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Chandler Fire Department seeks volunteers for Crisis Response Unit; orientation meeting Jan. 19 

Chandler Fire, Health and Medical (CFHM) is seeking volunteers to serve on the Crisis Response (CR) unit, a group of trained professionals, Masters level interns, and volunteers who support the Department's social service efforts. 

Potential volunteers must attend an orientation meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department headquarters, 151 E. Boston St. The orientation will include an overview of the Crisis Response program, the Fire Department's service philosophy, and a question and answer session. Volunteers must be age 21 or older. 

The selected applicants will be required to attend Regional Crisis Intervention Academy (RCIA) training, and specific CFHM and Police Department training, including ride-alongs, driving and blood borne pathogen safety training. Volunteers are also required to attend quarterly meetings for continuing education opportunities, service call discussions, and more. Additional details are online at chandleraz.gov/fire

To attend, please call 480-782-2120 or email your interest to chandlerfire@chandleraz.gov

For more information visit: http://www.chandleraz.gov/newsrelease.aspx?N_UID=3242                                                                                       

Sandbag Locations

The valley of the sun is expected to have rain for the next few days. To avoid flooding in some areas fire stations in the Phoenix Metro area will supply sand. You must provide your own shovel. Here are the fire stations that will provide sand.

Phoenix Sandbags:

SAND ONLY on a first-come-first-serve basis from the following Phoenix Fire Stations: 
*Station 16 1414 E Mohave Rd.
*Station 26 3301 W. Rose Ln.
*Station 31 5730 E. Thunderbird Rd.
*Station 36 21602 N. Ninth Ave.
*Station 39 2276 W. Southern Ave.
*Station 40 3838 N. 83rd Ave.
*Station 43 4110 E. Chandler Blvd.
*Station 48 5230 W. Happy Valley Rd.
*Station 49 3750 E. Dynamite Blvd.
*Station 52 21650 N. Tatum Blvd.
*Station 57 1708 W. Dobbins Road  
There are a limited number of sand bags available. We recommend you bring your own just in case. Also bring a shovel or scoop to load the bags.

Mesa sandbags: 
Free sand and bags are available for Mesa residents at the following locations. Sand bags are constantly being replenished throughout the day. 
Please bring your own shovel. 
Fill the bags one-half to two-thirds full. The bag should lie fairly flat when filled. Overfilled bags are too firm and do not nestle into one another; tight bags make for a leaky sandbag wall. Tying bags is not necessary.  

*Fire Station 202, 830 S. Stapley Drive
*Fire Station 204, 1426 S. Extension
*Fire Station 205, 730 S. Greenfield
*Fire Station 209, 7035 E. Southern
*Fire Station 212, 2430 S. Ellsworth
Filled sandbags are available at the following Transportation Department locations:
*Transportation Building, 300 E. 6th St. (west side of building)  
*East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur (front parking lot)
For more information about sandbag availability in Mesa call 480-644-2160.

Glendale sandbags:  
The City of Glendale provides sand and sandbags at the following locations. Citizens must bring their own shovel.
*67th Bethany @ Bonsall Park NE corner
*55th Orangewood behind old Fire station #1 near park
*59th Hearn NE corner of Fire Station 153

Apache Junction sand bags:
The city and fire district would provide sandbags. Citizens will need to bring necessary tools to fill their own bags and arrange own pickup and delivery. The sand bins and bags would be available around the clock at the following locations: 

*Fire Station 261, 1135 W. Superstition Blvd., Apache Junction
*Fire Station 262, 3955 W. Superstition Blvd., Apache Junction
*Fire Station 264, 7557 E. U.S. Highway 60, Gold Canyon

Mobile IV Unit

Local naturopath, Dr. Suneil Jain, who treats many local and national athletes, is hitting the streets to bring his services to people as we begin cold and flu season. In an effort to promote corporate wellness, as well as for those feeling dehydrated during the winter season, his high-tech Mercedes Sprinter Van, can provide stuff people need to feel better. Equipped with Direct TV and Apple TV, six leather reclining seats, all with their own outlets and chargers, he can deliver service in style.

Offering various types of IV's, ozone therapy, food sensitivity tests and much more, this type of service makes it easier for people take time for themselves during this busy time of year. Think of it as the "food truck of medicine". 

Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics 
9977 N. 95th Street, Suite 101, Scottsdale 85258

Ma'am Exams

A new concept in women's health just might make the whole experience so pleasurable, that you'll *want* to go to the doctor. Gone are the days of uncomfortable and time-consuming appointments, at Ma'am Exams, they're hoping to make your annual exams so pleasant that you'll look forward to coming in. From their fancy spa-like atmosphere to their candy bar, you'll definitely forget you're in a doctor's office.

The facility is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
To schedule an appointment in our stunning Mesa, Arizona office, call 480-448-2411

Ma'am Exams
2919 S. Ellsworth Road, Ste. 125,
Mesa, AZ 85212
Ellsworth & Guadalupe

Orbitz Travel Trends 2016

As the new year kicks off, Orbitz forecasts what will be the biggest hotspots in 2016 and looks at some of the biggest trends emerging in the industry from the how the latest generation of travelers - Millennials - are changing the travel landscape to the evolving consumer's experience in the world of air travel.
Plus, which destination will be tourism's 'comeback kid' in 2016? Orbitz digs into its travel data to give viewers this industry insider perspective on how they can get the most out of their travel dollars in the year ahead.
Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Editor for Orbitz.com lists the hot spots of 2016.

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Bucket List 2016

What's on your bucket list for 2016? Maybe to climb one of the seven summits... Mt. Kilimanjaro?  Go on an incredible African Safari? Discover the beauty of the ruins of Machu Picchu? Hike or raft the Grand Canyon? Trek into the famous Mt. Everest Base Camp? Climb Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina?  

If you said, "YES," we have a trip for you!  

Combine your adventurous spirit, philanthropic personality and travel with K2 Adventure Travel. All trip options pair a fabulous destination with community service. It doesn't get any better than that!  

Our U.S. guides are internationally certified NOLS First Responders with over 20+ years of experience and leadership. We have an impeccable safety record with a 96% Summit Success rate because we offer detailed training plans, weekly team hikes and packing lists.   

To browse all of our 2016 trip dates and destinations, please visit our website at www.k2adventuretravel.com.    
For additional information, please contact us at info@k2adventures.org.  

AZ Vegetarian Food Festival

The AZ Vegetarian Food Festival Returns! The AZ Vegetarian Food Festival will be returning to the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater on January 9-10, 2016 from 10am-5pm both days.

Approximately 60 vegan food and lifestyle vendors are on tap to showcase their wares along with a packed lineup of cooking demos, speakers, yoga classes, kids activities, and entertainment. The event is family-friendly with free admission for kids ages 10 and under. 

Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

January 9-10, 2016
One Day General Admission Tickets: $20 online / $25 door
Two Day VIP Admission Tickets: $50 online / $60 door
Kids 10 and under: Free
The AZ Vegetarian Food Festival schedule, ticket link and more information can be found at: