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Verde Valley Fire District Chief Nazih Hazime to retire in September
Verde Valley Fire District Chief Nazih Hazime announced Thursday, July 19, that he will be retiring in September. "With a heavy heart I am informing you that I will be retiring from the Verde Valley Fire District on Sept. 19," Hazime stated in a press release. "I have been blessed to be a part of the fire service for 34 years and of those years, 14 as a fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 2:21:21 AM - SOURCE: Camp Verde Journal/Cottonwood Journal Extra
Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:21:21 GMT



Monsoon ends a potentially catastrophic fire season
With a heavy sigh of relief from everyone from firefighters to residents, the 2018 fire season passed us by with barely a whimper despite some of the worst fire conditions in decades and one of the longest fire seasons in recent memory. The fire restrictions were lifted earlier this week, putting an official end to the season.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 5:36:52 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:36:52 GMT



Appeal could prolong battle over ambulance service
Show Low EMS says they are in the process of filing a request with the Arizona Department of Heath Services for a proverbial re-match with Timber Mesa Fire & Medical District over an expanded ambulance services contract. “We will file the request for review by the DHS Director on Thursday afternoon,” assured Show Low EMS CEO Jim Broome.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2018 5:36:48 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:36:48 GMT



No injuries as plane makes belly landing at Glendale airport
The Glendale Fire Department says the two people who were aboard a small plane weren't injured when it made a belly landing at the municipal airport Thursday morning. Fire Department spokeswoman Ashley Losch says there was no fuel leak, fire or injury and that "everybody walked away just fine." Losch says the pilot reported an unspecified problem with the landing gear shortly before landing and that the plane's occupants had already gotten out when firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 2:22:22 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:22:22 GMT



Phoenix mom arrested after 1-year-old son found dead, police say
A Phoenix mom is being accused of child abuse after her 1-year-old son was found unresponsive Wednesday. According to court documents, the Phoenix Fire Department responded to a call at Donielle King's Phoenix home. The 1-year-old boy was found lying unresponsive on the bedroom floor. He was pronounced dead shortly after, court documents reveal.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 4:41:10 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:41:10 GMT



Duncan Fire District work moves forward
While some Duncan residents enjoyed the cool of the evening last Tuesday, many of their neighbors were discussing annexation. Members of the Duncan Fire Department and the committee to annex the town into the district met with stakeholders to discuss the benefits of being in the fire district and, of equal importance, the drawbacks for failing to do so.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



New law signed by Governor Ducey expands PTSD treatment for first responders
Governor Doug Ducey was joined by the family of Phoenix police officer Craig Tiger on Thursday for a ceremonial bill signing of the "Officer Craig Tiger Act." This bill was in response to the loss of Officer Tiger, who used deadly force on a subject in 2012 who was assaulting him and his partner. After this incident, Officer Tiger attempted suicide one year after the shooting and in 2014 he committed suicide.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 10:57:23 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:57:23 GMT



Scottsdale firefighters free trapped car crash victim, transport 2 to hospital
Two people are in the hospital after a crash required Scottsdale firefighters to rescue a trapped victim early Thursday morning. According to the Scottsdale Fire Department, crews responded to a two-vehicle car crash near 70th Street and Shea Boulevard just after midnight. One of the victims was trapped inside the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 2:42:10 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:42:10 GMT



Wildfire on North Rim of Grand Canyon at three acres
Grand Canyon National Park fire crews are actively working to suppress a wildfire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The lightning ignited Imperial Fire is currenty estimated to be three acres in size and is located along the Cape Royal Road near Vista Encantada. The fire started July 18.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 12:01:24 AM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:01:24 GMT



Phoenix fire crews work to extinguish mobile home engulfed in flames
Crews with the Phoenix Fire Department worked to extinguish a large fire that engulfed a mobile home Thursday morning. The home near 29th Street and Bell Road erupted in flames just before 10 a.m. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. No information on any possible injuries or how the fire started has been released.
- PUB DATE: 7/19/2018 10:54:52 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:54:52 GMT



Phoenix says goodbye to fallen firefighter
VIDEO: Coworkers and family members said their final goodbyes Tuesday to Justin Doherty, a member of the Phoenix Fire Department who died while training with the Arizona Army National Guard. "Justin was courageous, whether on or off-duty," said Phoenix Fire Department Chief Kara Kalkbrenner. A decorated firefighter and soldier, Doherty was remembered for selfless acts of heroism.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 9:24:26 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:24:26 GMT



Daisy Mountain chief will fill in for Sun City if needed
Daisy Mountain Fire Department Chief Mark Nichols would fill in for Sun City Fire and Medical Department Chief Ron Deadman if the need ever arose, according to a new agreement between the departments. The Sun City Fire District Board of Directors approved an intergovernmental agreement during its July 10 special meeting that outlined the arrangement.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 9:35:20 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:35:20 GMT



Green Valley Fire saves puppy from swarm of bees
VIDEO: The Green Valley Fire Department said they responded to an active swarm of bees near the 800 block of West Placita Canalito. Fire officials said the victim was a three month old Australian Shepherd puppy. They were able to rescue the pup who was alive after being stung multiple times.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 3:17:45 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:17:45 GMT



Multi-Agency Rescue of Injured Hiker at Grand Falls
On Monday, July 16 at approximately 7:00 pm multiple agencies responded to rescue an injured hiker at Grand Falls. The 18-year-old female hiker from Flagstaff had descended a route on the west side of Grand Falls with a group. While scrambling out, a hand hold that she was using broke loose causing her to fall approximately 30 feet.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:22:13 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:22:13 GMT



Tucson woman stung over 100 times by bees
VIDEO: Tucson Fire Department units transported an elderly female this morning to Banner South Campus after she was stung over 100 times by a swarm of bees near the 4600 block of East 26th Street. According to crews on scene, the elderly female went outside to check on her dog and was attacked by the swarm of bees.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 7:17:33 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:17:33 GMT



4 displaced following Phoenix triplex fire
VIDEO: Four people were displaced following an apartment fire in Phoenix Tuesday morning. The incident occurred near the area of 36th Street and Earll Drive. When Phoenix fire crews arrived, they encountered heavy smoke from one unit and fire extending to the neighboring unit. Firefighters also began treatment to a woman who suffered minor burns to her back.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 7:38:12 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:38:12 GMT



Lawsuit: Authorities, Rural/Metro used excessive force, failed to render aid to man in distress
The family of a man who died last year after he overheated following a car crash in the desert has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming authorities used excessive and unjustified force and failed to render proper medical aid. Robert Cutler, a representative of the estate of David Cutler, filed the lawsuit in Pima County Superior Court in May, naming Pima County, Rural/Metro Fire Department and an individual deputy and paramedic as defendants.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Tonto Forest fire restrictions lifted and Blattner Pit burns
To celebrate the Tonto Forest lifting fire restrictions forestwide, the Blattner Pit had a bonfire on Friday the 13th. Don’t worry, nothing bad happened. “We had 14,300 cubic yards of material collected over three months,” said Fred Aspeslagh, pit boss. On July 13 the Tonto National Forest announced campfire and smoking restrictions lifted at 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 2:04:24 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:04:24 GMT



Review After Burton Barr Flood: Phoenix Buildings Need $7 Million in Safety Repairs
The city of Phoenix has completed a review of life-safety systems undertaken after last year’s flooding at Burton Barr Central Library. The city determined that nearly two dozen buildings needed immediate repair. However, the review found no buildings presenting an imminent threat to personal safety, according to a city spokesperson.
- PUB DATE: 7/17/2018 6:15:52 AM - SOURCE: Phoenixnewtimes
Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:15:52 GMT



Stagnant wages, low staffing levels has Tucson Fire Department union calling on city for change
VIDEO: When the city gave its employees a 2.5 percent raise this year, it included the fire department. However, Tucson Fire Fighters Association President Josh Campbell tells News 4 Tucson that's not enough. "It's very difficult to make a living here in Tucson when you're working in an environment as dangerous as we are and we're trying to raise families on a 2018 cost of living but we're trying to do that on 2008 wages," Campbell said.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:28:47 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 07:28:47 GMT



House catches fire after stolen vehicle crashes in south Phoenix
VIDEO: Firefighters put out a house fire Saturday night after a stolen vehicle crashed in a south Phoenix neighborhood, police said. The incident began when a officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle near 31st Avenue and W. Buckeye Road. The vehicle refused to stop and fled from police, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
- PUB DATE: 7/14/2018 8:15:42 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 03:15:42 GMT



Central Yavapai Fire District majority condemns minority’s behavior
Three Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD) board directors have decided they’ll no longer stand silent as the other two directors continue to run an aggressive campaign to discredit the agency and its operational arm, the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA). “We condemn their behavior as well as their ongoing malicious and unfounded accusations,” according to a joint statement signed by CYFD Board Chair Darlene Packard, Clerk Jeff Wasowicz, and Director Matt Zurcher.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 9:35:54 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:35:54 GMT



Arizona Couple Captures Video of Firenado Becoming Waterspout
VIDEO: An Arizona couple driving past a brush fire that broke out on the Arizona side of the Colorado river managed to capture some incredible video of a rare phenomenon of a firenado turning into a waterspout. Chris Mackie and Anne Mackie were driving past the brushfire when they spotted the firenado take shape.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 10:45:56 AM - SOURCE: KYOT-AM 550 Smooth Jazz
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:45:56 GMT



Prescott fire safety award given to Jeremy Sarge
Fire Engineer Jeremy Sarge was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Fire Safety Commendation Award on June 16, by the Prescott chapter, in recognition of his selection as the 2018 Prescott Fire Department First Responder of the Year. Jeremy distinguished himself over the past 12 years as a firefighter, fire engineer (driver) and most importantly paramedic.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2018 4:47:08 PM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:47:08 GMT



Neighbor helps people out of house fire in Glendale
VIDEO: A Glendale man came to the rescue and helped people get out of a house that was on fire Sunday evening in the west Valley. A first-alarm house fire broke out near 51st Avenue and Cactus Road sometime after 5:30 p.m. There were still three people inside the house while the flames were burning. The garage was on fire before the rest of the house went ablaze, but one man had a hard time getting out.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 4:34:27 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:34:27 GMT



Tucson house fire displaces 3, sends 1 firefighter to hospital
A house fire on Thursday afternoon displaces a family of three and sends a firefighter to the hospital, according to the Tucson Fire Department. TFD responded to the scene of a house fire in the 900 block of West Pennsylvania Street around 4 p.m. to find the structure in flames. Firefighters were only able to fight the flames from the outside, due to the intensity of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 9:17:07 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:17:07 GMT



Tempe Fire Department undergoes dementia awareness training
Rather than the usual heavy gear they wear to combat fires, first responders with the Tempe Fire Department put on a different type of gear on Thursday — which proved to be a challenge. They wore headgear to muffle their hearing, heavy gloves to limit their motion and glasses to obstruct their vision.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 7:40:12 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:40:12 GMT



Tiber Mesa Fire Chief thanks community for fire season diligence
This year was possibly the worst wildfire risk our communities have ever seen. Every indicator pointed to the extreme likelihood that we would suffer a catastrophic wildfire. Those indicators, collectively known as the Energy Release Components (ERC’s), were trending as high as, or higher than the year of the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 5:13:16 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:13:16 GMT



Fire Department: 2-year-old girl dies after being pulled from Goodyear pool
PHOTO: A 2-year-old girl was taken to the hospital where she later died after being pulled from a pool in Goodyear. It happened near McDowell Road and North Pebble Creek Parkway. Firefighters said the girl didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing while she was on the way to the hospital. About an hour later, police officers confirmed that she had died.
- PUB DATE: 7/13/2018 7:03:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:03:00 GMT



Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District appoints Bryant to board, chooses recruiting firm
John Bryant, a former facilities manager and engineer in Southern California, was appointed Tuesday to fill the vacancy for the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District governing board by a unanimous 4-0 vote. He joins Carl Hays and Erik Berg, who were appointed in May, and will have to file for election when his term expires in September.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 1:08:05 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:08:05 GMT



Massive fire at Phoenix supermarket causes roof collapse, no injuries reported
VIDEO: Officials say crews have control of a massive three-alarm fire at a Phoenix supermarket. The fire was reported in the back room of a north Phoenix Safeway store just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. An employee of the store had reportedly called 911. No injuries have been reported in the blaze and fire officials say, "it’s too early to determine the cause of the fire or if weather played a factor in the roof collapse.
- PUB DATE: 7/12/2018 5:30:58 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:30:58 GMT



'We didn't have a lot of hope': First responders describe incredible Mesa canal rescue
VIDEO: Over the past 48 hours we've seen some incredible images and videos following the first big monsoon storm of 2018 on Monday. But many would probably agree, one of the most incredible to surface was a Mesa canal rescue where a woman was saved from a submerged vehicle. A clip of the incident captured by Merrill Brimley has been viewed nearly 200,000 times.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 6:45:19 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:45:19 GMT



Crews rescue injured hiker from mile-long lava cave in Flagstaff
While the harrowing rescue of a young Thai soccer team trapped in a cave captured the world's attention, another rescue was happening here in Arizona. A 44-year-old man hiking in the Lava River Cave in Flagstaff was rescued on July 9 after he hurt his ankle near the end of the mile-long cave, according to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 12:02:39 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:02:39 GMT



Monsoon rains douse campfire ban in Coconino National Forest; restrictions remain elsewhere
Monsoon rains have reduced the danger of wildfires in Arizona, prompting forest officials Wednesday to lift the ban on campfires in the Coconino National Forest and reduce fire restrictions in parts of the Kaibab and Tonto national forests. Other federally controlled forests kept fire restrictions in place because of wildfire risks spurred by a lack of significant rain, according to U.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 5:48:10 PM - SOURCE: KAET-TV Arizona State University
Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:48:10 GMT



Dane Beck to run for Central Yavapai Fire District Board
Long term Prescott resident and businessman, Dane Beck, announced his intentions to run for an open seat on the board of the Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD). When asked why he decided to run for the four year term on the board, Dane said: “I’m involved in the community and this opportunity to serve even further is a perfect fit for me.
- PUB DATE: 7/11/2018 6:04:36 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:04:36 GMT



Scottsdale Fire Department welcomes 1st female captain
The Scottsdale Fire Department has welcomed its first female fire captain. “I'm very proud to be where I'm at. I'm not the first and I certainly won’t be the last,” Captain Kelly Cavner said. The department's newest captain said her family's and fellow crew members' support helped her get to where she is.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 3:37:45 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 22:37:45 GMT



Arizona waits for millions in wildfire reimbursements
VIDEO: Almost $7.5 million. That's how much the State of Arizona says the Feds owe us for last year's busy wildfire season. Local departments are waiting for thousands in reimbursements. Last year's wildfire season was especially rough. When big wildfires strike, departments rush in from all over. L.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 6:45:36 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:45:36 GMT



Related: Green Valley Fire District declines to assist other states fight wildfires until payment
VIDEO: "A couple of calls have come from California and a couple from Colorado. As you're aware Colorado is having a pretty extreme wildland fire season and we've declined response," L.T. Pratt Green Valley Fire District Public Information Officer said. He says their department still hasn't been paid the $108,000 for assisting in fighting last years wildfires in California, Montana and Oregon.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 6:37:23 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 01:37:23 GMT



Queen Creek fire chief warns of Johnson Utilities water shortage
Queen Creek’s fire chief is sounding the alarm on the current water pressure shortage in San Tan Valley. The town of Queen Creek has filed direct testimony in the Arizona Corporation Commission docket for the investigation of Johnson Utilities water outages from Fire Chief Vance Gray that calls the reported pressures, flows and reserve capacity “an immediate danger to the health and safety of residents, the general public, firefighters and other first responders as well as property within the Johnson Utility service areas.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 11:54:57 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:54:57 GMT



Follow Up: U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Arizona Firefighters' Age Discrimination Case
A tiny Arizona fire district's ability to terminate its two oldest employees will take center stage in Washington, D.C., as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on the first day of its new session this fall — possibly with a new justice already seated. In a brief order Monday, the court put John Guido and Dennis Rankin's case against the Mount Lemmon Fire District on the Oct.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 1:43:00 PM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:43:00 GMT



In heat of fire season, equipment lags behind at Tusayan Fire District
It’s a typical warm summer morning in northern Arizona, but inside the engine bays at the Tusayan Fire Department, the air is heavier, warmer and smells strongly of diesel fuel. Fire Chief Greg Brush places the palm of his hand on the hood of Engine 51, the department’s all-purpose utility apparatus.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 1:07:39 PM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:07:39 GMT



Mesa firefighters rescue woman from car submerged in a canal
VIDEO: Mesa firefighters rescued a woman whose car had plunged into a canal during a storm that blew through the area Monday afternoon. The woman's car veered into a canal near Alma School Road south of the Loop 202 freeway in north Mesa, according to the Mesa Fire Department. When responding units arrived they found the car submerged upright.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2018 10:50:47 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:50:47 GMT



Phoenix: Man stranded on tree branch rescued from Salt River during storm
VIDEO: A man was left stranded on a tree branch at the Salt River in the middle of a chaotic monsoon storm that hit the Phoenix area Monday. Firefighters responded to reports of a man who was standing on a tree branch in the river bottom near Central Avenue south of Interstate 17 around 6 p.m., the Phoenix Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 3:31:06 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:31:06 GMT



Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests: Veterans thrive as wildland firefighters
Only 7.3 percent of all Americans have served in the U.S. military and wildland firefighting has become a popular career with many veterans. Many veterans have expressed how wildland firefighting experience has been an eye-opener for them, leading to career opportunities. Several serve here on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 8:50:30 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:50:30 GMT



Running car likely cause of elderly couple's carbon monoxide poisoning in Scottsdale
An elderly couple in Scottsdale is in the hospital after they were exposed to a dangerous amount of carbon monoxide likely caused from a running car. Firefighters were sent to a home near Shea Boulevard and Loop 101 for a hazardous situation just after midnight on Tuesday. When crews arrived, the man was found unconscious from carbon monoxide and the woman was very weak, firefighters said.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 4:38:55 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:38:55 GMT



5 & Diner restaurant catches fire in Scottsdale
VIDEO: Firefighters battled a fire that occurred at a popular restaurant in Scottsdale Tuesday morning. The fire occurred at a 5 & Diner location near the area of Talking Stick Way and the Loop 101. Our news chopper captured crews from Scottsdale and Salt River fire departments working to stop the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 9:27:50 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:27:50 GMT



Man rescued after a tree falls on his house in Mesa
VIDEO: First responders in Mesa rescued a man from his home after a tree fell on his home. Firefighters, paramedic and technical teams in Mesa rescued a man in his 70s at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. A tree blew over in the severe storm, trapping the man in his home near University and Center. The man was rescued and had minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 7/10/2018 7:58:24 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:58:24 GMT



Phoenix firefighter Juston Doherty found dead at military base
VIDEO: A Phoenix Fire Department firefighter was found dead at a military base. Fire officials say Juston Doherty was found dead Friday night in his quarters while on active military maneuvers at the Arizona Army National Guard Base in Phoenix. The cause of his death is unknown at this time, according to officials.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2018 6:24:51 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 01:24:51 GMT



Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District Board calls special meeting to appoint new director
A special meeting of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District governing board has been set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fire Station No. 31, 2485 Northern Ave., to select a recruitment firm to hire a new fire chief and to appoint a replacement for a board vacancy. The vacancy resulted from the resignation of board chairwoman Patty Lewis, who resigned after Carl Hayes and Erik Berg were appointed in April to replace Vic Riccardi and Sue Wilkin.
- PUB DATE: 7/8/2018 1:04:35 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 08 Jul 2018 20:04:35 GMT



30-acre Wood Fire sparks southeast of Sedona
Firefighters are battling a 30-acre wildfire southeast of Sedona that appears to have sparked Sunday. According to the Coconino National Forest's Twitter account, firefighters were on the scene of the Wood Fire Sunday afternoon. The wildfire has grown to 30 acres and is reportedly above Rattlesnake Canyon.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2018 6:25:18 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:25:18 GMT



DPS: Wrong-way crash closes northbound lanes of SR-51 in Phoenix
A wrong-way crash forced the closure of some northbound lanes of State Route 51 at Thomas Road in Phoenix Monday morning. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash has closed the HOV lane and two left lanes. The injuries of the drivers involved are unknown at this time. Stay with Arizona's Family for more on this developing story.
- PUB DATE: 7/9/2018 5:31:45 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 12:31:45 GMT



Homes evacuated due to gas leak in north Phoenix
Construction crews accidentally caused a gas leak which forced people from their homes in a north Phoenix neighborhood on Thursday. The workers were doing road work on 54th Street and Dynamite Boulevard when they broke a 2-inch gas line around 11 a.m, firefighters said. Four homes, which had eight people inside, were evacuated.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 3:21:53 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 22:21:53 GMT



Fourth of July quiet in the forest, busy for some law enforcement around Flagstaff
The forests around Flagstaff were mostly quiet on the Fourth of July, and not just because fireworks were banned. Forest Service patrols estimated that forest visitation during the mid-week holiday was about half of normal and they had found no illegal campfires as of midday Thursday, said Kaitlyn Webb, forestry technician with the Coconino National Forest.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2018 6:01:18 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:01:18 GMT



Firefighters warn: Lightning is coming to Arizona. Defend your home from wildfires
With very little precipitation this past winter, nature didn’t help Arizona much with wildfire prevention this summer, so firefighters warned homeowners it was up to them to keep flames from reaching their homes if lightning from the monsoon sparks up a fire. Thursday, the clouds were rolling in as thunderstorms, lightning and strong winds made their way into the High Country increasing the threat of fire danger.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 9:09:06 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Fri, 06 Jul 2018 04:09:06 GMT



Gilbert Seeks Voter Approval For Police, Fire Training Center
Gilbert is asking voters to approve a ballot measure to help the town train the next generation of police officers and firefighters. A $65 million bond to help pay for a facility where its fire and police departments can train will be on the November ballot. “The business case is clear that we need a public safety facility in order to really promote Gilbert to the next generation,” said Mayor Jenn Daniels.
- PUB DATE: 7/4/2018 3:46:49 PM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Wed, 04 Jul 2018 22:46:49 GMT



High-rise apartment fire causes evacuations for tenants in Tempe
VIDEO: Tenants were in for a rude awakening early Thursday morning after their high-rise apartment complex was evacuated because of a fire in Tempe. Fire alarms woke most of the tenant after it went off at the Ten01 on the Lake apartment complex near the Loop 202 and Scottsdale Road around 2:44 a.m. "Get the animals out, get, you know, I grabbed photo albums and I just, I got out fast," said tenant Jacolyn Romo.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 6:31:20 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:31:20 GMT



Phoenix homeowner sets house on fire while torching weeds
VIDEO: A house fire broke out Wednesday morning in Phoenix after the homeowner used a torch to clear away weeds from hard-to-reach areas around his home, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Moments later, the homeowner noticed smoke coming from the attic of his house, which is near Peoria and 19th avenues.
- PUB DATE: 7/4/2018 12:58:22 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 04 Jul 2018 19:58:22 GMT



Northwest Fire District: Brush fire in the Santa Cruz near Cortaro Farms Road
Northwest Fire District crews are working on a brush fire burning in the Santa Cruz, just south of Cortaro Farms Road. They are asking the public to be safe and not use any illegal fireworks as conditions are very dry.
- PUB DATE: 7/4/2018 9:42:44 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 04:42:44 GMT



Trash can fire spreads to Phoenix home
Crews with the Phoenix Fire Department were able to extinguish a fire that started in a trash can and spread to the attic of a home late Wednesday night. According to Phoenix FD, crews were called to the home near 59th Avenue and Osborn Road for a trash can fire after 10 p.m. The residents of the home said they were unable to put the fire out with their fire extinguisher.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 5:30:54 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:30:54 GMT



Salto Fire grows to 60 acres, human caused
Forest Service personnel are at the scene of a brush fire along Redington Road on Thursday, July 5. According to Heidi Schewel of the Coronado National Forest Service, the fire has burned about 60 acres of grass on land within the Coronado National Forest and appears to be human caused. The Forest Service says no structures are threatened by the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/5/2018 8:15:04 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:15:04 GMT



Northwest Fire Chief retires after 41 years of service
Northwest Fire celebrated the retirement of their Chief Michael J. Brandt with a big farewell, at Station 336 Friday morning. Chief Michael J. Brandt has provided fire services for 41 years. More than two hundred people attended the ceremony, including current and past employees, representatives from law and fire agencies, business community members, and local and state representatives.
- PUB DATE: 7/3/2018 7:43:33 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:43:33 GMT



House fire spreads to adjacent home in Phoenix; 1 displaced
VIDEO: An overnight house fire kept Phoenix firefighters busy as the flames spread to an adjacent home. Fire crews arrived at a working house fire near 45th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road before 1 a.m., according to the Phoenix Fire Department. The fire was so intense, the flames began to spread into the attic of the home next door.
- PUB DATE: 7/3/2018 5:28:41 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018 12:28:41 GMT



Governor Ducey Asks Feds to Pay Up for Firefighting Services
Governor Doug Ducey today issued a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting their support in providing reimbursements to Arizona’s local fire departments. Arizona has taken steps to ensure our local wildfire fighting community gets repaid within a timely manner for costs incurred responding to federal fire incidents.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2018 4:57:02 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Mon, 02 Jul 2018 23:57:02 GMT



New air conditioner causes Maricopa home to catch fire
A house in Maricopa caught fire Monday afternoon after an apparent malfunction with an air conditioning unit. The Maricopa Fire Department responded to the house on Buckhorn Trail in the Alterra neighborhood at 3:45 p.m. and discovered that an air conditioning unit was being installed at the home when it caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2018 4:52:29 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Mon, 02 Jul 2018 23:52:29 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department rescues dog from house fire
PHOTO: A fire ripped through a house in Bullhead City Monday, trapping a dog inside. But crews were able to rescue the pup with the help of a Fido bag. According to a Facebook post from the Bullhead City Fire Department, firefighters administered oxygen to the dog with the Fido bag after it was rescued from the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/3/2018 10:15:48 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:15:48 GMT



Prescott remembers fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots
At 4:42 p.m. Saturday, June 30, a memorial bell cut through the silence of the courthouse plaza, honoring the fallen 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed five years ago fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, ringing once for each name. Andrew Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin DeFord, Christopher MacKenzie, Eric Marsh, Grant McKee, Sean Misner, Scott Norris, Wade Parker, John Percin Jr.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2018 10:46:56 PM - SOURCE: The Daily Courier
Posted on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 05:46:56 GMT



Sierra Vista Firefighter, EMT retiring, will start new life in Japan
Sierra Vista Fire and Medical Services firefighter and EMT Mike Gaspardo will receive his final call on July 23. Gaspardo, 56, has spent the last 20 years with the city, and 26 years as a firefighter and EMT for the both Fry Fire District and Sierra Vista Fire and Medical. He is retiring from the station to begin his “second life” in Japan with his wife Sharon and two of his four kids.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2018 2:45:02 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 21:45:02 GMT



Sonoita Fire in need of volunteers
VIDEO: "We have firebreak all the way around and we have tractors to dig up anymore grass and being in the wine industry we have a lot of pumps to move liquid very fast," Kief Manning said. Kief Manning, owner of Kief-Joshua Vineyard in Sonoita, worried that his vineyard would catch fire last year as the Sawmill fire was blazing just a quarter of a mile away from his property.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2018 5:44:07 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:44:07 GMT



Arizona ranked one of the most 'dangerous' states for Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is a day marked with celebration, fun and fireworks, but in Arizona it's been "marked" as dangerous and a day to take extra precautions. "We want to make sure we're as safe as possible when using permissible fireworks," said Phoenix Fire Inspector, Dan Farren. According to recent article by ASecureLife, Fourth of July weekend is one of the most dangerous weekends of the year.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2018 10:59:39 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 02 Jul 2018 05:59:39 GMT



Police Department: Impaired driver crashes into Verizon store in Tempe
PHOTO: A driver was arrested after crashing a car into a Verizon store in Tempe on Sunday afternoon. It happened at McClintock Drive and Warner Road just after 1 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the car inside the store. It appears it crashed through a couple of windows. Police believe the driver was trying to park and may have hit the gas instead of the brake.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2018 2:41:44 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 21:41:44 GMT



Surprise mobile home destroyed in blaze
VIDEO: A mobile home went up in flames Sunday morning in Surprise. The fire broke out around 2:30 at the Mi Casa Mobile Home Park near the area of Cottonwood and Nash streets. A trailer next door also suffered some smoke damage but Surprise firefighters were able to contain the fire and prevented further damage.
- PUB DATE: 7/2/2018 9:35:33 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:35:33 GMT



Yavapai County: New sculpture will tell Hotshot story through granite and bronze
A lone Hotshot backed by a stylized granite-slab image of Granite Mountain is expected to soon join the cowboys and veterans that already grace the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. After years of work and more than 25 meetings by the board, the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership has chosen a piece by Arizona sculptor Deborah Fellows to honor the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died June 30, 2013 fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department modernizing vital equipment
The Bullhead City Fire Department is making moves to modernize its equipment. The fire district governing board voted earlier this week to approve purchases of new breathing apparatus and communications network equipment. The department is buying 70 MSA G-1 self- contained breathing apparatus units from Phoenix-based L.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2018 10:09:03 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 05:09:03 GMT



Crews establish fire line around small blaze near Blue Ridge Ranger Station
Crews have successfully established an initial containment line around a wildfire burning near the Blue Ridge Ranger Station. The fire has burned about 13 acres, according to Forest Service spokeswoman Jean Gilbertson. Crews were able to catch spot fires that jumped beyond the main fire and line those as well, according to Gilbertson.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2018 5:26:40 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:26:40 GMT



Avra Valley: Pet dies in mobile home fire
VIDEO: A family pet died in a mobile home fire in Picture Rocks, on Thursday morning. It happened around 8:00 o’clock in the 1300 block of W. Manville Road near Sanders Rd. Avra Valley Fire officials said the fire was caused by faulty electrical equipment and caused about $75,000 worth of damage. The residents and firefighters were not hurt, according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2018 6:35:39 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:35:39 GMT



Fire Chiefs: ‘If it was entirely up to just us, we would not allow fireworks at any time’
Fireworks displays, even those put on by professionals, are a problem for fire departments. Citing the high fire danger, Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light decided to cancel this year’s July 4th fireworks display, set to be launched from downtown. “As a municipality, the determination to allow or not allow fireworks is incumbent upon the Fire Chief and is made based upon the factors of being able to manage the risk such activities pose,” Light said.
- PUB DATE: 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Man falls 20 feet into lift station in Peoria, suffers fractured leg
VIDEO: A man is hospitalized with a leg fracture after falling 20 feet into a lift station for water treatment in Peoria. Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters responded to the area of El Mirage Road and Lone Mountain Parkway after receiving reports of a man that fell 20 feet into a two-foot-by-three-foot area.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2018 2:08:52 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 21:08:52 GMT



Fifth anniversary of Yarnell Hill Fire that killed 19 firefighters is this weekend
Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of one of the most devastating tragedies in Arizona history – the deaths of 19 hotshots during the Yarnell Hill Fire. "The Yarnell fire was one of the most tragic events in Arizona history," Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement last June 30, which he declared Yarnell 19 Remembrance Day.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2018 8:07:38 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 03:07:38 GMT



Heat-related calls prompt Sedona Fire District warning
Thursday, June 21, was not only the first day of summer but it was also the hottest day of 2018. And, the Sedona Fire District received the highest number of heat-related calls they’ve had this year. Coincidence? Probably not. With temperatures hitting triple digits, SFD has seen a sudden rise in emergency calls from those who have found themselves on trails and unprepared for the heat.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2018 2:04:08 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 09:04:08 GMT



Update: Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority approves $25.5M budget for next year
The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority District Board gave final approval to a $25.5 million budget for next year, which is about a 10 percent increase over last year. The approval was not without some dissent from two members of the Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD) — the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) is the operational arm of the Chino Valley Fire District and the Central Yavapai Fire Districts that levies the taxes to cover the proposed budget — over how the money is to be spent and who pays the bill.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2018 12:58:56 PM - SOURCE: Ccvrnews
Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:58:56 GMT



Fire forces out construction workers at new Smart & Final in Bullhead City
Workers inside the future Smart & Final Extra location at 2250 Highway 95 had to leave the building quickly after a report of a fire came in to emergency dispatch at about 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries. Several fire department crews arrived to see light smoke in front of the building.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2018 11:37:38 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 06:37:38 GMT



Unattended items cooking on stove cause major structure fire in Arizona City
Unattended cooking items on a stove caused a structure fire in Arizona City Wednesday night that caused $70,000 in damage, officials said. No one was injured in the blaze in the 8800 block of Santa Cruz Boulevard reported at 8:30 p.m. The Arizona City Fire District responded to the initial call of the structure fire with an engine truck, ladder truck and rescue unit.
- PUB DATE: 6/28/2018 10:54:29 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:54:29 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department names Patrick Moore interim chief
The way forward for the Bullhead City Fire Department starts with Patrick Moore at the helm, at least for the next three months. The fire district’s governing board voted Tuesday to name Moore interim fire chief and seek internal applicants for the position. The motion included a provision calling for an external search if no qualified internal candidates are found.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 11:16:49 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 06:16:49 GMT



Phoenix Fire captain says violence against firefighters is on the rise
VIDEO: Is Monday’s shooting death of a Long Beach, California, firefighter a growing trend? One Phoenix Fire Department captain says yes. “In addition to the traditional burning building…now we have the violence aspect within our society that just seems to be, really, more and more dangerous,” P.J. Dean said.
- PUB DATE: 6/27/2018 5:14:52 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:14:52 GMT



Off-duty Glendale firefighter speaks about trying to save 13-year-old killed in Goodyear crash
VIDEO: Capt. Anthony Valverde with the Glendale Fire Department said his duty to save lives goes far beyond when he clocks out of work. “We get into this profession knowing that we’re in a position to help people,” said Valverde. And on Monday night as he was driving home in Goodyear, he watched a truck slam into a car at a red light at Wildflower Drive and Yuma Road, and the firefighter in him knew a family needed his help, and fast.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 9:03:49 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:03:49 GMT



Green Valley Fire rescues hiker and dog
VIDEO: According to Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt, a teenage hiker and his 80-pound English bulldog became severely dehydrated on a group hike in Madera Canyon Tuesday, June 26. Pratt said the hiker became separated from the group and decided to leave his dog behind to seek help when she began suffering from signs of heat exhaustion.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 4:40:07 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:40:07 GMT



Long-time family business in Globe destroyed by flames
VIDEO: A family-owned business that has operated in Globe since the 1950s was destroyed Tuesday after a fire broke out in the back of the warehouse-style building. Flames swept quickly through Mid-State Pipe and Supply Company around 12:15 p.m., according to Tri-City Fire Chief Nick Renon. The roof of the metal structure eventually collapsed amid the intense fire, he said.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 3:55:57 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 22:55:57 GMT



Timber Mesa awarded ambulance services contract
Late last week, Cara Christ Arizona Health Services Director, overturned Administrative Law Judge Thomas Shedden’s May 21 decision which denied Timber Mesa Fire & Medical District’s application for an overlapping Certificate of Necessity (CON), to provide ambulance services in Show Low and Linden. The decision is considered virtually unprecedented since only two out of 26 Certificate of Necessity case rulings in Arizona have been overturned by a Department of Health Services director over the last five years.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 8:20:21 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:20:21 GMT



Firefighter running from L.A. to Yarnell in remembrance of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
Joe Zambrano is a firefighter in the Los Angeles area embarking on an approximate 360-mile run from Los Angeles County Fire Museum to Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park in Yarnell, Arizona. He is running to honor the 19 hotshots who lost their lives five years ago on Saturday, fighting in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 6:39:56 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:39:56 GMT



Flagstaff code helps fortify structures against wildfire
A decade ago, the Flagstaff City Council approved a new addition to the city's regulations: the Wildland Urban Interface Code. Adopted in February 2008, the code was one more line of defense in the ongoing efforts to address the city’s key vulnerability: wildfire. The language lays out requirements for using fire-resistant building materials, clearing fuels away from homes and designing neighborhoods for water and fire engine access.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 6:28:25 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:28:25 GMT



Mohave County first responders, volunteers get CPR training
It’s a reassuring feeling knowing that first responders and volunteers in your area have CPR and first-aid training, and now Mohave County is a little more prepared for whatever turmoil may come its way thanks to a class held Saturday at Pine Lake Fire Department where students became certified in those life-saving skills.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 2:30:26 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 09:30:26 GMT



Volunteers Assist County Supervisor to Spread Fire Safety on Mount Lemmon
Fifteen years after the Aspen Fire devastated much of Mount Lemmon, volunteers are taking action to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself. A group of county sheriff’s auxiliary volunteers have begun setting up at the base of the mountain every Saturday and Sunday, distributing fire safety fliers to passing motorists.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2018 2:27:46 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Weekly
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 09:27:46 GMT



Buckeye Fire Department alerting residents after family finds rattlesnake inside pool noodle
VIDEO: Firefighters in Buckeye are warning residents: "watch where you store your pool noodles." The alert, posted on the department's Facebook page, comes after Buckeye fire said a family found quite the surprise inside two pool noodles that were left outside against a cinder block wall. According to Buckeye fire, when the noodles were picked up and brought to the pool, out popped a rattlesnake.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2018 7:44:37 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 02:44:37 GMT



Three mobile homes go up in flames in Glendale
VIDEO: Glendale firefighters faced intense flames, heavy smoke and extreme heat Saturday afternoon as they battled a mobile home fire. The fire broke out around 3:30 p.m. near Grand and 61st avenues. Fire officials say the flames spread from one mobile home to two others nearby. But firefighters were able to soon get the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2018 9:19:44 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 04:19:44 GMT



Kingman EMTs, paramedics see so much in society and do much more
There’s more to the men and women behind the red fire engine combating hot flames. Under the heavy yellow coats, helmets and boots there are emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Whenever you call for emergency services, you may be surprised to see a Kingman Fire Department truck pull up. But those firemen are also trained EMTs, and some are trained paramedics who can help save your life.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2018 1:00:58 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:00:58 GMT



Commercial fire in Casa Grande has 'extremely dangerous' smoke
Fire crews are trying to get a fire under control that broke out at a commercial building in Casa Grande. The flames broke out near State Highway 84 and Burris Road on Sunday. The Casa Grande Fire Department said the smoke fumes were "extremely dangerous" and people should avoid the area. The Department said it is making progress against the flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2018 1:51:33 AM - SOURCE: San Tan Valley
Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 08:51:33 GMT



Sun City fire station nears completion
Sun City Fire and Medical Department personnel are less than one month from seeing their new home completed and about two months away from occupation. Construction workers, supervised by general contractor CORE Construction, are working on a variety of tasks, including electrical installation, finishing walls, painting, installing drainage in the main bays, pouring concrete and others.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2018 9:45:00 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 16:45:00 GMT



Phoenix firefighter grateful after lifesaving heart transplant
Dave Wipprecht, a 41-year-old firefighter with tattoos who stands over six-feet-tall. He’s a motorcycle lover, a loving husband and is helping raise his infant grandchild. He has also received a heart transplant. Before June 2014, he never imagined it happening to him. “It was an infection that went to my bloodstream and attacked my heart,” Wipprecht said.
- PUB DATE: 6/25/2018 4:39:58 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:39:58 GMT



Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District to select recruitment firm for chief
The Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District is looking at hiring a recruitment firm in its search for a new fire chief to replace Wayne Eder, whose was fired in May. The board of directors postponed action Thursday on selecting a firm until the next regular meeting or special meeting so directors could review proposals from 10 firms that responded to the job request.
- PUB DATE: 6/24/2018 1:00:59 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:00:59 GMT



Family of toddler killed at Scottsdale fire station seeking $9 million
The parents of a 16-month-old boy killed by a door at a Scottsdale fire station, are seeking a $9 million settlement with the city. Daniel and Courtney Reiss are speaking out for the first time since the incident, as part of a "statement of claim" against the city of Scottsdale - a precursor to a lawsuit.
- PUB DATE: 6/21/2018 11:55:01 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:55:01 GMT



 

 
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