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5 Family-Friendly Hikes in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2177Parks and Recreation12/17/2021 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2177/Piestewa Trail With Trail Rules.jpg5 Family-Friendly Hikes in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass4A911F6F7F9B4EC9B4E82D8E78580AB7"><html> Looking for a fun outdoor experience with family? Here are 5 fun family-friendly hikes in Phoenix that are safe for any skill level! <br><br> Remember before you take a hike, do it right:<br><br> <ol> <li>Watch the weather</li> <li>Dress appropriately</li> <li>Bring water</li> <li>Team up, carry a mobile phone</li> <li>Don't wander off the trail<br></li> </ol>  <br>Read more about the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation's Take a Hike, Do it Right checklist for a fun and safe hike. <br><br> <a href="/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right" target="_blank">https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right</a> <br><br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Esplanade Trail at the Sonoran Preserv</strong><strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">e</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty</strong>:  Easy<br> <strong>Distance</strong><strong>:</strong>  3.4 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  127 feet<br><br> The first section of the Esplanade is flat and sparse. This trail is a gentle climb hosting some occasional sandy areas and quick turns that keep you alert. After crossing an old jeep trail, you'll begin to parallel the Cave Creek Wash and the hike gets more interesting. On your left is a continuation of the desert you just hiked through, but on your right is a nice tangle of ironwood, Palo Verde, various shrubs and often a nice grove of saguaros along the edge of the wash. The wash is very wide here. Be on lookout during monsoon season as some areas may be impassable.<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> Apache Wash Trailhead, 1600 E. Sonoran Desert Dr.<br> <strong>Access:</strong> Start at Apache Wash Trailhead. Proceed to Badger Brawl Trail. Turn right onto Apache Wash Loop. Continue north and turn right to proceed onto Esplanade Trail.<br> <strong>Parking & Entrance Hours</strong>: 5 a.m. - 7 p.m.<br> <strong>Trail Hours</strong>: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.<br><br><br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Palisade Trail at Deem Hills Park</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty: </strong> Moderate<br> <strong>Distance:</strong>  1.5 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  395 feet<br><br> Palisade Trail can be one of the quietest trails at Deem Hills as it takes some work to get to.  But once there, you often have 360 panoramic views of the city and the mountains to the east, north and west. <br><br> Palisade Trail can be accessed from the Water Tank Road to the east and the Circumference Tail in two areas, both north and east. It is a good trail for  running, as you can start out at the Water Tower Trail, connect to Palisade and come back the same way. Often you will forget you are in Phoenix on this trail as it can feel remote.  The Palisade also has two additional connectors to the Circumference Trail on the east side to make additional loops. The Palisade trail also shares .1 mile of the same trail tread as Basalt between the .45 and .55 section which is extremely rocky.<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> 27428 N. 39th Ave.<br> <strong>Access:</strong>  Start from East Trailhead to connect to Deem Hills Circumference Trail going north. Turn left off of Deem Hills Circumference Trail onto Watertower Road. Turn left off of Watertower Road to proceed to Palisade Trail.<br> <strong>Parking & Entrance Hours</strong>: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br> <strong>Trail Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br><br>  <br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Ranger Trail at South Mountain</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty:</strong> Moderate<br> <strong>Distance:</strong> 1.7 mi<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong> 800 ft.<br><br> The Ranger Trail provides a gradual climb through the foothills approaching the park's roadway. This trail also provides alternative routes through connections with the Derby Loop, Bajada Trail, and Las Lomitas​​​​ Loop, while traveling upward to the roadway. To reach the National Trail along the ridgeline, continue across the road and climb the steep switchbacks to reach the saddle in the mountain just east of “Goat Hill."<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> Five Tables Trailhead, 10214 S. Central Ave.<br> <strong>Access:</strong> Start at the Park Main Entrance. Continue on Stephen Mather Dr. through the first four-way intersection. Take your next left and keep right to connect to Five Tables. From Five Tables, proceed to Ranger Trail.<br><div><strong>Entrance hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Sunset</div><div><strong>Trail Hours</strong>: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br></div><br><br> <strong style="font-size:17.3333px;">Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail</strong> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty:</strong>  Moderate/Difficult    <br> <strong>Distance:</strong>  2.6 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  150 feet<br><br> Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail is a natural desert material trail. The trail offers excellent views of surrounding mountain, north phoenix and east towards Scottsdale as well as nearby Shadow Mountain, North Mountain, and Shaw Butte.<br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> 15600 N. 16th Street<br> <strong>Access:</strong>  Start from Lookout Mountain Trailhead. Proceed to Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail.<br> <strong>Trailhead Hours:</strong> Sunrise to 7 p.m. or Sunset<br> <strong>Trail Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br><br>  <br> <span style="font-size:17.3333px;"><strong>Shaw Butte Trailhead at North Mountain</strong></span> <br><br> <strong>Difficulty:</strong>  Difficult<br> <strong>Distance:</strong>  4.0 miles<br> <strong>Elevation Change:</strong>  654 feet<br><br> A rocky and dirt loop trail that starts off easy at the trailhead. As you make your way up the Butte, the trail becomes very steep and rocky at some points, as well as asphalt at other points. It is not uncommon to encounter leashed dogs as well as mountain bikers. When reaching the top, you will pass  by the old "Cloud Nine" concrete foundation is all that remains of the early 1960s elite Phoenix area restaurant that burned to the ground and was never rebuilt. At this point, you will be offered beautiful 360 degree views of the valley. You may encounter wildlife and could even see a falcon diving after its prey. Dogs are more than welcome on this trail, as long as they are kept on a leash.  <br><br> <strong>Location:</strong> 12898 N. Central Ave<br> <strong>Access:</strong>  Start from Shaw Butte Trailhead.  Proceed to Shaw Butte Trail.<br> <strong>Trailhead Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br> <strong>Trail Hours:</strong> 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.<br><br><br><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationHiker with Parks and Recreation SignageParks & RecPhoenix, Hiking, Family Hikes, Trail Locations, Trail HoursAdam Waltz602-350-1506602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govPhoenixParks

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/25/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0E70B580DDC247FA8D1C8D72E08AFC50"><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 COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<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. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! 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>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a href="/newsroom/public-works/1084" target="_blank">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</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> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/25/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClass3DF64B93668548A69E8ED50ED505B810"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <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> </p><p><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">A</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> limited number of free at-home COVID-19 test kits and masks will be available at mobile testing events on a first-come, first-served basis</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">.</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p> ​ ​ <h3>Tuesday, January 25, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, January 26, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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, January 27, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<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, January 28, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<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>Saturday, January 29, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<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> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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><br></p><p> <strong>Partner Event</strong>. Cartwright Elementary School<br>2825 N. 59th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br>11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><a target="_blank" href="https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting">https://www.signupgenius.com/go/cartwrightelementarytesting</a><br><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Event Partners: Vincere Cancer Center, Cartwright Elementary School, Chicanos Por La Causa and City of Phoenix</span></span><br></p><h3>Monday, January 31, 2022<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, 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> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S. 71st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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>​<br></p><h3>Tuesday, February 1, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, February 2, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> El Oso Park<br> 3451 N. 75th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> Noon - 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, February 3, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<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, February 4, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009<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>Saturday, February 5, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> AGEEZ Hair Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 542 W. Southern Aveue, 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><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Trailside Point Park<br> 7215 W. Vineyard Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<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, February 7, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br> 6850 W. Indian School Road, 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> Roadrunner Park<br> 3502 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032<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, February 8, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, February 9, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> Noon - 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>Thursday, February 10, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85044<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, February 11, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap Ave. 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><h3>Saturday, February 12, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Avenue, Laveen Village, AZ 85339<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> South Mountain Community Center<br> 212 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing Event</span></strong><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, February 14, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, 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> Sueño Park<br> 4401 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<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, February 15, 2022<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> Noon - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p> ​ ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Fire Chief Appointed to Lead Phoenix Fire Departmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2214City Manager1/25/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2214/Newsroom_Fire_2022_Chief.jpgFire Chief Appointed to Lead Phoenix Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass6241F6F394E74D32BE6DCB9AFE857299"><html>​City Manager Jeff Barton announced today the selection of Michael Duran as the new Chief of the Phoenix Fire Department.<br><br>Duran will take over as Fire Chief upon the retirement of Chief Kara Kalkbrenner, on February 22.<br><br>Duran is a seasoned Phoenix firefighter and leader, having spent 27 years with the department. He is currently an Assistant Chief, supervising the Medical and Support Service Division. His division accounts for roughly 85 percent of all Fire Department dispatches.<br><br>Duran is also leading the implementation of the Community Assistance Program (CAP). The CAP, approved by Mayor Kate Gallego and the Phoenix City Council, sets aside $15 million dollars for the first-of-its kind program to improve the crisis response for behavioral and mental health calls in the community.<br><br>“Mike Duran has been a valued leader throughout his years of service, and especially recently as he has overseen the expansion of the Community Assistance Program in response to the mental health crisis," said Mayor Gallego. “I am confident Chief Duran will ensure our city's firefighters provide quality protection and life safety services and will be a valuable mentor and ethical leader to grow the next cohort of public safety teams integral to our community."<br><br>Prior to his current role as Assistant Chief, Duran was Deputy Chief of the Central Division and a Division Chief of Facilities Management and Homeland Defense Bureaus.  <br><br>“Mike is a visionary strategist who I'm confident will help move our organization forward," said City Manager Jeff Barton. “His strong communication skills and meaningful experience developing and maintaining relationships within the city, community, and business partners will be invaluable as he takes on the role of Chief."<br><br>He spent the early years of his career in the field as a Firefighter, Engineer, and Captain, where he developed a deep understanding of the fire service, emergency response models, and how best to serve our diverse community.  As a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) AZ Task Force-1, he has provided service in high profile events such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Florence and has provided public safety planning for the Super Bowl and College Football Playoffs. <br><br>“As the Fire Chief, I will prioritize innovative opportunities to improve the safety and services of our system," said Chief Duran. “I am committed to creating a positive and equitable environment while promoting the development and sustainability of our organization." <br><br>A married father of three, Chief Duran is a Phoenix native and second-generation firefighter.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews

 

 

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