Media Contact: Lisa Derderian (626) 945-5169
TWO FOR ONE PRESS CONFERENCE & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S APPLICATION OF PHOS-CHEK
AND PUBLIC SAFETY 4th OF JULY SAFETY MESSAGES FOLLOWED BY WATER SAFETY PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE AQUATICS CENTER
WHO: Interim Fire Chief Bryan Frieders, Police Chief John Perez and Pasadena Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh
WHAT: Fourth of July safety messages followed by the application of eight tons of Phos-Chek to the brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl, where the largest 4th of July fireworks show in southern California will take place.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 9:00 a.m.
Press conference, safety tips, public awareness message, followed by Phos-Chek application. For sound-bytes earlier in a.m. to alert residents call PIO Derderian.
HERE: Intersection of Seco & West Drive, at Southwest corner of the Rose Bowl
WHY: A preventive measure to mitigate potential hazards associated with the 4th of July celebration. In addition to the public safety messages, the spraying of clear retardant will coat the brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl, which helps keep trees and grassland from catching fire if exposed to an igniter. Fire retardant is one of the main tools firefighters use to contain growing fires. It is not harmful to pets.
WHO: John Naber, RBAC Founding and Current Board Member, 4-time Olympic Champion in swimming; Doug Forbes and Elena Matyas, Meow Meow Foundation addressing the loss of a child to drowning and reform efforts; Dr. Greg Giesler, Huntington Hospital, medical issues with near drownings and COVID-19 related to pools; Dominick Correy, State Senator Anthony Portantinos Office regarding State Bill 955 and the Roxie Rules Act. and Interim Pasadena Fire Chief Bryan Frieders
WHAT: Highlight the importance of staying safe this summer as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, and beyond.
WHERE: Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103. Meet in front of the flag poles in the southern end of Lot I. Press event on deck at the RBAC. Access to shots of the now open RBAC and its pool decks are also available for media as well as live shots.
WHY: With more people out, and limited access to pools this summer, and perhaps beyond, the message about staying safe and preventing drownings has never been more important.
Media should follow physical distance protocol and wear face covering or mask