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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@phxfire, @phoenixfiredepartmentAli Pardi602-908-4253ali.pardi@phoenix.govPHXFire

 

 

Award-Winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Returns July 17https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/3164Aviation7/12/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3164/newsroom_aviation_105.jpgAward-Winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Returns July 17<div class="ExternalClass187F835ED3DB40DDB08C1200662AB328"><html> <p>With summer upon us, Arizonans might be looking to escape the summer heat. However, an airport is not an easy experience for everyone and can be overwhelming for an estimated seven million people in the United States experiencing dementia. To help alleviate that stress, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is thrilled to offer our award-winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop for the third time.<br><br>The Guest and Employee Experience Team at Phoenix Sky Harbor recognizes the importance of the Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop, as it continues to help passengers with dementia and their care providers plan and learn how to navigate a busy airport.<br><br>“We understand that navigating an airport is not the same experience for all, and when you add in the variable of dementia, it can be even more challenging.” said PHX’s Guest and Employee Experience Superintendent, Misty Cisneros-Contreras. “This workshop has proven to provide a valuable service to our community and an opportunity for our passengers dealing with dementia to be prepared and ready to fly next time they visit Phoenix Sky Harbor.” <br><br>The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop is a unique opportunity that puts representatives from the airport and TSA all in one room to share information and tips while answering questions from family members of those with dementia and care providers.<br><br>The Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Those interested in learning more or wishing to attend the workshop can email <a href="mailto:skyharbor@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">skyharbor@phoenix.gov</a>. Include in the subject line “Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Registration.” Those interested in attending should register in advance as seating for the event is limited.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor was the first airport in the country to offer this type of workshop and was recognized by Airports Council International – North America as the best Customer Experience Program for Large Airports as part of their Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications and Customer Experience Awards in 2023.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $44 billion. On an average day, more than 1,000 aircraft and more than 130,000 passengers arrive at and depart from Phoenix Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNews
S'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3163S’edav Va’aki Museum7/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3163/MuseumClosure_SVM_003.jpgS'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closure<div class="ExternalClass5ADF6F13D8724658B6CD3CCF53FB4BC7"><html> <p> ​Beginning July 15th S'edav Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations. </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">After 50 years, the entrance lobby will get a new floor and a custom-made front desk. In addition, the space will become an inviting introduction to the O'Odham people, the descendants of the original inhabitants of the site, and our neighbors.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">In addition, after 20 years, the “Dig It" gallery will be transformed into a changing exhibit space so that the Museum can present many new and exciting topics to our visitors. For example, when we reopen, or inaugural exhibit in the new Connections gallery is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="">Following Their Roots</em></span> – a comprehensive look at indigenous farming techniques across the diverse ecosystems of Arizona. This will include a timely discussion of sustainable farming practices and indigenous food sovereignty.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Depending on renovation work, we anticipate opening our <strong style="">outside trail only</strong> for visitors in early August.  Visitors will be able to cool down and have access to restrooms in our Community Room area. The Museum will remain closed through September.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Please check back for specific details about trail openings, Museum reopening date, and exhibit opening dates.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">During the closure, if guests want to learn more about what the S'edav Va'aki Museum has to offer visit our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/education/virtual-programming"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Virtual Programming</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page. Prospective visitors can also take look at our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Online Exhibits</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page which has several platforms to view permanent and past exhibits or even take a virtual tour along the </span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4455837%2c-111.984458%2c3a%2c75y%2c178.83h%2c79.38t/data=%213m6%211e1%213m4%211sgq7cyYddvHHSqHlQrH_WGw%212e0%217i13312%218i6656?coh=205409&entry=ttu"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Interpretive Mound Trail</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;">. </span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Review Motorcycle Safety Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3161Police7/11/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3161/IMG_9517.pngReview Motorcycle Safety Tips <div class="ExternalClassD9E33E584D13479F91A9A79E98BF164A"><html> <p>​​With National Motorcycle Day on the second Friday in July, the Phoenix Police Department would like to remind riders to enjoy their ride, but to be safe while doing it.</p> <p>Here are some tips for staying safe while out on a motorcycle:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li> <strong>Wear proper gear.  </strong>Wear protective clothing such as a well fit jacket, gloves, riding boots and long pants, as well as a DOT approved helmet.</li> <li> <strong>Maintain your motorcycle.</strong> Like any vehicle, riders should make sure the motorcycle is in good running condition. Check the tire pressure, breaks, fluids, lights and mirrors.</li> <li> <strong>Stay visible. </strong>Do not ride in the blind spots of other vehicles. Always have headlights on, even during the daytime hours.</li> <li> <strong>Do not ride under the influence. </strong> Do not ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including some prescriptions.</li> <li> <strong>Avoid inclement weather. </strong>This includes stormy weather and extreme heat.  </li> <li> <strong>Stay alert. </strong>Pay attention to the vehicles around you. Keep an eye out for debris in the roadway.<br></li> </ul> <p>The Traffic Education Safety Squad of the Phoenix Police Department likes to remind riders of the <strong>2-4-12 Rule</strong>.</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Keep a <strong>2 second</strong> distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.</li> <li>Look ahead <strong>4 seconds</strong>.</li> <li>Scan ahead <strong>12 seconds</strong>.</li> </ul> <p> <br> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews

 

 

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