|Phoenix Lifeguards Help Save Man's Life After Car Accident||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2413||Parks and Recreation||7/12/2022 9:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2413/Lifeguards-for-Newsroom.jpg||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxVSa-JXwvc||Phoenix Lifeguards Help Save Man's Life After Car Accident||<div class="ExternalClass2B81D68052414B5DA3875396A09D137C"><html>
<p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">N</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">ine City of Phoenix lifeguards jumped into action after witnessing a single car crash while working at a City pool. On Tuesday morning, the Phoenix Fire Department presented the nine lifeguards who responded with a life-saving award for their efforts.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">On June 27, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. a man experienced a cardiac event while driving and crashed his car into a pole and wall near Deer Valley Pool in north Phoenix. After witnessing and hearing the accident, nine City of Phoenix lifeguards responded to the crash, and performed CPR on the driver before Phoenix Fire personnel arrived and were able to get a pulse on him. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Pool staff initiated their Emergency Action Plan which includes clearing the pool of all swimmers before rushing across the street, many barefoot, and assisting the driver. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“We saw one bystander banging on his window, and that's when we realized he was unconscious," said Phoenix Lifeguard Hailey Jay. “As soon as [two bystanders] got him out of the car we directed them to move him away from the car because we could smell gas.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“They laid him down and we immediately checked pulse and breathing. We found neither."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Those nine Phoenix Lifeguards performed CPR, used an AED to shock the patient, putting pressure on the victim's wounds. Those lifeguards provided the care they were trained to give through the lifeguard certification process. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“We were trained and prepared for this entire situation," said Phoenix Lifeguard Annika Olsen. “We knew start to finish exactly what we were supposed to do. We also knew, in the end, when we were supposed to step away because we were trained in that too."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Two days after the crash, a staff member at the hospital where the victim was taken told pool staff that the victim was alive and breathing on his own. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“I'm so proud of these young adults for sticking to their training and saving this man's life," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Our lifeguards are some of the best in the nation, and their quick thinking and life-saving acts shows how vital lifeguards are as first responders in keeping our residents safe."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“This is just a true testament to their training," said Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller. “Early CPR doubles, almost triples, the survival rate of that victim."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">On Tuesday morning, the Phoenix Fire Department presented the nine lifeguards who responded with a life-saving award. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“They're very competent, well-trained individuals and they intervened," said Phoenix Firefighter, and former lifeguard, Troy Campbell. Campbell was one the firefighters from Station 41 who responded to the crash. Campbell told the young lifeguards, “you guys are my heroes."<br style=""></span></p>
|Phoenix’s Margaret T. Hance Park Selected as Super Bowl LVII Outdoor Festival Week Location||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2400||Parks and Recreation||6/29/2022 9:30:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2400/Margaret-T-Hance-Park-Sign-with-Crowd.jpg||Phoenix’s Margaret T. Hance Park Selected as Super Bowl LVII Outdoor Festival Week Location||<div class="ExternalClass68162FD1BD554074B53DA1C81A4443CC"><p> The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has selected Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix as the host site for an unforgettable fan experience the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII. The City of Phoenix is thrilled to welcome the NFL and its fans to the heart of downtown Phoenix.
<br> Free to the public, this multi-day outdoor festival will include an immersive fan experience with live music, entertainment, local cuisine, and multicultural celebrations.
<br> “Downtown Phoenix has changed a lot since the last big game. We look forward to visitors experiencing the growth of business, restaurants, arts, entertainment, and our massively improved transportation," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “This festival builds on the fan experience which will showcase our city to thousands of people. They'll discover why we are the fastest growing big city in America."
<br> “Our newly upgraded Margaret T. Hance Park will be the perfect green pocket of our downtown core to kick off 2023 Super Bowl festivities," District 7 Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari said. “Thousands of families and visitors will get to enjoy a state-of-the-art playground and desert oasis, all while getting a taste of our delicious local cuisine, diverse cultures and community."<br><br> “We are eager to welcome the diverse crowd of football fans to one of the City's most eye-catching parks while showcasing the best in entertainment and culture Phoenix has to offer," said Phoenix Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar. “Phoenix Parks is ready to help provide an unforgettable fan experience."
<br> Margaret T. Hance Park is a one-of-a-kind park that is inclusive to all Phoenix residents. Through a public-private partnership, the 32-acre park has experienced a multiphase renovation and revitalization. Visitors will be able to experience the new
<a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1663" target="_blank">Fiesta Bowl PLAY</a> at Hance Park, a 20,000 square-foot playground that features a climbing wall, a separate net climbing structure, a water mist play feature and a sand play area positioned under a shade canopy. Its other unique amenities include three animal-themed play structures – a Kit Fox, Black-Tailed Jackrabbit and Great-Horned Owl.
<br> In January 2023, the City of Phoenix will be opening a garden oasis at Hance Park. Earlier this year, the City
<a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2319" target="_blank">announced a partnership</a> with Republic Services to bring 33 native desert plants, 60 trees as well as 4,000 visually striking ground covers, vines, grasses, perennials, succulents, and shrubs.
<br> Learn more about the Hance Park and the Hance Park Revitalization Project at
<a href="https://phoenix.gov/Parks" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Parks</a>.</p></div>||https://www.phoenix.gov/parks||News|