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How To Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire in Your Homehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2190Fire12/28/2021 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2190/HUT FIRE.jpgHow To Prevent a Christmas Tree Fire in Your Home<div class="ExternalClass8B75924A8F244B0984706A1020358923"><html> <p></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Never let your Christmas tree get dry or it will quickly become a fire hazard in your home. <br><br>On Tuesday morning, Phoenix firefighters demonstrated the dangers a dry Christmas tree can pose.<br><br>Members from the Phoenix Fire Department's Fire Prevention Division built two makeshift scenarios at the Training Academy. <br><br>Firefighters dressed in turnouts demonstrated how quickly dry Christmas trees can catch fire. <br><br>In just a matter of seconds after ignition, the dry trees consumed both a living room and shed with flames. <br><br>The goal was to encourage folks to toss their tree before it becomes dangerous. <br><br>Sadly, a similar scenario happened on Christmas day in Phoenix after a fire broke out in a home near 24th Street and Osborn.<br><br>After firefighters quickly arrived on the scene, the fire had already made its way into the attic.<br><br>No injuries were reported but because of the fire and smoke damage, five people are now without a home.<br><br>The Phoenix Fire Department wants to remind citizens to remove dry Christmas trees from homes as soon as possible as a safety precaution.<br><br>When disposing a dry tree, ensure its not within 10 feet or any structure nearby.<br><br><a href="/newsroom/public-works/2180" target="_blank">The Public Works Department <span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">offers Phoenix residents several drop-off locations for their live Christmas trees and wreaths to be composted. </span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></a> <br><br>Trees or wreaths may be dropped off at any of the participating Phoenix parks. <br><br>Only live trees and wreaths are accepted, not plastic trees and wreaths. <br><br>Trees and wreaths will be composted at the City of Phoenix Compost Facility.  <br><br>​<br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
Rescue on Camelback Mountainhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/1004Fire2/16/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1004/Newsroom_Fire_009.jpgRescue on Camelback Mountain<div class="ExternalClass15988275F8EE44BA8B8F806F8F0C81C2"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Phoenix and Tempe firefighters responded to reports of an adult male with a lower leg injury on the Echo Canyon Trail of Camelback Mountain.  Crews hoisted the patient off the mountain and transported the patient to a local hospital for further evaluation.  No firefighters were injured during this incident.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfireFire
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

 

 

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