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Fairview Place Cool Pavement Treatment Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2659Street Transportation12/5/2022 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2659/Newsroom_Streets_033_CoolPvmt.jpgFairview Place Cool Pavement Treatment Update<div class="ExternalClassA085A6182E6747DD9242119B2A73F396"><html> <p><strong>Update as of October 4, 2023:</strong><br>The Phoenix Street Transportation Department thanks residents for their patience​ as it continues to work through its 2023 application schedule for neighborhoods receiving Cool Pavement. Due to multiple factors, including a recent quality control concern with the Cool Pavement product, the Encanto and Fairview neighborhoods will not be receiving this pavement treatment during 2023 and have been added to the spring/summer 2024 application schedule.</p><p>The department apologizes for the delay, but all products and materials city staff and its contractors use to pave and maintain city streets are routinely tested for quality to ensure they meet department specifications. As a result of that testing, the department and its contractors have temporarily paused the application of Cool Pavement and are working together to resolve a concern about the thickness and texture of the product.</p><p>The department's annual pavement maintenance schedule runs from March to October, which is based on the average day and night time temperature range during those months and how it affects the products used. That timeline, combined with the product issue that is being addressed, and the high volume of traffic around and through these neighborhoods this month for the Arizona State Fair have all led to this decision.</p><p>The department remains committed to Cool Pavement and will treat the streets in your neighborhood as promised, but it must first ensure that quality specifications are met to achieve the best results and aesthetic. It is also important to note that the Cool Pavement Program itself is not paused and the scientific study being done in partnership between the city and Arizona State University is ongoing.</p><p>Residents who have questions or concerns about Cool Pavement can contact the department at 623-825-3444 or <a href="mailto:pavement@poenix.gov" target="_blank">pavement@poenix.gov</a>. Additional information and updates is available on the <a href="/streets/coolpavement" target="_blank">Cool Pavement webpage</a>.​​</p><p><strong>Update as of April 14, 2023:</strong><br>The Phoenix Street Transportation Department thanks residents for their patience as it continues to work to resolve the issue with the Cool Pavement seal coat that was applied to neighborhood streets between 17th and 15th avenues from McDowell Road to Encanto Boulevard.<br></p><p>In February, department staff attended a special community meeting at Encanto Tavern to provide an update about the cleanup process and announce a community survey. Thank you to all who participated in the survey. With more than 50 percent of survey respondents in favor of re-treating with Cool Pavement, the department is working with its contractors to plan to install a new layer of gray cool pavement seal coat. The department anticipates the streets will be re-sealed in summer 2023. ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>​​</p><p><strong>Update as of February 3, 2023​:</strong><br>The Phoenix Street Transportation Department thanks residents for their patience as it continues to work to resolve the issue with the Cool Pavement seal coat that was applied to neighborhood streets between 17th and 15th avenues from McDowell Road to Encanto Boulevard.<br></p> <p>Crews have been using a sophisticated industrial power washing truck to remove both layers of seal coat applied in 2022. The cleanup is now substantially complete. </p><p>Residents who need assistance with removing remnants from the sidewalk in front of their property or their private driveway are asked to contact the department by calling the Cool Pavement hotline at 623-825-3444 or emailing <a href="mailto:pavement@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">pavement@phoenix.gov</a>.​<br></p> <p>The seal coat material is a water-based, non-toxic product. It is not paint. It is an emulsion made of water, asphalt, polymers and filler minerals that are bonded together. Please continue to follow this webpage for updates.​<br></p> <p> <strong>Update as of December 28, 2022:</strong><br>The Phoenix Street Transportation Department thanks residents for their patience as it continues to work to resolve the issue with the Cool Pavement seal coat that was applied to neighborhood streets between 17th and 15th avenues from McDowell Road to Encanto Boulevard.</p> <p>Crews are using a sophisticated industrial power washing truck to remove both layers of seal coat applied in 2022. That work is anticipated to continue into early January 2023. The department is working on a plan for pavement rehabilitation, which would be applied after discussion with the community.<br></p> <p>The seal coat material is a water-based, non-toxic product. It is not paint. It is an emulsion made of water, asphalt, polymers and filler minerals that are bonded together. Please continue to follow this webpage for updates.<br></p> <p> <strong>Update as of December 8, 2022:</strong><br>The Phoenix Street Transportation Department thanks residents for their patience as it continues to work to resolve the issue with the Cool Pavement seal coat that was applied to neighborhood streets between 17th and 15th avenues from McDowell Road to Encanto Boulevard.</p> <p>Throughout the week of December 5, crews worked using street sweepers to clean up the sections of roadway where the seal coat had peeled away from the pavement. The cleanup effort is ongoing and residents who need assistance with removing remnants from the sidewalk in front of their property or their private driveway are asked to contact the department by calling the Cool Pavement hotline at 623-825-3444 or emailing <a href="mailto:pavement@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">pavement@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p> <p>The next step of the cleanup involves crews using industrial power washing equipment to remove both layers of seal coat applied in 2022. That work began today and is anticipated to be complete by December 25. The department is working on a plan for pavement rehabilitation, which would be applied after discussion with the community.<br></p> <p>The seal coat material is a water-based, non-toxic product. It is not paint. It is an emulsion made of water, asphalt, polymers and filler minerals that are bonded together. Please continue to follow this webpage for updates.<br></p> <p> <strong>Update as of December 5, 2022:</strong><br>The Phoenix Street Transportation Department is working to address an issue with the Cool Pavement seal coat that was recently applied to neighborhood streets in the area between 17th and 15th avenues and McDowell Road to Encanto Boulevard. Since the Cool Pavement Program began in 2020, 73 miles in 17 neighborhoods and one parking lot in one city park have been treated. None of those other locations have experienced this issue.​</p> <p>In summer 2022, the department applied a seal coat treatment in this area that failed to properly adhere to the roadway. To fix that issue, in fall 2022, a contactor retreated those streets with a different seal coat product that had been applied with positive results in other citywide locations. The mixture of those two products, and a rain event during the weekend of December 3-4, unfortunately caused the coating to peel off the roadway. City staff has an initial cleanup underway using street sweepers and is working to find a permanent solution. Communication with the affected residents is underway.<br></p> <p>The cool pavement material is a water-based, non-toxic product. It is not paint. It is an emulsion made of water, asphalt, polymers and filler minerals that are bonded together. Please follow this webpage for updates.<br></p><p>To learn more, visit the <a href="/streets/coolpavement" target="_blank">Cool Pavement webpage</a>.​​​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNewsstreet-transportationAerial view of a neighborhoodStreets@StreetsPHX #CoolPavementGregg Bach602-309-2667602-256-3437gregg.bach@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/22/Gregg_Bach.jpgStreetsPHXThe Phoenix Street Transportation Department started its Cool Pavement Program in 2020.

 

 

Phoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/ced/3142Community and Economic Development6/22/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3142/Newsroom_CED_036.jpgPhoenix Mobile Career Unit Hosts Successful Event at UMOM, Connecting Job Seekers with Employers<div class="ExternalClass2C1792C7C3394576B2F2731018821C25"><html> <p> <strong>​Phoenix, AZ</strong>—The City of Phoenix Mobile Career Unit (MCU), recently hosted a successful event at UMOM, drawing over 150 job seekers and resulting in 65 on-the-spot job offers. Held on Wednesday, June 12, the MCU event saw a high turnout as community members explored job opportunities and connected with employers.  </p> <p>The event featured top employers such as Chipotle, Starbucks, Food City, and Bashas, actively seeking to fill vacant positions within their companies. Attendees had the chance to network and apply for various job openings in the food industry.</p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego also expressed her excitement about the turnout and its positive impact on the local community. "I am thrilled to see so many job seekers taking advantage of this opportunity to connect with potential employers. This event is a great example of how our city is working on many fronts to support upward economic mobility and connect residents with meaningful employment opportunities," said Mayor Gallego. </p> <p>At the start of the Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department's Business and Workforce Division's program, the goal was to achieve 208 job offers by June 2025. As of Wednesday, the team has surpassed the program goal with 211 job offers, with another year remaining to serve the community.</p> <p>The MCU, a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge, is a part of the City of Phoenix's workforce development efforts to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. The unit travels around the city, bringing job opportunities directly to communities that may face barriers to accessing employment resources.</p> <p>"We are dedicated to helping individuals find meaningful employment and supporting our local businesses by connecting them with qualified candidates," said LaSetta Hogans, Deputy Director of the Business and Workforce Development Division for the City of Phoenix. "This event was a great success, and we look forward to hosting more events like this in the future." </p> <p>The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department encourages employers with workforce needs and individuals seeking employment or career advancement to take advantage of their services and attend upcoming events. For more information on upcoming events and resources available, please visit phoenix.gov/mayor/mcu.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">###</p> <p> <strong>Media Contact:</strong> <br>Athena Sanchez <br>City of Phoenix <br>Community and Economic Development <br>Call/text: 602-621-0507<br>Email: <a href="mailto:athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">athena.sanchez@phoenix.gov</a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/econdevNews
Phoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancerhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3141Parks and Recreation6/21/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3141/El-Oso-Sunscreen-Dispenser.jpgPhoenix Parks Partners with IMPACT Melanoma to Bring Awareness to Skin Cancer<div class="ExternalClass308CA226358745318F801EEEA515EEE4"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce a partnership with IMPACT Melanoma, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing skin cancer. This collaboration aims to enhance sun safety practices at various splash pad locations across the City by providing free sunscreen to park visitors.<br></p> <p>The decision to initiate this partnership comes as a response to the pressing need for increased awareness and prevention of skin cancer, particularly melanoma, which poses a significant health risk in Arizona's sunny climate. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 100,640 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2024 alone.</p> <p>"Our desert environment exposes us to intense UV radiation, making sun protection a critical aspect of public health," said Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department Cynthia Aguilar. "By joining forces with IMPACT Melanoma, we are taking proactive steps to ensure the well-being of our community members and promote sun-safe behaviors."</p> <p>“IMPACT Melanoma is thrilled to partner with Phoenix Parks and Recreation to share melanoma prevention education and provide free sunscreen at neighborhood splash pads," said IMPACT Melanoma Executive Director Deb Girard.</p> <p>Under this partnership, IMPACT Melanoma will supply six portable sunscreen dispensers to be strategically placed at select splash pad locations throughout the City. These dispensers will be regularly maintained and refilled with sunscreen throughout the 2024 splash pad season, which runs from May 25 to October 1.</p> <p>The six splash pad sites participating in this initiative include:</p> <ul> <li>Altadena Park - 3711 E. Altadena Ave.</li> <li>Margaret T. Hance Park – 67 W. Culver St.</li> <li>El Oso Park - 3451 N. 75th Ave.</li> <li>Mariposa Park - 3150 W. Morten Ave.</li> <li>Nuestro Park - 1433 S. 9th St.</li> <li>Trailside Point Park - 7215 W. Vineyard Rd.</li> </ul> <p>The partnership agreement was unanimously approved by the Parks and Recreation Board, reflecting the collective dedication to safeguarding public health and promoting sun safety practices. As summer approaches, this collaborative effort stands as a testament to the City's commitment to the well-being of its residents.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Phoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Toolhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3140Fire6/20/2024 8:20:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3140/BK3A9673-Enhanced-NR.jpghttps://youtu.be/V_6ygBrd5GwPhoenix Fire Department New Heat Illness Treatment Tool<div class="ExternalClassC7629A4172BB4CAEAC249852214AD7CD"><html> <p>​​​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">This summer, the Phoenix Fire Department has introduced a new and innovative approach to treating heat victims: Cold Water Immersion. These specialized ice bags are being used to rapidly cool down individuals suffering from extreme heat-related illnesses, offering a quick and effective method to manage the often-dangerous effects of extreme heat.</span></p> <p>The cold-water immersion is used when a patient's temperature surpasses 104 degrees and they present with altered mental status. Once the patient is fully immersed in the ice, firefighter-paramedics constantly reevaluate vital signs including their temperature. The patient is removed from the bag when their temperature drops to 101 degrees. </p> <p>Since May 1st, every response vehicle within the Phoenix Fire Department has been outfitted with the equipment and necessary tools to integrate this method into standard protocol for dealing with heat-related emergencies. Training for the proper application and monitoring of this method has been provided to ensure effectiveness and safety to all 1,800 Phoenix Firefighters.</p> <p>At the beginning of May, one bag a week was used on average. Now nearing the end of June, the bags are used roughly three times a day. </p> <p>“This is a collaborative effort," Captain Rob McDade added. “We've worked with local E.R.'s, local doctors, our own medical director, our EMS department – we looked at how can we help those that we serve having critical heat emergencies?"</p> <p>As the excessive heat becomes more frequent and intense, this simple yet effective measure plays a crucial role in saving lives and enhancing emergency response capabilities. </p> <p>And the impact has already been seen. </p> <p>Battalion Chief Austin Moreland works within the Emergency Medical Services section and helped deploy this new program and training. He said, “We've already seen people who were extremely hot this year, who last year they might not have made it – and because of these efforts this year, they're leaving the hospital with no deficits."​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo

 

 

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