NewsNet 02-23-15

CITY HIRES HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR - The Mayor and Tucson City Council last week voted to appoint Curry Hale as director of Human Resources. Hale, who had been serving on an interim basis since March 2014, was chosen after an extensive nationwide recruitment. He began his career with the City of Tucson in 2000 and has served in six different positions within the HR department, giving him a wide array of administrative and leadership experience. In addition, Hale has worked extensively on labor relations issues. Read the news release.

RECRUITMENT UNDERWAY FOR SUMMER POOL EMPLOYEES - The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department is looking for Water Safety Instructors (WSI) and Lifeguards this summer. More than 150 lifeguards and swimming instructors are needed for seasonal work at City of Tucson pools, beginning the week of May 25. Applicants must be at least 16 years old at time of hire and have knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid. Learn more about the qualifications by following the link below. The application deadline is May 31.

ZOO CELEBRATES ATTENDANCE RECORD AND BABY ELEPHANT (NEW VIDEO) - Reid Park Zoo broke its attendance record in 2014, attracting more than 618,000 visitors. After you meet Nandi, you’ll understand why the public just can’t get enough of the elephant calf. Watch the latest edition of Zoo News from Tucson 12 to learn more about the Zoo and Nandi's first six months of life.  

HOW TO AVOID SLIPS AND TRIPS - Throw rugs, worn shoes, clutter, and insufficient lighting are all major sources of falls in the home. Tucson Fire Department Capt. Barrett Baker offers some tips on how to prevent slips and trips.

ENJOY FOOD TRUCKS DOWNTOWN TOMORROW - If you work or have business in Downtown Tucson tomorrow, you have another option for lunch. Food trucks will be lined up along Pennington Street, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. Several food trucks will be raising money for 51homes, a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing units for Tucson's homeless veterans.