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Health and Safety Information and Programs

Firefighters need hugs, too!We have tips to help your family stay safe and healthy. Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department offers a variety of safety programs aimed at not only children but towards teens and adults as well.

Safety information is available on numerous Web sites from a variety of organizations. Many of the links on this page direct you to the Home Safety Council, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. The City of Chandler website and the links it contains are provided as a community service. Many of the links listed on this site are not official sites of the City of Chandler. The City does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites. 
 
  
HEALTH & SAFETY CATEGORIES

  

First Aid information and tips ...

 
  • Bites & Stings
    1-800-222-1222
    The Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center serves the citizens of Arizona by providing accessible emergency treatment advice, referral assistance and comprehensive information on poisons and toxins from bites and stings. Scorpions, Black Widow spiders, ants, bees, wasps and snakes are just some of the venomous creatures in Arizona that can bite or sting you. These creatures prefer to avoid human contact, but when provoked can attack. 
       
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training 
    CPR is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest. The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department offers classes in CPR on the third Saturday of every month. The training provided is the American Heart Association "Heartsaver" class and includes training in adult, child, and infant CPR. Certification cards will be issued upon completion of the training. Minimum age for the CPR class is 14. The cost is $30 per person. You may elect to take the First Aid class (below) on the same day for an additional $10. The class fees must be paid in advance, and they will only be taught if a minimum of four people register. Registration closes one week before the scheduled class. View the CPR Class Calendar and call 480-782-2113 to register for a class.
      * Read more about "Hands-Only" CPR here.
      * Read more about the American Heart Association’s 
         Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Programs
      * Would you know how to help? Use the Save-A-Life Simulator.
      *  Lend A Hand! Hands Only CPR  Streaming Video
          Watch this video and learn what to do when someone needs CPR. 
       
  • First Aid Training
    The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department offers a basic first aid course on the third Saturday of every month, but is only taught in conjunction with the CPR training above. The cost for both classes is $40, which must be paid in advance. The classes will only be taught if a minimum of four people register. Registration closes one week before the scheduled class. The course is taught by a Chandler Firefighter. Certification cards will be issued upon completion of the training. Minimum age for the First Aid class is 14. View the First Aid Training Class Calendar and call 480-782-2113
  • to register for a class.
       
  • Poisoning
    1-800-222-1222
    The Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center serves the citizens of Arizona by providing accessible poison and medication-related emergency treatment advice, referral assistance and comprehensive information on poisons and toxins, poison prevention and the safe and proper use of medications. 
        
  • Vial of Life Program
    The Vial of Life program is designed to notify emergency personnel of vital medical information. In the case where communication is not possible or is difficult, the information from the Vial of Life may be critical in assisting the Chandler Fire Department Paramedics with your medical treatment.
    Vial of Life Form
       

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Healthy Lifestyle

 
  • Health & Wellness Information Resources
    The Chandler Regional Medical Center offers a wealth of information on their website about improving your health and wellbeing. 
       
  • Nutrition and Health
    Add a diet low in processed food and a good 'lifestyle' (don't smoke, control waist size, manage stress well, some exercise) and you will improve general health and help prevent heart disease.
                 
 

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Holiday Safety Tips & Information

 
  • Fireworks Safety
    Arizona law regulates when and where fireworks can be bought, sold and used in the state. The law was recently revised to create uniformity among all cities and towns.
           --  The sale of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed from
                May 20 through July 6 and December 10 through January 3. 
           --  The use of permissible consumer fireworks is allowed
                June 24 through July 6 and December 24 through January 3
                on private property, with the permission of the property owner.
    The use of permissible consumer fireworks is prohibited on all publicly owned or managed land, buildings and facilities, including but not limited to: City offices and facilities, public parks, public parking lots, public school buildings and facilities, public retention basins, roads, streets and sidewalks. 
     
    The new law does not apply to novelty items: snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices and sparklers, which have always been considered permissible. Permissible fireworks include: cylindrical and cone fountains, illuminating torches, wheels, ground spinners, flitter sparklers, ground sparkling devices. This chart will help you to determine if a product is legal or illegal to use in the City of Chandler.
    The use of fireworks may be restricted in certain areas if a Federal or State agency implements Stage One Fire Restrictions.
    The Chandler Fire Department encourages residents to use caution when storing, handling and using fireworks, and when in the vicinity of other people using fireworks. The CFD also encourages residents to attend one of the spectacular public fireworks displays staged by professionals, such as the annual display at Tumbleweed Park, instead of using fireworks at home.  
          --  Fireworks Safety Tips (National Fire Protection Association)
           
  • Halloween Safety
    Keep your holiday fun not frightful by follow these tips for improved nighttime visibility and costume and food safety. Halloween Fire Safety Tips
       
  • Holiday Light Safety
    Colorful lights bring joy during the holidays, but improper, overloaded or faulty wiring can cause fires. Holiday Light Safety Tips
       
  • Turkey Fryer Safety
    In recent years, turkey fryers have grown in popularity, however, they do pose some risk of fires, flames, or burns.
       
  • Christmas Safety Tips
    The Home Safety Council offers tips to keep in mind when selecting and caring for your Christmas tree, using holiday lights, and maintaining your smoke detectors.
     
    Remember ...
     * Keep your live Christmas tree watered. Don't let it dry out.
     * Never leave the lights on and the area unattended.
     * Keep all heat sources away from the tree area.
     * Now would be a good time to check your smoke detectors.
           
    Watch the video at right that shows what happens with a dry vs. a wet Christmas tree fire in only a minute or two. The most beautiful Christmas tree can pose a danger when it has dried out. Take proper care of your tree so you can enjoy it safely throughout the holidays.  More ...
      
  • Candle Care
    While it is tradition to use lit candles during many holidays, take extra precautions and consider switching to electric or battery powered faux candles. Holiday Candle Fire Safety Tips
            
  • DUI Enforcement Campaigns
    Whether you are celebrating a holiday or enjoying any other day or evening, it's never smart to get behind the wheel after drinking. "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed!"
       
  • Firearm Safety
    It is a felony (Shannon's Law) to randomly discharge a weapon into the air in celebration, such as during New Year's Eve revelry.
       
 

 

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Infectious Diseases & Immunizations

 
  • Seasonal Flu 
    Seasonal flu is a common illness that occurs every year, usually in the winter. One of the best ways to get ready is to become knowledgeable of what risks you and your family may face.
       
  • Immunizations for Children & Adults 
    Chandler Regional Medical Center’s Community Outreach Immunization Program, in collaboration with Arizona’s Vaccine for Children Program, sponsors free immunization clinics for children, as well as low-cost immunizations for adults. The dates and locations of these clinics can be located on www.mcchip.org, or you may call the Children Vaccine Hotline at 480-728-3777 or the Adult Vaccine Hotline at 480-728-2004.
       
  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health
    The MCDPH is committed to making the Valley a healthier place to live for the nearly 4 million residents of Maricopa County. The Public Health department offers more than 30 programs and services that protect and promote the health of county residents.
       
 

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Substance Abust

 
  • Substance Abuse, substance Dependence, Chemical Dependence
    The Chandler Regional Medical Center offers a wealth of information on their website about substance abuse, substance dependence and chemical dependence. Information is also available on how parents can help teens and adolescents avoid substance abuse.  
      
  • Teen Addiction
    Smoking, drinking, and doing drugs can really affect people's lives. Is your life or the life of your child affected?
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Survival Programs

 
  • Life Safety for Seniors
    Chandler Fire can provide senior adults with safety information to prevent fires, trips and falls in the home as well as smoking and space heater safety. Call 480-782-2175 for details.
       
  • Urban Survival for Kids
    Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department offers a program aimed at educating children about common dangers. This program is known as Urban Survival. This educational effort is supplemented through the use of a small trailer-born house prop. The Fire Safety House allows youngsters to practice safety skills in a realistic environment while still providing a fun atmosphere. Call 480-782-2175 for details.
       
 

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Transportation Safety

 
  • Bicycle Safety
    When it comes to bicycle safety, use your head. That means protect your head by wearing a helmet. Make sure your bike is the right size and type for your needs. Learn and follow the Rules of the Road. Be visible. Stay focused. Stay Alert.
          Streaming Video Watch Sprinkler's Clubhouse Episode on Helmet Safety
       
  • Child Car Seat Safety
    The Department's Child Safety Seat Program teaches parents and caregivers how to properly install child safety seats into their vehicle. Car Seats clinics are performed by Chandler Fire personnel on most Saturday’s from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at various sites around the City of Chandler. View the Car Seat Clinic Calendar for the next clinic or call 480-782-2046. 
       
  • Pedestrian Safety
    Regular walking (for exercise or other purposes) carries many health benefits for people of all ages and contributes to an improved quality of life. As you work to build more walking in your daily routine, you should also be aware of safe walking and driving practices. Acting as an alert, cautious, and responsible pedestrian (or motorist) will create a safer and more comfortable environment for all road users and will provide a positive example for others.
       
  • Seatbelt Use
    Research has shown that lap/shoulder belts, when used properly, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent. For light truck occupants, safety belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent and moderate-to-critical injury by 65 percent. Safety belts should always be worn, even when riding in vehicles equipped with air bags. Air bags are designed to work with safety belts, not alone. Safety belt usage saves society an estimated $50 billion annually in medical care, lost productivity, and other injury-related costs. Conversely, the needless deaths and injuries from safety belt nonuse account for an estimated $26 billion in economic costs to society annually.
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Water Safety

 
  • Eye to Eye to Supervise Drowning Prevention Campaign
    In recent years, our community has come together to reduce the number of drowning incidents, especially those involving infants and young children. Chandler Fire Chief Jeff Clark initiated a community-wide drowning prevention campaign in 2011 that has become an annual event. In addition, Chandler firefighters educate residents about the importance of direct and constant adult supervision of children around water. You can help by familiarizing yourself with the drowning prevention tips on on our Drowning Prevention page, by watching our award-winning videos, and by learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). To learn more about the campaign, click here or call 480-782-2113.

HELPFUL LINKS

  • Water and Pool Safety Tips
    Children can drown in as little as one inch of water and are therefore at risk of drowning in bathtubs, buckets, diaper pails, toilets, and other places where there may be some water accumulated. Whether enjoying pool time with family and friends, exercising, playing water sports, or learning to swim, everyone needs to be mindful of the potential for incidents and drownings in pools and spas.
       
  • Water Safety extends beyond backyard pools
    Eye-to-Eye to Supervise is not just for swimming pools. There are many man-made canals, lakes, fountains and other water features that pose a danger to children and adults. Watch our Water Hazards video ...
        
  • Drowning Prevention for Kids
    In the pool, at the beach or even in your bathroom, water can be dangerous to your kids if you don’t take the right precautions. Drowning can happen any time of year, but parents need to be particularly vigilant during warmer months, when the number of drownings skyrockets. www.safekids.org  
       
  • Swim Lessons in Chandler
    The Chandler Aquatics Program offers swim lessons throughout the year at its pools and aquatic centers. The lesson program offered by the City of Chandler follows the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim and Parent & Child Aquatic program. Learn more ...
       
  • Pool Fences
    Pool fences can provide you, your children and pets with an added layer of protection and safety.
      *  Chandler Pool Barrier Guidelines (PDF)
    Programs are also available to help low income residents with pool fence installation or repairs. For more information, contact SaveRKids.org or call 602-631-4843.

        Additional Water Safety Links

Streaming Video  Watch our
      Water Hazards
      video!
       
  
Streaming Video  Watch our
      Drowning Prevention
      video!
       
  
 
Streaming Video  Watch this
      Water Safety Episode of
      Sprinkler's Clubhouse!
       Watch Sprinkler and
       his best pal, Dusty the
       Dragon, learn how
       to be safe around
       water.
  
 

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