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Heavy Rain and Snow Driving Media Event to be held at the Phoenix Fire Training Center

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 -

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With the snow season quickly approaching, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Phoenix Fire Department invite you to attend a unique media event where you can get a first-hand look at how crashes can occur in adverse weather. The media event will also provide strategies and tips for poor weather driving.

Officers with DPS and firefighters from the Phoenix Fire Department will be available at the event that will be held at the Phoenix Fire Regional Training Center located at 2425 W. Lower Buckeye in Phoenix. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m on Wednesday, November 28.

The purpose will be to demonstrate the driving habits that may lead to crashes and provide tips on how to avoid adverse weather driving mishaps. Topics to be covered will include following distance, vehicle characteristics and handling as well as evasive driving tactics used by DPS and the Phoenix Fire Department.

We encourage all members of the media to attend this unique experience and see first-hand what can lead to crashes in poor weather conditions.

Please contact either person listed below to reserve a spot and indicate what time you will be able to attend.


Phoenix Fire Department Regional Training Center
2425 W. Lower Buckeye Road
Phoenix, Arizona


Officer Carrick Cook
Arizona Department of Public Safety
c: (602) 377-2476
o: (602) 223-2310

Engineer Kent Arnold
Phoenix Fire Department
c: (602) 885 1254
o: (602) 534 6282

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.