July 17, 2012
Fire Department to hold open house in northeast Chandler on August 25
August is Drowning Prevention Month, and the Chandler Fire Department is holding a free open house on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, to help educate residents about water safety and preparing for an emergency. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fire Station No. 6, located at 911 N. Jackson Street, which is southwest of the intersection of Ray and McQueen roads.
Chandler Fire Department personnel will provide station tours, demonstrate rescue and firefighting techniques, and give children hands on instruction on how to get out of a smoke filled environment at the Fire Safety House display. Fire engines and other apparatus will be on display, and department mascots will greet children with free balloons, popcorn and fire helmets.
Throughout the event, Fire Department staff will be on hand to talk about the Crisis Response volunteer program, Senior Volunteer program, Fire Cadet program, and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). This open house will also feature instruction on Hands-OnlyTM CPR, which when performed by a bystander has been shown to be as effective as “conventional” CPR in emergencies that occur at home, work or in public. There are only two steps to remember: Call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest.
For more information about the open house, please call 480-782-2120 or go online to www.chandleraz.gov/fire.