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August 3, 2017

Community Update by Paul S. Wilson
Fire Chief

Your Cathedral City Fire Department firefighters want you to enjoy a safe summer and recommend the following safety precautions:

Grilling Safety

• Designate the grilling area a "No Play Zone" and keep your kids, grandkids and pets away until the grill equipment is completely cool.

• Before using your grill, position it at least three feet away from other objects, including the house and any shrubs or bushes.

• Only use starter fluid (NEVER GASOLINE) made for barbecue grills when starting a fire in a charcoal grill. 

• Before using a gas grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line to be sure it is working properly and not leaking.

• Never use a match to check for leaks. If you detect a leak, immediately turn off the gas and don't attempt to light the grill again until the leak is fixed.

• Never bring a barbecue grill indoors, or into any unventilated space (such as a screened porch or garage). This is both a fire and carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.

• Use barbeque mitts and long-handled tools to prevent a contact burn.

Pool Safety

• Practice constant, adult supervision around any body of water, including pools and spas.

• Never leave a child alone or in the care of another child in the pool.

• When hosting a pool party, designate one adult to be the “water watcher”. Their sole responsibility is supervising the children in the water for a 20 to 30 minute period of dedicated time. Rotate the responsibility among the adults, at the party, to ensure one adult is always solely responsible for watching the children around water.

• Learn and practice basic lifesaving techniques, including CPR. Insist that anyone who cares for your children learn CPR. Call your Cathedral City Fire Dept. (760) 770-8200 for class schedule and registration.

• Keep poolside rescue equipment and a cordless water resistant telephone close to the pool area.

• Install four-sided fencing with self-locking and self-closing gates around pools. Fencing should completely isolate the pool from the home and be least five feet high.

For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Your Safety is Our Business

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Councilmember John Aguilar's Council Report for July 30, 2017

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Councilmember Shelley Kaplans' Council Report for the Week of July 29, 2017

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Mayor Pro Tem Greg Pettis' Council Report

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Upcoming Events

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Free Kids Summer Film Series

Free Kids Summer Film Series

The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission in partnership with the Mary Pickford Theatre presents a Free Summer Kids Film Series happening on every Friday at 9:30 a.m. starting Friday, June 16, 2017 thru Friday, August 18, 2017.  Thanks to Councilmember John Aguilar who donated a generous portion of his City discretionary funds, the film series will allow free admission in order to see a different kids movie each Friday morning at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Downtown Cathedral City.

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The Sioux Wars: An Historic Exhibit

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City Hall at Your Corner - Special Meeting

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This “City Hall at Your Corner” will also serve as a Special Discussion on Electoral Districts as the City transitions from “at-large” to “by-district” elections for members of the City Council starting with the November 2018 general election..

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2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road

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Halloween Spooktacular

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Healing Field

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Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Snow Fest - Globe

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