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Fire Ban in Phoenix's Desert Parks and Preserves Ends Dec. 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1628Parks and Recreation11/18/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1628/deem_hills.jpgFire Ban in Phoenix's Desert Parks and Preserves Ends Dec. 1<div class="ExternalClass4ED96B80A08A4612818A0AC807206DCE"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will lift its annual​ ban of open fires in the city's desert parks and mountain preserves on December 1. That date coincides with the ending of the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department's​ <a href="https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/maricopa-countys-regional-parks-prepare-to-lift-annual-fire-ban-121/" target="_blank">annual fire ban in its regional parks</a>.<br></p> <p>Typically lifted during the month of October, the ban was extended this year due to the unseasonably warm and dry fall weather. Park users are reminded that vegetation in these areas remains dry and caution should be taken any time they are using an open fire. </p> <p>In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1171">the ban went into effect on May 1</a>, and prohibits open wood and charcoal fires. Propane or gas grills are not part of the ban, but can only be used in established picnic areas. <br></p> <p>The ban applies to Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills Recreation Area, Papago Park, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, North Mountain Park, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and South Mountain Park/Preserve. It does not apply to the city's flatland parks.</p> <p>Motorists traveling through or near Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extreme care with smoking materials and dispose of those only in their vehicle's ash tray. Smoking outside an enclosed vehicle is prohibited year-round in those natural areas.</p> <p>To protect their homes, residents whose property borders the city's preserve land may remove dry shrubs, brush and grasses, and trim dead branches from trees within the 10-foot strip of land that borders their property. By creating this 10-foot “buffer zone" residents can help to protect their homes from potential brush fires in the adjacent preserve land.</p> <p>Preserve neighbors also should check irrigation lines and pool back-flush hoses to ensure that water is not seeping into the preserve. Outside water sources encourage unnaturally dense vegetation growth, which increases fire risk.<br></p> <p>For general information regarding removing vegetation, residents can contact a Phoenix Park Ranger at 602-495-5458 or <a target="_blank" href="mailto:natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov">natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov</a>.</p> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and Phoenix Fire Department remind trail users to <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">“Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> and practice responsible physical distancing when enjoying the city's desert parks and mountain preserves. <a target="_blank" href="/parks/trails">View a hiking safety checklist and guidelines for physical distancing when on the trail</a>.<br></p> <p>Detailed information about Phoenix's 41,000-plus acres of desert parks and mountain preserves, and 200-plus miles of trails, is available at <a target="_blank" href="/parks/">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationDesert natural areaParks & RecGregg Bach602-350-1506602-262-4994gregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgPhoenixParks

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/21/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass81A8669DC6E74930A262D2E3A8071F7C"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Mask Mandate Eliminated for Those Fully Vaccinated<br></h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information. The change means those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks when in both indoor and outdoor public places throughout the city of Phoenix. ​</a>Starting June 17, f<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>ace coverings and physical distancing protocols are no longer required in city facilities for those who are fully vaccinated. ​(<strong>Note:</strong> The airport and public transit is still covered by the Federal mask mandate.)​​ </p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a></span><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">C</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">alvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br></span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</span></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p>Applications for general or private events not occurring at or on City of Phoenix properties are no longer required due to <a href="https://azgovernor.gov/sites/default/files/eo_2021-06.pdf" target="_blank">Executive Order 2021-26 (PDF)</a>. Please note, however, that applications for special events for more than 50 people are still required for events taking place at or on City of Phoenix properties. <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Learn more and apply​</a>.</p><p>See <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">previously submitted and published Special Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans​</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security6/23/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassEF2D349D6DE64744B6FF37615F2A2544"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2> <p>We're all in this together. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash" target="_blank">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561" target="_blank">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a><br></p> <p><strong>Mobile Van #1:</strong> <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2:</strong> <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br><br></p> <h3>Wednesday, June 23, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Acacia Library <br>750 E. Townley Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p> <h3>Thursday, June 24, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Devonshire Community Center<br> 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> <h3>Friday, June 25, 2021</h3> <p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: https://vincerecancer.com </p> <h3>Saturday, June 26, 2021</h3> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a><p></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cielito Park<br> 3402 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, June 28, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Brunson Lee Elementary<br> 1350 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, June 29, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Prado Park<br> 6428 S. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, June 30, 2021</h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Caeser Chavez Library<br> 3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br> Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Kids Explore World of Law Enforcement at Phoenix Police Summer Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1961Police6/22/2021 10:30:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/mqrjNjjt4LMKids Explore World of Law Enforcement at Phoenix Police Summer Program<div class="ExternalClass49E1B9307A214C2A84FEB00EC7090923"><html> <p>Several dozen incoming 7th and 8th graders are attending the Phoenix Police Youth Experience—a week-long summer program that gives kids a look into the world of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. <br></p> <p>"Most people, when they see a cop, are like 'oh, no a cop, something bad is going to happen,'" Andrew, a program attendee, said. "But really, they're just trying to help, and I think it's important to like actually experience what they're doing, and just kind of like know them." <br></p> <div> <p>Each day of the week, these kids are experiencing different parts of the department. The air unit landed a helicopter and the kids got to hop in. The K9 unit brought their dogs. The kids are also learning about crime scene investigations, they do a community service project, and a mock trial too. <br></p> <p>"Yesterday we did an ethics class and that was very important because some of the kids didn't know what that was," Colin, another program attendee, said. "And so they got ethics explained. And it's very important to have a good moral compass. And good ethics."<br></p> <p>Ben Harris is one of the community action officers with Phoenix Police, helping make this week happen. He said kids these days learn so much through screens. Getting hands on with things this week, and being able to interact and ask questions offers the kids a different perspective. </p> <div><p> "They've had one perception of what police work is, and what the criminal justice system is, and that's come from what they consume—social media and some television," Officer Harris explained. "And so they didn't know about everything else."<br></p> </div> <p>As much as this week is about showing kids all the areas of police work and the criminal justice system, Community Action Officer Mary Roestenberg said it is about generating conversations, too. <br></p> <p>"I receive emails from the parents [saying] 'hey, my child came home, we actually had a conversation today, we talked about what you guys did, and they're so excited about coming back,'" Officer Roestenberg said. <br></p> </div> <p>The Phoenix Police Youth Experience is completely free, and that's possible, in large part, because of the Phoenix Police Foundation. Foundation President Tim Thomas said at the core of the program is community policing, and developing those relationships early on. ​<br></p> <p>"A lot of times, your first encounter with law enforcement is an enforcement type situation which isn't the best time for you to learn about law enforcement or to be an officer," Thomas explained. "So this provides an opportunity for really these young adults to have a great understanding of law enforcement and that these are people behind that badge."<br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/police/precincts/mountain-view/phoenix-police-youth-experience">​Learn more about the Phoenix Police Youth Experience here.</a><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo

 

 

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