The Chandler Fire and Police departments are joining together to host a free public safety open house at both department headquarters on Saturday, March 1. The fire department open house is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 151 E. Boston St., while the police department event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next door at 250 E. Chicago St.
In addition to facility tours, a variety of fire apparatus and police vehicles will be on display at both headquarters, along with a vintage car show at the police department. Fire personnel will demonstrate vehicle extraction techniques and rappelling performed by the Technical Rescue Unit, and Hands-Only CPRTM classes will be offered every half hour. Police demonstrations will include the K-9 Unit and Tactical Robot Unit. A prescription drug take-back campaign and a document shred-a-thon will be available during the PD open house, as well.
Activities for children at the fire open house include free balloons, coloring books, lil’ fire hats and appearances by department mascot, I STALO. At the police open house children will be able to have their faces painted and play in a bounce house.
Free parking is available within walking distance, including the City Hall garage at 240 S. Washington St. Please note that the annual Ostrich Festival Parade will be taking place the same morning, nearby along Arizona Avenue.
For more information about the open house at the fire department, please call (480) 782-2120 or go online to www.chandleraz.gov/fire. Details on the police department open house are at www.chandlerpd.com.