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Arizona Republic Article on the Acting Fire Chief - Read the article here»

Mock Crash - Posted 3-17-14
With prom night right around the corner and graduation not too far off, Phoenix Fire and Police emergency crews will be simulating an alcohol-involved crash to teach teens about impaired driving. The mock crash was held at Sunnyslope High School. D.S. Woodfill , The Republic | azcentral.com Watch now on azcentral.com»

"On the Issues with Vice Mayor Jim Waring" - Posted 3-6-14
In this edition of "On the Issues with Vice Mayor Jim Waring," the councilman talks with Acting Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner about her goals for the Phoenix Fire Department. This program airs at 2:30 p.m.March 5 on PHX11 through March 17. Watch now on phoenix.gov/11» Watch now on YouTube»

Hiking Safety - Posted 3-6-14
Phoenix firefighters performed 5 mountain rescues in 1 day this week. Take plenty of water, wear light clothes & take a cell phone when hiking. Phoenix is home to tens of thousands of acres of beautiful desert – all just minutes from downtown, it’s no surprise Phoenix is one of National Geographic’s recommended best hiking cities. Trails & Hiking in Phoenix»

Acting Fire Chief recognized by Irish Firefighters - Posted 3/19/14
The contingent of firefighters from Waterford, Ireland have been visiting Phoenix annually for the past 10 years. See pictures on Facebook.

Mock Crash Partners: Washington High School, Phoenix Fire and Police Department - Posted 3/3/14
Phoenix Fire and Police partnered with Washington High School and Western Towing set-up a mock crash for the entire student body of Washington High School.
See pictures and more in the Cactus Park Presinct newsletter»

Valley Watch Radio Show - Posted 2/20/14
Local Radio Station KTAR hosts Valley Watch which airs every Sunday morning on KTAR and Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. The host is Chief Doug Mummert of the Phoenix Fire Department. The program focuses on timely, relative, public safety topics and information. The goal is to keep you better informed about what the Phoenix Fire Department and its community partners are doing on your behalf to keep you safe and effectively respond to emergencies. Listen this Sunday for our PIO Captain Ruben Saavedra. Valley Watch Radio Show»

Fire Chief Retires
Fire Chief Bob Khan announced his retirement after more than 31 years with the Phoenix Fire Deparment.  He leaves to care for his father.  His last day was February 28, 2014.

Notice from the Fire Chief     Arizona Republic article    Acting Chief Kara Kalkbrenner - Posted 1/31/14

Fido Bags for all Phoenix FireFire Fido Donations Photo - Posted 2/10/14

Merrill Sloan with Woodman of the World Lodge III donated 5 Fido Bags to the Phoenx fire Department.. Acting Chief Kara Kalkbrenner seen here with Marie Peck of the Fetch Foundation for the delivery of the bags.

Flu Hits Hard - Posted 2/3/14
The 2014 flu season is hitting Phoenicians hard.  41 percent of Arizona flu cases have occured among 19 to 49 year olds.  According to the CDC it's not too late to get your flu shot and recommends them for everyone over 6 months old.  Flu vaccines are available through clinics, doctors' offices and more.  The Flu: A Guide for Parents 

Surge Protectors Recalled! - Posted 11/15/13
Schneider electric announced a recall of 15 million SurgeArrest surge protectors (series APC 7 and APC 8), manufactured before 2003. The company warns they can overheat, smoke and start a fire.  If you have one of these recalled surge protectors, unplug it immediately and contact the company for a free replacement.  Call 888-437-4007 or Click here to submit a claim for replacement» 

Arizona Republic Article on the Acting Fire Chief
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