RAYTHEON FIRE STATION TO BE OPERATED BY TUCSON FIRE DEPARTMENT - Raytheon Missile System's in-house fire department will become Tucson Fire Station No. 23, as the Mayor and Tucson City Council this week approved a five-year service agreement. The agreement includes transferring all of Raytheon's equipment, including two fire engines, to the Tucson Fire Department and paying the City $1.3 million a year for fire and emergency medical services staff and training. The fire station is located at the company's airport site which was annexed into the City in 2009. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.
ONE-DAY MEGA-ADOPTION ANIMAL FAIR TOMORROW - Adopt Love Adopt Local is a family-friendly event designed to help hundreds of the community's pets to find homes. An initiative of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, organized by the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAWS), the fair also will feature multiple pet-focused entertainment events and demonstrations. Experts will be available to discuss dog training, how to enjoy the outdoors with your pet, and tips on taking unique pictures of your pet. Canine Freestyle, a choreographed dance performance with dogs and their handlers, also will be providing entertainment. Organizers ask that you leave your pet at home for the event, which runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL DECLARE APRIL 12-18 AS NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK - Telecommunicators are the police and fire professionals who take emergency calls and dispatch police officers, firefighters and paramedics. At last Tuesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild read a proclamation outlining the important work done by the City of Tucson's first responders. National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week began in California in 1981. Ten years later, Congress designated the second week of April as a time to remember the critical public safety role that telecommunicators play in keeping us all safe.
41ST ANNUAL SPRING FLING CARNIVAL STARTS TODAY - Spring Fling is the largest student-run carnival in the nation, attracting more than 25,000 visitors each year. This year's event features 35 games and rides and 20 different food booths, ranging from corn dogs to crab puffs. Located on the east side of the UA Mall, the carnival runs tonight from 4-11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. The Sun Link streetcar services the UA campus with several stops on Second Street, adjacent to the UA Mall.
RIDE PUBLIC TRANSIT TO 2ND SATURDAYS - If you plan to attend 2nd Saturdays Downtown this weekend, ride a Sun Tran bus or the Sun Link steeetcar as convenient and cost-effective travel options. 2nd Saturdays Downtown begins tomorrow with gallery shows at 9 a.m. Live music begins at 6 p.m. at the Scott Avenue main stage at Congress Street.