As people begin turning on their gas furnaces and using their fireplaces, the Tucson Fire Department offers tips on how to protect yourself against carbon monoxide and house fires.
Some of the early warnings of carbon monoxide poisoning are headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Later stages can include confusion, brain damage, and even death.
Your best defense is to use carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night approved the hiring of Richmond, California Police Chief Christopher Magnus as the Tucson Police Department’s new chief. City Manager Michael Ortega selected Magnus for the job, but the selection needed approval from Mayor and Council.
Magnus, who will start work Jan. 1, will be paid $200,000 a year during his first year, with a $5,000 dollar increase the following year upon a successful evaluation. He'll replace the retiring Roberto Villaseñor as chief.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday selected Peach Properties to enter into negotiations with the City to develop a mixed-use project with transit on a 4.7-acre key downtown site. The City-owned site currently is used as the Ronstadt Transit Center and two parking lots.
The selection is consistent with the unanimous recommendation to Mayor and Council of the project evaluation committee, comprised of members representing bus riders, downtown businesses and neighborhoods, the development community, and City departments.
The public is invited to attend an open house for the Kolb Road: Connection to Sabino Canyon Road project. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the contractor, provide information, and answer questions regarding the project’s construction.
Planned improvements include a four-lane roadway with bike lanes and sidewalks and extending Sabino Canyon Road south from its intersection with Tanque Verde Road to connect with Kolb Road, approximately one-third mile north of Speedway Boulevard.
You can click an area of the city on the map and find out which projects are completed, planned, and active. Information also includes the number of miles in each project and the ability to turn map layers on and off to narrow your search.
Crews from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division initiated Operation Freeze yesterday. The program makes sure bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to use.
During Operation Freeze, TDOT crews spray magnesium chloride on the bridge decks to lower the freezing temperature of water and prevent ice from bonding on a roadway. The treatment lasts for approximately 10 days.
With overnight temperatures in the 30s in Tucson this week, the Tucson Fire Department is urging people to be careful when heating their homes. Capt. Barrett Baker says space heaters should be placed at least 3 feet from anything flammable and not be plugged into extension cords or left unattended.
If your furnace is up and running, Baker suggests you check and change the filter 3-4 times during the season and keep the area around the furnace clean and unobstructed. It's also a good idea to have working carbon monoxide detectors in your home.
The City of Tucson cares about the community, and now you have the opportunity to demonstrate your support to the City and the community we serve. All donations to the City are tax deductible and can be made quickly and easily through the Tucson Cares page on the City's website.
Donation amounts begin at $10, and donors can pledge their support to one of four categories, including animal care.
After an extensive search, City Manager Michael Ortega has selected Richmond, California Police Chief Christopher Magnus as the Tucson Police Department’s new chief. The appointment will be made final if approved by the Mayor and City Council at tomorrow’s Regular Meeting.
Over the weekend, Dallas Deputy Chief Malik Aziz requested his name be withdrawn from consideration.
Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor is scheduled to retire in December, after 35 years with the Tucson Police Department.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council will meet tomorrow in Executive Session to discuss plans to redevelop the Ronstadt Transit Center.
Two developers shared their proposals over the summer for the Ronstadt Transit Center Joint Development Project. Both proposals would keep a bus hub, while adding housing and retail spaces.
Tips include using foam or wrap insulation from hardware stores (blankets or towels also will work) and letting cold water drip from a faucet.