ARIZONA CITY FIRE DISTRICT
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Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015
Where’s the Beep
NFPA/ U.S. Fire Service; National Campaign
If I asked you where your smoke alarms are in your home, could you tell me? If you’re like many people, you may not pay much attention to where smoke alarms have been installed. However, location matters when it comes to smoke alarms.
Smoke alarms should be installed inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Working smoke alarms are a critical fire-safety tool that can mean the difference between life and death in a home fire. Statistics demonstrate that smoke alarms can cut the chance of dying in a home fire in half.
Meanwhile, national fire data shows that home fires killed 2,755 people in 2013, an average of eight people every day that year. Many of these deaths could have been prevented with the proper smoke alarm protection.
As a member of the fire service for 31 years, I’ve seen the devastating effects of fire first-hand; the burn injuries, the loss of homes and possessions are distressing. What’s even worse is witnessing a family’s anguish after a loved one has been killed in a fire. It’s heartbreaking.
As this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015, the U.S. fire service is promoting “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” to better educate the public about the true value of working smoke alarms in the bedroom. In support of these efforts, the Arizona City Fire District will be hosting local events and activities throughout the week.
To kick off Fire Prevention Week, members of the Arizona City Fire District participated in the Arizona City Elementary School Fire Drills on Tuesday, September 29. We will be attending the Community Neighborhood Day on October 3 and hosting additional activities at the Firehouse throughout the month that include educational materials and activities for children and adults including the Fall Festival and a “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep” education station.
The Arizona City Fire District will be on site providing burn prevention education and fire department personnel will be assisted by volunteers from several community groups including the Arizona City Fire District Association, TRAID, PCSO and the Arizona City Chamber of Commerce.
Our hopes are that all Arizona City Fire District area residents participate in one or more of our Fire Prevention Week activities and make sure there are working smoke alarms installed throughout their homes.
These simple steps can help make a life-saving difference, and prevent the potentially life-threatening impact of fire. Here are some additional smoke alarm tips to follow:
Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
Test alarms each month by pushing the test button.
Replace all smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms, when they are 10 years old or sooner if they do not respond properly.
Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound and understands what to do when they hear the smoke alarm.
If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place. Call the fire district from outside the home.
For more information or questions regarding smoke alarms in your home, please contact the Arizona City Fire District Fire Chief Jeff Heaton (520) 466-5542
New Fire Chief
Jeffrey Heaton Jr., 51, officially started with the district as Fire Chief on March 9, 2015. The Arizona City Fire District Governing Board announced the hiring of a new Fire Chief at its regularly scheduled board meeting.
Born and raised in Chicago, Heaton has experience as a Fire Chief in that area and at private fire districts in California and Idaho. Heaton started in the fire service 31 years ago as a firefighter and worked his way up to command positions and eventually Chief. He has lived in Idaho since 2007.
** NEW ISO Insurance Rating **
Arizona City Fire is now hiring. Those wishing to apply can find an application on this website or can apply in person. For more information or to apply call 520-466-5542 or pick one up in person at the station 14022 S. Sunland Gin Rd.
Supervisor Smith Announces Arizona City Office Hours
Contact Supervisor Smiths Office For Upcoming Dates
FLORENCE, AZ – Consistent with his commitment to serve the people of District 4, which stretches from Maricopa to SaddleBrooke and the northern edge of Marana, Supervisor Anthony Smith will be holding meetings around the community.
To best represent the interests of his constituents, Smith believes it is important to hold regular office hours across his district so that people can meet him and share their ideas or questions.
A Code Enforcement Officer will be joining Supervisor Smith to answer any questions the public might have.