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Man found dead at scene of Phoenix house fire
A man was found dead inside a house that caught fire near downtown Phoenix Monday afternoon, fire officials said. The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. near First Avenue and Papago Street, which is several blocks south of Buckeye Road, Phoenix fire officials said. Smoke was showing from the house when firefighters arrived, and they were able to contain the fire, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2018 5:28:46 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:28:46 GMT



Hearing on White Mountain Lake Fire District merger draws full house
A capacity crowd gathered at the White Mountain Lakes Fire Station on Oct. 16 for a public hearing to discuss the possible merger, consolidation or shared services with Timber Mesa Fire and Medical (TMFMD). The White Mountain Lake Fire District’s evaluation of budget revenues and expenditures shows that ongoing operating costs will exceed available revenues in the current fiscal year and the following two fiscal years.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 5:43:33 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:43:33 GMT



CQCH welcomes new Bisbee department director, honors first responders
One could not have asked for a better day to celebrate the new emergency department director of Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH) and honor local first responders. In the shade of old trees and with a light breeze making shadows dance, Bisbee firefighter/EMTs joined with the Arizona Life Line helicopter crew and CQCH staff from Bisbee, Douglas and Palominas to enjoy the annual barbecued chicken and pork ribs lunch on Friday.
- PUB DATE: 10/23/2018 2:33:09 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:33:09 GMT



Gas leak reported in old town Casa Grande
Authorities responded to reports of a gas leak Monday morning around Marshall and Third streets in Casa Grande. The Casa Grande Fire Department says there was a possible break in a gas line, but there wasn't enough gas to be a threat to the public. Some surrounding buildings, like the Arizona Department of Economic Security, were evacuated Monday morning as a safety precaution.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2018 3:07:19 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:07:19 GMT



Injured hiker rescued, airlifted off Mount Elden
On Sunday, Oct. 21 at approximately 2:53 p.m. the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a female hiker who was injured at the juncture of Mount Elden Trail and Sunset Trail. According to officials, the adult female hiker from Kayenta was reported to have a lower leg injury that made her unable to continue her hike.
- PUB DATE: 10/22/2018 2:23:08 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:23:08 GMT



Camp Verde, Montezuma-Rimrock fire boards to vote whether to merge the two districts
In July of 2016, the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts created a partnership, the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority. The purpose of the agreement – a Joint Powers Agreement – was to “create a common and more efficient organization,” Copper Canyon Fire Chief Terry Keller said. On Nov.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2018 4:38:59 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:38:59 GMT



Majority of Huachuca United Methodist Church ‘total loss’ after fire
The cause of a large fire Thursday evening that destroyed the majority of the Huachuca United Methodist Church at 506 N. Gila Ave., in Huachuca City is currently under investigation. The fire started that night just a little after 6 p.m. with first responders to the scene arriving just under 10 minutes of reports coming in.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2018 9:48:27 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:48:27 GMT



6 critically hurt in head-on crash in Phoenix intersection
Crews from the Phoenix Fire Department responded to a head-on crash involving two vehicles at 27th Avenue and Indian School Road Friday night. Firefighters said they identified nine patients, six of them in critical condition. The people in critical condition include a 27-year-old man, a 20-year-old woman, a 23-year-old man, a 24-year-old man, a 70-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2018 4:22:24 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Sat, 20 Oct 2018 11:22:24 GMT



Bisbee holds info session about becoming Firewise community
Fire prevention and education group Old Bisbee Firewise held its first meeting on Thursday evening at the Central School Project, in an effort to protect the community from inevitable wildfires. The group is currently working to become a recognized Firewise USA site, a national fire prevention program that provides resources and information to homeowners living in fire-risk areas.
- PUB DATE: 10/20/2018 9:48:26 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:48:26 GMT



Saint David firefighter dies during training
VIDEO: A Saint David Fire District firefighter died in training Wednesday. According to Saint David Fire District, 36-year-old Joshua Eugin died during a multi-department training exercise. Eugin was taking part in a "blackout drill," in which firefighters simulate rescuing victims inside a dark structure with fake smoke.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 5:58:48 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:58:48 GMT



Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department considering buying ladder truck
The Fort Mojave Mesa fire chief said he’s conscious of his duty to be fiscally responsible. Bret Scholz also said he’s conscious of rare opportunities and the need to take advantage of them when they come up. Wednesday, he brought what he called such an opportunity to the fire district’s governing board.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 12:27:42 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:27:42 GMT



Yuma Fire Department honors firefighters, emergency personnel
The Yuma Fire Department observed the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week with an evening ceremony to recognize several firefighters and other emergency service personnel who go "above and beyond" in their service to the community. Held at Fire Station No. 1 on Tuesday evening, the commemoration began with the reading of a proclamation by Mayor Douglas Nicholls, who designated the week of Oct.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 9:34:48 PM - SOURCE: Yuma Sun.com (Yuma Daily Sun) - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:34:48 GMT



Effort to thin ponderosa forests inches forward
On public land south of Mountainaire, Arizona, nature lovers can enjoy a vista of thousands of lush ponderosa pines blanketing the base of the San Francisco Peaks. The dense forest is beautiful — and unnatural. It was sparse until humans changed the landscape in the late 19th century. And now, humans are trying to change it again.
- PUB DATE: 10/19/2018 2:08:41 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:08:41 GMT



Breaking down Gilbert's $84.8M fire and police training facility price tag
Gilbert's $84.8 million proposed public safety training facility eclipses the price of two other nearby fire and police training facilities. That's partly because Chandler built its training center in phases. The neighboring city is just wrapping up a $26 million expansion. It's also partly because Gilbert's main training building would be large, about twice the size of a Glendale training center shared with Peoria, Surprise, Avondale andGlendale Community College.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 10:57:33 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:57:33 GMT



Fire damages Tucson duplex, displaces 2 residents
Two Tucson men were displaced from their homes after a fire in their duplex near Reid Park on Thursday, Oct. 18. According to information from the Tucson Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the 2600 block of East Eastland Street just after midnight. Firefighters had the fire under control by 12:22 a.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 6:23:36 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:23:36 GMT



Yavapai: Helicopters and Dedicated Volunteers Are Key to Rescues
On October 3, 2018, just before 2PM, a 38-year-old woman from Rimrock called YCSO dispatchers to report being stranded while hiking on Bell Rock, Sedona. She had been hiking since 9:30 AM and decided to become ‘adventurous’ by going off trail and up the mountain eventually reaching a point where she could no longer continue.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 10:02:25 PM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:02:25 GMT



3 dead, 2 injured in rollover crash on Bell Road near I-17 in Phoenix
VIDEO: Three people are dead and two others are injured after a car rolled over and crashed early Thursday morning on West Bell Road near Interstate 17. Police and firefighters responded to the single-vehicle crash around 2 a.m. at 2516 W. Bell Road, according to a news release from Phoenix Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 10/18/2018 7:42:43 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:42:43 GMT



Phoenix Fire may get grant to get an "arson dog" to help solve fire crimes
VIDEO: We have seen K-9s take down bad guys and sniff out where a suspect is hiding. But, there may soon be some new snouts hitting the streets that are used for a different kind of public service. The city of Phoenix is expected to vote Wednesday morning on whether they will allow the Phoenix Fire Department to accept a grant from State Farm.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 4:41:51 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:41:51 GMT



Fire Chief back in charge of Coolidge Fire as criminal case continues
Following his arrest in late September, Coolidge Fire Chief Mark Dillon has returned to work as head of the Coolidge Fire Department. Dillon was arrested on Sept. 27 by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on charges of theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, crimes he allegedly committed while acting as the fire chief of the Crown King Fire District.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 12:39:55 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 07:39:55 GMT



Forest Service proposes forest restoration project across North Kaibab Ranger District
The Kaibab National Forest is seeking public input and comments on a proposed project to reduce the threat of uncharacteristic, high-intensity wildfire and to restore the structure, species composition and function of ecosystems on the Kaibab Plateau. The project, known as the Kaibab Plateau Ecological Restoration Project, is designed to increase resiliency and overall health of vegetation and watersheds and to restore low-intensity fire to the fire-adapted ecosystems of the area.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 1:06:10 PM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:06:10 GMT



Agencies playing catch up with pensions
Agencies throughout Arizona are working to keep their employees pensions funding even if it means playing catch up, and Sun Cities are no exception. According to an Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System report, at the end of fiscal year 2017, the system had accrued nearly $600,000 in unfunded liabilities – about 37 percent of its total obligations.
- PUB DATE: 10/17/2018 9:42:54 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:42:54 GMT



Victims identified after small plane crashes into Payson home
Authorities have identified the two people who died in the crash of a small plane into a home in north-central Arizona. Payson police said Monday that the victims were 63-year-old Craig Raymond McEntee and 56-year-old Marilee Marshall Brusaschetti. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the single-engine Cessna 240 went down under unknown circumstances around 6:40 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/15/2018 6:15:55 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:15:55 GMT



Mayoral candidate assists pedestrian struck by truck in Phoenix
VIDEO: Former Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, who is running for mayor, stopped to render aid at a serious crash involving a pedestrian Monday night, police said. Valenzuela also confirmed to The Arizona Republic he was driving nearby when a man was struck and seriously injured. The accident happened about 6:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 8:45:35 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:45:35 GMT



Sedona Fire District Auto-Pulse Device Proves Successful in First Deployment
At the September Board of Directors meeting, Division Chief Ed Mezulis made a presentation to the board about the new Auto-Pulse device that the fire district had recently purchased. This device can best be described as a large band that encompasses the chest of a cardiac arrest victim and performs CPR.
- PUB DATE: 10/16/2018 10:49:21 AM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:49:21 GMT



Firefighters rescue man from high water day after Hurricane Sergio remnants drench Phoenix area
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department rescued a man stuck in wast-deep water on the Salt River bottom early Sunday. Phoenix fire Capt. Kenny Overton said the man was stuck in deep, fast moving water near 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. It's not clear how he got into the water in the first place. The fast-moving water made it difficult for crews to access the man quickly.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2018 10:02:43 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 17:02:43 GMT



Full merger at Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority?
Eric Strauss remembers what it was like before the Camp Verde and Montezuma-Rimrock fire districts signed a Joint Powers Agreement two years ago to serve as one entity, the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority. With 20 years on the job, Strauss, remembers the days when Camp Verde “ran two or three calls a week.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2018 7:37:34 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:37:34 GMT



Rural Metro crews respond to early Sunday morning house fire
VIDEO: Rural Metro firefighters responded to a house fire near River Road and Avenida Del Cazador Sunday morning around 6:00 a.m. Rural Metro says first responders found smoke and flames coming from the attic of the home. All family members and pets inside were able to escape safely. Firefighters controlled the flames in 30 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2018 8:19:29 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:19:29 GMT



Small fire at the ASU Brickyard complex on Mill Avenue
A small electrical fire stemming from a computer monitor in ASU's Brickyard complex occurred on Sunday evening, according to a spokeswoman from Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department. There were no reported injuries at the time of publication. "The fire was in an actual computer monitor," interim Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal Andrea Glass said.
- PUB DATE: 10/14/2018 8:54:49 PM - SOURCE: ASU Web Devil
Posted on Mon, 15 Oct 2018 03:54:49 GMT



Cochise County emergency response agencies successfully complete full-scale training exercise
Cochise County’s emergency service agencies successfully completed a full-scale training exercise designed to test response and communications during a major incident. The event involved an active shooter scenario at Joyce Clark Middle School, Sierra Vista, on Thursday, Oct. 11, and included multiple regional, state and federal agencies and their partners.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2018 5:07:41 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:07:41 GMT



2-alarm fire destroys building at Breakers Water Park in Marana
A building at a former water park was destroyed in a 2-alarm fire early on Friday, Oct. 12. According to information from the Northwest Fire District, the report of a structure fire came at about 12:30 a.m. Arriving crews found fire burning one structure, believed to be the old restaurant at Breakers Water Park, 8555 W.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2018 6:46:58 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:46:58 GMT



Update: Woman accused of setting Bullhead City apartment on fire
A woman was arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire destroyed her daughter’s apartment and killed two dogs. Ofelia Gray, 72, was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of arson of an occupied structure, criminal damage and two counts of animal cruelty. No humans were injured in the blaze, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2018 12:31:25 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 07:31:25 GMT



Valley cancer center offering free screening for Phoenix first responders
Everyday firefighters put their lives on the line both physically and health-wise. “When something's on fire. You're not sure what's burning,” said Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner. Despite all the protective fire gear and training, firefighters are not 100 percent protected from on-the-job dangers.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 6:46:51 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:46:51 GMT



Prescribed burns planned on Fort Apache Reservation
If weather conditions are favorable, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the White Mountain Apache Tribe will begin prescribed burning Monday, Oct. 22. Approximately 28,000 acres are targeted to be treated by either pile burning or broadcast burning. The late fall conditions are expected produce low to moderate fire intensity which produces beneficial post-fire effects.
- PUB DATE: 10/12/2018 5:39:47 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:39:47 GMT



Follow Up: Tucson Fire Department in national study of cancer risk in firefighters
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, also known as NIOSH, firefighters face a 9 percent increase in cancer diagnoses, and a 14 percent increase in cancer-related deaths, compared with the general U.S. population. To combat that the Tucson Fire Department is doing its part by studying TFD firefighters and tracking their health.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 7:25:48 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:25:48 GMT



The science behind Flagstaff's draft climate action plan
The City of Flagstaff is currently in the planning stages to formulate a climate action plan they hope will significantly reduce the city’s impact, but what sort of eventualities are they preparing for? The climate action plan is based upon past research done and formulated in the city’s climate profile, which outlines data from past decades to create a picture of what our climate looks like today and how it’s changed.
- PUB DATE: 10/11/2018 5:21:32 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:21:32 GMT



CERT seeks volunteers to aid Bullhead City community when lives are at stake
The Community Emergency Response Team is looking for volunteers with an interest in helping others at times when they might need it most. CERT members perform an array of tasks. For example, when a disaster occurs, they help with the community’s overall emergency response. Learning first aid and CPR is part of the training.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 11:58:10 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:58:10 GMT



No injuries reported in rollover on I-10 near Orange Grove
The Northwest Fire District is at the scene of a multi-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 10, according to a NWFD tweet. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, both lanes on I-10 have reopened near Orange Grove. Drivers are asked to use caution in the area as travel is slow and to use an alternate route if possible.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2018 1:44:53 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:44:53 GMT



Resident, 3 pets escape Arizona City house fire
No one was seriously injured in a house fire Saturday in Arizona City, but the structure suffered extensive damage, authorities said. The Arizona City Fire District received a call at 2:56 p.m. about a structure fire with residents trapped at 15116 S. Avalon Road. Upon arrival Chief Jeff Heaton identified a single story residence with heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage and found a resident exiting the structure with the help of a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 4:51:30 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:51:30 GMT



North County Fire financials shine
This is the sixth consecutive year NCFMD was recognized for an achievement for excellence in financial reporting. The award is presented by the Government Finance Association. Only two other fire districts in Arizona received this CAFR recognition. CFA officials said NCFMD always published an easily readable and efficiently organized CAFR.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2018 4:23:09 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:23:09 GMT



Douglas Firefighter Recovering in Tucson Hospital
A Douglas firefighter is recovering in a Tucson hospital after being injured while on a call Friday. According to Lt. Matt King of the Douglas Fire Department, at 3:42 p.m. Oct. 5 the DFD received a call for an odor of natural gas at a residence in the area of 11th Street and Delores Ave. Upon arrival crews began investigating the house.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2018 3:18:21 PM - SOURCE: Douglas Daily Dispatch
Posted on Sat, 06 Oct 2018 22:18:21 GMT



Tucson firefighter’s widow shares husband’s battle with PTSD, hopes to help others
VIDEO: Helping others was second nature for Jose Salmanego, until he was the one who needed the help. “(He was) so selfless. He was so laser focused on helping other people,” his wife, Serena Salmanego, explained. He was a loving husband, a devoted dad, and a dedicated Golder Ranch firefighter. But Jose struggled with post-traumatic stress and addiction.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2018 10:30:56 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 05:30:56 GMT



'It was like a bomb': Lightning bolt sparks house fire in Scottsdale
VIDEO: A Scottsdale couple is not sure where they are sleeping tonight, or for the next six months for that matter, after a lightning bolt tore through their home Sunday as powerful overnight storms raged on. Scottsdale firefighters were on the scene around 5 a.m. and were combating an attic fire due to a lightning strike in the area of 78th Street and Chaparral Road.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2018 9:44:25 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Sun, 07 Oct 2018 16:44:25 GMT



Williamson Valley Road in Prescott: Scene of 'Remarkable Crash'
PHOTO: Firefighters were surprised to find a crash scene right out of Hollywood on Williamson Valley Road Sunday night. Dispatchers received reports of a three-vehicle accident near the entrance to Granite Mountain Middle School and responded engines from Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority and Prescott Fire to the scene along with two Lifeline ambulances and a Prescott Battalion Chief.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2018 9:46:03 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 04:46:03 GMT



Investigators are trying to determine the cause of three Tucson house fires
VIDEO: Investigators are trying to determine the cause of three house fires over the weekend -- this as fire prevention week gets underway. Tucson Fire says the way they approach burn patterns is like how a forensics team would approach blood spatter. How a home is burned tells a story to investigators of what happened.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2018 5:33:44 AM - SOURCE: 104.1 KQTH Tucson's News and Talk
Posted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:33:44 GMT



Peoria’s emergency preparedness coordinator achieves top honor
Peoria Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Glenn Jones, graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmetsburg, Maryland. Mr. Jones is a local and regional leader in emergency management, having advanced in his career through continuing education.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 5:35:23 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:35:23 GMT



Prescott Fire Dept. and Central Arizona Fire Authority paramedics bring the hospital to the scene of emergencies
When you call 911 for a medical emergency, the first crew to arrive may be in an ambulance or a fire engine. That’s because both Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) fire engines are always staffed by at least one firefighter-paramedic, and the trucks are loaded with all the same medical gear used by paramedics in a LifeLine Ambulance.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2018 1:50:49 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:50:49 GMT



Residents of area near Zacatecas Canyon near Bisbee warned of brush fire
Bisbee police and Bisbee fire crews are responding to the Zacatecas Canyon area because of a 20-acre brush fire reported near there. The fire is reported to be a half mile from the area and 20 or so residents are on pre-evacuation notice at this time. No further information was immediately available.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 2:23:26 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 21:23:26 GMT



White Mountains forest treatments and controlled fire continues
For the month of September, just under 1,600 acres have been harvested across the four forests; Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Tonto, and Kaibab. The harvested acres occurred in 11 timber sale areas. For the fiscal year of 2018 mechanical thinning, prescribed burning and wildfire that meets land management plan objectives has been completed on 102,214 acres on all four forests within 4FRI.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2018 5:37:15 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:37:15 GMT



Justices press both sides in Mount Lemmon Fire District age-bias case
An eight-member Supreme Court quizzed both sides Monday in an Arizona case that asks whether small government agencies should be exempt from age discrimination laws, just as small businesses are. A lower court said they should not, that a government agency of any size should be subject to the law – a ruling that would be “financially crippling” for cash-strapped agencies if allowed to stand, said one advocate challenging the ruling.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Independent
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Cottonwood police arrest arson suspect in 5-year-old cold case
A man was arrested this week for setting fire to three Cottonwood buildings more than five years ago, police say. The Cottonwood Police Department says Joshua Daniel Dawson set fire to three buildings, including the City’s Human Resource & Finance office, on April 1, 2013. Police say he also tried to set fire to a bank and gas station.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2018 3:53:09 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 22:53:09 GMT



Friendly competition between Kingman firefighters and police during fundraiser for St. Judes
Friendly competitions between fire departments and police departments are nothing new. The Kingman Police Department and the Kingman Fire Department are no different. The St. Judes 7th Annual Cops vs. Firefighters Night at Chili's, 3840 Stockton Hill Rd., is well underway, but there is still plenty of time to donate.
- PUB DATE: 10/4/2018 1:55:58 AM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 08:55:58 GMT



Hearing on York Valley, Apache Grove, Sheldon fire district annexation is next week
A public hearing on the annexation of the York Valley into the Duncan Rural Fire District is scheduled for Oct. 9. The hearing will take place at the Greenlee County Country Club beginning at 6 p.m., and all residents are invited to attend to gain an understanding of the issues and outcomes regarding possible annexation.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2018 1:09:48 PM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:09:48 GMT



Scottsdale firefighters rescue man from floodwaters during Rosa rain
VIDEO: On the ninth rainiest Phoenix ever, firefighters with the Scottsdale Fire Department rescued a man stuck in knee-deep floodwaters. The rescue happened near McDowell and Miller roads around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Three firefighters donned life vests and helmets and used a stick to help guide them through the moving water.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 4:49:36 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 23:49:36 GMT



Donated Thatcher house burned as training exercise
PHOTO: The Thatcher volunteer firefighters were warm Saturday as they practiced finding a concealed dummy in a house and later burned the building in a training exercise. The house that was donated for the fire department’s use was on Fourth Ave and Fourth Street in Thatcher. Thatcher Fire Chief Mike Payne told the Courier about Saturday’s training.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 1:04:21 PM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 20:04:21 GMT



Update: Coolidge fire chief placed on leave as more details emerge on charges
Additional information has been released regarding the arrest of Coolidge Fire Chief Mark Dillon, who was arrested by Yavapai County Sheriff’s office with assistance from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. While officials at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release that Dillon was arrested at his Coolidge residence, authorities from within the city of Coolidge revealed that Dillon was actually arrested at the Coolidge Fire Station Thursday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 12:44:08 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:44:08 GMT



Maricopa Fire Department to host ‘After the Fire’ program
While a fatal house fire continues to be investigated in Tortosa, Maricopa Fire Department will host an “After the Fire” program Wednesday at City Hall. Fire Marshal Eddie Rodriguez said information is still being gathered by MFD and Maricopa Police Department about the Sept. 26 fire on Nina Street, and the cause is unknown.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 2:41:38 PM - SOURCE: inMaricopa.com
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 21:41:38 GMT



Mesa becomes latest Arizona city to protect firefighters and paramedics with body armor
One year after the mass shooting in Las Vegas hit home the dangers faced by first-responders, Mesa leaders voted to spend $262,000 to equip firefighters and medical teams with body armor. The protection already is available in Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe, and will be in place in Gilbert this year.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 1:26:04 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 20:26:04 GMT



Phoenix park ranger helps evacuate man, dogs from house fire
A Phoenix park ranger was the first to the scene of a house fire near 15th Street and Hatcher Road Monday afternoon and helped evacuate an occupant and his dogs. Neighbors called 911 after hearing a loud explosion and then seeing smoke and fire. Phoenix firefighters arrived on scene and put out the fast moving fire, keeping it from spreading to surrounding homes.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 4:28:25 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 23:28:25 GMT



Coolidge fire chief charged with theft of public funds
Authorities have arrested the Coolidge fire chief for the alleged theft of public funds from his former department in Yavapai County. Pinal County Sheriff’s Department officials say 50-year-old Mark Dillon is jailed on a $25,000 bond on suspicion of theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and forgery.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 5:38:33 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:38:33 GMT



Update: Border agent to pay $220K for Tucson-area wildfire sparked at gender-reveal party
An off-duty Border Patrol agent was holding a gender-reveal celebration for his wife’s pregnancy last year when he accidentally started a 47,000-acre wildfire, his attorney said. The incident will cost Dennis Dickey $220,000 in restitution after he pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a misdemeanor charge of causing a fire without a permit.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Prescott City Council to contribute $50K to fallen hotshots memorial
VIDEO: The Prescott City Council will contribute $50,000 to a courthouse plaza memorial honoring 19 firefighters who died in 2013. Nearly all members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by flames in a brush-choked canyon while fighting a wildfire in nearby Yarnell. Brad Fain with the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership says the group hopes to raise the rest of the $500,000 in the coming months.
- PUB DATE: 9/30/2018 11:56:07 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Sun, 30 Sep 2018 18:56:07 GMT



Massive fire rips through downtown Phoenix furniture shop
Fire officials are investigating a massive overnight blaze that took over a 60,000-square foot cabinet shop in downtown Phoenix. The fire started at around 1:30 a.m. near Central Avenue and Interstate 17. Because of its size and proximity to homes, nearly 80 firefighters were on scene to battle it. "The extent of the fire was so intense that we couldn't send crews inside," Fire Captian Jake Van Hook said.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Sedona Fire District displays new CPR tool
The Sedona Fire District is always searching for ways to improve the care it provides to patients when arriving on a call, whether that’s the latest training techniques or through updated vehicles and equipment. The latest lifesaving piece of equipment to be added to the district is an AutoPulse Resuscitation System.
- PUB DATE: 9/29/2018 3:25:04 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2018 22:25:04 GMT



HAZMAT situation in west Tucson under control
VIDEO: Firefighters responded to a HAZMAT situation on the west side of Tucson Friday afternoon. Northwest Fire said it happened at a pest control company on Shamrock Place, near Ruthrauff Road. Capt. Brian Keeley, spokesman for Northwest Fire, said a chemical stored outside ignited and began releasing gas into the air.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 5:25:20 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2018 00:25:20 GMT



Sedona Police and Fire Department award teen for saving dad’s life
There were very few dry eyes to start the Tuesday, Sept. 18, Sedona Fire District Governing Board meeting. The meeting room at Station 1 was filled with firefighters as well as about a half-dozen Sedona Police Department personnel, all there to honor the quick thinking of 13- year-old Miranda Jones. On July 6, 63-year-old Brent Jones was driving through Sedona when he started to experience chest pains.
- PUB DATE: 10/1/2018 1:48:36 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:48:36 GMT



Phoenix Fire personnel heading home after helping with Florence
Phoenix Fire Department personnel who have been assisting rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Florence are on their way back home. Members of the department’s Arizona Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team embarked for the Carolinas on Sept. 10, four days before the massive storm made landfall.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 3:07:03 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 22:07:03 GMT



Suspect who attacked Tucson fire captain avoids prison
VIDEO: A suspect who attacked a Tucson Fire captain in May avoided prison time. Jason Coleman pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. According to Tucson Fire, the incident happened in the 9 a.m. hour May 1 in the 1500 block of West St.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 6:30:48 PM - SOURCE: 104.1 KQTH Tucson's News and Talk
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 01:30:48 GMT



Phoenix fire investigators make arrests in two arson cases
The Phoenix Fire Investigations Unit recently arrested two suspected arsonists accused of starting fires with Molotov cocktails, including one linked to a two-year-old case by forensic evidence. The first incident occurred June 20, 2016. Phoenix Fire responded to a home near 19th and Southern avenues after the roof of an elderly woman’s home caught fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 5:25:53 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:25:53 GMT



Timber Mesa, White Mountain Lake schedule public hearings for possible consolidation
The Timber Mesa Fire & Medical District (TMFMD) board voted unanimously in favor of accepting a letter from the White Mountain Lake Fire District to consider consolidation with them at their regular monthly board meeting, Monday, Sept. 24. The agenda item regarding possible consolidation follows a late-August report recommending consolidation by White Mountain Lake Fire District Administrator John Flynn.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 5:58:21 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:58:21 GMT



Sun City fire department moving into slower season
While overall calls remain high, the Sun City Fire Department is moving into a slower season. Paramedic calls dropped below 900 in August. The department routinely sees calls of 900 ore more during a month, with overall calls — including fires and others — regularly topping 1,000. “The drop in August was due mostly because we were starting to get cooler weather,” said Ron Deadman, Sun City fire chief.
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 9:49:37 AM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:49:37 GMT



Show Low EMS proposes name change
Timber Mesa Fire & Medical District (TMFMD) has been operating under their expanded ambulance services area in Linden, Show Low, Pinedale, Clay Springs, White Mountain Lake and parts of Vernon since August 21. This expanded service area was granted to them through a Certificate of Need by the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS).
- PUB DATE: 9/28/2018 5:17:17 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:17:17 GMT



Maricopa mom dies in house fire, toddler son badly burned
VIDEO: A young mother was killed in a house fire as doctors work to save her toddler son. Family says 19-year-old Angel Coffman was home with her, baby boy, Christopher Diaz, almost 2, when flames broke out. Angel’s mom says her sister, Thalia, and Thalia’s boyfriend were also home, but they escaped through a window and climbed to the roof.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 2:45:37 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:45:37 GMT



Moore named chief of Bullhead City Fire Department
Citing his experience elsewhere and reputation in the fire service, the Bullhead City Fire District governing board has named Patrick Moore fire chief. “The board felt that he was a good fit for the department,” Chairman David Cummings said Wednesday. “His past experience as a fire chief played a part, (as did) his budget experience.
- PUB DATE: 9/27/2018 7:04:11 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:04:11 GMT



Border Patrol agent charged in 45k-acre SawmillFire
Seventeen months after admitting he accidentally started the 45,000 acre Sawmill Fire in the Santa Rita Mountains, a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been formally charged with a misdemeanor. United States Magistrate Judge Leslie Bowman issued a formal summons Tuesday for Dennis Dickey to appear in U.S.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 4:50:07 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Sentinel
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 23:50:07 GMT



Benson: Midtown fire triggers multi-agency response
Weed burning that got out of control in mid Benson Saturday resulted in loss of a garage, including a fifth-wheel recreational vehicle, downed electrical power lines and threatened nearby structures. Emergency crews responded to the 1:30 p.m. fire in the 200 block of E. Eighth Street. Benson Fire utilized an engine and ladder truck for quick suppression, acknowledged Benson Fire Department Chief Keith Spangler.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 1:05:25 PM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 20:05:25 GMT



Firefighters to conduct 600-acres worth of pile burns near Flagstaff for next three weeks
Favorable weather conditions are allowing the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to resume ignitions to several hundred acres of debris piles outside of Flagstaff. This is the second week of the agency’s pile burn project and current weather allows firefighters to continue burning and accomplish the goals of the hazardous fuels projects designed to protect communities in the area.
- PUB DATE: 9/26/2018 6:30:58 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:30:58 GMT



Police: Bicyclist dies after crash near McQueen and Germann in southeast Chandler
VIDEO: Firefighters say a bicyclist has died after a collision with a vehicle in southeast Chandler. The crash happened around 4 p.m. at Airport Boulevard and Germann Road. Investigators say the driver remained on scene and was answering questions. Police said the crash caused the closure of the intersection of McQueen and Germann roads.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2018 5:04:37 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:04:37 GMT



FEMA Grant provides funds for Drexel Heights Fire District to purchase equipment, training
The Drexel Heights Fire District will be able to purchase vital equipment and provide training for the equipment, thanks to a $400,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). DHFD will use the funds to purchase Cardiac Monitor / Defibrillator equipment and to provide training.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 10:44:22 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:44:22 GMT



9 Questions for retiring Verde Valley Fire Chief Nazih Hazime
Last Wednesday was Verde Valey Fire Chief Nazih Hazime’s last day at Verde Valley Fire District Station 31 after seven years as the leader of the 39-member department. Hazime was born in Highland Park, Michigan and “decided he wanted to be a firefighter early on.” He got a degree in fire science and was hired in Dearborn, Michigan at the fire service where he worked for 25 years – the last five years as fire chief of the 125-member department.
- PUB DATE: 9/24/2018 4:35:42 PM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:35:42 GMT



Mesa: Rural Metro Fire truck involved in crash responding to drowning call
VIDEO: One firefighter and three others are being taken to the hospital in stable condition after a fire truck was involved in a crash in east Mesa. The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. Sunday near University Drive and the Loop 202. Rural Metro Fire says the unit was responding to a drowning call nearby when they were involved in the crash.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 6:30:55 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:30:55 GMT



Kingman Fire Station 2’s future could depend on general election ballot measures
Tina Moline, City finance director, provided Council on Tuesday with a financial update for Fire Station 2, construction of which could depend on outcomes of general election ballot measures. Moline explained that a project like the fire station is comprised of two parts, construction and financing. She said typically, financing is addressed at the same time a construction bid is awarded.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 1:01:16 PM - SOURCE: DailyMiner
Posted on Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:01:16 GMT



Update: Phoenix firefighter found at Arizona National Guard base died of drug overdose
VIDEO: The 15-year Phoenix firefighter and decorated soldier who was found dead July 8 while on duty at the Arizona Army National Guard Base died of a drug overdose involving opioids, investigators confirmed Friday. Juston Doherty, 45, died of an overdose involving oxycodone and fentanyl coupled with diazepam — also marketed as Valium — and alcohol, according to a report released Friday by the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 5:37:36 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:37:36 GMT



Hiker rescued after bee stings in southern Arizona
PHOTO: Rescue crews from Golder Ranch Fire District helped an injured hiker Sunday. The man reported being stung by bees on the Pusche Ridge Trail, according to a tweet from the district account. It stated the man was treated on the trail and emergency crews helped him hike out.
- PUB DATE: 9/23/2018 9:21:36 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:21:36 GMT



Phoenix Fire Department welcomes new search dog
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department welcomed its newest search dog at Sky Harbor Airport Friday night. Phoenix firefighter Mike Smith and his new search dog, 1-year-old Tallon, arrived in Phoenix from Philadelphia. Tallon was raised at the University of Pennsylvania Working Dog Center and has undergone months of training.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 9:46:25 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:46:25 GMT



Arizona EMT, firefighter suicide risk notably higher than that of public
Emergency medical technicians are the first on scene to help people in need. But what happens when the EMT is the one who needs help? The risk for Arizona EMT suicide is 39 percent higher than that of the general public, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 6:49:03 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:49:03 GMT



Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department to purchase two new ambulances
The Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department is planning for the long haul. The fire district’s governing board voted Wednesday to approve the purchase of two new Demers ambulances, at a total cost of $354,882. The units’ all-metal construction and expected durability mean that each will probably last through two refurbishments, Fire Chief Bret Scholz said.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 1:44:46 AM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:44:46 GMT



Rain Reduces Platypus/Rhino Fire Activity
The Platypus/Rhino Fire near Sedona received moisture throughout the day yesterday, and fire behavior greatly diminished. With warm dry weather ahead, some potential for fire activity remains, especially near the southern edge of the original Rhino Fire where fingers of vegetation run through steep, rugged canyons.
- PUB DATE: 9/21/2018 6:12:27 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:12:27 GMT



Hearing on Duncan Rural Valley fire district annexation next month
Efforts to annex the York Valley into the Duncan Rural Valley Fire District have moved forward this week. Organizers of the effort have contacted the Copper Era to make an update on the progress of the annexation process. “At the Sept. 11 Duncan Rural Valley Fire District board meeting, the paperwork was submitted to make possible the annexation of the York Valley, Apache Grove and Sheldon areas into the Duncan Rural Valley Fire District,” Kevin Boling wrote.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 1:07:41 PM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:07:41 GMT



Yuma first responders are looking to recruit and retain
Yuma Police and Yuma Fire are looking for higher wages to keep employees in Yuma. The pay gaps between Yuma agencies and Phoenix-metropolitan agencies is in the thousands for both YPD and YFD. The midpoint pay for a Yuma firefighter is $51,296 and in Peoria, Ariz. at $57,195, according to the Yuma Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 6:18:23 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:18:23 GMT



Grandson fire bombed grandparents' home after he was kicked out, Phoenix police say
Police have arrested a grandson of homeowners who were victims of arson in 2016 when their house was fire bombed. Fred Wilson West was kicked out of his grandparents home two days before it was fire bombed with two Molotov cocktails, according to Phoenix Police. Molotov cocktails are glass bottles filled with gasoline and usually some type of cloth sticking out of them to help ignite a fire.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 3:43:44 PM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 22:43:44 GMT



Northern Cochise Community Hospital conducts emergency drill
PHOTO: An emergency drill coordinated with the City of Willcox had first responders performing at topnotch levels last Tuesday at Northern Cochise Community hospital. The emergency drill incorporated multiple responding vehicles and also included a large simulator. The exercise is one of several that is practiced throughout the year, prepping hospital employees and working as an educational base for other emergency response agencies.
- PUB DATE: 9/20/2018 3:32:07 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Range News
Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:32:07 GMT



Monsoon floods wash two bodies across the border in Nogales from Mexico to Arizona
VIDEO: Police recovered on Wednesday the body of a man dragged by heavy monsoon flooding from Nogales, Sonora, to its twin city on the American side of the border, as authorities continued searching for a possible second body dragged northbound by the rains the day before. Videos of a body being dragged by the flooding had circulated widely on social media by Tuesday evening.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 9:23:47 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 04:23:47 GMT



Update: 4 men killed in ATV crash near Payson identified
The four men who died after going over a cliff last weekend while on an all-terrain vehicle expedition near Payson have been identified by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office. The victims are: Abraham Javier Rodriquez Delgado, 17; Reymond V. Martinez, 37; Enrique Lopez, 38; and Manuel Ladislao Bracamonte, 36.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 11:43:03 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:43:03 GMT



Valle Vista residents hoping to improve fire district service
Former Fire Chief Wayne Eder drew applause from the 40 people following his presentation Monday on how residents of this retirement community east of Kingman could form their own fire district, but nobody rushed to action after the hour-long meeting. Eder, whose contract with the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District was terminated in May, had been asked by several people how Valle Vista could take their fire district back after a medical response in August took 35 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 10:05:42 AM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:05:42 GMT



Globe Fire Department honors fallen 9-11 firefighters as part of swearing-in ceremony
Globe Fire Chief Capt. Gary Robinson introduced firefighter/paramedic Bo Bowsher and firefighter/EMT Ryan Courtney during the Globe City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Robinson described Bowsher and Courtney as “excellent individuals,” as well as “very competent” and dedicated. “They’ve shown that they will provide exceptional service to the City of Globe,” he said.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 3:36:14 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Silver Belt/Apache Moccasin
Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:36:14 GMT



Bullhead City firefighter committed to learning
Everyone sets goals. Josh Livermore’s goal is to keep improving himself, and his employer, the Bullhead City Fire Department. One objective he set for himself was getting into the National Fire Academy. “It was on my list for personal development,” Livermore said. “My plan for things I (eventually) wanted to do.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 11:39:41 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:39:41 GMT



Phoenix firefighters help injured hiker off South Mountain
Phoenix firefighters helped a man in his 40s with an injured knee get down from a South Mountain trail on Tuesday. Firefighters went to get the man at the top of the trail where he was with a group of hikers, according to an email from Phoenix Fire Department. The man could put weight on his leg, and crews helped walk him down to the parking lot.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 12:59:39 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:59:39 GMT



GCU baseball field was training ground for group of Phoenix firefighters
More than a dozen former Grand Canyon University baseball players remain on the same team as members of the Phoenix Fire Department. “We all put a GCU sticker on our helmets,” Captain Austin Moreland said Tuesday. “It’s kind of our way of staying connected to each other and to the school, remembering our roots as baseball players there.
- PUB DATE: 9/19/2018 5:16:38 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:16:38 GMT



North Rim’s Cat Fire flares again due to high winds, warmer weather
With the recent escalation in windy conditions and warmer temperatures, Cat Fire activity has increased over the last 72 hours. Fire managers anticipate a portion of the fire to reach Forest Road 610 within the next 48 hours, and currently, plans are being discussed to re-implement area closures in anticipation of continued warmer-dryer weather conditions over the next week.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 1:06:47 PM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:06:47 GMT



Chandler fire captain dies after losing battle with cancer
The Chandler Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. According to the department, Fire Captain Mark Boulanger passed away late Sunday night after a battle with lung cancer. Boulanger served the department and the Chandler community for 25 years. Many of Boulanger's colleagues also called him by his nickname "Bo.
- PUB DATE: 9/18/2018 5:50:17 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:50:17 GMT



 

 
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