Photo courtesy of Chandler Fire Department
The Chandler Fire Department, in collaboration with Chandler Aquatics and the Chandler Police Department, will host the 14th annual Water Safety Walk on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The event aims to educate residents about the importance of water safety for both children and adults during National Water Safety Month.
Chandler firefighters are calling on residents and community groups, including scouting groups, religious congregations, businesses, service clubs, swim teams, and other organizations, to volunteer in a door-to-door campaign through local neighborhoods. The meeting spot for volunteers will be Chandler Fire Station 9, located at 211 N. Desert Breeze Blvd.
On the morning of May 6, Chandler Fire Department staff will assign small groups of volunteers to specific neighborhoods, providing instructions, maps, and door hangers containing water safety information. Participants will walk their assigned routes, leaving a door hanger at each home. Each route will take approximately two to three hours to complete.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation to their assigned neighborhood and are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and bring drinking water. Children and youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult or be part of a supervised group.
To volunteer, visit chandleraz.gov/explore/special-events/water-safety-walk.
To further celebrate National Water Safety Month, Chandler Aquatics will host a free Dive-in Movie event at Hamilton Aquatic Center, 3838 S. Arizona Ave., on May 6. Attendees can enjoy the movie “Luca” and are allowed to bring a personal clear inner tube for in-pool seating. Chandler’s nationally awarded #WaterYouDoing program, developed by local aquatics, fire, and police professionals, will provide water safety education and giveaways prior to the movie. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the movie starts at 7 p.m.