The Chandler Fire Department is holding a free open house for the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Fire Station No. 8 at 711 West Frye Road. The event is part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to educate residents about the services provided by Chandler Fire, and to share safety, fire prevention and emergency preparedness information with the public.
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In addition to tours of the station, there will also be fire truck & apparatus displays and demonstrations, drowning prevention information, and children will get hands on instruction on how to get out of a smoke filled environment at the Fire Safety House display. Department mascots will also be on hand, and free balloons and fire helmets will be available for children.
Throughout the event, Fire Department staff will be available to talk about the Crisis Response volunteer program, smoke alarm program, Fire Cadet program, and Community Emergency Response Team (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.
Fire Station No. 8 is located on the south side of west Frye Road between Alma School Road and Arizona Avenue. For more information about the open house, please call 480-782-2120.
Play is essential to the social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being of children. We are proud to have our Health, Local and Junior initiatives working with the city to provide opportunities and guide policy that encourages play. It is fantastic to see the lack of play in this generation of children being addressed the mayor, council, staff, school district and community.
“Quality parks, playgrounds, and aquatic centers have been a Chandler priority for decades, because we value families and we want our children to have opportunities for fun and fitness,” said Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “We are committed to developing healthy, fulfilled children and families, and that’s why we are honored to be recognized as a Playful City USA for the seventh straight time.”
Sometimes it is easy to forget that children spend nearly eight hours a day in front a screen, many have no or little recess time and one in five children don’t live within walking distance of a park. Chandler has been actively creating innovative programs and initiatives to combat these problems by developing unique local action plans to increase the quantity and quality of play in their community.
We had a blast this January taking a tour of Agritopia farms and learning about agriculture and how it impacts our daily lives. The kids got to take home a potted plant and also got to pick bags of citrus to take home!
Thanks Erich & Joe who put this together as well as Shaun of Chow Locally for his help and support.
The Hamilton High School Robotics Club came to hang out with us October’s Gangplank Jr event and worked with the kids to build some sweet robots as well as showcase their own projects.
They brought in a robot created at last year’s First Robotics Competition (FRC) that could shoot a basketball across the street. Almost 30 kids hung out with us on Saturday and (if the smiles were any indication) had a blast!
Our next event will be on Nov. 17 from 1p.m. – 2:30p.m. doing a videography lesson. Come join us and have some fun!
A huge thank you to Jose & his crew from The Torch Theatre who came out last weekend for an improv comedy class! The kids all had a great time and learned some fun ways to unlock personal creativity, communicate effectively, and empower themselves to collaborate with others to create awesomeness. Continue reading →
The last Gangplank Jr. event was a rousing success with over 30 kids joining us for electrolysis experiments (separating hydrogen and oxygen from water) and launching homemade rockets with pressurized oxygen. Continue reading →
Our fearless leader, Mike Benner, is moving on to greener pastures (literally, to North Carolina) and two of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership staff have volunteered to take over the initiative.
Selena Larson and Allie Davis of the DCCP have taken the reins and are planning some fun, educational projects that kids can’t learn in a traditional educational atmosphere. Continue reading →
Startup Academy is an immersive entrepreneurship experience open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from any Arizona high school. Students will propose ideas to real world problems, form teams to work on them, and work under the guidance of mentors and faculty from ASU’s College of Technology and Innovation (CTI) to turn their solutions into businesses.
CTI is working with a great set of partners on the Conscious Capitalism Startup Academy, including MAC 6, Gangplank, and Retreat at Tontozona, which will host the camp from June 21 – 24, 2012 (free bus transportation is provided from CTI).
Eligibility and Cost
The camp is open to any Arizona high school sophomore, junior or senior.
To apply, please complete the application below.
The camp costs $180, but tuition waivers are available based on need. (The fee covers camp costs for the weekend, but if the fee is a barrier to applying, please see the application for the waiver request option.)
Business ideas submitted as part of application
At the start of the camp, the attending students and mentors will evaluate all the ideas presented and vote on the ones they want to work on. Please complete the application to tell us about your plan to start changing the world this summer!