The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed.
The pension system for the city of Phoenix is on the verge of ruin. Years of abuse, mismanagement and political malfeasance have pushed the city’s ailing pension fund toward a crisis, threatening to cost future taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. This silently mushrooming debt has put Phoenix in fiscal dire straits similar to those of Detroit and Chicago.
Eight dogs in Phoenix have been through years of specialty training to find live and deceased people buried in rubble and that training is going to good use as two of the dogs are currently helping in Snohomish County, Wash.
State Forester Scott Hunt on Wednesday details areas of the state at high fire danger this year. But Hunt sidestepped questions about changes in his agency's firefighting operation in the wake of last year's tragedy at Yarnell Hill. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
State Forester Scott Hunt on Wednesday details areas of the state at high fire danger this year. But Hunt, flanked by Gov. Jan Brewer, sidestepped questions about changes in his agency's firefighting operation in the wake of last year's tragedy at Yarnell Hill. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Water safety incidents in Phoenix dropped each of the past two years, thanks in part to a concerted effort to educate the community. But a toddler drowned in a backyard pool last week, kick starting the awareness effort once again.
Glaring headlines about Arizona’s public worker retirement system suggest that your typical retired teacher, firefighter or police officer is sipping margaritas on a beach somewhere enjoying a six-figure pension. Meanwhile the state’s pension funds are running out of money, leaving you, the taxpayer, stuck with the bill.
A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense, a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.
Calling the findings legally unjustified, the state Forestry Division on Thursday is challenging the findings of liability and $559,000 in fines by state safety officials in the deaths of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Phoenix police and firefighters will be hosting their annual Rides for Toys event this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Target parking lot, 4734 E. Ray Road. Police and firefighters will exchange rides in their vehicles for an unwrapped Christmas gift for Valley charities.
Celebrate Halloween and National Fire Prevention Month at the world’s largest museum of firefighting. You’ll find food, face painting, fire truck rides, a craft fair, a silent auction, balloons, bucket brigades and more. Costumes are welcome.