NewsNet 09-03-14

AED SCAVENGER HUNT THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH - Tucson and Pima County residents are invited to join a scavenger hunt for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) during September. The Tucson Fire Department and the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine are hosting the HeartMap Tucson Challenge, an AED scavenger hunt that aims to raise awareness about AEDs and to a build a comprehensive database of where the devices are located. Registration for the challenge is open to individuals or teams. Prizes range from $50 to $5,000. AEDs are electronic, brief-case size devices designed to allow bystanders to help someone who has collapsed during a cardiac arrest prior to the arrival of emergency medical help.
 
FIRST DROWNING OF THE YEAR IN TUCSON OCCURRED ON LABOR DAY - A two-year-old boy died Monday, after he was found in a hot tub in the gated pool area of an apartment complex at the 4200 block of East Monte Vista Drive. Tucson Fire Department (TFD) personnel performed extensive resuscitative efforts on the scene and at the hospital, but the boy died at the hospital. TFD says the "ABCs" of drowning prevention are critical for everyone to know. "A" is for active adult supervision. "B" is for barriers, to make it difficult for children to get into water by accident. "C" is for CPR classes for adults and swimming lessons or classes for kids. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star, and watch a drowning prevention video from TFD's "Do Something" campaign, in collaboration with Tucson 12.
 
BABY ELEPHANT AT REID PARK ZOO IS TWO WEEKS OLD TODAY- It was a great gift for the City of Tucson on its birthday, Aug. 20, when Semba the African elephant gave birth to the first elephant calf ever born at the Reid Park Zoo. The birth also marked a milestone for the Zoo's two-year-old, seven-acre elephant exhibit, which was in built with breeding in mind. Take a journey back in time to relive the planning and building of Expedition Tanzania in a video from the Tucson 12 archives.
Tucson 12 recent video of baby elephant
Zoo Cams
Baby Elephant FAQ
Reid Park Zoo Flickr page
Reid Park Zoo Twitter
Reid Park Zoo Facebook
 
VOTER-APPROVED ROAD REPAIR WORK ON AJO WAY - Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are working to improve the roadway conditions on Ajo Way from 14th Avenue to Bernard Drive and on Ajo Way from the Kino off-ramp to Country Club Road. The contract also calls for resurfacing Country Club Road 200 feet north and 200 feet south of Ajo. During the project, which began today, at least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained. Work hours are 5:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., through Monday, Sept. 15. The pavement preservation project is part of the $100 million, five-year Road Recovery bond program. Read the news release.
Road Recovery Bond Program
Bond Oversight Commission Annual Report
 
SUNGO CARDS ACCEPTED ON BOTH SUN LINK STREETCAR AND SUN TRAN BUSES - The SunGO card is the best way to pay fares when riding public transit in Tucson. The card works on both the Sun Tran bus system and the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. A SunGO card with unlimited rides for a month is just $42. If you're an occasional rider, you can load the SunGO card with a cash value to pay the $1.50 one-way fares whenever you use transit. In addition, there are many discounts available for students, low-income residents, senior and others. If you ride the streetcar, you must have a SunGO card, or purchase a day pass with cash or a credit card from a vending machine at the stop. Cash is not accepted on the streetcar.
How to Ride video for streetcar