Seat belt safety

SRP employee: “We survived because of seat belts”

SRP Customer Service Representative Jessie Garcia-Ruiz has a special reason for making seat belts her safety commitment. It’s a practice reinforced as part of SRP’s work culture, tested by extreme circumstances July 1. Read her story in her own words.

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Quick-thinking zanjero

Daily inspection turns into successful rescue situation

A Valley man could have lost his life if not for the quick actions of a zanjero going about his daily patrol.

Around 6 a.m. June 3, Zanjero John Calhoun was doing his usual inspection of the canal system when he stopped to check a header ditch at 12th Street and Turney Avenue in Phoenix.

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Protecting the pawed patrol

SRP-APS partnership to help Phoenix PD K9s train in safer conditions

Gilly, a 65-pound German shepherd-collie mix from the Czech Republic, is one of the Phoenix Police Department’s smallest dogs. But his tenacity makes up for his modest size. He is certified in patrol work, along with narcotic and cadaver detection.

But until recently, Gilly and the 16 other pawed protectors in the patrol division were training under less-than-ideal conditions.

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