• Summer Safety Starts With Supervision

    Lake rescueRecently Rural/Metro Fire Department in San Tan Valley has seen a rash of near drowning calls. These potentially tragic and highly emotional calls for service impact the entire community and can all be prevented with adult supervision. Historically speaking San Tan Valley has had higher than normal incidents of child drownings. In virtually every case, a child was left unattended and was able to slip into a pool, or other body of water. At Rural/Metro we believe a “layered” approach to water safety is the best way to stay safe around water. This approach includes the use of physical barriers like locks and fences as well as pool covers and alarms. Rural/Metro also encourages everyone to learn life saving Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation or CPR, and start children swim lessons at an early age. Adults should never let children swim alone and never allow children to monitor children in the pool. Always designate a sober, adult to keep an eye on the kids in the pool. There have been fatal drowning calls in San Tan Valley where adults have been in and around the pool, just unaware that a child had slipped under the surface. [Read More…]

  • 4th of July East/Southeast Valley Celebration Guide

    4thJulyALL Events and Activities are scheduled for: Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Click the name of the city to view the events in that city.
    Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Florence, Coolidge and Maricopa
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