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Daisy Mountain Fire chief Mark Nichols retires after decades of service
The Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical department said goodbye to its chief of nearly nine years. Mark Nichols retired from the department Thursday, according to a tweet from the agency. Mr. Nichols was hired to the agency in April 2011. “During his tenure as Fire Chief, Mark Nichols has deftly navigated the challenges of running a fire district during one of the hardest hitting real estate recessions in history,” the department stated.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 6:48:09 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:48:09 GMT

Mesa is first Arizona fire department to become Certified Autism Center
The Mesa Fire and Medical Department has become the first fire team in Arizona to receive the designation of being a Certified Autism Center. The designation was granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards and comes after the staff, firefighters and other first responders at the department received position-specific training to "enhance their understanding and sensitivity when helping individuals with autism or other sensory sensitivities," according to a press release by the organization.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Obituary: Retired Vernon Fire Chief James Borrego
James "Jim" Henry Borrego, 59, went home to his Father in Heaven Feb. 8, 2020. He was born Dec. 8, 1960, to Don and Angela Borrego in Show Low. In his youth, Jim enjoyed playing baseball, photography, dirt bikes, swimming in the Snowflake pool and camping. Jim loved his family. He had six children: Heidi, Aubrey, Amanda, Ashley, Donny and Hannah.
- PUB DATE: 2/18/2020 4:50:58 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020 12:50:58 GMT

Active fire at Prescott Valley Burger King quickly contained
On February 16, 2020 at 6:18 a.m. Central Arizona Fire and Prescott Fire Dept. responded to a report of a structure fire in the 7700 block of E. State Route 69 in Prescott Valley at the Burger King Restaurant. Upon arriving on the scene, crews saw smoke showing from a roof vent. When firefighters made entry they found minimal smoke conditions but active fire burning in the kitchen hood ventilation system.
- PUB DATE: 2/17/2020 4:42:26 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:42:26 GMT

Rural Metro Fire battles house fire near Catalina Foothills
Rural Metro Fire crews responded to a house fire Sunday morning near Ina Road and Pima Canyon Drive. Upon arrival crews found smoke coming from the entrance of the home, RMF say. Crews found fire in the attic space and worked to find the start of the fire. Firefighters were able to contain the fire within 20 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 2/16/2020 9:43:57 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:43:57 GMT

Arizona firefighter returns from fighting Australian wildfires
From the moment Arizona native Andrew Harrington landed in Australia, the long time firefighter and tanker pilot knew his presence was appreciated. "They were very thankful for us to be there but we were just as thankful to go over there and help," said Harrington. Harrington flies for a company called Erickson Aero Tanker, called in to Australia as millions of acres burned out of control.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 2:41:30 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:41:30 GMT

Phoenix firefighters rescue 19-year-old man who fell at Papago Park
Phoenix firefighters rescued a man who fell at Papago Park early Friday morning. According to Capt. Kenny Overton, the 19-year-old man fell into the Hole in the Rock at Papago Mountain near Galvin Parkway and Van Buren Street. Overton said the hiker is conscious and alert and will be transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV 3 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Tucson wildland firefighter chosen to receive smile makeover
A Tucson wildland firefighter and father is getting a new smile thanks to a team of local oral surgeons and their staff. Isaiah Cotroneo, 39, was one of two people chosen this year out of more than 600 local applicants to receive a $50,000 smile makeover. It is a part of the Arizona Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ Second Chance Program.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Senate passes bill to ensure benefits for Arizona firefighters with cancers
A bill intended to assure that Arizona firefighters who get occupational cancers receive workers' compensation benefits passed the Senate on Wednesday with significant bipartisan support. The Senate voted 25-4 to pass Senate Bill 1160, which clears up the state law to explain that if a firefighter gets a cancer on the state's list, it is presumed to be caused by firefighting, and the firefighter doesn't have to prove that he or she got the disease on the job to receive workers' compensation benefits.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2020 5:48:49 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 13 Feb 2020 01:48:49 GMT

Flames engulf golf cart on Apache Junction course
PHOTOS: Nothing puts a damper on a round of golf like your cart catching fire. The 7th hole at the Apache Creek Golf Club isn't so green after a golf cart caught fire over the weekend. A crew from the Superstition Fire and Medical District responded and was quickly able to put out the fire. All that was left of the cart was its charred frame.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

City of Maricopa receives award for innovation in fitness; Fitness court dedicated to first responders, veterans
The National Fitness Campaign announced on Wednesday that it has awarded the city of Maricopa the 2019 Healthy Infrastructure Award in Innovation. The Healthy Infrastructure Awards crowns its winners in five categories: design excellence and innovation, leadership, programming excellence and storytelling.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Department of Public Safety: Multiple people seriously injured in crashes on US60 in the East Valley
Multiple people were taken to the hospital after two crashes on US60 Tuesday night. The Department of Public Safety says the first collision at US60 and McClintock Drive appears to have been caused by a car stopped in the middle lane of US60. Tempe firefighters say two adults were extricated out of their vehicles and transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 1:03:46 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020 21:03:46 GMT

Two puppies saved from storm drain on Tucson's south side
PHOTOS: Two puppies were rescued from a storm drain Tuesday morning near Dakota and Rosepine road on Tucson's south side. According to Drexel Heights Fire District, Pima Animal Protection was on scene for reports of an aggressive pit-bull dog. It turns out, the dog was a mother protecting her two puppies.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 2:54:17 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:54:17 GMT

Firefighters face an outsized risk of cancer - What is being done to keep them safe?
The diagnosis was bad. There was no silver lining. A small chance of survival, a few months left to live. More than four years after receiving his devastating cancer diagnosis, Austin Peck was defying the odds. The Goodyear firefighter had undergone more than $100,000 in treatment, including countless rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and other alternative medicines.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 5:48:17 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:48:17 GMT

White Mountains: Pension woes haunt county, town budgets
Many county and town budget planners have sometimes tenuous faith that recent changes have finally fixed the state retirement system for police and firefighters – the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) — despite continued flareups of bad publicity. The appointment of administrator Michael Townsend has restored the confidence of many town and county administrators, confidence shaken by a multi-billion-dollar shortfall in the retirement system for courts, elected officials, police officers and firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2020 4:43:47 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:43:47 GMT

University of Arizona Health Sciences Researchers study health risk of a group of chemicals in firefighter foam and protective gear
A growing concern exists in the fire service about exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of synthetic, fluorinated chemicals used worldwide since the 1940s. This concern has prompted calls for the removal of these chemicals from firefighter foam, and an evaluation of potential exposures from protective gear worn by firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2020 2:46:05 PM - SOURCE: University of Arizona Health Sciences
Posted on Mon, 10 Feb 2020 22:46:05 GMT

An inside look at a Phoenix Fire Department Technical Rescue Team
VIDEO: As the weather warms up and visitors flock to the Valley, hiking season will be in full swing. Inevitably, mountain rescues will occur. KTAR News reporter Ali Vetnar spent a day with a specialized team of firefighters in Phoenix who respond to those calls. They’re called Technical Rescue Teams.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2020 4:41:01 PM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Sun, 09 Feb 2020 00:41:01 GMT

Woman hospitalized, house lost after Glendale fire
VIDEO: A house in Glendale was consumed by fire on Saturday, resulting in a total loss, according to Glendale Fire Department. There were two occupants, a man and a woman, in the house when it caught fire, Glendale FD stated. According to authorities, the woman was transported to the hospital due to smoke inhalation while the man was uninjured.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2020 5:26:50 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 09 Feb 2020 01:26:50 GMT

Fire at Arizona State University residential housing in Tempe displaces 40, no injuries reported
At least 40 people were displaced from Arizona State University residential housing after a fire on a stove in the high-rise Friday morning, according to Tempe fire officials. Crews responded to the fire near Veterans Way and College Avenue where smoke was coming from the eighth floor of the University Towers residential housing in Tempe, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2020 1:51:53 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020 21:51:53 GMT

Pine-Strawberry fire honors chaplain
After about 10 retirements, Father Norman Burke volunteered as a chaplain for the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department (PSFD) in 2000. At 85 years young, he is still serving. Fire Chief Gary Morris recognized Burke for his 20 years of service to the department at its annual banquet. Burke was a parish priest for the Episcopal Church for most of his career.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2020 1:04:50 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020 21:04:50 GMT

Tucson: Man critically injured in northwest side fire
PHOTO: A man in his 70s was critically injured in a northwest side fire Friday. According to Tucson Fire, the call came in from the 1200 block of West Florence Street at 7:17 a.m. Crews including 13 units and 28 firefighters were at the scene within five minutes. The fire was under control within 11 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2020 11:51:16 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020 19:51:16 GMT

Two injured hikers near Sedona rescued from rugged trail
A rescue operation on a hiking trail near Sedona turned into a double rescue after somebody from the same party took a fall during the first rescue. Officials with the Sedona Fire District say their units were called Wednesday afternoon to help an injured hiker who was near the top of the AB Young trail in Oak Creek Canyon.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 11:43:16 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 06 Feb 2020 19:43:16 GMT

Fire completely guts Mexican restaurant in Mesa
Fire swept through and destroyed a Mesa restaurant early Friday but no one was injured, first responders said. La Patrona Mexican Cuisine near Main Street and Stapley Drive was already in flames when firefighters arrived around 2 a.m., after a caller alerted them to the blaze. The fire was so intense that crews could not get inside the standalone building.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2020 5:25:47 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:25:47 GMT

Rollover on slick road in Navajo County
A mid-morning single-vehicle rollover on US 60 near milepost 351 sent 3 people to the hospital with unknown injuries. The crash occurred at about 9 a.m. Light snow accumulation on the highway coupled with below freezing temperatures overnight created slick winter driving conditions on US 60 in spite of snowplows that did their best to clear the roadway.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2020 5:48:55 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:48:55 GMT

Federal funds available for Arizona's first responders and fire departments
A federal grant could be used to support Arizona fire departments and first responders. Funds would be expressly used for safety equipment and training. Senator Kyrsten Sinema encouraged Arizona organizations to apply, saying in a statement, "Today’s federal funding opportunity will help train our firefighters and better protect Arizona communities.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2020 6:12:09 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 07 Feb 2020 14:12:09 GMT

Wickenburg Fire Department's Chief Temerowski: A chief's chief
The Wickenburg Fire Department has been making a name for itself over the years, and while Chief Ed Temerowski has been a common sight for nearly 30 years, he is quick to point out there have been a lot of people involved in his and the department’s successes. Almost 20 of his nearly 30 years has been spent as chief.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 3:12:39 AM - SOURCE: Wickenburg Sun
Posted on Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:12:39 GMT

Buckeye police, firefighters help build playset for 5-year-old girl who's battling cancer
VIDEO: A sweet surprise for a pint-sized warrior deserving all of the fun her little heart can handle. Five-year-old Andrea Ortega spent several weeks in the hospital battling a rare form of cancer, causing tumors in her bladder. But while she's back home, Buckeye first responders and non-profit, Roc Solid Foundation, came together to return something they believe belongs to her.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2020 10:42:42 PM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 06 Feb 2020 06:42:42 GMT

Flagstaff firefighters race to save dog trapped in icy lake
Groups of local firefighters rescued a dog in a lake near Parks that had fallen through the ice while running through the wilderness over the weekend. Fire engines had a tough time driving on unpaved roads after the winter snow had turned the dirt to mud, causing firefighters to leave the engines behind and hike in wearing their gear.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2020 9:04:07 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 06 Feb 2020 17:04:07 GMT

Multiple people injured after serious crash on Loop 202 South Mountain near Buckeye
VIDEO: The Loop 202 South Mountain northbound is back open at Buckeye after an accident involving a semi truck and six vehicles. The Phoenix Fire Department says as many as eight people are being treated for injuries. Firefighters say a two-year-old child and three adults were taken to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 4:36:51 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:36:51 GMT

Nonprofit's RV clinic goes up in flames in Phoenix
VIDEO: The nonprofit Mission of Mercy says an RV outfitted to be a mobile doctor’s office for those in need is a complete loss after it caught on fire Tuesday morning. “I just had a real sense of sadness and loss because this is the vehicle -- it's our vehicle of hope,” said Paula Carvalho, Mission of Mercy’s executive director.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 5:39:14 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 01:39:14 GMT

Bullhead City dumpster fires may be related
Bullhead City Police are investigating two separate but possibly related dumpster fires that have occurred over the last two weeks just blocks apart in the vicinity of Marina Drive and Highway 95. At about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in the City Square Shopping Center was the site of a fire in its dumpster.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 10:37:46 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 06:37:46 GMT

Fire damages Douglas residence
PHOTO: A local family of five has been temporarily displaced after fire damaged their home, Tuesday morning. Shortly after 7 a.m., the DFD was called to the 2100 Block of 23rd Street in reference to a structure fire. Neighbors reported seeing flames and hearing popping sounds coming from the garage.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 9:37:53 AM - SOURCE: Douglas Daily Dispatch
Posted on Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:37:53 GMT

Mountain rescue 911: Should hikers in Phoenix have to pay for their own rescues?
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department responded to more than 250 mountain rescue calls in 2019, more than one every other day. Working with numbers provided by the Phoenix Fire Department, 12 News broke that number down by mountain and focused on the four busiest mountains in the area: Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, South Mountain, and Papago Park.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2020 2:46:48 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2020 22:46:48 GMT

Fry Fire District gets new extrication tools through grant
The Fry Fire District is pleased to announce the arrival of TNT Extrication Tools purchased with an Emergency Medical Services grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The rescue tools will provide firefighters with greater mobility and access when removing trapped patients from vehicles involved in accidents on local roadways.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2020 2:44:04 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2020 22:44:04 GMT

Semitruck accident in Cochise County causes injury
PHOTO: Blind spots can be dangerous while passing semis. According to Bowie Fire Chief Marty Minnick, at roughly 3 p.m. Sunday, the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department was called to just two miles west of Bowie for an accident involving a semitruck. The commercial truck was traveling eastbound on I-10 when a sport utility vehicle (SUV) hauling a U-Haul trailer attempted to pass.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 2:34:36 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Range News
Posted on Tue, 04 Feb 2020 10:34:36 GMT

Phoenix crews knock down fire at 'small hoarder home'
Phoenix firefighters were able to quickly knock down a fire at a "small hoarder home," early Tuesday morning, fire officials said. Crews were called to a home near N. 13th Avenue and W. Mercer Lane before 5 a.m. Firefighters described the home as a "hoarder house." Crews worked quickly and aggressively to take down the fire before it engulfed the entire house in flames.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2020 6:45:22 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:45:22 GMT

Two dogs covered in cholla cactus get firefighters' help in east Mesa
PHOTOS: Two small dogs were found covered in cactus in east Mesa on Monday morning, according to Rural Metro Fire Department officials. A family living nearby discovered the dogs near Ellsworth and Sleepy Hollow roads and reported the situation to authorities, fire officials said. Fire crews arrived around 9:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2020 4:45:55 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:45:55 GMT

Prescott Fire Chief Don Devendorf retires after 37 years
Prescott Fire Marshal and Chief Don Devenporf has retired after 37 years! Prescott FD celebrated his career Friday night with a "multitude of ceremonial axes." These axes are very symbolic to the department. One axe with a note that says, "Thank you for your 37 years of Excellence in Service and Dedication to the citizens of Prescott.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2020 4:35:17 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 02 Feb 2020 00:35:17 GMT

Bowie Fire Department swears in new chief
PHOTO: A new chief will be bringing some updates to the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department. On Friday, Marty Minnick was sworn in as the new Bowie Volunteer Fire Department Chief. Minnick moved to Bowie on Halloween night of 2019 and began volunteering with the fire department. “I want to make it (Bowie) grow.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2020 1:43:56 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Range News
Posted on Sat, 01 Feb 2020 09:43:56 GMT

Tucson house fire kills one person, two pets
A house fire in midtown claimed the life of one person early Saturday morning. Crews with the Tucson Fire Department were called to a house on the 1800 block of north Belvedere Avenue, which is located just off Pima Street, at around 7:40 a.m. Feb. 1, according to a news release from the city. When firefighters arrived on scene nine minutes later, bystanders told them one person was trapped inside.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2020 3:09:04 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sat, 01 Feb 2020 23:09:04 GMT

In suspicious fires, this Gilbert dog is on the case
Zeta sniffed the several T-shirts spread out before her on the floor until she detected a chemical odor on one and alerted her handler by sitting in front of it. “Show me,” commanded David Zehring, an investigator with Gilbert Fire and Rescue. The black English Labrador retriever then pointed with her nose to the shirt’s logo, where earlier Zhering had put a tiny drop of accelerant.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2020 1:46:10 AM - SOURCE: Gilbert Sun News
Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:46:10 GMT

Twelve people lose home in Tucson house fire
Twelve people lost their home in an early-morning house fire Monday. According to Tucson Fire, the call came in at 3:52 a.m. from the 3900 block of East Hardy Road. Crews including 11 units and 26 firefighters were on scene by 3:59 a.m. and had it under control by 4:09 a.m. Two adults and 10 children living in the home will stay with family members.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2020 5:41:39 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 03 Feb 2020 13:41:39 GMT

Revolutionary all-electric fire truck rolls quietly into Phoenix
A fire truck for the future. That’s the idea behind Rosenbauer America’s all-electric concept fire truck. The vehicle is designed to be more efficient and environmentally friendly than traditional fire trucks and reduce carcinogens in stations and on scene, resulting in decreased exposure to cancer-causing exhaust.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2020 3:45:18 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 11:45:18 GMT

Two rollovers in same hour near Littlefield leave passenger trapped, 2 flown to hospital with critical injuries
PHOTOS: Two rollovers less than an hour apart in the Virgin River Gorge near Littlefield, Arizona, kept emergency personnel busy as two occupants were flown to the hospital after one was found trapped under a vehicle early Thursday morning. The first rollover was reported shortly after midnight MST, involving a GMC Envoy that was traveling north on Interstate 15 near Littlefield when the driver “was possibly attempting to pass a commercial vehicle” in the construction zone near mile marker 12 and realized too late that he ran out of room, Arizona Highway Patrol Trooper Matt Jenkins said.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: St George News
Posted on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Rural Metro Fire, PCSD, SARA crews rescue injured hiker near Tanque Verde Falls
Crews with the Rural Metro Fire Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Southern Arizona Search and Rescue recovered a hiker near Tanque Verde Falls early Thursday evening. The woman, who complained of an injured leg, refused medical transport and a family member took her to the hospital. Rural Metro Fire Department Battalion Chief John Walka said the call came in at around 4:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2020 6:37:00 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 02:37:00 GMT

Pedestrian killed in Tucson collision near Euclid and Silverlake
Officers responded to reports of a serious injury collision involving a pedestrian Wednesday night around 8:00 p.m. According to TPD, the incident happened at the intersection of East Silverlake Road and South Euclid Avenue. When firefighters arrived on scene, they began rendering aid to a male pedestrian.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2020 4:40:01 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:40:01 GMT

Morristown firefighter gives life after death
Adrian Hawkins always knew he wanted to help and save people. It was just who he was. He had the opportunity to help save lives many times over as a firefighter with the Circle City Morristown Fire Department. Tragically, Hawkins lost his life after a collision in Phoenix while riding his motorcycle Dec.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2020 3:11:27 AM - SOURCE: The Wickenburg Sun
Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020 11:11:27 GMT

Arizona Attorney General gives $400,000 to support mental health of First Responders
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is giving $400,000 in grants to organizations that provide mental health resources and training for first responders. Their goal is to help firefighters and police officers who may develop depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or other disorders after dealing with traumatic events.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2020 8:30:00 PM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020 04:30:00 GMT

Mesa firefighters rescue puppies from fiery crash
VIDEO: Mesa firefighters saved two puppies from a fiery crash at a gas station late Wednesday night. According to Detective Jason Flam, the puppies were rescued after a man crashed his vehicle into gas pumps at a QT near McKellips and Country Club Drive just before 11:30 p.m. The vehicle caught fire and the driver ran from the crash, leaving the two Sharpei puppies inside the car.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2020 4:38:28 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020 12:38:28 GMT

Firefighter hospitalized following Phoenix house fire
A Phoenix firefighter was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a house on Tuesday afternoon. It happened near 12th Street and Union Hills Drive. Firefighters said they saw heavy smoke coming from the home when they got there. The house suffered severe damage but fire crews prevented the flames from spreading to other homes.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 4:45:56 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:45:56 GMT

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Phoenix apartment complex
VIDEO: Fire crews battled a huge blaze Wednesday morning at a Phoenix apartment complex. According to Captain Nicole Minnick with the Phoenix Fire Department, the fire started at about midnight in a second floor apartment at a complex near 19th and Dunlap avenues. Crews were able to contain the fire to that unit and prevent it from extending to other apartments.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2020 4:38:35 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:38:35 GMT

Bisbee Fire Department donates firefighting gear to sister cities
Happy civil protection directors and mayors from Naco and Cananea, Sonora, recently drove back across the border with trucks loaded with firefighting gear that has passed the expiration date and cannot be used here in the U.S. “Just because the gear has expired doesn’t mean it’s not safe to use,” said Mayor David Smith.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 2:39:47 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:39:47 GMT

Scooter catches fire in Coolidge
A scooter was engulfed in flames Tuesday morning after suffering an “equipment malfunction” according to the Coolidge Fire Department. First responders from the Coolidge Fire and Coolidge Police Departments received reports of a fire located across the street from the Dollar General, 1797 S. Arizona Blvd.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 1:35:34 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:35:34 GMT

911 centers screen for coronavirus symptoms in southern Arizona
VIDEO: Operators at 911 centers across southern Arizona are screening calls for possible cases of coronavirus. The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed the state’s first case of the illness on Sunday, Jan. 26. The following day, experts offered resources and guidelines from NHTSA Office of EMS for first responders to limit their exposure to coronavirus.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Arizona Senate committee advances bill to bolster firefighter cancer claims
The Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development committee on Monday unanimously passed a bill making it more difficult for municipalities to deny a firefighter's workers' compensation claim for cancer. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Heather Carter and Rep. Paul Boyer, clarifies a 2017 law that listed more than a dozen cancers science says are caused by carcinogens that firefighters are routinely exposed to while on the job.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 8:40:44 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Public Media
Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:40:44 GMT

Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District drone technology deployed to assist local firefighters
Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District (TMFMD) has recently placed into service a Spark III drone to assist with incident command, search and rescue, training evolutions and much more. The Spark III drone is equipped with mechanical stabilization and a camera so that fire personnel can get an overhead view of emergency incidents and training exercises.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 4:38:51 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:38:51 GMT

As Florence Prison Closes, Firefighting Inmates Will Continue Work Together
People incarcerated inside Florence State Prison process eggs for Hickman's Family Farms. They train wild horses and donkeys for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, prepare bobbins for sewing, package animal feed used throughout the state, and irrigate the farmland surrounding nearby towns. Some of them put their lives on their line by fighting wildland fires.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2020 1:00:35 PM - SOURCE: Phoenix News Times
Posted on Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:00:35 GMT

Jeep driven over Prescott car wash’s concrete barrier, rolls on Sheldon St.
VIDEO: In what has been deemed an accident, the driver of a Jeep nearly ran over a car wash employee before driving over a concrete barrier into E. Sheldon St. in Prescott on Monday, Jan. 27. Garrett Cramp, an employee of the car wash, said he was ushering the Jeep out of a car washing machine around 11 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2020 3:01:22 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:01:22 GMT

Flagstaff Fire Department Entered Automatic Aid Agreement
The city of Flagstaff’s Fire Department has entered an automatic aid consortium with the Summit Fire and Medical District and the Highlands Fire District. Under this consortium, the participants have agreed to act as one operational entity for the purpose of improved fire/rescue/emergency medical services and improved firefighter safety.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2020 10:46:17 PM - SOURCE: SignalsAZ.com
Posted on Sun, 26 Jan 2020 06:46:17 GMT

Fall from Granite Dells Ledge sends hiker to Level I Trauma Center in Phoenix
PHOTO: On Friday January 24th, at about 3:45pm, Prescott Regional Communication Center received a 911 call for a 21-year-old male who fell off a rock ledge. When initial fire crews arrived on scene they found that the patient had been hiking/rock scrambling off trail with two friends in the Highway 89/East Boulder Creek Canyon area of the Prescott Dells and had fallen off about a 10 to 15 foot rock ledge.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2020 9:41:53 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:41:53 GMT

Glendale: Mock plane crash helps high school students prepare for medical careers
VIDEO: High school students interested in medical careers got hands-on experience as they trained for a major medical disaster at Mountain Ridge High School Friday. The scenario "landing" on their football field was a mock airline crash to give the medical science and bio-medical students a taste of what it would be like to be a first responder.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2020 1:50:42 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:50:42 GMT

Crews battle mobile home fire in Northwest Tucson
VIDEO: Crews from the Northwest and Golder Ranch fire districts were dispatched to a mobile home fire on Friday, Jan. 24. According to information from Northwest Fire, the fire happened at Carapan Avenue and Palm Vista Street, near Curtis and Shannon roads. Traffic restrictions are in place, so drivers should avoid the area.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2020 1:52:58 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:52:58 GMT

Buckeye man among the 3 U.S. firefighters killed while fighting Australia wildfires
A Buckeye man was among the three U.S. firefighters killed in a plane crash while fighting to extinguish the wildfires ravaging the Australian wilderness on Thursday. First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson, 42, was killed when the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker he was riding in crashed. Coulson Aviation, a private company based in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, and has a presence in Oregon, confirmed Hudson's death in a media release posted on Facebook Thursday evening.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2020 7:44:29 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:44:29 GMT

Crews battle massive fire at Phoenix auto shop
VIDEO: Phoenix fire crews battled a massive fire that broke out at a business early Friday morning. According to Capt. Rob McDade with the Phoenix Fire Department, when crews arrived around 1 a.m. they found heavy smoke billowing out of a business and storage yard near 7th Street and Broadway Road.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2020 3:47:20 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:47:20 GMT

More Arizona firefighters head to Australia to help fight wildfires
VIDEOS/PHOTOS: The deadly wildfires ravaging Australia may seem like a world away from Arizona, but fire professionals from the Grand Canyon State continue to help our neighbors down under. Nine Arizona fire personnel from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management are headed to Australia Thursday. The nine crew members are part of a 20-person team that will use their expertise to operate fire engines or help with anything else that is needed.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Eviation's Electric Alice Aircraft Catches Fire During Ground Tests At Prescott Regional Airport
A fire broke out during ground testing of Eviation’s all-electric Alice aircraft on January 22 at Prescott Regional Airport in Arizona. The company said that the fire is believed to have been caused by a fault with a ground-based battery system. It has yet to confirm how extensively the prototype aircraft might have been damaged in the incident.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Aviation International News
Posted on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Phoenix fire truck drove up to 29 mph above the speed limit at time of deadly crash, report says
VIDEO: A Phoenix fire engine was traveling approximately 29 mph over the speed limit at the time of a deadly crash in April 2019, according to the police investigation released Wednesday. The report, released more than nine months after the crash, also said the other vehicle's driver, Kenneth "Chase" Collins, 20, did not possess a valid driver's license and had marijuana in his system.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 11:43:26 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:43:26 GMT

Dozens of firefighters from Arizona, Mexico come together for cross-border training in Rio Rico
Fire departments south of Tucson and even south of the border headed to Rio Rico Wednesday night for cross-border fire training with propane. It's an exercise that happens once a year. "The infrastructure down here for natural gas isn't there," Santa Cruz County Emergency Planner Frank Granados said.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 6:45:53 PM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:45:53 GMT

Right place, right time: Tour guide helps crews rescue injured hiker in the Dove Mountain area
VIDEO: It’s the first hiker rescue of the year for the Northwest Fire District and it probably won’t be the last. Wednesday afternoon, nearly two dozen firefighters from three different agencies responded to a call regarding an injured woman on the Wild Burro trail in the Dove Mountain area. Northwest Fire District Deputy Fire Chief Brian Keeley said the hiker was about a mile from the trailhead and was unable to make it out because of her injuries.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 10:49:11 PM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:49:11 GMT

Maricopa Fire Department donates kids coats to F.O.R. Maricopa
Normally when a fire truck shows up, it means bad news. Maricopa Fire Department (MFD) regularly are the first responders to the worst accidents and fires of Maricopa, and they take it all in their stride. However, when Station 574 and their crew showed up to F.O.R. Maricopa Wednesday morning, it was for a much more joyous occasion.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 2:42:12 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 22:42:12 GMT

Residents escape house fire in Wickenburg
Wickenburg Fire Department responded to a fire at a residence on the 100 block of Howard Court late Monday night. WFD Fire Chief Ed Temerowski told The Sun two engines arrived on the scene at 10:38 p.m. The fire started near the chimney, but as of Tuesday morning it could not be determined whether the fire started because the chimney was in use or if nearby wiring was the reason.
- PUB DATE: 1/23/2020 3:12:20 AM - SOURCE: Wickenburg Sun
Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:12:20 GMT

Man accused of setting sister's vacant home on fire in Phoenix
A man is suspected of setting his sister's vacant house on fire earlier this week in Phoenix. The incident happened around 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 in the 1700 block of West Latham Street, southeast of Interstate 10 and 19th Avenue. On Sunday, Phoenix Fire said crews were dispatched to the area and found a small house with a working fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 9:42:38 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:42:38 GMT

Valley fire stations receive washdown kits to help prevent firefighter cancer
VIDEO: The 100 Club donated 400 washdown kits to local fire departments to help prevent job-related cancer. The Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler fire departments are also joining the 100 Club in putting together and handing out the kits to fire departments and agencies throughout central Arizona. The kits include an adapter for the fire truck, hose, dish soap, scrub brush and storage bucket.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 6:41:50 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 news Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:41:50 GMT

Family escapes house fire in Phoenix decades after plane crashed into same home
VIDEO: A family was able to safely escape a house fire at their home in Phoenix early Wednesday morning. More than three decades ago, a plane crashed into this same house killing the family's daughter, fire officials say. According to Capt. Kenny Overton, today's fire broke out in the attic of the house located near 16th Street and Osborn Road just after midnight.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 4:39:58 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:39:58 GMT

Prescott: Man falls off cliff near Watson Lake
Prescott Fire Department firefighters responded to Watson Lake on Sunday afternoon after receiving a report of man falling from a cliff on the west side of the lake near the water’s edge. According to a press release, two engines, a battalion chief, the department’s technical rescue vehicle, and zodiac boat all responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2020 1:43:22 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:43:22 GMT

Arizona's Incarcerated firefighters push for a bill to reduce their sentences
Unlike other states, Arizona offers just minimal early release credits for the prisoners it sends to fight its wildfires. But one crew of incarcerated firefighters is fighting for a bill to change that. Francisco Aguirre-Proano could see the flames long before the scent of smoke reached his nostrils, or the licking heat raised every hair on the back of his neck.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2020 12:44:43 PM - SOURCE: Phoenix New Times
Posted on Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:44:43 GMT

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



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