":240}"> </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To apply for the Pool Fence Safety Program, visit: </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">https://childcrisisaz.org/pool-fence-safety-program/</span> </span></a></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire

 

 

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