What's going on in Sierra Vista this week | Events
What's happening in your neck of the woods in Sierra Vista? Check out the following events and don't forget to mark your calendars!
When Should You Call 911?
You should always dial 911 in an emergency which is during any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department, or ambulance. Examples include:
• A fire
• A crime, especially if in progress
• Suspicious activity, such as someone sneaking around in your backyard at odd hours
• A car crash, especially if someone is injured
• A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
Important: If you are not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, it is recommended that you call and let the 911 operator determine whether you need emergency help.
When you call 911, be prepared to answer questions, such as the location of the emergency (street address), phone number you are calling from, nature and details of the emergency. Remember, these questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly.
Finally, do not hang up until the 911 operator instructs you to do so.
If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened.
For non-emergency calls contact the Sierra Vista Police Department at (520) 452-7500.
Traffic Camera Warning Phase - Intersection of SR 92 and Avenida Cochise
The photo enforcement cameras at the intersection of State Route (SR) 92 and Avenida Cochise are now in their 30-day warning phase. Installed to monitor north and southbound traffic on SR 92, the camera will monitor red light running and excessive speeds. During this warning period, drivers who speed and/or run the red light will receive warning letters. The camera will be fully operational on March 11, after which citations will be issued.
For more information about the traffic enforcement cameras, visit the City’s website at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov.
Last Public Meeting for Dream Your City
February 16, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sierra Vista Methodist Church, 3225 St. Andrews Drive
You can make a difference by participating in Dream Your City. Share your dreams for Sierra Vista’s future with your friends and neighbors at www.SpeakUpSierraVista.com. You can also host a meeting in your home, church, club, or business. Have a discussion and submit ideas through the Dream with your Neighbor program by downloading instructions from the website or picking up a packet and DVD at City Hall, 1011 N. Coronado Drive.
For more information, visit the City’s website at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov or call the Department of Community Development at 458-3315.
Shredfest ’13—More Than Paper!
February 16, 9 a.m. to noon
Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 3756 E. Fry Boulevard
Don’t let identity thieves know your business; shred it! The perfect tools for an identity theft include old computer equipment, fax machines, old tax forms, bank statements, and other personal paperwork if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics like defunct cell phones, speakers, and televisions should not be disposed of in the local landfill. This one-day e-cycle event is being promoted by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Sierra Vista Police Department, Ace Hardware, Suburban Miners, and Shred-it of Tucson. There is a limit of five boxes per household. Donations will be collected to support BBB educational and military outreach programs. Electronics and cell phone donations are free with the exception of televisions, which incur a charge of $10. For more information, call the Sierra Vista Police Department at 452-7500.
February 16, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ethel H. Berger Center
Originally scheduled for February 23, the Senior Expo, a health fair and trade show in one, has been moved to February 16. Guest speakers will provide a wide range of information on health and financial issues. Several companies and organizations will be participating. Stop by to see what’s new in specialty products designed for seniors and the general population. Sandwiches will be available for purchase at the snack bar. There is no charge for admission to the expo.
Commercial and non-profit groups that would like to be part of this event should contact Chris Swan at 417-6980 or at Chris.Swan@SierraVistaAZ.gov for fees and information.
62nd Army Band in Concert
February 17, 2 p.m.
Ethel H. Berger Center
Come out and support our local Army Band. Enjoy these talented musicians as they perform all kinds of music. This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.