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Elderly woman, dog killed in west Phoenix house fire
A woman and her dog are dead after a house fire in west Phoenix on Wednesday morning. Phoenix fire told Arizona's Family that an elderly woman was pulled from the house fire near 43rd Avenue and Cholla Street. Arizona's Family news chopper was over the scene where flames could be seen bursting through the roof of the home.
- PUB DATE: 11/20/2019 9:27:37 AM - SOURCE: AZ Family.com
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:27:37 GMT



Glendale first responders honored with “Life Safety Award”
VIDEO: A Glendale firefighter and police officer were honored with an award Tuesday after their life-saving efforts during an apartment fire. Glendale Police Officer Ty Nowatzki and Glendale Fire Department Firefighter Kyle Knight are credited with saving two men from the second story of the apartment complex after Knight hoisted the ladder and Nowatzki helped them down around 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 5:01:27 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:01:27 GMT



Tucson Fire Departments stay ready for calls during rainy weather
VIDEO: As the first wave of this week’s rain hit Tucson’s southwest side, it turns out that it’s a good thing to see fewer fire engines on the road and more at the station. That means more people are playing it safe on the road. However, Drexel Heights Fire District Battalion Chief Joe Batton said firefighters are always prepared for days like this — no matter the severity of the storm.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 6:50:26 PM - SOURCE: KOLD News 13
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 02:50:26 GMT



Multiple fire agencies assist in Oro Valley hiker rescue
PHOTO: Multiple fire crews came together Tuesday to rescue a stranded hiker in Oro Valley. Capt. Adam Jarrold, a public information officer with the Golder Ranch Fire District, said in an email crews were called at around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning about a stranded hiker about a mile up the Linda Vista Trail in Oro Valley.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 3:38:46 PM - SOURCE: KOLD News 13
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 23:38:46 GMT



Family of five escapes apartment fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: Phoenix firefighters say a family of five is safe after their apartment caught fire Tuesday night. Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale fire departments were called to the complex near 32nd Street and Bell Road around 6:35 p.m. Initial reports indicated the family was trapped inside their unit.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 5:56:16 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:56:16 GMT



Man found dead in Phoenix storm drain
VIDEO: A man's body was found by a cleaning crew in a storm drain in Phoenix Monday night. Firefighters arrived to the scene where the body was located at 7th Avenue and Utopia Road around 10 p.m. It's unclear how the man died and why he was in a storm drain. Police said the body had been in the storm drain for an unknown amount of time and was in a state of decomposition.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 6:45:59 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:45:59 GMT



Fire at Desert Lantern Festival in Florence sparks concerns
VIDEO: Over the weekend, Florence residents took photos of the Desert Lantern Festival showing lanterns falling from the sky and catching fire. "As the pictures get shown it'll demonstrate how potentially bad this could've been," Florence resident Michael Baca said. "I'm not surprised, due to the fact that this climate and this area is so dry.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 8:20:24 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:20:24 GMT



Navajo County: Ambulance dispute remains in court
At the beginning of their ongoing dispute with Show Low EMS, Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District (TMFMD) was doing business as Lakeside Fire District with a state-issued Certificate of Necessity (CON). That’s what the Arizona Department of Health Services (AHDS) calls the permit that it requires a company to have in order to operate that kind of service.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 4:46:30 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:46:30 GMT



Fuel leak results in plane fire at Benson airport
The sprinkler system activated appropriately and saved further damage after a fuel leak resulted in a plane catching fire in a Benson airport hangar. “The sprinkler saved the building and saved other planes from getting fire damage,” said Benson Fire Chief Keith Spangler. Firefighters responded to Benson Municipal Airport at 2200 W.
- PUB DATE: 11/19/2019 1:47:19 AM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:47:19 GMT



Seven-year-old Phoenix boy honored for helping save his pregnant mother's life
A 7-year-old Phoenix boy got a hero's thank you for helping save the lives of his pregnant mom and his unborn sister. The Phoenix Fire Department and Banner Health honored Sabyan Varela on Monday for his quick thinking. He was given a plaque from firefighters, and nurses gave him the Banner Estrella Hero Award.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 7:41:53 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 03:41:53 GMT



Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department debuts its first ambulance service
The Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department launched its first medical transport system Monday. Gilbert residents will now be able to be transported via an ambulance, Medic 253. The ambulance is staffed by civilian emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics from Fire Station 3, located in south Tempe.
- PUB DATE: 11/16/2019 9:35:36 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 05:35:36 GMT



Tucson Fire crews respond to senior living facility for fire in laundry room
Firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department extinguished a small fire at a senior living facility on the east side early on Monday, Nov. 18. About 25 residents were forced out of the building in the 8400 block of East Speedway Boulevard, but no injuries were reported. The fire began in a dryer in the laundry room and firefighters had it under control at 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 5:41:43 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:41:43 GMT



Follow-up: Talk of change for firefighters with cancer continues for Arizona leaders
An Arizona Senate ad hoc committee met Thursday to discuss best practices for preventing occupational cancer in firefighters and treating those who have it. The committee of state lawmakers, fire officials, and workers’ compensation specialists, as well as a room full of first responders and their supporters, first heard from a board-certified oncologist.
- PUB DATE: 11/18/2019 4:20:04 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:20:04 GMT



Tucson: Rural Metro Fire responds to garage in flames near Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail
Rural Metro Fire responded to a structure fire near Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail Saturday night. Upon arrival crews found a workshop with a detached garage, which was in flames. RMF say firefighters were able to contain the fire within in 20 minutes and no other structures caught fire. Investigators determined the fire was an accident and the cause is still under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 11/17/2019 8:37:10 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:37:10 GMT



Tucson Fire Department responds to fire involving guest house near Grant and Euclid
Tucson Fire Department responded to a fire that involved a guest house near Grant Road and Euclid Avenue Friday. TFD say a call made to 911 reported that it initially was an electrical fire. Upon arrival firefighters reported heavy flames coming from the area of 2300 block of N. Euclid Avenue. Crews began to extinguish the flames from the front door and exterior.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 7:09:55 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 16 Nov 2019 03:09:55 GMT



Three Arizona fire agencies announce 'Automatic Aid Agreement'
Three local fire agencies have announced a historic agreement on Thursday. The goal is to better serve people in the community. Tucson Fire, Golder Ranch Fire District and Northwest Fire are included in this agreement. All have agreed to send the closest and most appropriate resources to emergencies, regardless of jurisdictional boundaries.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 5:37:21 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:37:21 GMT



Granite Mountain Hotshots honored with 9-foot steel structure to be unveiled in Yarnell
One of the most famous images of the Granite Mountain Hotshots is from a photo taken days before the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire killed all but one member of the crew. Snapped by hotshot Christopher MacKenzie, the photograph shows the wildland firefighters forming a human pyramid in front of a giant juniper tree near Prescott that the crew had saved during the Doce Fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Sun City West fire crew has busy morning freeing curious animals' heads
PHOTOS: Firefighters had their hands full in Sun City West Thursday morning when a couple of animals found themselves caught in tight spots. The crew at Arizona Fire and Medical Authority's fire station 106 responded to two animal rescue calls. First, a puppy got its head stuck in a plastic jar somehow.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 2:56:12 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:56:12 GMT



White Mountains: Streams in the danger zone
We’re all like a happy family on a late summer day, splashing about in the clear, cool waters of the East Verde River – in the narrows of Water Wheel. The water’s making a soothing sound. The winds rustling through the trees. Trout dart in the pools. An eagle circles overhead. What could possibly go wrong on such a beautiful day? Except just upstream, the steep slopes on the face of the Rim have barely stopped smoldering after the fierce passage of the Highline Fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/15/2019 4:43:37 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:43:37 GMT



Jeep rolls on Highway 95, Somerton Cocopah Fire Department responds
A driver drifted off to sleep while his Jeep drifted off the road. Fortunately he walked away from the wreck that followed. The Somerton Cocopah Fire Department was called to County 17th and Highway 95 just before two Thursday afternoon to deal with the accident. They arrived to find a Jeep upside down in a field.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 3:39:09 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 23:39:09 GMT



Flagstaff: County post-fire flood model depicts Colorado River amount flowing down the Rio de Flag
A new county study modeling post-fire flooding in the Rio de Flag shows such an event could send the same amount of water that runs down the Colorado River through the middle of Flagstaff. A draft version of the study was finished earlier this year and modeled the impacts of a 100-year storm on the Rio de Flag if it followed a large wildfire.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 5:29:29 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:29:29 GMT



Arizona City Fire District's service area doubles in size
The Arizona City Fire District boundaries continue to grow as more property is annexed. On Monday the governing board approved the annexation of four different lots on the corner of Sunland Gin Road and Battaglia Road. "By annexing this we'll have doubled the size of our fire district," Fire Chief Jeff Heaton said.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 8:41:11 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered site
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:41:11 GMT



Untested pyrotechnic box faulted for 2016 Gilbert plane crash into home
PHOTOS: A Gilbert couple have rebuilt their house after a plane featuring skydivers and “aerial pyrotechnic” display crashed into their home three years ago during a Constitution Week celebration. Peter and Sharon Lebeau now are embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit against the town and others over the harrowing ordeal on Sept.
- PUB DATE: 11/14/2019 10:37:24 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:37:24 GMT



First responders honored at Benson Walmart
Appreciation for first responders was behind a brief presentation Saturday at Benson Walmart. Fire trucks and law enforcement vehicles lined the east portion front of the building at 201 S. Prickly Pear before a small crowd that included local first responders from police, fire and ambulance. Mayor Toney King proclaimed Nov.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 1:05:49 PM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:05:49 GMT



Mohave County: Golden Valley Structure Fire
PHOTOS: Fire Fighters from Golden Valley Fire District (GVFD) Stations 11, 12 and 13, and Battalion Chief/Fire Marshal David Martin, responded at 8:08 p.m., on Monday, to a structure located at Tapeats Drive and Road Road. When firefighters arrived on scene a few minutes after receiving the call, the single-wide mobile home was already fully engulfed in flames.
- PUB DATE: 11/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Butch Meriwether Photographer/Public Information Officer
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Answering the call: Haros' passion for helping led him to EMT career in Cochise County
From a young age, Jared Haros knew he wanted to work in emergency services. “My parents always knew I was going to enter this career,” he said. Haros was first introduced to the emergency services profession when he was in the second grade. He said that when he was on a field trip he saw first responders attend to a person on a medical call.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 4:42:06 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:42:06 GMT



Former Huachuca City fire chief Jon Allmon sentenced to 3 years for theft
PHOTO: Saying that there were no mitigating circumstances in the case of the former Huachuca City fire chief who stole equipment from the town and from a Christmas fund for needy children, a judge sentenced Jon Allmon to three years in prison on Tuesday. Dressed in a red polo shirt, jeans and dark sneakers, Allmon stood quietly before Cochise County Superior Court Judge James Conlogue, declining to say anything on his behalf when Conlogue addressed him.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 7:37:28 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:37:28 GMT



Fort Defiance: Fighting fire from the air, Forrest Towne explores aviation in his wildland fire career
Fighting fires. Sucking smoke. Working hard in an inferno of heat. You’ve been on assignment for four days and you have 10 more to go. You’re ready for a hot shower and solid food, you’re tired. But you’re still smiling. You’re a wildland firefighter. There’s many different reasons why a person would get into fighting wildfires, but no matter how you got there, everyone remembers their first fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/12/2019 5:47:14 PM - SOURCE: Navajo-Hopi Observer
Posted on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:47:14 GMT



Grant money brings ‘breath of fresh air’ for southern Arizona firefighters
From running into burning buildings to pulling trapped people out of vehicles, there’s no question firefighters have a dangerous job. However, one hazard people don’t often think about is the increased risk of chronic illnesses, such as cancer and heart disease. A study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found firefighters are 14% more likely to die from cancer compared to the general population.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 9:19:53 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:19:53 GMT



Woman rescued from Phoenix apartment fire, dies at hospital
Authorities say a woman has died after being rescued from an apartment fire in north Phoenix. Officials with the Phoenix Fire Department say crews responded to a fire Saturday afternoon at Peoria and 35th avenues. Firefighters quickly gained control of the fire and rescued the woman, who was taken to a burn unit but later died.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 9:39:10 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:39:10 GMT



Toby Keith's Tucson Concert Gives Many Nods To Veterans, First Responders
Toby Keith partied like it was 2019 last Sunday in Tucson at his sold-out concert at Casino del Sol. Patriotic songs in the Veterans Day prelude concert included "Made in America" and "American Ride," in addition to other hits from his 30-year career. About 30 minutes after the concert began, Keith made a red plastic cup toast, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 8:19:32 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Patch
Posted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:19:32 GMT



Bisbee Fire Department battled blaze of two homes, prevented damage to others
The acrid smell of smoke still hung in the air Monday morning as neighbors and others came to see the desolate scene of blackened debris and melted, twisted metal from a serious fire which reduced two homes to heaps of ash late Saturday night in Old Bisbee. The Bisbee Fire Department (BFD) again did the seemingly impossible and fought fire engulfing the homes, situated within feet of each other, and fought to stop further spread to three other homes.
- PUB DATE: 11/11/2019 3:51:01 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 23:51:01 GMT



Firefighters extinguish house fire in Tucson
Crews with Tucson Fire Department responded to a duplex on fire Sunday night. A department press release stated heavy black smoke could be seen coming from the front door of the building in the 700 block of East Holaway Dr, which is near First Avenue south of Prince Road. Firefighters were on scene just before 9:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 11/10/2019 10:50:11 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 06:50:11 GMT



Fighting fire from the air: Charlene Becenti sees fire from another perspective with Navajo Helitack in Fort Defiance
Naabaahii. Warrior. Fighter. Firefighter. In the Navajo culture, a warrior is a person who brings everything to the fight – mind, body and spirit. They are unstoppable, are male and female and are still seen in our world today. Some of these modern warriors are wildland firefighters. Wildland firefighters fight fire using a range of tactics and manpower, including hand crews, hotshot crews, engine crews and helitack crews.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Navajo-Hopi Observer
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Update: Glendale firefighter once denied benefits starts stem cell transplant
A new birthday. That’s what a 26-year veteran of the Glendale Fire Department called Thursday, as he prepared to start his stem cell replacement journey. Kevin Thompson has fought for his life and health care benefits since April when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in certain white blood cells.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 3:46:47 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:46:47 GMT



Northwest Fire District awards first responders for their service
Northwest Fire District held an awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 7. to honor first responders who have served their community. The following awards were presented to exceptional individuals in the district: Silver Lifesaving Medal: Paramedic John Young, Fire Chief Citation Ribbon: Captain Ian Cassidy, Deputy Chief Brian Keeley: Captain Hampton Jensen, Lisa McCoy, Human Resources Supervisor, Marco Vidal, Senior Systems Engineer, Firefighter of the Year: Firefighter Adam Bernal, Officer of the Year: Captain Collin Wyckoff, Chief Officer of the Year: Deputy Chief Roger Moore.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 4:44:02 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:44:02 GMT



Update: Tucson trench collapse victim fell into trench, says relative
VIDEO: KGUN9 has learned a possible explanation for the trench collapse that killed a contractor and sent a Tucson Firefighter to the hospital. The accident happened in a parking lot on Stone just south of River. Workers were trenching to lay pipe. Now an unofficial explanation for the accident has emerged.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 6:35:37 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 02:35:37 GMT



Commentary: Smoke has serious impact on human health in Rim Country
Bad news: Wildfire smoke contributes to 15,000 premature deaths every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Worse news: Expect 40,000 premature deaths per year by century’s end thanks to rising temperatures and bigger wildfires. Wildfire smoke can cause heart attacks, asthma and lung disease, contributing to the toll of cigarettes, auto exhaust and emissions from coal-fired power plants.
- PUB DATE: 11/8/2019 4:49:44 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 12:49:44 GMT



Tucson: Odor inside northwest side office building prompts evacuation; Northwest Fire District finds no threat
An office building on Tucson's Northwest side was evacuated Thursday due to a reported odor. According to a Tweet from Northwest Fire District, HazMat teams responded to the scene at the building near Ina and La Cholla. No injuries have been reported and traffic was not impacted. Crews searched the building and did not find any hazardous substance or threat.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 3:50:55 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:50:55 GMT



Flagstaff residents blame lightning for fire on Sinagua Heights home
Steve Smith was looking out the bedroom window of his Sinagua Heights home Wednesday morning when he saw a flash that forced him to turn his head and sent his dog diving under the bed. At first, Smith didn’t know what had happened and compared the “bright red-orange light” to a flash bang grenade like he had used when he was in the military.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 5:25:45 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:25:45 GMT



No injuries after phone lines fall on truck in Glendale
VIDEO: Nobody was injured after a dump truck crashed into a power pole near 47th Avenue and Bethany Home Road Wednesday afternoon, the Glendale Fire Department said. The impact of the crash knocked some telecommunication lines down, trapping the two people inside. A police officer, firefighters and SRP crew members responded to the scene to make sure the driver was safe after callers reported sparking and smoking from the lines and the pole itself.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 4:49:48 PM - SOURCE: NBC 12news
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 00:49:48 GMT



Peoria Fire Department ‘Citizens Academy’ graduates
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a firefighter? Fifteen Peoria residents found out, the hard way. The Peoria Fire-Medical Department holds an annual Citizens Academy during October. This year’s class started on Oct. 7, and met for five different nights, with “graduation” on Oct. 28. This was an “Introduction to Emergency Response” event, designed to give residents a good taste of what the firefighter-paramedics do.
- PUB DATE: 11/7/2019 3:07:50 AM - SOURCE: Peoria Times
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:07:50 GMT



Crash between Bullhead City school bus, motorcyclist leaves rider dead
A motorcyclist died Wednesday morning after a collision with a Bullhead City Elementary School District bus on Highway 95 in southern Bullhead City. Details had not been released late Wednesday by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which had jurisdiction because the accident took place on a state-maintained highway.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 10:36:56 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 06:36:56 GMT



Mesa firefighters save puppy with head stuck in wall
PHOTO: An 11-week-old puppy had to be rescued by firefighters after her head got stuck in a cinder block wall. "Maybe the diameter of a jar, like a standard mason jar. Not super big, but it was shaped like a diamond, so she was able to get her head through, but then it got stuck," said Shaunda Diaz, Nova's owner.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 8:42:05 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 07 Nov 2019 04:42:05 GMT



Tucson Firefighter injured in trench rescue
One firefighter has sustained an injury after the Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Police, and Northwest Fire responded to a trench rescue near Stone and River. We reached out to TFD about the condition of the victim and are waiting for a response. The TFD received the call of a person trapped in a trench collapse, Tuesday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 1:49:36 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:49:36 GMT



Cochise County Board approvals will improve public safety responses
The acceptance of a grant by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors will allow a local fire district to purchase modern, life-saving equipment. Acting as a pass-through agency, the County will receive $126,789.99 from the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which it will in turn forward to the Sunsites-Pearce Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 11/6/2019 7:04:55 AM - SOURCE: Cochise County
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:04:55 GMT



Voters say yes to proposed $26.6M bond for Golder Ranch Fire District
Voters said yes Tuesday to a proposed $26.6 million bond package for Golder Ranch Fire District, according to unofficial election results released by Pima County Tuesday evening. The bond is said to focus on employee safety, technology upgrades, improving public safety and infrastructure improvements.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 8:35:41 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 04:35:41 GMT



Mohave High School teachers get special training for traumatic events
Teachers at Mohave High School got some specialized training of their own from Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events. The organization’s website (icsave.org) describes it as an Arizona-based charitable foundation, created by volunteer professionals from throughout the state who are united by dedication to the prevention of traumatic events through education, preparedness training and community outreach programs.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 10:44:19 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 06:44:19 GMT



Fuel tanker rollover in Prescott
At approximately 3:45 on Tuesday afternoon, firefighters and Hazardous Materials Technicians from the Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire Medical Authority, together comprising the Prescott Area Regional Hazmat Response Team, along with Lifeline Ambulance and the Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office, responded to reports of a fuel tanker rollover on Contreras Road near Skull Valley.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 9:55:38 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:55:38 GMT



Man in critical condition after fuel truck explosion in west Phoenix
VIDEO: A man remains in extremely critical condition after a fuel truck exploded in west Phoenix early Tuesday morning. According to the Phoenix Fire Department, crews responded to a vehicle fire near 39th and Clarendon avenues around 6 a.m. Reports on scene indicated a fuel truck exploded and a 40-year-old man suffered burns to his head and face.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 6:00:43 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:00:43 GMT



Fire displaces multiple families at Palm Shadows Apartments in Yuma
Seven residents were displaced from their homes after a fire broke out at the Palm Shadows Apartments on South 10th Avenue, Sunday. The Yuma Fire Department (YFD) said when personnel arrived to the scene, there was heavy smoke and fire coming from apartment #3 of a 6-unit block of apartments in the complex.
- PUB DATE: 11/4/2019 11:47:33 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:47:33 GMT



Workshop in Flagstaff trains future 'Burn Bosses,' as forest managers struggle to increase prescribed fire
It’s common now to see smoke in the air around Northern Arizona in the fall. Prescribed burns have become the norm for managing forests—especially around Flagstaff, which is a national model for forest management in an age of megafires. But nationwide, there’s a shortage of people qualified to do those burns, and funding is limited.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 4:46:25 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:46:25 GMT



Museum Fire leaves behind flood risks for areas north of Flagstaff
A watershed scarred by the Museum Fire has left homes and businesses north of Flagstaff at risk of flooding. That risk still stands, even after the region experienced historically low rainfall this monsoon season — the driest season on record, according to the National Weather Service. The rain that did fall on the burn scar left by the Museum Fire was generally light or moderate, so it didn’t cause the type of severe post-wildfire flooding officials prepped for.
- PUB DATE: 11/5/2019 8:43:42 AM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:43:42 GMT



Goodyear firefighter's ashes set free in skydiving ceremony
VIDEO: About 100 people attended a special ceremony to release Goodyear firefighter Austin Peck's ashes, two months after his death. Austin died of job-related cancer in August. He was diagnosed with cancer in his nasal cavity in 2015. "One day I was ending a visit to Austin’s hospital room. I sat down on the bed, and I leaned over his tired body, spoke into the bedsheets, hugging him for a while and saying, 'I wish there was something that I could do for you, Austin.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2019 10:07:50 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 05:07:50 GMT



Sedona Fire District responds to fire at assisted living facility
At 01:56 Saturday morning, November 2nd, Sedona firefighters were dispatched to the Sedona Winds assisted living facility located at 475 Jacks Canyon Rd. for a fire in one of the residential units. “The automatic fire sprinkler system had extinguished most of the fire before we arrived,” said Captain David Rodriguez, “limiting fire damage to the one room.
- PUB DATE: 11/3/2019 1:46:40 PM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 21:46:40 GMT



Woman rescued as train hits car in Mesa
VIDEO: A Valley woman is lucky to be alive after her car was rear-ended and pushed into the path of an oncoming train Saturday afternoon. Witnesses tell ABC15, the woman slammed on her brakes to avoid hitting the railroad track arms and was hit from behind by a red pickup truck, forcing her car onto the train tracks.
- PUB DATE: 11/2/2019 5:03:16 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 00:03:16 GMT



Fire risk in Old Bisbee being addressed
“It’s not if, it’s when.” Those five words were passionately spoken by nearly all the speakers who came to what some say is the No. 1 fire-risk city in the state during a town hall meeting hosted by Old Bisbee Firewise (OBFW). The idea was to impress upon the public the serious need to take action and reduce combustible fuel sources surrounding their homes into their own hands “I don’t want to alarm anybody, but, Bisbee, you have a problem,” said Marc Titus, Firewise Specialist and a former wildlands manager in the Pacific Northwest who now lives in Bisbee.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 6:37:43 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 01:37:43 GMT



Glendale: State Rep. Kevin Payne wants to connect school cameras and 911
A state representative is pushing to use technology to connect schools with emergency responders during potential emergency situations. State Rep. Kevin Payne (R-21) wants to expand upon the Glendale Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center, which uses video feeds from convenience stores and other businesses.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2019 1:56:17 AM - SOURCE: Glendale Star
Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 08:56:17 GMT



Owl rescued after getting hit, trapped in car’s front grille in Phoenix
PHOTO: A rescue says it took in an owl that was hit by a car in the Phoenix-area. Liberty Wildlife says their rescue was called after a Phoenix resident said they accidentally hit an owl that flew in front of their vehicle Wednesday night. The driver said they were unable to free the owl, which had its head stuck in the front grille of the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 11/1/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 07:00:00 GMT



FOUND! Pine-Strawberry fire chief missing after 4-day hike has been rescued
It's a happy ending to a story that might have had a grim outcome. The Pine-Strawberry fire chief who went missing after a extended hike has been found safe and sound. Chief Gary Morris, 73, was reported missing at about 9:30 Tuesday morning. He had gone off on a four-day, 51-mile hike -- by himself.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 6:44:48 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 01:44:48 GMT



Cooking fire believed to have started brush fire in northern Bullhead City
A brush fire along Highway 95 in northern Bullhead City on Tuesday night appears to have been started by a cooking fire or warming fire. The Bullhead City Fire Department responded with several crews around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday to the 600 block of Highway 95 — across the highway from the Bullhead City Home Depot store — where a brush fire was burning near the edge of the Colorado River.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 10:59:35 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 05:59:35 GMT



Man dies after truck plows into Phoenix restaurant near Interstate 17 and Dunlap
VIDEO: A man has died after the truck he was driving plowed into a popular Valley restaurant Wednesday night. Rescue crews were called to the scene around 9:30 p.m. to check out reports of smoke coming from First Watch near Interstate 17 and Dunlap Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they saw there was no fire, but a truck had crashed into the building.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 10:50:57 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 05:50:57 GMT



Tucson: No injuries reported in foothills house fire
Firefighters from the Rural Metro Fire Department were called to a house fire in the foothills on Wednesday night, Oct. 30. According to information from RMFD, fire crews were dispatched to the two-story home near Craycroft Road and Sunrise Drive at 10 p.m. No one was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 7:49:05 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:49:05 GMT



Kingman resident celebrates her 103rd birthday with firefighters and fire academy students
PHOTOS: Marie “Jeanette” Jakubowski was all smiles Wednesday, Oct. 30 as she celebrated her 103rd birthday at the Lingenfelter Center, 1099 Sunrise Ave. “Jeanette is a spirited resident that gives special meaning to all that we do by bringing smiles to our faces on a daily basis,” said Stephanie Cobanovich, Lingenfelter Center assistant administrator.
- PUB DATE: 10/31/2019 2:53:52 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:53:52 GMT



Authorities searching for missing Pine-Strawberry Fire Chief Gary Morris
VIDEO: Authorities are searching for the Pine-Strawberry Fire Chief who has been reported missing after setting out to hike an Arizona trail last week. Sheriff's officials say 73-year-old Chief Gary Morris was reported missing around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Deputies say Chief Morris, an avid hiker, was scheduled to do 51 miles over four days of the Arizona Trail with the ending point being in the Doll Baby area, southwest of Payson.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 8:43:11 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019 03:43:11 GMT



Huge fire tears through Phoenix building, 60+ firefighters respond
VIDEO: More than 60 firefighters battled huge flames at what is reportedly a mechanic shop in Phoenix late Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to the area of 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road (just west of Interstate 17) at about 9:45 p.m. after 911 started getting reports about heavy smoke in the area.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 2:45:53 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:45:53 GMT



Fire destroys two mobile homes, hospitalizes man in east Mesa
VIDEO: Two mobile homes were destroyed and a man was taken to a hospital after a fire in east Mesa. The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Ellsworth and Broadway roads. Fire officials say a woman noticed smoke coming from a mobile home next to hers and alerted the man inside. They both got out but the man suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 4:52:55 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:52:55 GMT



Two motorcycle riders in critical condition after Glendale crash
VIDEO: Two people are in critical condition after being involved in a crash Tuesday night near 67th and Glendale avenues. Glendale police says two people were riding on a motorcycle without helmets when a van turned in front of them leading to a collision around 6:30 p.m. Both people on the motorcycle were taken to the hospital in critical condition.
- PUB DATE: 10/30/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Golden Valley firefighters deployed to California
Over the last week, nearly 120 Arizona firefighters, including two from Golden Valley and one from Bullhead City, and 34 engines arrived in California to lend a hand on multiple wildfires burning across that state. The three firefighters from Golden Valley and Bullhead City left for California together in a type 6 attack vehicle, according to Golden Valley Fire District Public information Officer Butch Merwether.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 3:18:18 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:18:18 GMT



Yuma Firefighters respond to Kincade fires in California
Last week a Yuma Fire Department (YFD) strike force responded to Riverside, California to help battle the blazing wildfires. Now they battle the Kincade fire in Northern California. Upon arriving in Riverside County, YFD personnel aided the city of Beaumont until Saturday, October 26, responding to any brush fire reports in the region.
- PUB DATE: 10/29/2019 3:17:18 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 10:17:18 GMT



Plane lands at Phoenix Sky Harbor with mechanical issue
VIDEO: An American Airlines flight landed safely at Sky Harbor Airport after it experienced a mechanical issue in the air on Monday afternoon. A spokesperson for American Airlines said there was an issue with one of the hydraulic systems on the plane. There were no reported injuries on the flight from Des Moines to Phoenix.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 5:13:03 PM - SOURCE: NBC 12 News
Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:13:03 GMT



Mohave County: Missing hunter safe after search initiated
Early Saturday, Oct. 27, morning, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue was activated to locate a missing hunter in a remote area near Sycamore Camp Road. He was traveling from central California and meeting with family and friends traveling from southern California. When the family and friends showed up to the campsite, he was not there and they spent the evening and night looking for him.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 1:05:31 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:05:31 GMT



Molino Fire burns over 500 acres in Catalina Mountains
PHOTO: A wildfire burning in the Catalina Mountains has grown overnight, according to officials at the scene. Rural Metro Fire, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and several handcrews from the U.S. Forest Service are battling the blaze, which is estimated to have burned more than 500 acres as of Monday morning, Oct.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 9:07:56 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:07:56 GMT



Follow-up: Landfill fire north of Mesa contains potentially dangerous material for crews
A fire at a recycling plant north of Mesa is still smoldering. The Salt River Landfill caught fire overnight Friday near the Beeline Highway and Gilbert. It has burned more than 24 hours. Crews say the plant is full of a lot of plastic, which could potentially cause cancer. "Cancer in general is a big issue in the fire service as I'm sure most people know," said Dustin Zamboni, Fire Marshal for The Salt River Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/26/2019 9:42:28 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 27 Oct 2019 04:42:28 GMT



Chandler home destroyed by fire
An early morning fire completely destroyed a home in Chandler, according to the Chandler Fire Department. Chandler Fire responded to a call for a garage fire around 2:30 a.m. near Lindsay Road and Hunt Highway. The fire burnt two vehicles inside the garage but it is unclear how the fire started. Chandler Fire says the fire spread from the fire to the attic.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 6:22:41 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 13:22:41 GMT



Two wildfires burning in Apache County
Two small wildfires were discovered today on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNF). Few details are currently available, but the ASNF issued two press releases this afternoon concerning fires in Apache County. The Antelope Fire is located just a few miles southwest of Vernon. The fire was at about 20 acres at 2:15 this afternoon, with very strong winds.
- PUB DATE: 10/27/2019 5:39:34 PM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:39:34 GMT



Fire crews save rabbit, cat, turtles after fire destroys trailer home in Mesa
An aggressive fire destroyed a trailer home in Mesa Monday morning, but crews were able to save many of the family pets. The blaze broke out near Country Club Drive and Southern Avenue. The fire extended into a second trailer before crews were able to douse the flames. No injuries were reported. Firefighters managed to save multiple pets from the blaze, including a rabbit, a cat and three turtles.
- PUB DATE: 10/28/2019 11:48:44 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019 18:48:44 GMT



Arizona firefighters earn over $45,000 on average
Arizona firefighters are middle of the pack when it comes to salaries across the nation, even when adjusted for cost of living. According to a study by Frontpoint, Arizona pays their firefighters the 20th lowest in the nation, at $45,150 per year. When adjusted for cost of living, firefighters have a purchasing power of $46,836 — $22.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 6:48:01 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 01:48:01 GMT



Firefighters battle flames at Salt River Landfill north of Mesa
Over 40 firefighters are working to control a blaze at the Salt River Landfill north of Mesa early Friday morning. The fire broke out overnight near the Beeline Highway and Gilbert Road. Salt River Fire Department Deputy Chief Kevin Makil says the landfill fire did spread to a structure, one of the recycling buildings nearby.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 4:41:17 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:41:17 GMT



Family of 4 displaced due to house fire in Phoenix
A family of four is temporarily displaced due to a fire that occurred at their home in Phoenix on Friday morning. Crews from the Phoenix Fire Department went to the small home located in the area of 10th Street and Diane Avenue because of reports about a fire coming from the backyard. By the time firefighters got there, Phoenix Fire said the flames expanded from the back patio to the attic and the rest of the home.
- PUB DATE: 10/25/2019 8:38:54 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 15:38:54 GMT



As wildfires rage in California, Scottsdale firefighters train for similar scenarios
VIDEO: As wildfires in California push closer to homes, firefighters in Scottsdale spent the day training for that exact scenario. As our urban sprawl pushes farther into the desert, there's a real risk that a wildfire could come down into a neighborhood. It's a scenario Scottsdale fire wants to be ready for.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 10:43:34 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 05:43:34 GMT



Phoenix girl recovering from dump truck crash meets firefighters who saved her life
VIDEO: Last July, 16-year-old Melanie Sowa nearly lost her life when the car she was in crashed into a dump truck near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road. Her best friend, 14-year-old Ella Thomas, was killed. Three other teenagers inside the car were hurt. Now out of the hospital, Melanie had a surprise reunion with some of the first responders who worked to save her.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 11:35:29 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 06:35:29 GMT



Jayson Coil sworn in as Sedona Fire District assistant chief
It’s been a pretty crazy year for Jayson Coil. The longtime Sedona Fire District firefighter has worn several hats this year including that of interim assistant fire chief and interim fire chief — both at the same time. But on Tuesday, Oct. 15, he was officially sworn in as assistant chief during a badge pinning ceremony during SFD’s Governing Board meeting.
- PUB DATE: 10/24/2019 3:01:23 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 10:01:23 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department recognizes young hero
A special 9-year-old was singled out for recognition at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Bullhead City Fire District governing board. Breizon Roebuck was presented with a Young Hero Award by Fire Chief Patrick Moore, for her actions during a Sept. 13 structure fire. Breizon called 911, BCFD public information officer Lori Viles said, giving the dispatcher complete information on her location and remaining calm throughout the process.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 11:41:36 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:41:36 GMT



Ikes Fire closures to be lifted Sunday
Effective Sunday, Oct. 27, the Kaibab National Forest will lift the area closure around the Ikes Fire, including the popular Rainbow Rim Trail, that has been in place since the lightning caused wildfire started in late July, according to the US Forest Service. The public will be able to access Kaibab National Forest lands in and around the fire area.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 8:59:35 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 03:59:35 GMT



Fire, emergency crews respond to vehicle fires in Benson
Three vehicles went up in flames in an early morning fire Monday in midtown that drew a multi-agency response. Benson Fire Chief Keith Spangler said the blaze, a van and two RVs, is suspicious, however, the exact cause is unknown. The fire, in the 300 block of E. 3rd Street just north of the railroad tracks on the east end of the street, is a block away from a previous structure fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 1:00:49 PM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:00:49 GMT



Tucson Fire Department awarded 20K car seat safety grant
Tucson Fire Department has been awarded a $20,000 car seat safety grant from the Arizona Governor's office of Highway Safety. Tucson Fire will use the grant money to buy car seats that will grow with the child from birth until they reach the height of 4 foot 9 inches. The grant will provide the opportunity to help ensure the safety of young residents, and the goal is to reduce the number of fatalities.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 4:48:37 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:48:37 GMT



Coolidge cosmetic plant suffers another incident
Just over two weeks after a chemical fire broke out at Bright International, the manufacturing plant suffered a chemical decomposition that produced some visible smoke over the facility Saturday night. According to a detail call for service report released by the Coolidge Police Department, the incident started at around 7:20 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2019 9:42:08 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central - Metered site
Posted on Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:42:08 GMT



Follow-up: Online portal shows data and statistics of filed Arizona firefighter cancer claims
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is thanking the Industrial Commission of Arizona for responding to a letter he sent to them asking to provide more assistance to “Arizona’s heroes.” At the end of August and in the midst of Fighting Fires and Cancer, an in-depth report KTAR News 92.3 FM told this summer, Brnovich’s letter asked the Industrial Commission of Arizona to look into “several troubling disputes at the municipal level involving healthcare benefits for firefighters who suffer from various condition, including certain forms of cancer.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 1:51:36 PM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:51:36 GMT



One dead in pile-up crash near Buckeye Road and El Mirage Road in Avondale
VIDEO: Officials are investigating a deadly crash involving multiple vehicles in the west Valley overnight. The crash occurred in Avondale near Buckeye Road (MC-85) and El Mirage Road around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday. Video from the scene showed at least four vehicles involved in the crash, including a pick-up truck that was on top of a passenger car.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 11:44:55 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:44:55 GMT



Verde Valley Fire District awarded Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Grant
Verde Valley Fire District was recently awarded a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) in the amount of $7,295 for a new air bag lift system. An air bag lift system is used in conjunction with cribbing, rescue jacks and other extrication equipment to extricate patients pinned under vehicles or other heavy objects.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 11:35:18 AM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:35:18 GMT



Bullhead City Fire Department selected for national pilot program
The Bullhead City Fire Department was selected as one of 50 departments by the National Fire Protection Association to participate in a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment tool. The tool will enable community leaders to make data-informed decisions around fire prevention and other risk-reduction activities.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 11:17:30 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:17:30 GMT



Music fest supports disabled firefighters in Tucson
The men and women who rush towards danger; battling fires to keep residents safe, really put it all on the line. Sometimes, the price they pay physically and financially is steep. That’s why the Southern Arizona Disabled Firefighters Foundation (SADFF) is trying to lighten the load. The group was created more than 14 years ago in honor of a retired Tucson firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Update: Man Charged In Flagstaff Walmart Arson
Flagstaff Police say they arrested a man in connection with a recent arson investigation at the Walmart on Huntington Drive. Cody Yazzie was charged with arson, endangerment, false information to law enforcement, possession of a narcotic drug and promoting contraband into a correctional facility. Police say security footage shows Yazzie walking away from a clothing and fabric aisle moments before a fire is seen.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 9:06:44 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:06:44 GMT



Yuma Regional Medical Center offering free 'Stop the Bleed' training
VIDEO: Emergencies happen when we least expect them like car accidents, at-home injuries, and as of late, mass shooting rampages across the nation. When a life-threatening trauma happens, every second counts and an immediate responder can often make a difference between life and death. In 2015, The White House launched the nationwide campaign “Stop the Bleed.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Crews battle major shed fire on northwest side of Tucson
VIDEO: Crews responded to a fire on the northwest side of Tucson early Saturday, Oct. 19. The Northwest Fire District said multiple sheds and debris went up in flames, but the fire was under control by 8:30 a.m. It happened in the 7400 block of North Camino De Oeste, which is near Ina Road and and Interstate 10.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2019 9:41:06 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sat, 19 Oct 2019 16:41:06 GMT



San Luis Fire Department educates young children on fire prevention
VIDEO: The San Luis Fire Department is trying to educate local elementary schools on fire safety in honor of fire prevention month. With October being fire prevention month, the fire officials are hosting assemblies where they talk to students on how to be fire safe, health, and what to do in the case of an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 7:33:58 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:33:58 GMT



Tucson Fire responds to structure fire on Congress Street
Tucson Fire units responded to the 400 block of East Congress Street at 5:41 a.m. Sunday after multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and fire coming from a building. Engine 1 arrived on scene and encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from the structure. Fire crews pulled hose lines and worked to locate and contain the fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2019 12:01:41 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:01:41 GMT



Fire breaks out at Phoenix scrapyard near Arizona State Fair
VIDEO: Flames broke out at a scrapyard near the Arizona State Fair on Saturday morning. Phoenix fire crews said the fire erupted around 9:30 a.m. at the scrapyard, near the area of 22nd Avenue and McDowell Road. According to Phoenix firefighters, a bunch of cars caught fire at the scrapyard. It was a big fire that was a challenge to access, fire crews said.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2019 3:28:22 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 19 Oct 2019 22:28:22 GMT



Flagstaff Police investigating possible arson at Walmart
Authorities in Flagstaff are investigating a possible arson at a Walmart store, which will remain closed until further notice because of severe fire and water damage. Flagstaff police responded to the scene at the Walmart on East Huntington Drive around 3 a.m. Saturday and reported heavy smoke inside the store and the sprinkler system activated.
- PUB DATE: 10/21/2019 5:47:58 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:47:58 GMT



 

 
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