The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) recently received an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1 rating, making it one of the best fire departments in the country, which could mean lower insurance rates for city residents. The purpose of an ISO public protection survey is to gather information to determine a Public Protection Classification (PPC), which insurers use for underwriting and to calculate premiums for fire insurance. The new rating signifies an upgrade from the previous ISO Class 2 rating.
The annual tradition of celebrating the beginning of monsoon rain is tomorrow, 5-10 p.m., behind Mercado San Agustin, west of Interstate 10, at the southwest corner of West Congress Street and Avenida del Convento. Local tradition hails St. John the Baptist as the one who brings the rain, kicking off the monsoon in Tucson.
The free El Día de San Juan Fiesta will feature a procession, live music and dance, food, arts and crafts, games, and activities for children. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m.
The City of Tucson recently signed a contract with Shift Transit to operate the public bike share system scheduled to launch this fall. Bike share is a transit solution that gives subscribers 24/7 access to a network of bicycles through automated, self-service kiosks located throughout the community.
The bike share equipment and technology will be provided by PBSC Urban Solutions, which has deployed more than 50,000 bikes in numerous cities, including Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, and Honolulu.
Join Tucson City Council Member Shirley Scott and her Ward 4 office for the 17th annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 15, at Clements Recreation Center, 8155 E Poinciana Drive.
The 8-11 a.m. event will feature free backpacks filled with school supplies, a free pancake breakfast, vendors, activities, raffles, and much more.
Effective next Tuesday, June 27,the City of Tucson Human Resources department will implement a new and improved online job application employment system. All applicants will be required to re-register and create a new online profile.
You are encouraged to log into www.tucsonaz.gov/jobs before June 26 to retrieve or make a digital copy of your application profile information for use on future recruitments.
Tucson set a daily high temperature record yesterday, topping out at 116 degrees. That broke last year's record of 112 and is the second highest temperature ever recorded in Tucson. It was 117 on June 26, 1990.
Due to extreme heat, Reid Park Zoo will close at noon tomorrow and Friday. The early closure time began on Monday. The Zoo will resume its regular summer hours, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning Saturday.
Summer camp hours are not affected.
Tucson Parks and Recreation is canceling the Reid Park Run for tomorrow due to the extreme heat. The last run will be held next Thursday, June 29, in Reid Park.
If you have any questions, please call the Sports Unit at (520) 791-4870.
Donating to Tucson’s homeless is just a parking meter away; veterans are regaining their self-esteem thanks to their mentors; and Reid Park Zoo is now home to some colorful new creatures.
These stories are featured in the latest edition of In Tucson, produced by Tucson 12.
The Tucson Police Department and Pima Animal Care Center are partnering to urge the community to report animal cruelty.
In the Tucson 12 below, officials urge you to call 911 or (520) 724-5900 if you witness cruelty to animals.