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Mesa's $40,000 Christmas tree a 'total loss' after fire
The City of Mesa's Christmas tree was destroyed in a fire Wednesday morning that, police say, was intentionally set. Mesa firefighters and police officers were called to downtown Mesa's "Merry Main Street" around 2:30 a.m. and found the nearly four-story tree fully engulfed in flames. The lighted tree is the focal point of the city's annual Christmas celebration along Main Street.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 3:18:18 AM - SOURCE: ABC 15
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:18:18 GMT



Casa Grande firefighters train for rescues in tight spaces
Training for emergencies is an integral part of public safety, and firefighters spent Tuesday morning preparing for the worst that could happen. The Casa Grande Fire Department’s confined space rescue team conducted the training at Salt River Project’s Desert Basin Generating Station on Burris Road. CGFD Battalion Chief Frank Ricci said the training is important to allow firefighters an opportunity to see first hand how to conduct a rescue in a tight space, whether it be at SRP or elsewhere in the city or county.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 11:43:16 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:43:16 GMT



Sun City West Fire Corps ranks expand
For the past 12 years the Fire Corps have been active in Sun City West and throughout the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority's service area installing fire alarms, lock boxes, teaching medical classes and being there to provide support to the district that would otherwise not be able to execute in the same timely manner.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 8:55:07 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:55:07 GMT



Two grassfires reported in Flagstaff's Brannen Homes neighborhood
Flagstaff Fire Department responded to two grassfires that started near Lone Tree road and the Brannen Homes neighborhood early Wednesday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Flagstaff Fire Department says it responded with several units and a battalion chief to a report of two separate wildfires burning in the area.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 3:15:40 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:15:40 GMT



DPS: Suspects in custody after pursuit ends with crash into Phoenix home
VIDEO: The Department of Public Safety has two suspects in custody after a brief pursuit ended with a car going through the pillar of a Phoenix home early Thursday morning. DPS said they attempted to pull over a white vehicle with two male occupants for a registration violation near 59th Avenue and McDowell Road around 1:00 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 2:38:57 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:38:57 GMT



Glendale Fire Department honors two teens for saving woman and building
Malikah Barfield, 14, and Bryson Burris, 12, walked into the Glendale Public Safety Regional Training Center Dec. 5 and appeared nervous, which you wouldn’t have expected from two heroes. Barfield and Burris were being honored for saving a woman from a burning building, as well as keeping the fire from spreading to the entire apartment complex in the 7000 block of North 75th Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2017 12:11:26 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:11:26 GMT



Golder Ranch fire crew springs into action to save the life of a fire captain
A Golder Ranch fire crew was honored Tuesday for its quick action in saving the life of a fire captain who was having a severe allergic reaction. On Nov. 1, Golder Ranch Fire Captain Alfred Valencia was driving to work from Oracle when he realized he was having an allergic reaction, Anne-Marie Braswell, a Golder Ranch Fire District spokeswoman, said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 2:42:21 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:42:21 GMT



Kingman firefighter earns fire officer designation
Mike Stapleton has completed the process to earn his designation of fire officer for the Kingman Fire Department, one of 429 fire officers worldwide designated by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. The designation recognizes firefighters who excel in experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement and technical competence.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 3:27:37 AM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:27:37 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department assistant chief quits with blast: “We have a culture that is not focused on safety”
Saying he can’t ensure the safety of firefighters or the personnel, Doug Stevens announced Tuesday morning that he is leaving the Bullhead City Fire Department. “We have a culture that is not focused on safety,” he said at the fire district’s governing board meeting. Stevens, the department’s assistant chief for operations, said that his resignation is “in protest,” citing management practices he said are “deceptive, reckless and irresponsible.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 1:45:11 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:45:11 GMT



Excess Buckskin Fire District funds go into a special account
The Buckskin Fire District and La Paz County have taken steps to correct the County Supervisors’ approval of a higher tax rate for the fire district than what was presented to the county. The district’s budget will remain the same, as will the tax rate. However, approximately $7,000 will be set aside each month and then applied to the district’s budget for fiscal year 2018-19.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 2:19:19 AM - SOURCE: Parker Pioneer
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:19:19 GMT



Fatal Sierra Vista crash highlights challenges first responders face in rural areas
Emma Melo was having lunch with her granddaughter and son Paul at a Sierra Vista sandwich shop when she got the call that her husband had crashed his motorcycle on Charleston Road, east of the San Pedro River. She rushed to the scene. “I drove 80 miles an hour, and I would have gone faster but my granddaughter was in the car,” Emma said.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 4:31:08 AM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:31:08 GMT



3 men in serious condition after Phoenix crash, fire officials say
Three men were transported to local trauma centers in serious condition after a two-vehicle accident in Phoenix, according to fire officials. Two vehicles collided near the intersection of Encanto Boulevard and 83rd Avenue late Tuesday night. The crash caused one of the vehicles to end up on its side.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2017 2:05:08 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:05:08 GMT



Family 'lucky' to safely escape Tucson house fire
A family of four is "lucky" to have escaped a house fire late Monday night which Tucson Fire investigators say didn't have smoke detectors. Tucson Fire received multiple 911 calls reporting the fire that started on the roof of a home in the 1300 Block of East Wyoming Street, near Irvington Road and Park Avenue, just before midnight.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2017 7:29:12 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:29:12 GMT



Green Valley crew assigned to largest California wildfire
The three Green Valley Fire District firefighters sent to assist in California have been assigned to the Thomas Fire near Ventura and are based out of the Santa Barbara Polo Club. The Thomas fire is the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history, hitting 230,000 acres over the weekend. The blaze has destroyed 524 structures and damaged 135 in the city of Ventura.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2017 3:12:08 AM - SOURCE: Green Valley News & Sun
Posted on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:12:08 GMT



Fire destroys log cabin office; shuts down Highway 89 in Prescott
A log cabin converted to an office along Highway 89 in Prescott caught fire Sunday morning, Dec. 10, setting off a prolonged battle to extinguish it, said Don Devendorf, Prescott Fire division chief, but then it caught fire again, Monday morning. Firefighters first responded to the cabin, at the intersection of Highway 89 and Rosser Street, on Sunday.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 1:01:08 PM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:01:08 GMT



Tucson Fire Chief will miss caring for community
VIDEO: Tucson's Fire Chief is retiring after 29 years in the department and six years as its chief. Chief Jim Critchley talked with us in the small museum at Tucson Fire Headquarters. He says he wants firefighters to always remember the 136 years of tradition and service the museum represents. He's especially proud of his time as training chief when he trained more than half the firefighters on the job now.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 6:16:54 AM - SOURCE: 104.1 KQTH Tucson's News and Talk
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:16:54 GMT



Firefighter Fitness: drag tires, run stairs and punch holes in an attic. Do it again.
VIDEO: Firefighters routinely work on staying in shape with training that goes beyond running or doing – think of punching a hole in a ceiling or carrying 100 pounds up the stairs. The Tempe Fire Department requires firefighters to do physical training at least an hour per day while off duty and, like firefighters in the Phoenix Fire Department and other fire agencies across the United States, pass an annual physical fitness test.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2017 1:10:27 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:10:27 GMT



As Southern California burns, Tucson area also faces fire risk
As Southern California is ablaze with some of the worst fires in the state’s history, public lands officials in bone-dry Southern Arizona are warning that the region is a tinderbox at risk for its own siege of wildfires. They’re calling on the public to be especially cautious in fire-threatened areas.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Chandler Fire Department: 1 person ejected, 6 others hurt in crash
Several people were hurt, including one person who was ejected, after a collision in Chandler Sunday afternoon, according to fire officials. Blas Minor with the Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department said firefighters responded to a two-vehicle crash involving seven patients near Hartford Street and Ray Road.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 5:52:57 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:52:57 GMT



Sedona Fire District to collect toys for kids
In partnership with the Marine Corps Reserves, Sedona Fire District will be collecting toys for the popular program. On Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. firefighters and staff will be located at Safeway in West Sedona and Weber’s/Clark’s IGA in the Village of Oak Creek. Residents are asked to consider bringing a new and unwrapped toy to donate.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 3:03:13 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:03:13 GMT



Tucson firefighters prevent trailer fire from spreading to building on northside
Tucson Fire Department crews prevented a fire from spreading to an industrial building on North Dodge Boulevard and East Kleindale Road on Saturday afternoon, said TFD spokeman Capt. Julian Herrera in a release. Two utility trailers and their contents were found burning and had spread to a large pile of wooden pallets and cardboard boxes near the building, according to Herrera.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2017 2:11:42 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:11:42 GMT



Tucson Fire chief announces retirement after 29 years with department
Tucson Fire Department Chief Jim Critchley announced his retirement Thursday after six years as head of the department. Critchley sent out a memo to Tucson Fire Department personnel Thursday saying he loved his job, but decided to retire and focus on his family, department spokesman Julian Herrera said.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2017 2:13:04 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:13:04 GMT



Peoria Fire-Medical sends crew to help battle California wildfires
VIDEO: The Peoria Fire-Medical Department announced Thursday that they have sent some personnel and equipment to assist with the firefighting efforts in Southern California. Peoria fire officials said they sent four firefighters and one of their engines to Southern California Wednesday. The fire crew will meet the logistics team at the Southern California operations and will be assigned to their destination.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2017 3:54:43 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:54:43 GMT



Man shot dead after driving car at detectives in Tucson, DPS says
One man is dead after he was shot by at least one detective on the east side of Tucson. There were two detectives driving in the area of Beverly Avenue and Speedway Boulevard when they saw the man driving recklessly in the area around 7:41 p.m. Thursday, according to Raul Garcia, a Public Information Officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2017 3:54:44 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:54:44 GMT



Firefighter fitness: drag tires, run stairs and punch holes in an attic, then do it again
VIDEO: Firefighters routinely work on staying in shape with training that goes beyond running or doing situps –– think of punching a hole in a ceiling or carrying 100 pounds up the stairs. The Tempe Fire Department requires firefighters to do physical training at least an hour per day while off duty and, like firefighters in the Phoenix Fire Department and other fire agencies across the United States, pass an annual physical fitness test.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 2:06:27 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:06:27 GMT



Mesa firefighters hang Christmas lights after father falls from ladder
Mesa firefighters took it upon themselves this week to hang Christmas lights for a family after a man fell off a ladder and was injured. “He had just started it and obviously had some little kids there that were very excited for the holidays and some of the crew members on my crew recognized that,” Mesa Fire and Medical Department Capt.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 9:06:33 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:06:33 GMT



Boy thanks Phoenix rescuers for saving his life after 2016 shooting
VIDEO: Nearly two years after he was accidentally shot in the chest, 14-year-old Eric Mendez finally was able to thank the firefighters and hospital personnel who saved his life, during a gathering at a Phoenix fire station Wednesday. Mendez was accidentally shot by his uncle in his home on Feb. 21, 2016.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 4:05:01 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:05:01 GMT



DPS: 1 person dead after 2-vehicle crash on Loop 202 in Gilbert
VIDEO: One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash on the Loop 202 in Gilbert, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The fatal crash occurred near eastbound Loop 202 Santan freeway at Gilbert Road late Wednesday night. DPS said at least one person is dead and two vehicles were involved.
- PUB DATE: 12/7/2017 12:00:39 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:00:39 GMT



2 Glendale teens who saved woman named heroes by fire, police
VIDEO: Two Valley teens were honored as heroes on Tuesday by Glendale firefighters and police officers for saving a woman in a burning apartment. Malikah Barfield, 14, and Bryson Burris, 12, heard crying from an apartment on Oct. 12, in the 7000 block of North 75th Avenue, and noticed smoke coming from the residence.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 4:05:01 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:05:01 GMT



Rental car found in Glendale canal
VIDEO: Investigators are trying to figure out how a rental car got into a canal in Glendale. According to police, somebody found the car in the canal near 59th Avenue and Thunderbird Road on Wednesday night. No one was inside the car when crews got there and it's unclear how the car ended up in the water, police said.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 9:04:29 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:04:29 GMT



At least 20 people displaced after apartment fire in north Phoenix
VIDEO: Almost two dozen people are displaced in north Phoenix after a second-floor apartment caught fire overnight. Phoenix fire Capt. Larry Subervi said approximately 20 people are displaced after firefighters had to clear six apartments during a fire at the Deer Creek Village Apartments near 31st Avenue and Beardsley Road on Wednesday.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 4:39:53 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:39:53 GMT



125 Arizona firefighters sent to California for wildfires
More than 100 Arizona firefighters have been sent to California to help control wildfires in the area. The Arizona Department of Forestry said 125 firefighters in 25 engines have received orders to assist in southern California. The firefighters will be assigned to wherever they are most needed once they arrive in California.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 9:46:08 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:46:08 GMT



Related: Yuma firefighters deploy to assist in latest California wildfire
The City of Yuma Fire Department has sent a strike team to help battle the “Creek” fire, which is burning in the Angeles National Forest near San Fernando, Calif. Spokesman Mike Erfert provided information indicating that at about 1:30 p.m. YFD received a mutual aid request from Cal Fire regarding a task force deployment.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 1:49:53 AM - SOURCE: Yuma Sun.com (Yuma Daily Sun) - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:49:53 GMT



Peoria Firefighters Charities collect toys
For more than 20 years, the Peoria Firefighters Charities (PFFC) has been collecting toys and hand delivering them to Peoria homes. Last year, with the generous support from the community, they collected nearly 1,000 toys and delivered them to more than 250 children. Toys are collected and sorted by age and gender, then brought to Peoria homes the day before Christmas.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2017 6:12:38 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:12:38 GMT



Phoenix: Neighborhood playground goes up in flames, arson suspected
VIDEO: On most days, Kurt Warnstedt brings his boys to the park down the block to play on the slides. But Tuesday morning, there was nothing on which to play. Late Monday night, the playground at the Fireside Community Center in north Phoenix erupted in flames. "You could see a lot of flames from my house," said Warnstedt.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2017 5:30:53 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:30:53 GMT



Tucson Police, Fire departments get new gear from sales-tax money
Six months after Tucson voters overwhelmingly passed a sales-tax increase for road repairs and public safety upgrades, police officers and firefighters are beginning to reap the benefits. Proposition 101, which passed in May and went into effect in July, raised the city sales tax from 2 cents per $1 to 2½ cents per $1, in an effort to raise $250 million by the time it expires in 2022.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2017 2:23:17 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:23:17 GMT



Sun City fire station begins to rise
Residents should now be able to see some work being done above ground on the new Sun City Fire and Medical Department’s fire station. Underground utility work was completed the week of Thanksgiving and footings were scheduled to be poured Nov. 29 at the latest for the two-story structure on the northwest corner of 111th and Michigan avenues in Youngtown.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2017 1:53:03 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:53:03 GMT



Follow Up: Mesa slaps sponsored content onto firetrucks as budget cuts loom
VIDEO: The Mesa Fire and Medical Department isn't covering budget cuts with a Band-Aid. It's sticking a business's logo over them. The department will now allow businesses to place their logo on the side of firetrucks, along with a message about safety in exchange for the purchase of a sponsorship deal.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2017 10:46:11 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:46:11 GMT



Cancer, not flames, biggest danger to firefighters
The most dangerous part of firefighting may not be the danger of being burned in a fire. It’s cancer. Cancer caused 61 percent of the professional firefighter line-of-duty deaths from January 1, 2002, to December 31, 2016, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). That is more than any other single cause.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2017 1:07:16 PM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:07:16 GMT



Kingman Fire Department’s communications manager awarded her emergency number certification
Deann Macleod, communications manager for Kingman Fire Department, was awarded her emergency number certification through the National Emergency Number Association. This is a significant accomplishment for communication centers and dispatchers, Fire Chief Jake Rhoades said. “Deann has made a significant commitment to attain this certification and she should be commended,” Rhoades said.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2017 1:08:52 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 21:08:52 GMT



Vacant southside Tucson mobile home burns
VIDEO: Firefighters put out a southside mobile home fire Tuesday. The blaze was in the 1000 block of East Ganley. Flames smothered the home, which was vacant. The cause is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2017 5:17:32 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:17:32 GMT



Western governors vow to do more for wildfire relief at Arizona meeting
Governors from across the western U.S., whose states have been ravaged by wildfires and other disasters, are renewing efforts to work with the federal government to help their communities recover. The Western Governors Association approved a resolution Saturday calling on the federal government to grant more flexibility to agencies doling out disaster aid.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 1:10:27 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:10:27 GMT



Update: Arrest made in October arson, drive-by shooting at Peoria home
A 20-year-old Peoria man was arrested Friday on suspicion of an arson and drive-by shooting that occurred in October. Adam Coleman was arrested at 11:45 a.m. on Friday near Happy Valley Road and Lake Pleasant Parkway, police said. Police said he was taken into custody without incident and was later booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 3:38:22 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 23:38:22 GMT



Shed fire spreads to home in Tempe
Two people are displaced after a house fire in Tempe on Sunday afternoon. Firefighters said a shed caught fire near the Loop 101 and Baseline Road around 2:30 p.m. and spread to the house and up into the attic. Crews were seen on the roof battling the fire. The fire was eventually put out but the house is uninhabitable for now, crews said.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 6:05:22 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 02:05:22 GMT



One woman displaced from home after fire near Fort Lowell
One woman was displaced from her home after a fire near Fort Lowell. At around 4:30 am on Saturday morning crews with the Tucson Fire Department responded to a residence in the 3100 block of North Jackson. TFD said fire alarms were sounding and light smoke was visible coming from the sides of the house.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 7:34:45 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:34:45 GMT



Phoenix firefighters battle blaze at large vacant home
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department responded to a first alarm fire at a large house early Sunday morning. According to Capt. Larry Subervi, the fire occurred at a 5,000-square-foot house that was under construction near 17th Street and Indianola Avenue. The home suffered substantial damage but was unoccupied.
- PUB DATE: 12/3/2017 11:17:36 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:17:36 GMT



Phoenix firefighters free puppy with head stuck in wall
VIDEO: Cliff had a ruff morning. The 4-month old black Labrador retriever got his head stuck in a hole in his backyard fence. Fortunately for Cliff, his buddy Charlie is a quick thinker. "He got stuck in that little hole over there and little Charlie let us know his friend was missing," his human Veronica Provetta said.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2017 4:02:45 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:02:45 GMT



Firefighters battle extensive overnight attic fire in Phoenix
Firefighters battled an extensive overnight attic fire in Phoenix Friday, according to fire officials. Fire crews arrived at an extensive fire on the exterior of a home near Ninth Street and Roosevelt Street around 2:30 a.m. The firefighters attacked the fire from above and below when they discovered the fire throughout the attic.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2017 6:55:57 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:55:57 GMT



Services held for Daisy Mountain Fire Captain Wade Barter
Hundreds of firefighters and community members gathered at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria on Thursday morning to say a final goodbye to Daisy Mountain fire captain Wade Barter. Barter was accidentally killed while on a hunting trip in Colorado earlier this month. Firefighters came from all over the Valley to pay their respects.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2017 8:22:16 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 04:22:16 GMT



Man in critical condition, 3 injured after car crashes into pole in Phoenix
A man is in critical condition and three teens were injured after a car crashed into a pole in Phoenix, firefighters said. The crash was reported around 7 p.m. near 40th and E. Van Buren streets, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Firefighters said the car hit a pole and rolled over. One of the passengers in the backseat required extrication to remove him from the car.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2017 6:56:28 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 14:56:28 GMT



Faulty gas valve prompts evacuations in Green Valley
A Green Valley business was evacuated on Thursday, Nov. 30, because of a faulty gas valve that resulted in a strong odor of gas. According to the Green Valley Fire District, a realtor reported smelling the odor when he arrived to his office in a shopping center at 18745 S. Frontage Road at about 8:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2017 2:57:43 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 22:57:43 GMT



Follow Up: Smoke detectors save family whose Phoenix home was gutted by flames
Just one month before Christmas, a Valley family is forced to find a new place to live, after a fire swept through their home, overnight. The fire happened overnight, near 7th Street in Broadway Road in South Phoenix. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the attic. Smoke detectors inside the home managed to wake the family, and allowed them to escape.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters investigating Yuma apartment blaze
Wednesday shortly after 8 p.m., a fire was reported in the area of 23rd Street and Madison Ave. Arriving Yuma Fire Department personnel found heavy smoke coming from a group of apartments at 105 East 23rd Street. The fire was found to be in an attached storage unit on the south side of the building. Firefighters were able to quickly control and extinguish the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYMA
Posted on Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Prescribed burns: Fighting fire with fire
During the Halloween-into-Thanksgiving hangover, Verde Valley residents may have noticed encroaching smoke as fire crews carried out prescribed burns along forests in central and northern Arizona. A 2016 study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found evidence of links between human-caused climate change and wildfires, making controlled burning all the more prevalent.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 1:08:03 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:08:03 GMT



Oatman fire chief resigns
Members of the Oatman Fire District Board accepted the resignation of their fire chief Tuesday. “I think on behalf of the board we’d like to thank Rick for his service,” said Tim Brown, board chairman. “I know personally I’ve learned a lot while he was here and we really appreciate him coming here and we appreciate everything that he’s done.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 1:42:43 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:42:43 GMT



Family of 2 displaced after south Phoenix house fire
A family of two is displaced after their south Phoenix home caught fire early Wednesday morning. Phoenix firefighters responded to a house fire near Broadway Road and Seventh Street around 2:30 a.m. When crews arrived, they found a working fire in the back of the house with smoke coming from the roof.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 7:11:12 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:11:12 GMT



Golder Ranch Fire District celebrates 40th anniversary
The state’s largest fire district started four decades ago in Lloyd Golder’s living room. Lloyd and friend Bob Murray knew the newfound area of dust, saguaros and not much else on the northern end of Tucson was in desperate need of quality fire services. They knew right there and then that they needed to launch a volunteer fire district to serve the folks few and far-between in Northwest Pima County.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 3:46:25 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Local Media
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:46:25 GMT



Four Glendale firefighters become technical rescue technicians
Glendale Firefighters Patrick Hourihan, Connor Healy, Kyle Borg and John Sindle have completed specialized training to become members of the fire department’s Technical Rescue Team. The newest technical rescue technicians received their certifications Nov. 17 at the Phoenix Fire Training Academy Special Operations Facility.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2017 2:47:12 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:47:12 GMT



Kingman: Man rescued from burning mobile home
A man was rescued Monday from a burning mobile home in the 4000 block of Ryan Avenue. Firefighters from Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District were assisted in the rescue by Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies and River Medical emergency personnel. Capt. Rick McShea and firefighter Travin Pennington responded to the call for medical assistance and heard the man screaming for help.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 11:35:03 PM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:35:03 GMT



Fire officials in Gila County focus on dangerous gaps in communications
The Highline Fire this year exposed a potentially dangerous gap in the region’s emergency communications system, according to the fire chiefs gathered at a recent fire season wrap up meeting sponsored by Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin. The fire officials agreed they need to improve communications and escape route plans to prepare for the next wildfire.
- PUB DATE: 11/28/2017 6:15:04 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:15:04 GMT



Mother and 3 children injured, struck by truck in Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department said four pedestrians, including three children all under the age of 12, were struck by a pickup truck near 19th and Campbell avenues Monday morning. Police suspect the driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police are taking the 22-year-old driver to a local police station for further processing.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 1:21:42 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:21:42 GMT



Mesa Fire Department allowing private businesses to sponsor trucks
The Mesa Fire and Medical Department will allow private businesses to sponsor health and safety messages on its fire trucks. "We're going to be very particular about who we work with," said Deputy Chief Forrest Smith. ABC15 got a first look at how the messaging will appear. Each truck will feature two small decals with bold text over a logo.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District reopens north Stockton Hill fire station
Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District reopened its fire station on north Stockton Hill Road in October, one of the goals laid out by Fire Chief Wayne Eder when he was hired in April. The fire station was closed for several years due to budget constraints. The fire district’s staff was joined by volunteers hosting an open house on Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2017 1:03:30 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 26 Nov 2017 21:03:30 GMT



Search for memorial design for Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters narrows
A panel has narrowed down its search for an artist to design a memorial honoring 19 firefighters who died four years ago. The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership announced Wednesday that three artists have been chosen as semi-finalists to memorialize the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Two live in Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 11/24/2017 7:57:24 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:57:24 GMT



Man rescued from tree, hospitalized in Phoenix
A man was taken to the hospital after he was rescued from a tree in west Phoenix on Sunday, firefighters said. He was trimming a palm tree about 50 feet in the air when a palm canopy fell on him near 39th Avenue and Van Buren Street around noon, according to Capt. Jake Van Hook with the Phoenix Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2017 4:51:19 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:51:19 GMT



Tax canvass could give Oatman fire district 25 percent budget boost
If paid, property taxes on recent property assessments in Oatman conducted by the Mohave County Assessor’s Office will boost school and fire district budgets as much as 25 percent. The recent canvass of about 600 parcels in Oatman resulted in $850,000 worth of cash value added to Oatman’s inventory, said Mohave County Assessor Jeanne Kentch.
- PUB DATE: 11/27/2017 1:44:58 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:44:58 GMT



Firefighters put out apartment fire near west Phoenix
Firefighters put out an apartment fire Sunday evening near west Phoenix, fire officials said. The fire was reported around 6 p.m. near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Firefighters reported heavy smoke coming from the first floor of the apartment complex. Firefighters said the fire was at a vacant unit.
- PUB DATE: 11/26/2017 8:04:01 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 27 Nov 2017 04:04:01 GMT



Phoenix firefighters extinguish early morning restaurant fire
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters extinguished an early morning restaurant fire at a strip mall on Wednesday. Crews arrived and found light smoke coming from a small restaurant near 43rd Avenue and McDowell Road. After forcing the door open, firefighters found a fire that was partially put out by sprinklers.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 6:25:27 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:25:27 GMT



Phoenix Media Investigation: Drug addicts leaving used hypodermic needles in public spaces
VIDEO: A CBS 5 investigation found used hypodermic needles left near light rail stops, city parks and public restrooms. Advocates for homeless drug addicts say there is more that government officials can do to protect the rest of the public. This is an issue the firefighters at Phoenix’s Station 18 are all too familiar with.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 6:41:32 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:41:32 GMT



Volunteer fire instructor Carol Glassburn receives lifetime achievement award from governor
For 10 years, Glassburn was a volunteer fire instructor for Arizona Wildfire Academy in Prescott and other rural Arizona fire departments. She has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 13 years and part of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign for 10 years. Throughout the years, Glassburn has served on numerous committees, including the Northern Arizona Council of Governments, APS Focused Future, the Forest Service Travel Management Plan, the Williams Cemetery, the Williams Food Bank and Main Street America.
- PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 2:57:09 AM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:57:09 GMT



New gear for Tucson first responders thanks to Prop 101
VIDEO: Tucson Fire Department and Tucson Police Department has received over $13 million from the passing of PROP. 101. In May, Tucson city voters decided to approve raising taxes to resurface city streets and replace Tucson police and fire departments' aging fleets and equipment. The half-cent sales tax increase went into effect July 1 and has raised $13.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 5:20:54 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:20:54 GMT



Burning garbage truck shuts down I-10 in downtown Phoenix
VIDEO: A garbage truck caught fire on westbound Interstate 10 through downtown Phoenix Monday. It happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. just outside the tunnel, forcing traffic to a stop. The Penguin Air and Plumbing News Chopper was overhead as firefighters knocked down the fire. The Arizona Department of Transportation shut down the westbound lanes for about 30 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2017 3:28:02 PM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:28:02 GMT



Daisy Mountain Fire Department captain dies in hunting accident
A Daisy Mountain Fire Department captain died Thursday in a hunting accident in Colorado, according to the department. Cpt. David "Wade" Barter was a 17-year veteran of the department, holding titles of firefighter, engineer, paramedic, captain, hazardous materials technician, terrorist liaison officer and special operations coordinator.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 9:58:50 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV 12 news
Posted on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:58:50 GMT



Former NAU professor accused of stalking members of hotshot fire crews
VIDEO: A former Northern Arizona University professor faces multiple federal charges of stalking or making false statements against at least 11 people, including several members of two hotshot firefighting crews. Melissa Ann Santana, who at the time was an associate professor of interior design, allegedly sent threatening messages to three hotshot crew members, an NAU student and others, according to a federal complaint filed in U.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 2:18:06 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:18:06 GMT



Woman accused of setting fire to Bullhead City neighbor’s garage
Police arrested a woman Friday for setting fire to a friend’s home on Thursday. Brenda Lee Prudham, 55, was arrested for aggravated criminal damage, aggravated assault, destroying evidence and arson of an occupied structure. Around 1 a.m. Thursday, Bullhead City firefighters responded to the 2700 block of Sidewheel Drive for a garage fire, said Emily Fromelt, Bullhead City Police Department spokeswoman.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2017 1:43:13 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:43:13 GMT



Rider rescued after he was pinned under horse in north Phoenix
VIDEO: A man in north Phoenix was left helpless after the horse he was riding fell on top of him, pinning him. Fire crews were able to find the man about a half mile in on the North Mountain trail off of Seventh Avenue. Apparently, the horse had hit some loose rocks and dirt in a wash area, and slipped and fell, pinning its rider.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2017 9:27:19 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:27:19 GMT



Fire Officials: Family escapes late night Phoenix apartment fire
VIDEO: A family escaped any harm after a late night fire spread to their apartment in Phoenix, fire officials said. Firefighters arrived at a working, first-alarm fire at an apartment complex near 83rd Avenue and Palm Lane around 9 p.m. Thursday. They found a bottom floor apartment fully involved with the fire and it was spreading into the apartment located above on the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2017 3:30:44 AM - SOURCE: CBS 5 AZ KPHO
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:30:44 GMT



Arizona Traffic Incident Management website offers first responder training
First responders will now have a website to help make traffic incident response more efficient. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) created the Arizona Traffic Incident Management (TIM) website. It will be the go-to resource for first responder training, including everyone from police and firefighters, to tow truck operators.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 10:18:28 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:18:28 GMT



Firefighters battle mobile home fire in north Phoenix
PHOTO: Firefighters were battling a mobile home fire that started Thursday afternoon in north Phoenix, fire officials said. The blaze was reported around 4:30 p.m. near 7th Street and Union Hills Drive, according to Phoenix Fire Department. The cause of the fire was unknown.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 4:43:34 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:43:34 GMT



City of Phoenix preparing to take legal action against prescription opioid makers
VIDEO: Fire and police departments are responding to more opioid-related calls than ever. The City of Phoenix is now considering suing opioid manufacturers for damages caused by addiction, similar to how many states sued tobacco companies back in the 1990's. Dozens of cities and counties across the country have already filed lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 1:59:28 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:59:28 GMT



Four fires, three hours: Blazes keep Yuma firefighters busy
City of Yuma firefighters responded to four fires in three hours hours, beginning late Tuesday night with a fire reported at 11:34 p.m. at a vacant house in the 900 block of North 1st Street. When firefighters arrived on scene they found heavy smoke and flames coming from home. The fire was fully extinguished within 30 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2017 3:42:30 AM - SOURCE: Yuma Sun.com (Yuma Daily Sun)
Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:42:30 GMT



Central Arizona firefighter, police officer honored by American Legion
American Legion Post 40 honored a firefighter from the Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority and a police officer from the Chino Valley Police Department for the first time ever on Veterans Day over the weekend. “We should have done it a long time ago,” said Post Commander Bob Ingram. “These guys, to me, are no different than any veteran.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 1:54:37 PM - SOURCE: Chino Valley Review
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:54:37 GMT



Phoenix apartment fire displaces 10 people including 5 kids
VIDEO: Ten people including five kids were displaced after a Phoenix apartment fire early Wednesday morning, according to fire officials. Fire crews were dispatched to the single-story apartments near 67th Avenue and Osborn Road around 6:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they found a working fire at the apartments and balanced the fire to a first alarm.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 8:12:18 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:12:18 GMT



Fire Department: 3 adults, 2 kids injured in Phoenix officer-involved accident
VIDEO: Three adults and two kids were injured in a Phoenix officer-involved accident, Phoenix fire Capt. Larry Subervi said. The Phoenix Fire and Medical Department transported five total patients, including two pediatric patients and a Phoenix police officer, after the accident on 32nd and Oak streets late Tuesday night.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 4:59:52 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:59:52 GMT



Woman attacked by bees on Tucson's West Side
VIDEO: A woman in her 70s was stung 30-40 times by bees, according to the Tucson Fire Department. The woman and her neighbor were working in their yards near North Flowing Wells Road and West Panama Lane when the neighbor possibly stirred up the hive, said Capt. Andy Skaggs. The woman was taken to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2017 3:25:55 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:25:55 GMT



Forest Service reschedules prescribed fire treatment north of Payson
Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning to conduct a 1,247-acre prescribed fire treatment in the Shoofly Ruins area north of Payson beginning Monday, Nov. 13 through Thursday, Nov. 16. The prescribed fire will eliminate timber slash, dead and down woody debris, grass and brush. The treatment will take place on the east side of Houston Mesa Road (Forest Road 199).
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2017 1:00:35 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:00:35 GMT



Arizona pension system for police, firefighters hires contractor for media outreach
VIDEO: The Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, which has come under fire from lawmakers in recent months, has expanded its use of outside consultants by hiring a media relations and crisis communications contractor. The trust fund for first responders, correctional officers and elected officials last week hired David Leibowitz to a $72,000-a-year consulting contract.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 9:23:17 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:23:17 GMT



2 dead in electrical fire at a trailer home in Desert Hills
Two are dead after an apparent electrical fire at a trailer home this past weekend in Desert Hills, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department. Witnesses reported a fire Saturday in the 3400 block of London Bridge Road, where a trailer had caught fire. Two subjects were sleeping within the trailer when the fire began in the vehicle’s fuse compartment.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2017 1:43:34 AM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald - Registration May Be Required
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:43:34 GMT



Black Mesa Ranger District plans Nagel prescribed burn
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct a prescribed burn within Burn Blocks 1, 2, and 6 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from Nov. 14-17. This burn will be south of the Dutch Joe Ranch area. The burn will be to the east of Forest Road 34, south of Forest Road 100, to the west of Forest Roads 117, and to the north of Forest Roads 9439 and 9429A.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2017 9:25:49 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:25:49 GMT



Car engine ignites 'aggressive' Phoenix garage fire
A garage fire in Phoenix on Sunday may have started by a vehicle's engine, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Phoenix fire responded to the "aggressive" fire on West Ruth Avenue at approximately 6:20 p.m., where fire crews found the garage engulfed in flames. The fire could be seen a quarter of a mile away, said Captain Jake Van Hook.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 3:26:06 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:26:06 GMT



Car wash raises money for Golder Ranch firefighters with cancer
VIDEO: Golder Ranch Fire District is raising money to help two firefighters recently diagnosed with cancer. GRFD is holding a car wash at its fire station Sunday located at 63735 Saddle Brooke Blvd. The car wash will run from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 4:47:18 AM - SOURCE: 104.1 KQTH Tucson's News and Talk
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:47:18 GMT



10-year-old burn victim meets rescue dog 'just like him' in Goodyear
VIDEO: Chi Chi the therapy dog waited patiently to surprise a little boy who shares something in common. The golden retriever, who now lives in the Valley, was rescued from the underground dog meat market in South Korea. She lost all four of her legs to an infection. Ten-year-old Owen Mahan lives in Indiana.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KMOV-TV CBS 4
Posted on Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Tucson firefighters battle large brush fire on Evergreen cemetery property
Tucson firefighters were fighting a large brush fire Wednesday on Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery property, authorities said. The cemetery is at 3015 N. Oracle Road, just north of West Miracle Mile. The fire broke out Nov. 8 before 5 p.m. and multiple 911-callers reported it. The blaze is burning a pile of brush, tree branches and debris, said Capt.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2017 2:44:42 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:44:42 GMT



Peaks Fire Study: Without forest treatment, wildfire above Fort Valley means inundation
The scenario is far from unlikely: a wildfire rips through the forest that covers the southwest flank of the San Francisco Peaks above Fort Valley and Baderville. Soon after that, heavy monsoon rains sweep through the area, causing a 100-year flood event. What would happen to the homes and buildings at the foot of the Peaks? A new study prepared for Coconino County and published this year provides an answer.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2017 3:12:30 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:12:30 GMT



Bullhead City Fire bond closer to approval
The Bullhead City Fire District’s $16.7 bond issue moved closer to reality on Wednesday as updated results from the Mohave County Elections Department still showed the measure passing by a 166-vote margin. The margin was the same as it was Tuesday night — Election Day for the mail-only vote on the bond issue that was the only measure facing Bullhead City voters.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2017 3:10:41 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:10:41 GMT



Follow Up: Man who died in mobile home fire northwest of Tucson is identified
An elderly man, who was found dead in a mobile home fire on Tucson's northwest side Tuesday night, was identified as Raymond Little, authorities said. Little was age 69, said Deputy Cody Gress, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman, on Wednesday, Nov. 8. An autopsy will determine his cause of death, Gress said.
- PUB DATE: 11/9/2017 2:44:44 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:44:44 GMT



Firefighters rescue little dog from Gilbert house fire
Firefighters from the Gilbert and Mesa fire departments are heroes -- especially Tuesday night in eyes of a little dog named Molly. According to a Facebook post from the Gilbert Fire Department, a Gilbert resident called 911 after smelling smoke and hearing smoke alarms coming from their neighbor's home.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 1:56:01 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 21:56:01 GMT



One person dead in mobile home fire on Tucson's northwest side
One person is dead after a house fire on the northwest side, according to the Northwest Fire District. NWFD received a single 911 call around 7:32 p.m. Tuesday, about smoke coming from a house in the 9800 block of North El Uno Minor., near Twin Peaks Road and Lambert Lane on the northwest side. Crews arrived on scene, but could not see any smoke coming from the mobile home.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 3:50:19 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:50:19 GMT



Editorial: What the death of firefighters requires of us
Four years ago, 19 firefighters died in terror and agony trying to save Yarnell. We were horrified to think of their courage and desperation — huddled in their fire shelters, waiting for the 2,000-degree flames to sweep over them. They remained disciplined and determined to the very end. We attended the funerals.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Kicking tires, fighting fires: Veteran, firefighter and EMT joins Tusayan Fire Department
After travels to nearly every continent and several tours of duty in active combat zones, John Barnes made his way to the small community of Tusayan to join the Tusayan Fire Department. It’s the perfect place for him, he says, with his love of all things outdoors. It’s also a big change from his last engagement, which took him to the loneliest place on earth for the last four years — Antarctica.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2017 7:26:13 AM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:26:13 GMT



 

 
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