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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Woman suffers medical emergency, dies on Scottsdale hiking trail, police department says

A woman in her 40s died on a Scottsdale hiking trail on Sunday night, the police department said. Scottsdale police and firefighters were called to the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead for reports of someone having a medical emergency. There, they found a woman who crews attempted to save, but she died. The woman was identified as Raleigh Rosen, an Arizona resident. "Rosen was hiking with a long-time friend in the late afternoon on Sunday, October 24th. About one and a half miles away from the trailhead, Rosen began having trouble breathing and subsequently lost consciousness," Scottsdale Police said in a statement on Oct. 26. Rosen's death is believed to be due to medical reasons and no foul play is suspected.
KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix

Update: Services for Verde Valley Fire District firefighter-paramedic who died of COVID-19 to take place next week

Funeral services will take place Monday for a Verde Valley Fire District firefighter-paramedic who died from complications of COVID-19, the agency said. Tyrone Bell, 35, contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty and died on Oct. 18, the Verde Valley Fire District said in a press release. Services will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood, the agency said, and be open to family, friends, firefighters and the extended family of the fire department. He leaves behind his wife, Ashli, his 5-year-old son, Tyson, and his parents, Ross and Rosie Bell. In lieu of flowers, people are asked to consider donating to the Meal Train fund established for Bell’s wife and son. “Tyrone’s laugh was as sly as his smile, his humbleness as true as his heart,” the agency said in the release.
KTAR 92.3 FM Glendale

Fire managers hold first-of-its-kind prescribed burn training in Flagstaff

Fire managers are gathering this week in Flagstaff for a first-of-its-kind training in prescribed burns. Officials say the Prescribed Fire Training Exchange, or TREX, is a unique opportunity for fire personnel across the country to learn about prescribed fire, smoke management and wildland-urban interface. Fire managers from nine different agencies will be involved, including the Flagstaff Fire Department and the Summit Fire and Medical District. TREX managers will coordinate with neighboring national forest, parks, fire departments and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to monitor the smoke impacts of prescribed burns. Several are planned in the coming weeks for the greater Flagstaff area, including Observatory Mesa, the U.S. Naval Observatory and Rogers Lake area.
KNAU-FM 88.7 Flagstaff

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Green Valley Fire District responds to two-alarm fire at retirement community

VIDEO: The Green Valley Fire District is fighting a two-alarm fire that ignited in an on campus maintenance building in a retirement community in Green Valley Monday evening. According to the district, the fire has completely taken over the maintenance building on the La Posada Retirement Community campus near Whitehouse Canyon Road and Old Nogales Highway. Fire officials reported that there are "active explosions" due to the combustible materials within the building. The district said that five engines are on scene along with two medics and one battalion chief. Officials stated that there have been no exposures to any of the residents, nor have they prompted any evacuations at this time. Green Valley Fire called for support from the Drexel Heights Fire Department to cover their district while they respond to this incident.
KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson

2-year-old killed in Tempe wrong-way crash was not restrained

VIDEO: A 2-year-old and a man are dead after a late-night wrong-way crash in Tempe. Police say the toddler was not restrained, and detectives are investigating the possibility of impairment on the part of the teen driver. It happened just before 11 p.m. on Price Road just south of Southern Avenue. According to Detective Natalie Barela, a teen was driving north in the southbound lanes of Price Road when they collided with an oncoming car. There were three other people in the wrong-way car, including the toddler and their mother. The man who died was the front-seat passenger. The toddler’s mom was in serious condition when she was taken to the hospital. It’s not clear if the teen driver and the front-seat passenger are related to the toddler and their mom. The woman driving the car that was hit was in serious condition, as well.
KTVK-TV 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 Phoenix

Organizations to conduct free smoke alarm installations in Goodyear, Glendale

Every day an average of seven people die in home fires in the United States. To help prevent such deaths, the Arizona Burn Foundation, local fire departments, and the American Red Cross will install free smoke alarms in Valley homes and help residents map fire escape routes. In the West and Northwest valleys, they will visit on Saturday, Nov. 6: Canada Village Park, 18074 W. Lynwood Street, Goodyear. And on Saturday, Nov. 13: Pine Shadows Trailer Park, 7300 N. 51st Avenue, Glendale. Volunteers will go door to door in the neighborhood surrounding the meeting areas identified as having a high risk for home fire-related injuries and fatalities. They will install smoke alarms and educate the residents about home fire preparedness. Residents will learn about fire safety, including cooking and heating tips and the need to create and practice a fire escape plan.
West Valley News

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