Phoenix Fire Hosts Career Day to Attract Next Generation of Firefighters, Educate Public on Different Careershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2453Fire8/17/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2453/IMG_1756.JPGhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HYeR6ENK2EPhoenix Fire Hosts Career Day to Attract Next Generation of Firefighters, Educate Public on Different Careers<div class="ExternalClassE772618EBE754BEC81A7C3793B70C413"><html> The Phoenix Fire Department was proud to host its latest Career Day on Saturday, August 13th at the Phoenix Fire Regional Training Academy. With roughly 200 attendees, the event gave those interested an opportunity to see a glimpse of what the Phoenix Fire Department does and learn about what life is like as a firefighter.<br><br>The goal of the event was to help showcase what being a firefighter is all about and to show the career opportunities within the Phoenix Fire Department. <br><br>Representatives from different divisions within the Phoenix Fire Department were present to assist with the event's activities, including members from Recruitment, Emergency Medical Services, Community Assistance Program, CERT, Fire Prevention, and respective affinity groups. <br><br>The event kicked off after Phoenix firefighters demonstrated a Technical Rescue, where specially trained members repelled down a building to save someone. In another simulation, firefighters responded to a working fire call, where three emergency vehicles were dispatched to a structure fire.<br><br>During the mock incidents, the audience listened to Fire Emergency Dispatchers describe the scene to first responders. The Phoenix Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services and customer service to our community. That service begins inside the Phoenix Fire Regional Dispatch Center. <br><br>Following the mock demonstrations, attendees broke out into groups. That's when they were given a guided tour of the Phoenix Fire Regional Training Academy and educated on recruitment, emergency medical services, fire operations, peer fitness, academy expectations, special operations, the drone program, and the Phoenix Fire Regional Dispatch Center.<br><br>Throughout the event, members of the Phoenix Fire Department answered questions from those that are interested in the career. Additionally, the tour guides were able to share insight on their careers and what helped them become successful in getting hired by the Phoenix Fire Department.<br><br><p>Applications are currently open for both Firefighter Recruits and Fire Emergency Dispatchers. You can learn more about these careers by visiting this <a href="/newsroom/fire/2446" target="_blank">story​</a>. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofireFire
Phoenix Fire Department Opens Applications for Firefighter Recruit and Fire Emergency Dispatcherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2446Fire8/15/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2446/12605433_869287169850527_3957164299248164436_o.jpgPhoenix Fire Department Opens Applications for Firefighter Recruit and Fire Emergency Dispatcher<div class="ExternalClass499C190015D04854980C65E0B0A3B6AC"><html>​The Phoenix Fire Department is now hiring for multiple positions. If you would like to join the team and become a Phoenix Firefighter or Fire Emergency Dispatcher now is the time.<br><br><a href="https://hcmprod.phoenix.gov/psc/hcmprodtam/EMPLOYEE/COP_TAM/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U&" target="_blank">Applications for firefighter recruit opened Monday, August 15, 2022 and will close September 5th, 2022.</a> <br>​<br>There are several steps those interested must take to be eligible to become a professional firefighter. Every Phoenix Firefighter is required to obtain and maintain a State of Arizona Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. Proof of successful completion of a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from a licensed agency within six months is required at the scheduled date of your final selection interview. Additionally, candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and drivers license. <br><br>The City is offering a $7,500 hiring incentive to new hires for Firefighter Recruits that are either National Registry or Arizona State certified Paramedics, which will be paid in accordance with A.R. 2.55.<br><br>To apply, check "CURRENT JOB OPENINGS" on the City of Phoenix Employment website and search for Firefighter Recruit, job opening ID 46592. You must apply online by August 29, 2022, to be invited to take the written exam. <br><br>The study guide will be available online as well, and exam invitations will be emailed to the address you provide in your applicant registration profile – please make the City of Phoenix a “safe sender" in your email. Check out our recruitment page that has all the information you need to know.<br>​<br>The Phoenix Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety services and customer service to our community. That service begins inside the Phoenix Fire Regional Dispatch Center. <br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px 45px;width:379px;height:282px;vertical-align:baseline;" alt="Phoenix Fire Alarm Room" src="/firesite/MediaAssets/12961629_913074818805095_1715597565438352748_n.jpg" /><br><br>Fire Emergency Dispatchers are responsible for operating Computer-Aided Dispatching equipment to quickly and accurately receive and transmit information of an emergency nature for Phoenix and surrounding communities. The work involves answering and evaluating incoming 911 calls to determine the appropriate level of fire or emergency medical assistance required, dispatching units, giving medical pre-arrival instructions, and transmitting information and messages according to established procedures.<br><br>Employees are expected to demonstrate excellent oral communication skills, multi-task efficiently in a fast-paced environment, handle emergency situations sensitively, and exercise considerable judgment under pressure.<br><br>The ideal candidate to become a Fire Emergency Dispatcher can multitask using different forms of technology; react under time-sensitive, stressful, and critical situations; accurately follow directions in a fast-paced environment; and the ability to spell accurately. <br><br><a href="https://hcmprod.phoenix.gov/psc/hcmprodtam/EMPLOYEE/COP_TAM/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U" target="_blank">To learn more and apply to become a Phoenix Fire Emergency Dispatcher, learn more. Recruitment closes September 5, 2022.​</a><br><br><p>Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up to date on events, testing, and more.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2443Fire8/12/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2443/dog 2.jpgPhoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pet<div class="ExternalClass5E97A77AC0C4452DBAAAF32F7FCB410C"><html> <p>​</p>Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire near 19th Avenue and Dunlap and arrived to find a single apartment filled with heavy black smoke. <br><br>Upon arrival, fully turned-out firefighters from Engine 960 conducted a thorough search of the apartment; that's where they found an unresponsive dog. Firefighters carried the dog out of the apartment and quickly began resuscitation efforts.<br>​<br>Phoenix firefighters from stations 20 and 60 worked together to deploy a <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/fido-bags" target="_blank">'Fido Bag'</a>: Fido Bags are life-saving tools that are supplied to local fire departments and professional K9 Handlers from <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/home" target="_blank">the Fetch Foundation</a>.<br><br>Fido Bags contain reusable oxygen masks that have been specially designed to fit the nose of small pets including cats and rabbits and will also fit the muzzle of a large dog.<br><br>First responders on the scene used bottles of water to cool down the dog as they used the oxygen from the Fido Bag to help resuscitate it. <br><br>Thanks to support from the Automatic Aid System, the Glendale Fire Department was also on the scene and assisted with the efforts. <br><br>As the dog laid on the sidewalk receiving treatment, the owners watched from a distance. After a few minutes the dog regained consciousness and began to wag its tail. Shortly after, the dog was happily reunited with its family.<br><br><p>The Phoenix Fire Department wants to thank the Fetch Foundation for its support. The Fido Bag system offers pets across the Valley the best chance of survival in the case of an emergency.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Fire Department Launches Drone Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2416Fire7/15/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2416/drone pic.jpgPhoenix Fire Department Launches Drone Program<div class="ExternalClass02970506ECF54AD0BFF1343EBD47463D"><html>​On June 12th, 2022, the Phoenix Fire Department proudly deployed drone operations through the department's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program. <br><br>Since the historic launch, the UAS team has been busy training for and responding to different emergency incidents across the city of Phoenix. The phased-in approach has allowed the group to work through the expected and unexpected obstacles. <br><br>As a result, the Phoenix Fire Department's UAS team has conducted a total of 94 flights with a total of 14.4 hours in the air. During those flights, the team has responded to a total of 12 incidents - including 1st Alarm Fires, brush fires, and mountain rescues. <br><br>With a group of nine FAA Certified pilots, drone team leadership has initiated communications with the Federal Aviation Administration, Sky Harbor Operations, Sky Harbor Tower, Phoenix Police, PFD Special Operations, and PFD Operations.<br><br>In the next 30 days, the UAS Program will continue to improve the integration into Fire and Special Operations by continuing to train and respond to incidents. The Phoenix Fire Department's Technical Services Division is assisting with improving video feed options for command. Those visuals will allow for enhanced reconnaissance capabilities.<br><br>Additionally, the program plans to meet with the Phoenix Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division in hopes of assisting with Outside Storage Combustible inspection.<br><br>Without support from the Mayor and Phoenix City Council, this breakthrough technology would not be possible. The Phoenix Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and resources to our community and members. <br><br>As an innovative and data-driven leader in the International Fire Service, the Phoenix Fire Department will continue to evolve with the modern world. We remain committed to delivering customer service excellence to our communities through pride and professionalism.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Career Day with the Phoenix Fire Departmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2414Fire7/12/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2414/MicrosoftTeams-image (7).pngCareer Day with the Phoenix Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassDF185B01E7B2442085C82FB4AF75337B"><html> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Are you the right fit to work for the Phoenix Fire Department? Join us Saturday, August 13th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ​</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">for Career Day to find out! This interactive experience held at the Phoenix Fire Regional Training Academy will include a guided tour of the Training Academy grounds, the Command Training Center, and in-depth conversations of opportunities within the department.</span> </p> <p>Members from different divisions will be present to describe day-to-day duties, experiences, and answer questions. Representatives from different affinity groups will be present to help those interested in learning more about the hiring process and steps to help them be successful.</p> <p>Career day will include real time demonstrations from the Phoenix Fire Department's membership including Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Technical Rescue Teams, and the Drone-1 Program. </p> <p>Please review the registration information and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4cadad2ca6fa7-career">sign up​</a>. Space is limited. <br></p> <p>The Phoenix Fire Department will hold a written test on September 13<sup>th</sup> for the next hiring process. There are several steps those interested must take to be eligible to become a professional firefighter. Learn more about <a href="/fire/employment/firefighters" target="_blank">necessary information​</a> regarding the hiring process at <a href="/fire" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/fire​</a>. <br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Phoenix Fire Department Launches New Water Safety Campaign, Drowning Zerohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2317Fire4/21/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2317/Photos - Aquatics - Maryvale Pool - Fiesta Del Agua - 01010.JPGPhoenix Fire Department Launches New Water Safety Campaign, Drowning Zero<div class="ExternalClassF1299179A8A54A7AA55000F08287C87C"><html> <p>​​</p>​Drownings are tragic and preventable. Over the last three years, the city of Phoenix has seen an increase in water safety incidents and deaths in our pediatric population.<br><br>As of March, the city has already experienced five fatal pediatric drownings. <br><br>This trend must stop. In hopes of preventing these tragedies, the Phoenix Fire Department has launched a new campaign called, “Drowning Zero".<br><br>Drowning Zero has a vision to eliminate the number of both adult and pediatric drownings through education, supervision, and community action. That means zero children unsupervised, zero barriers to pool visibility, and zero access to unsafe bodies of water.<br><br>As first responders, we know this vision is not possible without the community's help. That includes community stakeholders. <br><br>At the beginning of April, the Phoenix Fire Department held a mock drowning. It could not have been possible without the help of community partners. Those partners include the Phoenix Police Department, City of Phoenix Aquatics, SRP, United Phoenix Firefighters Charities, the local media, and the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort.<br><br><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:494px;vertical-align:middle;" alt="Members of the Phoenix Fire Department and community partners pose for a photo following a mock drowning media event. " src="/firesite/MediaAssets/MOCK%20DROWNING%20GROUP%20PIC.jfif" /> <br><br>The mock drowning simulated a 911 response from Phoenix police officers and firefighters after crisis actors pulled a child from the pool at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate how traumatic and quickly drownings can occur.<br><br>Before the mock incident took place, key players in the city and community stakeholders spoke to those in attendance about the importance of water safety and drowning awareness.<br><br>“Before anyone even gets in the pool – both children and adults – it's up to each and every one of us to educate our families and friends on how to prevent drownings," said Regina Lane Haycock, SRP senior Community Engagement strategist. <br><br>“At SRP, safety is a top priority, alongside reliability. It is our hope that responsible, designated adults will commit to maintain direct, visual contact with anyone in the water and make it a habit to use SRP's free Water Watcher tags."<br><br>“It is our duty as firefighters and our mission as the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities, to make sure our community stays vigilant and protected when it comes to water safety. We are excited to join efforts with our community partners in keeping the citizens and visitors of Phoenix safe around water," said David Ramirez, United Phoenix Firefighters Charity Board Member.<br><br>In partnership with the city of Phoenix, the Phoenix Fire Department encourages community members to always watch children near water. Whether it be a pool, a toilet, or even a bucket. Drownings are preventable. But unfortunately, they continue to occur.<br><br><p>As temperatures rise in Phoenix this summer, resources remain available online for water safety tips and swimming lessons at <a href="/pio/summer" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Summer.​</a> Please continue to be safe and smart around water to help us achieve our goal of Drowning Zero. <br></p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Input Needed for Community Assistance Program (CAP) Surveyhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2274Fire3/17/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2274/Fire Admin Van Newsroom.jpgInput Needed for Community Assistance Program (CAP) Survey<div class="ExternalClassC847CCE0A0484C27811AD52799F06690"><html> <p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">​The city of Phoenix wants your help evaluating the </span><a target="_blank" href="/fire/community-assistance-program"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Community Assistance Program (CAP.) ​</span></a><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"></p><div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The concept was originally developed in 1995 as a Phoenix Fire civilian response unit that works with our firefighters to assist residents impacted by traumatic incidents.<br style=""><br style="">In July of 2021, the Phoenix City Council approved $15 million to expand the (CAP).  The program will double from five Crisis Response units (CRU) to a total of ten. In addition, nine new Behavioral Health Units will be created. <br style=""><br style="">The goal of CAP is to provide crisis intervention, victim assistance, behavioral health support, and connection to long-term supportive community resources.   <br style=""><br style="">We want to hear from the community to ensure that we build a response model that fits everyone's needs. <br style=""><br style="">Please take a couple of minutes to answer this ten bilingual​ question survey. </span></div><div><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"></div><div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">English </span><a target="_blank" href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityAssistanceProgram"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">CAP - Community Assistance Program Survey (surveymonkey.com)</span></a><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"></div><div><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Spanish </span><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAPESPANOL2022" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CAPESPANOL2022</span></a><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">You can help our program coordinators identify areas for improvement and gain a better understanding as to how we can more effectively serve our community.  </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The survey will close on April 30, 2022. </span></div><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
City of Phoenix Swears In New Fire Chief Mike Duranhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2245Fire2/23/2022 9:48:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2245/swearing-in duran.jfifCity of Phoenix Swears In New Fire Chief Mike Duran<div class="ExternalClass3EF8AB5D695C45D28D0C8E1B26831E54"><html>On Tuesday, February 22nd the Phoenix Fire Department swore in Mike Duran III as its 31st fire chief.<br><br>The ceremony took place at the Phoenix Fire Regional Training Academy. The backdrop of Chief Duran's swearing-in reflects his 27-year tenure with the department. As he stood in front of fire engine 14, which he called symbolic of his career as a firefighter.<br><br>Mayor Kate Gallego, City Manager Jeff Barton, and other city council members were in attendance. In addition to a handful of executive members of the department and the Duran family. <br><br>During the official ceremony Duran laid out his plans during his speech. Those plans include moving forward on outreach programs that are already in place. <br><br>“With the community assistance program, one of our priorities right now is addressing the behavioral and mental health needs of the community," Chief Duran said.<br><br>Duran also assured Phoenix firefighters will have the tools and resources to succeed while also keeping a focus on the community. <br><br>Duran plans to collaborate with the fire union representing the members ensuring Phoenix Fire Department members needs are met.<br><br>As the second Hispanic chief of Phoenix Fire Department, Duran is proud to reflect the diverse community it serves. He's also proud to continue the legacy and tradition of his family, as his father is a retired Phoenix Fire Assistant Chief, and his two brothers are also members of the department. <br><br>“I will provide for an environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive," Duran added. “You will continue to see an organization that is reflective of the community we serve."<br><br>While the city of Phoenix continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the county, Chief Duran is dedicated to prevention methods, continuing with that growth, the building of fire stations and putting resources in service to help members serve the community.<br><br><p>Duran replaces Kara Kalkbrenner, who retired Tuesday after being with the department since 1985. She was the first female fire chief in the city of Phoenix's history.<br></p><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire




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