Apr 262011

Saturday, April 30, 2011 Fire Station 210 1502 S. 24th Street, Mesa, AZ 85204 8-11 a.m.

The Mesa Fire Department has partnered with Cardon Children’s Medical Center, Southwest Ambulance, Salt River Project Safety Connection, and other east valley fire departments to sponsor the 5th Annual Walk for Water Safety event.

“The agencies are uniting to educate the community about the importance of the layers of protection around water and to work towards preventing future drowning incidents”, Mesa Fire Water Safety Coordinator Michele Long said. “We will be visiting 10,000 homes in Mesa this year”.

The goal is to reach out to 60,000 homes across the Valley in Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Maricopa, Mesa, Peoria, and Queen Creek. Volunteers are needed to walk in targeted Mesa neighborhoods. Those interested should contact Mesa Fire Department at 480-644-2294. Residents can pick up addition water safety bags at the Mesa Fire Department’s Fire and Life Safety Education Office located at 13 West First Street Mesa, AZ 85201. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Michele Long at 480-644-2294 or visit our website at:

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