QC first responders participating in March 30 Facebook Q&A, April 2 open house

People of all ages like these kids, above, at a previous event, are invited to tour Fire Station 411 in downtown Queen Creek when the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department hosts its annual open house April 2. In addition, residents can learn about how the town’s law enforcement agency — Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office — operates and issues it faces when the town hosts a live question-and-answer session with MCSO Capt. Randy Brice March 30 on Facebook. (Courtesy of the town of Queen Creek)

People of all ages like these kids, above, at a previous event, are invited to tour Fire Station 411 in downtown Queen Creek when the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department hosts its annual open house April 2. In addition, residents can learn about how the town’s law enforcement agency — Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office — operates and issues it faces when the town hosts a live question-and-answer session with MCSO Capt. Randy Brice March 30 on Facebook. (Courtesy of the town of Queen Creek)

 
Queen Creek residents will have an opportunity to learn more about their community’s public safety departments during live events scheduled for this week.

On Wednesday, March 30, Capt. Randy Brice of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Queen Creek District, will host the next live Facebook question-and-answer session at 6:30 p.m.

The live session will be held on the town’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/QueenCreek. Residents are invited to ask questions or simply follow the conversation.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to interact with residents and answer their questions,” Capt. Brice said in a press release. “There are many components to public safety and this is a great opportunity to share information while also getting feedback from the community.”

The Q&A session will last for 30 minutes and questions will be taken live on the town’s Facebook page. Every question may not be answered due to time constraints.

The Q&A will give residents the opportunity to ask questions, as well as gain more information about the town’s contracted law enforcement service provider, MCSO.

In addition, residents are invited to experience the life of a firefighter at the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2. Fire Station 411, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, will be open to the public with free activities for kids and adults.

“Our firefighters love interacting with the community and this event allows residents to learn more about our life saving equipment and techniques,” Queen Creek Fire Chief Ron Knight said in the release. “The firefighting profession has expanded far beyond fighting fires, and now includes  providing emergency medical services.

“This event will allow residents to gain a firsthand experience of what types of emergencies our crews deal with on a daily basis,” Chief Knight said.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Kids Fire Safety House, spray a fire hose, try on firefighter gear, witness a vehicle extrication, tour the Rescue 411 ambulance and station and experience an air ambulance helicopter, among many other fun activities.

Queen Creek residents under the age of 12 are invited to participate in the Dinner at the Firehouse contest by downloading the code scramble page of the QC Coloring book and submitting the completed page at the open house.

Three winners will be chosen at random for a spaghetti dinner for six at the fire station.

For more information about the event, or to download the scramble coloring page, visit the event webpage.

To stay updated on events and activities in the community, visit the town’s website.

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