A symposium with Clint Bell and Fiona de Young, Rincon Valley Fire District; Karen Ring, Pima Council on Aging; and Lee Itule-Klasen,
Pima County Health Department
Wednesday, January 19, 2022,
an ASA Zoom Webinar*
Many preventable accidents occur right in our own homes. Fortunately, we have numerous resources in our local area working together to help us understand how to identify and react to common hazards in our homes, ranging from fire safety to fall prevention. The symposium will cover many aspects of home safety for older adults, as well as seasonal and local risks in the Southern Arizona wildland/urban interface where we live. Importantly, we’ll learn what steps to take in an emergency. The Rincon Valley Fire District, the Pima Council on Aging, and the Pima County Health Department have coordinated to answer our questions and provide information about the several health and safety community programs available to our residents.
Clint Bell, Firefighter/Engineer, Rincon Valley Fire District
Clint Bell has been with Rincon Valley Fire District more than 20 years, serving the community of Vail. He is an active member of the RVFD Wildland Program and has been deployed across the country to respond to state and national wildfire incidents. He is also an active public educator on Fire and Life Safety through Rincon Valley Fire’s Community Risk Reduction program.
Fiona de Young, Community Relations Manager, Rincon Valley Fire District
Fiona de Young manages the Rincon Valley Fire District’s Public Information Program which includes community risk reduction, public programs, and property annexation. A graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Leadership in Community Risk Reduction course, she also holds a master’s degree in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Karen Ring, Healthy Living Program Coordinator for Pima Council on Aging
Karen Ring is the Director of Healthy Living Programs for Pima Council on Aging, (PCOA), in Tucson, Arizona. She serves on the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Falls Prevention Coalition and advocates for the health and wellbeing of older adults.
Lee Itule-Klasen, Program Coordinator for the Pima County Health Department
Lee Itule-Klasen serves as a Program Coordinator for the Pima County Health Department. Over the past nine years, her work through both the Pima and Cochise County Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention Program has involved employee wellness, chronic disease and tobacco prevention programs, health policy initiatives, strategic planning and establishment of healthy community collaboration.
Edited by Suzanne Ferguson, Academy Village Volunteer