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Arizona lawmaker wants fallen officers’ families to get $1M
An Arizona lawmaker wants the state’s voters to approve a measure that would ensure the families of police, firefighters and other public safety officers get at least $1 million if their loved one dies on the job. Sen. David Livingston said his intent is to add state money to any other work-related death benefits the families receive to reach the $1 million threshold.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Sun City fire, medical units rolling constantly
How busy is Sun City Fire and Medical Department? Busier than nearly all others in the state, according to call volume. The Sun City department is part of a fire district that includes Sun City, Youngtown and the Citrus Point neighborhood, an area south of Bell Road in the 114th Avenue alignment. SCFMD handles an average of about 1,000 calls per month, with most of those being medical related.
- PUB DATE: 1/20/2020 7:43:34 PM - SOURCE: Sun City Independent
Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:43:34 GMT



Concho awarded Apache County Community Development Block Grant funding
The Apache County Board of Supervisors will funnel some $225,000 in federal grant money into two key projects in the unincorporated community of Concho, including a new well and a community center. Any leftover money will help the Springerville Fire Department buy air packs so firefighters can work in smoke-filled buildings, according to the priority listing approved by the board of supervisors earlier this month.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 4:41:55 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:41:55 GMT



Three dogs, cat die in house fire in Chino Valley
Firefighters say three dogs and a cat died in a house fire in Chino Valley Saturday morning. Crews say the animals died of smoke inhalation in the blaze near Eldred Road and Shirley Street. Firefighters say no one was home when the fire broke out. Crisis teams are working with the homeowner to find a place to stay.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2020 3:49:09 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 18 Jan 2020 23:49:09 GMT



Arizona bill aims to protect firefighters diagnosed with specific cancers
VIDEO: Two Arizona state senators are introducing a bill aimed at closing a loophole and protecting those who put their lives on the line to protect citizens. Republican senators Paul Boyer and Heather Carter introduced the bill Thursday which would allow firefighters to receive workers' compensation benefits if they get diagnosed with specific cancers.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 5:47:36 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 01:47:36 GMT



Florence medical services recognized as the best
PHOTO: The Florence Fire Department is now rated a Premier EMS Agency in the state for its quality of emergency medical services. Fire personnel say they’ve long provided good care, but only recently acquired the tools to prove it. Under the department’s previous records management system, “the computer let us down,” Battalion Chief Jim Walter said.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: PinalCentral.com
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Family displaced, one hurt as shed fire spreads to Tucson home
Four people were displaced from their home when a fire that started in a shed spread to a mobile home on Tucson’s southwest side. According to the Tucson Fire Department, the fire happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, in the 1600 block of West Ajo Way. Two adults and two children were displaced.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 5:48:39 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:48:39 GMT



Phoenix fire uses 'Fido Bags' to save two dogs after apartment fire
PHOTOS: They say cats have nine lives but two dogs got a second chance at life after being rescued during an apartment fire on Thursday night. Phoenix fire responded to an apartment fire near 18th Street and Thomas Road. Firefighters used a specialized breathing apparatus called a Fido Bag to help two dogs suffering from smoke inhalation.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 8:37:14 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV 12 news Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:37:14 GMT



Tucson Fire Department responds to restaurant fire near University of Arizona campus
The Tucson Fire Department responded to a restaurant fire on Thursday morning in the 100 block of North Highland Ave. TFD units were dispatched to a building fire at 2:58 a.m. The first responding fire engine reported heavy black smoke in the area. Upon arrival, firefighters confirmed that the building was on fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 2:46:14 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:46:14 GMT



Arizona congressman asks Navy to consider naming ship after fallen hotshots
An Arizona congressman has reached out to the Navy asking that a ship be named to honor 19 firefighters who died on the job nearly seven years ago. U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar said that the name USS Granite Mountain “would be a great honor for the Navy and the lost firefighters,” in a letter Monday to retired Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 8:32:33 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:32:33 GMT



Northern Arizona University forestry pioneer Wally Covington set to retire
The main architect of northern Arizona’s Four Forest Restoration Initiative is set to retire later this month. Wally Covington, a forestry professor at Northern Arizona University, has been a pioneer of modern forest management for more than five decades. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. Covington became a leading voice in the growing field of forest ecology and was an early proponent of prescribed burns and thinning to reduce catastrophic wildfire.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 4:39:11 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:39:11 GMT



Prescott Fire Department reports loss of fire engine, urges driver safety
The Prescott Fire Department would like to urge the area’s drivers to be extra vigilant when approaching the department’s apparatus as they are parked at incident scenes. The department reported on Wednesday that they have had several near misses in the past year. Most recently, during the snowstorm over Thanksgiving weekend, a car driving on Hwy 89A struck a fire engine which was parked roadside for a multi-vehicle accident and subsequently careened into a police cruiser.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2020 3:00:16 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:00:16 GMT



Central Arizona College switches fire, emergency medical services
Central Arizona College is partnering with local cities and American Medical Response for fire and ambulance services for its Signal Peak Campus after a five-year contract between the college and Regional Fire & Rescue ended in December. The college put out a request for bids for a new fire and emergency medical services contract during the fall of 2019, said Angela Askey, executive director of Public Relations and Marketing for CAC.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 11:48:22 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:48:22 GMT



Gilbert firefighters welcome new arson detection dog
VIDEO: The Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department has just welcomed a new member to the team. Meet Zeta, the department’s new ATF arson detection dog! Zeta came to the department last month after she underwent a six-week training course in Virginia with her handler, fire investigator David Zehring, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 3:52:51 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:52:51 GMT



Woman, dog killed in Glendale apartment fire
A woman and a dog were killed in an apartment fire early Monday morning, fire officials say. According to Chris James with the Glendale Fire Department, the fire broke out on the patio of one of the lower units at an apartment complex near 51st and Northern avenues. James said the fire quickly spread into the apartment and moved into the apartment on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Debris fire burns power lines behind abandoned Tucson house
Crews from the Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Electric Power were called to the scene of a debris fire in the backyard of an abandoned house on Tuesday night, Jan. 14. According to information from the Tucson Fire Department, the fire in the 4500 block of East 29th Street happened at about 10 p.m.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 10:19:06 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:19:06 GMT



Grand Canyon Brewing Company brews up compassion for fallen Goodyear firefighter’s family
Austin M. Peck is a name most Williams residents do not recognize. He was not raised within the community, has no relatives in the region and he spent little, if any time embracing the town’s beauty and the people who love it so. Peck was a 35-year-old firefighter with the Goodyear Fire Department who tragically lost his life August 31, 2019 after a four-year battle with an extremely rare form of cancer he contracted while helping those that needed it the most.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2020 11:39:22 AM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:39:22 GMT



Fire destroys truck trailer at I-19 rest stop in Tucson
VIDEO: No injuries were reported in a tractor-trailer fire on I-19 on Tuesday night, Jan. 14. According to information from the Green Valley Fire District, the fire happened at about 11:45 p.m. at Kilometer marker 54. The driver of the truck carrying tomatoes and red peppers was able to pull his rig into a northbound rest stop.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2020 10:38:05 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:38:05 GMT



Tucson firefighters respond to vacant school building fire near south side
VIDEO: Tucson Fire Department responded to a vacant school building fire near the south side Monday. TFD say units were called to the area of 5100 South Liberty Avenue around 3 p.m. for reports about smoke and flames coming from the building. First engine crew to arrive reported heavy smoke coming from the area, according to TFD.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2020 2:45:00 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 22:45:00 GMT



Northwest Fire crew performs CPR on Marana woman for more than an hour, saves her life
VIDEO: A Marana woman is getting a second chance at life thanks to a Northwest Fire crew. On Dec. 17, Amanda Burgos was in the waiting room at an urgent care clinic when she went into cardiac arrest. An employee there started CPR on the 62-year-old woman before Northwest Fire arrived. Burgos says she remembers her name being called several times by paramedics, but that's it.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2020 3:50:43 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 23:50:43 GMT



Stop the Bleed nears Tri-state area training goal
PHOTOS: Stop the Bleed, a registered trademark of the United States Department of Defense, trains people to be better prepared to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. In the Tri-state area, Stop The Bleed has been taught on 25 campuses and last week, the training was held at the Needles School campus cafeteria.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2020 10:46:39 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020 06:46:39 GMT



Bank robbery suspect in Surprise used 2 vehicle fires as diversion
A man is in custody in connection with a robbery and two vehicle fires in Surprise. Israel Andrew Diaz, 28, of El Mirage, faces charges of robbery, arson, kidnapping, tampering with evidence, prohibited possession of a weapon and drug possession. Around 3 p.m. Jan. 10, Surprise police responded to a vehicle on fire in the parking lot of a crowded shopping complex near Grand Avenue and Bell Road.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2020 9:06:54 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:06:54 GMT



Phoenix: More firefighters are dying from cancer
VIDEO: Firefighters put everything on the line to protect us, and now more of them are developing cancer. Cancer is a leading cause of death for firefighters, according to the International Association of Firefighters. And a growing amount of research shows firefighters are more likely to get cancer diagnoses and to die from cancer than the general public.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2020 6:45:41 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 02:45:41 GMT



Tucson firefighters, police respond to flames near University of Arizona campus
VIDEO: Firefighters are battling a reported fire near the University of Arizona campus Saturday afternoon. A UAlert notification from the university stated the flames were burning near a construction site, which is at the intersection of University Boulevard and Euclid Avenue. The construction site neighbors the Marriott Hotel and the UA Louise Foucar Marshall Building, which houses the UA School of Journalism, School of Film, Theater and Television among other departments.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2020 2:51:01 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sat, 11 Jan 2020 22:51:01 GMT



Phoenix firefighters stop by lemonade stand raising funds for Australian wildlife
VIDEO: Firefighters and a central Phoenix community showed their support at a lemonade stand over the weekend for a worthy cause. A group of Phoenix kids decided to host their first ever lemonade stand in their neighborhood near 48th Street and Indian School Road to raise money to help the Australian wildlife affected by the wildfires burning around the continent.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2020 4:42:47 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:42:47 GMT



'Country for a Cause' helps family devastated by house fire in Tucson
PHOTO: Most local musicians will tell you the talent community in Tucson is tight-knit. So, when a country music fan’s home went up in flames last week, a group of performers got together to help her rise from the wreckage. On Sunday night, 10 performers took to the stage at Saguaro Corners. The “Country for a Cause” benefit was held in support of Kimberly Othic and her two teenage boys who lost everything in a house fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2020 10:38:33 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020 06:38:33 GMT



Firefighters receive Pay it forward award for helping hospice patient get out of bed in Sun City West
North County Fire Station 101 in Sun City West is extremely busy, but firefighters went on a call recently that wasn't quite an emergency. "We usually see people on their worst day and to have an opportunity to go out and just spend time with somebody and provide something for them, to put a smile on their face, it was a nice change of pace," said Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Capt.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2020 3:57:59 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:57:59 GMT



Elderly couple turn in old stick of dynamite to Carefree fire station
A good deed turned into a dangerous situation at a Carefree fire station Thursday evening. An elderly couple turned in "what appeared to be" an old stick of dynamite to a fire station near Tom Darlington Drive and Cave Creek Road, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The dynamite was moved to a "safe" location and fire personnel requested the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to respond, the Rural Metro Fire Department said.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Elks to honor Bullhead City first responders
Four local first responders will be honored Saturday night when the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2408 of Bullhead City conducts its annual Hometown Heroes awards dinner. Lodge 2408 is recognizing Bullhead City Police Department Cpl. Brian Morin, Bullhead City Firefighter Kenny Read, Mohave County Sheriff’s Deputy Wilbert Jones and Fort Mojave Mesa Fire District Firefighter Derek Stephenson.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2020 6:35:18 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:35:18 GMT



Fire damages house, vehicles on 23rd Street in Tucson
First responders from the Tucson fire and police departments were called to a house fire early on Friday, Jan. 10. The incident happened in the 3500 block of East 23rd Street, near Reid Park. According to a Tucson Fire Department spokesman, the structure was fully engulfed in fire when the crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 1:03:16 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 21:03:16 GMT



VVFECA awarded UNS grant for community Carbon Monoxide Detector Program
The Verde Valley Fire and EMS Chiefs Association was recently awarded a grant from Unisource Emergency Services/Tucson Electric Power in the amount of $2,600. These funds will be used to purchase educational materials and approximately 160 carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for low-income, Veteran and disabled persons.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 10:41:31 AM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:41:31 GMT



Tucson: Bell rings as victims of Jan. 8 attack remembered 9 years later
The bell rang, sharp and quick, piercing the bright sunlight of a Wednesday morning. Once, twice, six times, then again: 19 times in all, once for each person shot on a similar bright, clear Tucson morning nine years ago. The hands of Cpt. Lance Cullumber were nervous before he stood up to ring the shining silver bell at a ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of the Jan.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2020 4:41:27 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Sentinel
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 00:41:27 GMT



Memorial, fundraiser planned for late Circle City/Morristown firefighter’s family
Circle City/Morristown firefighter Adrian Hawkins passed away in mid-December from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident in the Valley. Hawkins left behind his longtime girlfriend, Krystal Dame, and their children, ages 2 and 4, as well as many other loving friends and family. Dillon’s at Western Trails Ranch, located on US 60 between Morristown and Circle City, is hosting a celebration of life fundraiser from 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 3:11:24 AM - SOURCE: Wickenburg Sun
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:11:24 GMT



Truck fire results in lane restriction on NB I-19 north of Green Valley
PHOTOS: Northbound traffic on I-19 was restricted north of Green Valley because of a truck fire and the ensuing cleanup on Wednesday night, Jan. 8. According to Green Valley Fire District, the fire happened around 11:00 p.m. The tractor-trailer was loaded with pallets of tomatoes and when crews found the truck, the flames were beginning to burn the trailer.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 7:41:57 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:41:57 GMT



Four Arizona firefighters sent to battle Australia wildfires
PHOTO: Four Arizona firefighters were sent to help battle wildfires that have ravaged Australia, the Arizona Bureau of Land Management announced in a press release Wednesday. The wildfires have been burning in Australia since September, killing at least 26 people and an estimated 1.25 billion animals, destroying 2,000 homes and burning an area twice the size of Maryland.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 6:51:20 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:51:20 GMT



Tucson: Free active shooter training in places of worship
VIDEO: Just over a week ago, six people were stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration inside a rabbi's home in New York. The suspect is now facing hate crime charges; and one day later in Texas, a gunman opened fire inside a church-- killing two people before a security team shot and killed him. Here in Tucson, two volunteer based organizations are giving faith based communities free active shooter response training.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Driver survives single-car accident near Phoenix canal
VIDEO: A man whose smashed car was found hanging above a steep canal embankment early Thursday in Phoenix is recovering in a hospital, authorities said. Phoenix police said the single-vehicle accident would shut down Grand and 27th avenues in all directions for several hours. The unidentified man was extricated from the wreckage by Phoenix firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2020 6:41:26 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:41:26 GMT



Sedona: Village of Oak Creek man arrested after allegedly starting several small wildfires, stealing a van
A Village of Oak Creek man was arrested after allegedly starting several small wildfires near a vacant home and then stealing a van from a convenience store on Monday, Jan. 6, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO). Around 6:45 a.m., an employee at a convenience store in the 6000 block of Highway 179 in the Village of Oak Creek called YCSO to report his 2004 maroon min-van had been stolen.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2020 2:27:22 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:27:22 GMT



Tucson Firefighters battle fire at abandoned midtown home
Tucson Fire crews put out an early-morning fire Wednesday at an abandoned midtown home. The call came in at 4:34 a.m. from an area near 8th Avenue and 22nd Street. Ten units with 23 firefighters responded to the scene and had the blaze under control within 25 minutes. A ladder crew cut a hole in the roof to allow trapped heat and smoke to escape the building.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2020 5:44:25 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 08 Jan 2020 13:44:25 GMT



'Brotherhood' bond propels volunteers to keep Naco community safe
While hundreds can hear the alarm that can only be described as what sounds like a train horn, only a few respond. When the signal sounds, even if it’s at 2 or 3 a.m., volunteers from the Naco Fire District head to where they’re needed to meet each other, get their gear and learn their task. Jesse Morales, the station’s fire chief since 2008, said their calls range from being first responders to the Naco Port of Entry, translators, support for other fire crews and helping their community in any way they can.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 6:39:58 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 02:39:58 GMT



University of Arizona Police Department investigates library fire as arson
Investigators with the University of Arizona Police Department are investigating a campus library fire as suspected arson, according to a press release. Crews with the Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to the UA Science and Engineering Library, located at 744 N. Highland Ave., at 11:36 a.m. after reports of black smoke coming from the first floor bathroom.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT



First responders rally: Gilbert family receives 5 tons of snow at their home so daughter born with half a heart can experience it too
A Gilbert family is getting memories they thought they'd have to skip this year thanks to fellow first responders rallying around them. Adam Walker, a Casa Grande firefighter, his wife Sandee and their family take a trip every year to experience snow. But their two-year-old daughter Quinn only has half a heart.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 3:46:58 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2020 23:46:58 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department reminds residents not to burn trash, weeds
The Bullhead City Fire Department warns that burning of trash, yard trimmings and weeds is not permitted. Burning weeds with a hand-held blowtorch device also is not permitted. The fire department said that warming and cooking fires are allowed without a permit; however, strict guidelines must be followed.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 10:49:23 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020 06:49:23 GMT



Fire ravages Glendale three-story home
Glendale, Peoria and Phoenix firefighters responded to a house fire Sunday night at a home near 71st Avenue and Deer Valley Road. There were no injuries, according to Ashley Losch of the Glendale Fire Department. “This was a tri-level home that had heavy heat and smoke when crews arrived,” Losch said.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 12:11:20 AM - SOURCE: The Glendale Star
Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2020 08:11:20 GMT



Tucson firefighter helping fight historic Australian bushfires
VIDEO: With such widespread devastation happening in Australia during its historic bushfire season, it’s no wonder firefighters from around the world are helping the land "Down Under." Some of them are from right here in Arizona. “To be quite honest, it’s been a dream within my professional career to come down here and experience the bushfire season,” Interagency Aviation Officer Sean Cox said.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 8:01:32 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2020 16:01:32 GMT



Hiker goes down on Camelback Mountain, Phoenix Fire swoops in
An out-of-town hiker had to be rescued by Phoenix firefighters Sunday after she hurt her ankle while climbing Camelback Mountain. The unidentified 29-year-old was hoisted off the Cholla Trail by first responder technical rescue teams. They were sent to the site around 1 p.m. The woman had gotten about three-quarters of the way up the mountain before she was injured, according to a fire department e-mail.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 7:50:49 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2020 15:50:49 GMT



Midtown fire station expected to be renovated with new safety designs, practices
VIDEO: A midtown fire station has been empty of firefighters for over a year, after a kitchen fire forced them to set up base at a nearby hotel. That midtown fire station is fire station 11, which is located near Alvernon Way and Broadway Boulevard. In 2018, a kitchen fire at the fire station forced firefighters to stay and dispatch from a nearby Double Tree hotel.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 6:48:50 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2020 14:48:50 GMT



Follow-up: Former Yucca fire chief pleads guilty to theft charges
A former fire chief accused of embezzling $40,000 from his northern Arizona district pleaded guilty to felony charges of theft The Kingman Daily Miner reports Matthew J. Young entered his plea last week in connection with charges of theft and misuse of public monies. Young was indicted in July after he allegedly turned himself in to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and admitted to stealing about $40,000 from his department’s bank account from last January through July.
- PUB DATE: 1/6/2020 6:45:00 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2020 14:45:00 GMT



Multiple-vehicle fire in Phoenix deemed suspicious, officials say
PHOTOS: Sunday morning, firefighters found numerous vehicles engulfed in flames in Phoenix. They were discovered around 7 a.m. at a car dealership business near Buckeye Road and Interstate 17. According to Capt. Rob McDade of Phoenix Fire, fire crews were able to extinguish three cars that caught on fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/5/2020 4:37:41 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:37:41 GMT



Phoenix firefighters control fire at recycling facility near Sky Harbor
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters battled a fire at a recycling facility in Phoenix. Video from Arizona's Family news chopper showed firefighters battling the fire at 32nd Street and Roosevelt Street. The fire started around 7 a.m. on Friday. Phoenix Fire Department told Arizona's Family a hazardous materials team has been sent to scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2020 6:47:57 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 03 Jan 2020 14:47:57 GMT



Timber Mesa Division Chief Russell appointed to National Fire Protection Agency Committee
Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District’s Division Chief of Fire Prevention and Life Safety, Brian Russell, has been appointed to the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA) committee on the NFPA 1730 Standards for Fire Prevention Organization and Deployment. The NFPA is the organization that creates standards for fire departments throughout the nation.
- PUB DATE: 1/3/2020 7:07:46 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:07:46 GMT



Duplex fire breaks out in Maricopa
Smoke poured out of a duplex next to Maricopa Head Start on Thursday. A lonely Christmas wreath was still hung on the door of the Edwards Circle complex as firefighters rushed in and out of the building attempting to smother the apparent stove fire. Four Maricopa fire trucks and administrative staff were on scene along with Maricopa police to surveil the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2020 2:39:12 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 02 Jan 2020 22:39:12 GMT



11-year-old girl rescues family from Christmas tree fire in Peoria
VIDEO: An 11-year-old girl helped save her family from a house fire late Monday night in Peoria after a Christmas tree went up in flames, according to fire officials. The fire happened in the area of 91st and Northern avenues around 11:30 p.m. Peoria fire officials say the girl and a seven-year-old were inside the home along with adult family members.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2019 8:42:41 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 16:42:41 GMT



Sedona Fire District will look at replacing Uptown Station 4
An update was given on Station 4, located on Forest Road, during the SFD Governing Board meeting Dec. 17. “We continue to look at all the ways easements impact the potential building envelope and what adjustments need to be made,” Assistant Chief Jayson Coil said. “By the end of this month we should have all of those easements reflective on one site so that we could see what areas will be impacted.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2019 1:00:35 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 21:00:35 GMT



Pickleball Players, Goodyear firefighters brighten up the holiday season with toys for Goodyear children
PHOTOS: For more than a decade, the City of Goodyear has conducted a special holiday season program that provides gifts for families in need. “Extraordinary life-changing events affect many people in our community. We want to help them provide joy to their children during the holiday season,” said Goodyear Fire Chief Paul Luizzi, who chairs the Goodyear Fill-A-Need Program.
- PUB DATE: 1/1/2020 1:43:26 AM - SOURCE: PebbleCreek Post
Posted on Wed, 01 Jan 2020 09:43:26 GMT



Florence Emergency responders bring holiday cheer to displaced family
Police and firefighters worked together to help a local family that recently suffered a house fire have a memorable Christmas. The Wheeler family has been staying with relatives since its Anthem home burned on Dec. 20. On Christmas Day, fire and police personnel arrived to where the family was staying and delivered Christmas gifts to the children.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2019 1:54:03 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 21:54:03 GMT



Safe Shift store helps Tucson’s first responders
VIDEO: The Safe Shift store has a new home after moving from the south side to Grant and Country Club roads, where the new location has more space and more items. The Safe Shift store has been around for two years and serves as one of several fundraisers for the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, a nonprofit that supports EMS personnel and firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 1/2/2020 7:46:39 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:46:39 GMT



Bullhead City fire marshal hangs up his coat
Fire Marshal Jim Dykens retires today from the Bullhead City Fire Department after about 17 years there and more than four decades in fire service overall. The BCFD held a retirement party on Dec. 10 but officially announced Dykens’ retirement Monday. “Chief Dykens stated that he leaves with mixed emotions, but is looking forward to retirement,” according to a news release.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2019 10:39:29 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 06:39:29 GMT



Naked man attempts to put out house fire in Cave Creek
A reported naked man attempted to put out a house fire in Cave Creek on Tuesday morning. Rural Metro Fire Department said when the first firefighters arrived at the house near Scottsdale Road and Dixileta Drive, they found a two-story home with fire coming from the roof. A man who lives at the home was on the roof attempting to put the fire out with a garden hose.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2019 4:44:41 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 12:44:41 GMT



Family displaced after Christmas tree fire in Peoria
A family has been displaced after a Christmas tree caught fire in a Peoria home early Tuesday morning. Officials said an 11-year-old and 7-year-old noticed that the tree had ignited while adults were sleeping in the home near 91st Avenue and Northern. The 11-year-old girl ran through the house and alerted the family, authorities said.
- PUB DATE: 12/31/2019 6:44:43 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 14:44:43 GMT



Arizona City Fire delivers Christmas meals to seniors
For a fourth consecutive year the Arizona City Fire District delivered meals to seniors on Christmas Day. The fire district delivered 50 meals and gifts to seniors throughout the area. According to Fire Chief Jeff Heaton, the district noticed that there were many efforts for kids during the holiday season but there was no focus on the local seniors.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2019 1:47:08 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019 21:47:08 GMT



Mom thanks firefighters who delivered baby in back of Peoria ambulance
VIDEO: A Peoria mom calls her baby's delivery a scary whirlwind. The Aug. 26 birth happened in the back of an ambulance. Baby Navy made her grand entrance into the world five weeks early. "It's wild," said Briana Reid, Navy's mom. "It's crazy. It was definitely a very chaotic birth story." Reid said she was driving to the hospital with her husband when her water broke.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2019 5:39:56 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 01:39:56 GMT



Phoenix 911 Dispatchers Face Trauma, PTSD — But Aren't Classified As First Responders
Recent efforts to reclassify 911 operators and dispatchers as first responders federally are stalled. Those who work in the Phoenix alarm room, like Maria Abeyta, may not see trauma like police officers and firefighters, but they hear it. After her break, Abeyta sits down in her chair in front of seven glowing computer screens, two keyboards and mice.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2019 5:15:47 AM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:15:47 GMT



12 families homeless after condo fire in Mesa
VIDEO: 12 families are homeless after an condominium fire in Mesa. The fire broke out Friday afternoon at the Dobson Bay Club Condominium Homes off of Baseline And Alma School Roads. Fire crews say the fire started in a second story apartment unit and quickly spread to the third floor and the attic. “All of building 1 has smoke and water damage,” said a Mesa Fire Department spokesperson.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2019 7:36:17 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15
Posted on Sat, 28 Dec 2019 03:36:17 GMT



Phoenix: Hiker rescued off Piestewa Peak after falling 40 feet
VIDEO: A hiker had to be rescued off Piestewa Peak on Sunday after falling 40 feet, and Phoenix firefighters captured the mission on video. Firefighters said the 49-year-old man was free climbing off the mountain trail shortly after 3 p.m. when he fell, fractured his arm and became unconscious. After about 10 minutes of being unconscious, the patient woke up and was able to call 911.
- PUB DATE: 12/29/2019 4:46:03 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019 00:46:03 GMT



Here’s what KTAR News learned in 2019 about Valley firefighters battling cancer
VIDEO: In July, KTAR News 92.3 FM started following the stories of Valley firefighters diagnosed with cancer and dealing with denied workers’ compensation from their cities. In the original documentary “Fighting Fires and Cancer” — and associated series of in-depth stories — reporter Ali Vetnar and videographer Matt Bertram interviewed firefighters, medical professionals, lawmakers, politicians and others about what can be done for ailing firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2019 3:53:31 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019 11:53:31 GMT



Elderly woman flown to hospital after fire in Prescott Valley home
Fire, police and medical units responded at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, to the 3400 block of North Dale Drive, Prescott Valley, after flames were reported shooting out of the back of a house. A Prescott Valley Police officer at the scene said, "It was fully engulfed." An elderly woman was the only person in the home, the officer said.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2019 2:07:32 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019 10:07:32 GMT



New Year’s Eve busy for Valley first responders and hospitals
While you prepare for your New Year’s Eve festivities, remember that accidents and emergencies will also happen across the Valley. “We see a lot more accidents and injuries related to alcohol consumption,” Zach Bair, an emergency room physician at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, told KTAR News 92.
- PUB DATE: 12/30/2019 3:43:43 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 30 Dec 2019 11:43:43 GMT



Glendale Deputy Chief Chris Gustafson completes ‘elite’ training
Glendale Deputy Chief Chris Gustafson has completed the Chief Fire Officers (CFO) program. The CFO program is a challenging peer review process that measures a candidate’s performance against international standards in many aspects of fire and emergency services Competencies and community impact. The designation program is designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement and technical competence.
- PUB DATE: 12/27/2019 12:14:07 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Fri, 27 Dec 2019 08:14:07 GMT



Pirtleville: Local veteran loses home in fire
A local veteran lost his home in a fire Thursday. Shortly after 3 p.m., firefighters from the Pirtleville Volunteer as well as the Douglas Fire Departments responded to a mobile home fire in the 2600 Block of Camino Pinon in Pirtleville. Upon arrival, fire was seen coming from the back part of the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2019 6:36:52 PM - SOURCE: Douglas Daily Dispatch
Posted on Fri, 27 Dec 2019 02:36:52 GMT



Phoenix Family unharmed after fire starts in garage
A house caught fire in south Phoenix Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to the home near 12th Street and Southern Avenue. They quickly contained the fire to the garage. Sky 12 over the scene showed smoke and fire damage to the interior of the garage along with scorch marks up the side of the house from a garage window.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2019 10:43:59 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 26 Dec 2019 18:43:59 GMT



The story of how Rural Metro Station 841 saved Christmas in San Tan Valley
The day before Christmas, Rural Metro received a call from a grandmother who has just recently moved to San Tan Valley from out of state. She explained that her moving costs were much higher than expected. While she has secured a job, it doesn't start till later in January. Her main concern however was that she was now responsible for her two grandchildren, while her daughter was recovering in rehab.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2019 1:04:48 PM - SOURCE: San Tan Valley
Posted on Thu, 26 Dec 2019 21:04:48 GMT



Famous tree on I-17 by Sunset Point, hurt by summer fire, is still decorated for Christmas
VIDEO: Many of us this time of year probably feel a little bit like the tree that stands in the median along Interstate 17 near Sunset Point. We're burned out. But unlike some of us, the juniper that has become known as the Mystery Tree is still putting on its best this Christmas. For yet another year, the tree has turned into something of a landmark for holiday travelers as parties unknown have decorated it with ornaments, keeping up a decades-long tradition that had been imperiled — and not for the first time — by wildfire.
- PUB DATE: 12/26/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZCentral
Posted on Thu, 26 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT



‘He acted like a true hero’: Teen rescues bedridden neighbor from Phoenix house fire
VIDEO: A Phoenix family is grateful for their 15-year-old neighbor, who rushed to the rescue and helped everyone get outside when their house caught fire. Kyshaune Lindsay, 15, was playing ball outside when he saw his neighbor, Cindy Nunez, was in trouble. He ran over to ask if everything was OK and learned Nunez’s house was on fire, due to an electrical problem in the kitchen.
- PUB DATE: 12/25/2019 2:47:43 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 25 Dec 2019 10:47:43 GMT



Tucson home completely destroyed by Christmas morning fire
A Tucson home was destroyed by fire Christmas morning, but crews were able to save the homeowner and two dogs. The Drexel Heights Fire District said it was called to a house near Ajo Highway and Camino De Oeste around 9:45 a.m. Crews were able to put the fire out in about an hour, but the home was a complete loss.
- PUB DATE: 12/25/2019 1:52:59 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 25 Dec 2019 21:52:59 GMT



Phoenix firefighters stop overnight mobile home fire from spreading
Phoenix firefighters stopped a fire in its tracks before it spread to the rest of a mobile home overnight. The fire was dispatched near 41st Street and McDowell Road. When firefighters arrived, they found light smoke coming from the mobile home, the Phoenix Fire Department said. They made entry into the home and found a contents fire in the rear of the mobile home.
- PUB DATE: 12/25/2019 4:43:54 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 25 Dec 2019 12:43:54 GMT



Santa pays last-minute visit to Golden Shores
Santa Claus made a last-minute trip to the Tri-state on Tuesday, spending part of Christmas Eve to participate in the Golden Shores Fire Department’s Toys for Joy program. The fire truck that was carrying Santa made 28 stops around town and, at every stop, children were waiting for him to receive their gifts.
- PUB DATE: 12/25/2019 11:14:17 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 26 Dec 2019 07:14:17 GMT



Acoma Boulevard blocked after house fire in Lake Havasu City
Parts of West Acoma Boulevard were blocked Monday morning as Lake Havasu City firefighters conducted salvage operations at the scene of a housefire. The fire was first reported at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, when smoke began to come from the home’s attic. Once the fire was contained, residents pulled insulation from the attic to prevent rekindling.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2019 9:39:38 AM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Mon, 23 Dec 2019 17:39:38 GMT



Pilot killed in small plane crash near Phoenix Goodyear Airport
VIDEO: Firefighters say the pilot of a small plane has died after crashing near Phoenix Goodyear Airport Saturday night. Goodyear fire crews say a Phoenix police helicopter located a Cessna182 on its roof about a mile south of the airport near Estrella Parkway and Vineyard Avenue. Initial reports indicate the plane struck a power line before it went down.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2019 8:56:41 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 22 Dec 2019 16:56:41 GMT



Santa makes special visit to Peoria firefighter and his family
Santa and his elves on Friday visited a Valley firefighter and his family and they didn’t come empty-handed. They delivered dozens of presents to Peoria firefighter Justin Lopez, his wife and their seven kids. It was enough to fill up the family’s entire living room. “This means a lot to not just my wife and I but the kids,” Lopez said.
- PUB DATE: 12/23/2019 3:41:36 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 23 Dec 2019 11:41:36 GMT



Aircraft crashes near Lake Havasu City, pilot receives minor injuries
A small aircraft crashed Sunday morning near Pilot Rock just south of Lake Havasu City. The Mohave County Sheriff's Department said a man suffered a minor ankle injury when his ultra-light style aircraft crashed on land near Pilot Rock, on the Arizona side of the lake. A female passenger was uninjured.
- PUB DATE: 12/22/2019 2:43:08 PM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Sun, 22 Dec 2019 22:43:08 GMT



Couple survives gas poisoning in Thatcher
Two Thatcher residents are lucky to be alive after experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning on Wednesday. The Thatcher Fire Department was called to Stadium Avenue in Thatcher for a possible gas leak in an apartment at 5:27 pm. According to Thatcher Fire Chief Mike Payne, a young couple who were going to be married the next day and were working on their apartment when the male resident took a nap on the couch due to a headache.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2019 1:03:14 PM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019 21:03:14 GMT



Security guard puts out arson fire at Phoenix motel
A motel security guard put out an arson fire at a Phoenix motel. Phoenix police report that on December 18, a security guard at the Red Roof Inn near Interstate 17 and Indian School Road got word of smoke found on the second floor of the motel. There he reportedly saw Erick Quevedo, 38, holding a burning towel and kicking the door to a room.
- PUB DATE: 12/20/2019 10:40:58 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15
Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2019 18:40:58 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department urges safety using heaters
On Wednesday, several Bullhead City Fire Department crews responded to a mobile home fire on the 2200 block of Coronado Drive. Engine 761 was the first crew on the scene , reporting a single-wide mobile home with active fire showing. Firefighters confirmed that all occupants had safely evacuated the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2019 11:58:40 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2019 07:58:40 GMT



Maricopa fire urges residents to check smoke alarms
For anyone who has had a smoke alarm start chirping at 3 a.m., they know the annoyance of trying to figure out which one, getting a ladder and replacing the battery just to lose out on sleep. Mayor Christian Price is all too familiar with the issue, and has christened January 2020 as smoke alarm replacement month in Maricopa in partnership with the Maricopa Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 12/20/2019 9:42:28 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Fri, 20 Dec 2019 17:42:28 GMT



Two new Goodyear fire stations to emphasize firefighters’ long-term health
Goodyear is getting ready to add to its city with two new fire stations. The Goodyear City Council approved funding this week for the creation of two new fire stations that will place a heavy emphasis on firefighters’ long-term health and improving response times for the community, according to a release.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2019 10:48:52 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:48:52 GMT



Police Department: Avondale woman allegedly tries to set boyfriend on fire
An Avondale woman allegedly tried to set her boyfriend on fire because he would not celebrate her new job with her, according to court documents. Avondale police report that on December 11 around 8:45 p.m., they responded to a home near Avondale Boulevard and McDowell Road for reports of an assault.
- PUB DATE: 12/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC 15 News Arizona
Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters save several dogs during 1st-alarm fire at Phoenix kennel
VIDEO: Firefighters say several dogs were not injured after a first-alarm fire broke at an animal boarding house in Phoenix. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, firefighters responded to Homestead Boarding Kennels near State Route 51 and Bell Road just before 1 a.m. Firefighters were able to open several kennels, allowing dogs to escape on their own while crews battled the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2019 9:17:01 AM - SOURCE: Fox 10 News Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:17:01 GMT



See how Woodbury Fire impacted archaeological sites in Tonto National Forest
VIDEO: The Woodbury Fire torched nearly 125,000 acres of the Tonto National Forest this past summer. It became the 5th-largest wildfire in Arizona history, and archaeologists may never know the full extent of the damage the fire inflicted on ancient Indian ruins scattered throughout the scorched area.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2019 9:56:18 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2019 05:56:18 GMT



Man dies in Bisbee fire
A man died in a Bisbee fire Wednesday. According to Bisbee Fire Chief George Castillo, the call came in at 2:15 a.m. from 132 Naco Road, near the entrance to Old Bisbee. The victim was a man in his 60s. The cause is under investigation. Castillo said a space heater may have caused the fire.
- PUB DATE: 12/18/2019 8:51:55 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:51:55 GMT



Update: Phoenix police identify girl found dead after apartment fire
VIDEO: Phoenix police on Tuesday released the name of a 4-year-old girl who was found dead after an apartment fire was extinguished last weekend. They say Jordayn Halfacre was discovered near the front of the apartment early Sunday and declared dead at the scene. There's no word yet on how the girl died.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2019 3:45:15 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019 23:45:15 GMT



Bullhead City Firefighters’ annual toy drive to give gifts to 1,000 area children
Later this month, volunteers from the Bullhead City Firefighters’ Toy Drive will be distributing gifts to more than 1,000 boys and girls in the Tri-state. On Tuesday, volunteers spent the day collecting some of the toys, dolls, stuffed animals and games that will find their way into the hands of needy children next week.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2019 10:42:55 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 18 Dec 2019 06:42:55 GMT



Crews battle first-alarm house fire in El Mirage
VIDEO: Crews battled a first-alarm fire at a home in El Mirage Tuesday morning. The fire broke out around 9 a.m. near Dysart and Greenway roads. Fire crews from multiple cities were called in to help battle the flames. When our Arizona's Family News Chopper arrived at the scene, it appeared that the fire had been controlled, and no flames were visible.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2019 9:08:30 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:08:30 GMT



Pima Community College Fire Academy graduates put on live fire demonstration in Tucson
VIDEO: Pima Community College Fire Academy will show the success of the latest recruit class of 26 new firefighters with a live fire demonstration Monday. The demonstration starts at 6 p.m. and will take place at the City of Tucson Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. The graduation ceremony will happen Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2019 2:53:35 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:53:35 GMT



Nurses, surgeons get firefighter experience in Tucson
VIDEO: Nurses and surgeons from the Burn Unit at Banner University Medical Center got the firefighter Monday. The group learned how to properly use a fire hose -- walk through fire -- fight a car on fire -- and rappel from a six-story tower. Tucson Fire says today's event gives a better understanding of what everyone does when fire emergencies happen.
- PUB DATE: 12/17/2019 2:04:29 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:04:29 GMT



Child killed, three others hurt in Phoenix apartment fire
VIDEO: A 4-year-old child was killed in an apartment fire in Phoenix early Sunday morning. Three other people, including a 10-year-old girl were seriously injured. According to Captain Todd Keller with the Phoenix Fire Department, the fire broke out before 5 a.m. at an apartment complex near 23rd and Dunlap avenues.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2019 9:44:16 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 15 Dec 2019 17:44:16 GMT



Phoenix fire chief recovers from surgery after breast cancer diagnosis
After Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner revealed last week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, on Sunday afternoon, it was announced that she is recovering from double mastectomy surgery. The chief got personal on Facebook Wednesday night when she posted a letter addressing her diagnosis and how she was undergoing a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery on Friday, Dec 13.
- PUB DATE: 12/15/2019 5:20:02 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 16 Dec 2019 01:20:02 GMT



Related: Scottsdale cancer center diagnosed 22 firefighters with cancer this year
A Scottsdale-based cancer center has had a busy year diagnosing Valley firefighters with cancer. Vincere Cancer Center diagnosed 22 firefighters with cancer in 2019, according to oncologist Dr. Vershalee Shukla. The center started screening firefighters for cancer in November 2018, and melanoma has been the most common diagnosis.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2019 3:44:57 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 16 Dec 2019 11:44:57 GMT



Man injured after car crashes into building and catches fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: A man is in serious condition after a car crashed into a building and caught fire near 7th Avenue and Indian School Road on Friday night, firefighters said. Bystanders helped the man in the car get out before the fire department arrived. He was later taken to a nearby hospital. Phoenix Police have not identified the man or what caused the crash.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2019 8:37:18 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 14 Dec 2019 04:37:18 GMT



Glendale park reopened after several people stung by bees, taken to hospital
VIDEO: A swarm of bees attacked a family, forcing Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale to close Sunday afternoon. The park, located southwest of 59th and Peoria avenues, was reopened after a bee keeper removed the bees. Fire officials say a man, one of four family members attacked by the bees, was stung over 100 times.
- PUB DATE: 12/16/2019 7:46:38 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 16 Dec 2019 15:46:38 GMT



 

 
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