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Home Heating Safety Tips

From Barrett Baker at the Tucson Fire Department:

In Tucson, we generally have Summer,Winter, and very little in between. We can be challenged by going from near 90 degree high temperatures one week and lows in the 30’s just days later. As the need for warming the house increases, so can the dangers associated with fireplaces, furnaces, and space heaters. Below are a few reminders as you heat up while the temperatures drop.

“Have Your Shade and Eat It Too” at Watershed Management Group’s 1st Annual Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast

Watershed Management Group (WMG) invites you to celebrate the bountiful food and shade of our region’s native and desert-adapted edible trees at our 1st Annual Edible Shade Mesquite Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 23, 2014. We’re excited to add our own twist to this tasty Tucson tradition began by Desert Harvesters. Come enjoy local mesquite pancakes and more as you explore sustainability practices in action at WMG’s Living Lab and Learning Center.
 

Cylcovia Tucson

This Sunday, November 2nd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of fun-loving folks from across the region will take part in Tucson’s seventh open streets event – Cyclovia Tucson.

"Stuff the Bus" Event

Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and Sam Levitz Furniture have partnered to sponsor a one-day “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse.  The event, which will be held on Friday, October 17, helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  A Sun Tran bus will be located at Sam Levitz Furniture’s eastside location at 100 North Pantano Road.  Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tucson Fire Joins in Fire Prevention Week

It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 5-11 the Tucson Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents that ‘Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives'. During this year's fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word about the dangers of fires and how a working smoke alarm can give a family the notice they need to get out safely.  

Last Day for Voter Registration

If you aren't already registered, remember that today is the last day for voter registration if you expect to vote in the general election. You can come by our office at 7575 East Speedway to register before five and we will make sure to get the forms to the recorder's office.

There is also curbside registration until 10 pm available at a Ward 2 location. Here are the details from Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez:

Red Cross Safety Tips

From our friends at the Southern Arizona Red Cross:

Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Most of these drownings occur during flash floods. Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. Use a pole of stick to make sure that the ground is still there before you go through an area where the water is not flowing.

Hurricane Odile

Remember that over the next few days, our area is expecting severe storms. Most flash flood deaths happen in vehicles. Moving water as little as one or two feet deep will carry away most vehicles and can knock a person off their feet. Keep children away from creeks and washes when heavy rain is in the area. Be especially careful at night when water depth and road conditions are harder to see.

The advice from our Fire Department is: WHEN IN DOUBT, WAIT IT OUT!!

Monsoon Claims a Life: TFD responds to vehicle in wash, vehicle swept away

The monsoon claimed a life Monday morning after the vehicle of an adult female was swept downstream after being stuck in a residential wash, with the female trapped inside.   The initial Tucson Fire unit arrived at East Calle Betelgeux and South Avenida Ursa for reports of a car in the wash at 9:31 A.M..  They initially could not see a vehicle in the residential.  A bystander pulled up next to them and advised them that the car was pinned against a pedestrian bridge completely submerged.  The crew immediately began getting equipment for a rescue when the car was pushed under the bridge and

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