Two members celebrate 3rd anniversary with Crisis Response
Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Crisis Response volunteers LouAnn Sedgwick and Dick Rubin (center) were recognized for their third anniversary with the CR unit. Flanking Sedgwick and Rubin are (left) Nancy Roberts and (right) Rebecca Haro, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority’s Health & Medical Coordinator. (Photo by Brian Curry)
AFMA’s Public Education series year two
Back by popular demand, the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority has announced three new free “Public Education” classes for December of this year, as well as January and February of 2019.
There have been many questions about the “new” fire district that provides both fire suppression and emergency medical care for the Sun Lakes community, so it’s only fitting that the first class will be “Who Is AFMA, And What Programs Do We Offer?” That session will be on Tuesday, December 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Bring all your questions to learn more about AFMA.
The new location for this class and the two scheduled for 2019 is the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church at 9248 East Riggs Road. This is due to the Lecky Center at the Robson Library no longer being available for any public meetings.
In 2019, the first class in January will deal with some of the ways you can be fire safe in your home. Entitled “Fire Potpourri – How to Use Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms, Lock Boxes and the Medical “Vial of Life.” That will take place on Tuesday, January 22, also from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
In February, the subject matter will be “Emergency Preparedness, What Happens When the Emergency Is Mine?” That will take place on Tuesday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m.
These informal sessions are a great chance to interact with our fire marshalls and to learn about the services available to the Sun Lakes area and the personnel who protect your life and property.
For additional information or to sign up to attend the classes, please call 623-544-5400 and visit the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority website at www.afma.az.gov.
AFMA/Sun Lakes medics approach the “warm zone” with police cover during a realistic active shooter drill held recently at the Chandler Public Safety Academy. Firefighters and medics from the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority trained with their counterparts with the Chandler and Salt River fire departments along with officers from the Chandler Police Department. Various protocols and procedures for the first responders from both law enforcement and emergency medical care to follow during a horrific event such as this were trained on both in the classroom and in a simulated live situation.