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​september 8, 2016
aps, arizona diamondbacks invite public to interact with first responder vehicles in front of chase field september 11
PHOENIX – Have you always wanted to turn on a police siren? Ever wondered how fire crews raise and lower a 50-foot ladder from their truck in an emergency?  Beginning at 10 a.m., Sunday, September 11, the public is invited to interact with the vehicles used to keep our communities safe.  The event, hosted by APS and the Arizona Diamondbacks, will take place on the 4th Street plaza in front of Chase Field preceding Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. D-backs game against the San Francisco Giants.
Vehicles will include those from local fire and law enforcement departments, including Chandler, Scottsdale and Phoenix, along with vehicles used by APS during outages and fire emergencies. Among some of the must-see first responder vehicles on display are a 50-foot ladder truck, an underwater search robot, a Maricopa County Sheriff Office’s patrol boat, and an armored SWAT vehicle.
APS partnered with the Diamondbacks to host this event as a way to honor Arizona’s first responders for the work they perform all year long. APS has long-standing relationships with first responders throughout the state, as APS crews frequently work with these dedicated men and women during storms, outages and other emergency situations.
“There are no words to convey the appreciation and respect we at APS have for all first responders whether they are firefighters, police officers, EMTs or emergency planners,” said Don Brandt, APS Chairman, President and CEO. “Our communities rely on them to keep us safe around the clock, and what better day to recognize them than on this national day of remembrance.”
This event is free to the public, and attendees will have full access to the vehicles to check out the equipment and experience first-hand how they all work.
APS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is nearly 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, and owns and operates the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the country’s top power producer and largest producer of carbon-free energy.  The company is also a proven leader in introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their energy consumption.  With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW). 
​"There are no words to convey the appreciation and respect we at APS have for all first responders."​

- Don Brandt​
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer APS