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AZ-TF1 Search Dog Certification Testhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/900Fire2/1/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/900/K9 certification 2 01 20.jpgAZ-TF1 Search Dog Certification Test<div class="ExternalClass3DC9F7F150D64610AB2260268DBA0698"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Arizona Task Force 1 (AZ-TF1) hosted a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue canine certification test on February 1, 2020.  There was a total of 18 teams from nine different states testing this weekend.  This enables the teams to be deployable for FEMA assignments.  These amazing dogs are tasked with finding people in disaster situations.  FEMA dogs have been deployed to such disasters as the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina.  The dogs are a crucial component to finding trapped victims in the event of a disaster.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Fire Station Visithttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/899Fire2/1/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/899/fire station visit.jpgPhoenix Fire Station Visit<div class="ExternalClassF66F16075E2949B2B423A63B89CEF13A"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Nothing is better than the combination of firefighters and cookies! Plus, it's always special when family can stop by during the 24-hour shift.  This cookie monster visited Uncle Kevin at the fire station on February 1, 2020.  She made sure he was set with a box full of cookies and she got to check out all of the cool fire trucks.  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Fire Station 12 Crews Train on the Mountainhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/796Fire1/16/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/796/newsroom_fire_006b.jpgPhoenix Fire Station 12 Crews Train on the Mountain<div class="ExternalClass534AFE882D5E46BDB8A34365055DF837"><html> <p>​Phoenix Fire's Station 12 crews trained on the mountain with local TV Channel 12. Engine and Ladder 12 are staffed with Technical Rescue Team members. Firehouse 12 is the closest TRT station to Camelback Mountain. This training is essential to maintaining a high skill level for the mountain rescues they will perform on Camelback. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Firefighters Stop by Lemonade Stand to Support Those Fighting Australian Wildfirehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/795Fire1/14/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/795/newsroom_fire_004.jpgPhoenix Firefighters Stop by Lemonade Stand to Support Those Fighting Australian Wildfire<div class="ExternalClass45D0D406F0EC40ECAACF0314C12C671D"><html> <p>​Phoenix Firefighters stopped by this lemonade stand in central Phoenix to grab a cool drink and support a worthy cause: these children are raising money to help Australian wildlife affected by the devastating fires on the continent. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Bicycle Safety Training for Children in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/784Fire1/10/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/784/Newsroom_Fire_001b.jpgBicycle Safety Training for Children in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClassDCA051C83A1A445E907F45283D755BB8"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>City of Phoenix Fire Department partners with City of Phoenix Streets Department to help educate children on the importance of bicycle safety. They educate children on crossing the street safely by looking all three ways, Left-Right-Left, always wearing their helmets while riding anything with wheels and being aware of moving cars and other bicycles.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Decontamination Procedures Guard Against Cancerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/793Fire1/5/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/793/Newsroom_Fire_002.jpgDecontamination Procedures Guard Against Cancer<div class="ExternalClass049AED09A32C49AFBF2857CC9CE5AD45"><html> <p>​Decontamination “Decon" procedures are a simple and effective way to protect your firefighters by helping to remove harmful carcinogens from gear, equipment, firetrucks, and the station. With firefighter cancer rates on the rise it is critical to take initiatives to keep firefighters safe!</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Fire and City Officials Cut the Ribbon at Station 55 Grand Openinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/794Fire10/12/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/794/Newsroom_fire_006.jpgPhoenix Fire and City Officials Cut the Ribbon at Station 55 Grand Opening<div class="ExternalClassF9FD8CE237F74629972CD02244B0E06E"><html> <p>​Members of the public were invited to come see Phoenix's newest fire station in the Norterra neighborhood in north Phoenix.  Residents toured the 12,000 square foot station, met first responders, got fire and life safety information, and enjoyed food and activities for the kids.  As the city of Phoenix grew, so did the need for timely emergency and fire service in this community.  Thanks to a commitment by community leaders, city officials, the Phoenix Fire Department and the architects on the project, Station 55 was completed in record time!  It incorporates highly energy efficient design concepts, an SIPS panel roof system, and ICF wall construction.  Officials who spoke at the Grand Opening of Station 55 included Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor Jim Waring, and other city councilmembers.  In addition, Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner, Steve Beuerlein, President of the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association, representatives of Perlman Architects of Arizona, and Sun Eagle Construction spoke at the event.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
New Canine Search Puppy and Phoenix Fire Handler Return to Phoenix https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/394Fire9/19/2018 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/394/tallon k9 puppy 3 rotated.jpgNew Canine Search Puppy and Phoenix Fire Handler Return to Phoenix <div class="ExternalClass17CAFA317E14408DA48D2372F1616D0E"><html> <p>​Phoenix Firefighter Mike Smith and his new search dog "Tallon" will be available for any members of the media interested in meeting them when they arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on a Southwest Airlines flight from Philadelphia on September 21, 2018 at 7:40 p.m. on Southwest Flight #2490.  Tallon has been raised at the University of Pennsylvania Working Dog Center and has undergone months of training.  Mike has just met him for the first time and has spent the last few days training with him in Philadelphia. Tallon will continue his search dog training and become FEMA certified with Mike here in Phoenix in the next six to eight months.  He will live with and become a member of Mike's family.  </p> <p>What does it take to train a disaster search dog? An awesome dog, 2,000 hours of training, a lot of commitment by the handler, as well as the dog and their training group, and successful completion of a nationally administered certification test. The test involves the dog searching two 15,000-square-foot rubble sites, finding completely buried live victims and ignoring distractions such as hamburgers, steak, clothing and dog toys. A false alert on anything except a live victim is an automatic failure.</p> <p>A handler may look at 20 to more than 100 dogs before finding a canine partner that has the qualities and drive to do this type of work. </p> <p>Once certified, the dog and handler are qualified to deploy to international, national or local disasters with a FEMA Urban Search & Rescue team such as our Task Force here in Phoenix -- AZ-TF1. <br>AZ-TF1, manned by Phoenix firefighters, has been deployed to disasters including The World Trade Center, Hurricanes Florence, Katrina, Rita, Ike, Harvey, Irma and the mudslide disaster in Oso, Washington. Phoenix Fire disaster search dogs are also used locally to find missing people. Over the past few years, these local searches have been conducted for a missing toddler, Alzheimer patient and injured hikers and have included search operations as far south as Sierra Vista or east in the Show Low area. </p> <p>AZ-Task Force1 is one of 28 National Urban Search and Rescue teams prepared to deploy in response to local and national disasters.  Task forces are located throughout the United States.  The AZ-TF1 canines are purchased through funds raised by the non-profit (501c3) organization Arizona Search Dogs.  For more information about the organization, click on the following link: <span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.arizonasearchdogs.co​m/meetthesearchdogs.htm</span> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire

 

 

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=16https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/16/S275a.jpgHealth Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)<div class="ExternalClass6158472297AD4DAC86558FE3A36DD428"><html>Read the City of Phoenix impacted services update; one comprehensive page to track what's open and operating and what's temporarily impacted.<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/10543/9/2020 10:17:13 PM5/30/2020 10:17:13 PM

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