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Arizona’s Director of Emergency Management resigns
The woman who led Arizona’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has resigned effective immediately. Wendy Smith-Reeve, director of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management, submitted her resignation Saturday and it was accepted by Gov. Doug Ducey’s office. In Smith-Reeve’s resignation letter, she cited concerns that her role is being addressed by other agencies and her "presence and function is duplicative" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2020 1:50:44 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:50:44 GMT



Shortages of protective equipment, test kits hitting Arizona hard
Shortages of test kits and personal protective equipment across the nation and around the world are being felt in Arizona, and state officials are responding by changing guidelines to increase the lifespan of PPE and decrease health provider’s reliance on testing. Last Monday, the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee released a statement acknowledging that, “there is currently a worldwide shortage of PPE.
- PUB DATE: 3/29/2020 11:09:03 PM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 06:09:03 GMT



No injuries after plane flips over at Sedona Airport
PHOTO: There were no injuries after a 1977 Cessna 172N airplane flipped over after landing at the Sedona Airport Sunday. Sedona Fire District was called to the airport at about noon on a report of the single-engine aircraft that had “flipped over” near the runway upon landing. Emergency responders found the plane upside down.
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2020 8:39:47 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:39:47 GMT



Arizona forest proposes using fire as tool for restoration
Forest officials in northern Arizona have plans to use prescribed fire to help with restoration efforts in an area north of Grand Canyon National Park. The Kaibab National Forest is seeking public comments on a proposed vegetation management project that would span more than 43 square miles (111.4 square kilometers).
- PUB DATE: 3/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Helena Independent Record
Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Man seriously hurt in Tempe house fire
A man has serious injuries after a fire broke out at a home in Tempe on Thursday night. Fire crews said there was heavy damage on the first floor of a two-story home near Rural and Warner roads. The man was taken to the County Burn Unit. Another person was looked at for smoke inhalation. A third person had possible burns but didn't want to be evaluated, firefighters said.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 8:24:16 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-TV 3 (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 03:24:16 GMT



Tubac Fire District adds new extrication equipment
The Tubac Fire District has an array of new equipment to extract people from wrecked automobiles, thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. TFD said it made the grant request last year in hopes of providing additional extrication equipment for its emergency vehicles as they respond to incidents along the I-19 corridor.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Nogales International
Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Arizona theater groups are sewing masks for health-care workers, first responders
Two Arizona theater groups aren’t looking to sit idle even though their stages are dark while the community deals with the new coronavirus pandemic. Costumers with the Peoria-based Arizona Broadway Theatre company as well as students in the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television have undertaken efforts to make masks for health-care workers and first responders.
- PUB DATE: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZCentral
Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Blood donors needed in northern Arizona during coronavirus pandemic
Healthy blood donors are urgently needed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services), the nation’s second largest community blood service provider, which manages all blood donations in northern Arizona and Maricopa County. The organization has set up numerous public blood drives throughout northern Arizona to help address the ongoing need for blood donations.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 8:14:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:14:00 GMT



Flagstaff first responders fight to save coronavirus resources
People in Flagstaff made 350 calls to firefighters through the past week, a 25% percent increase from their expected call load for this time of year, according to Flagstaff Fire Department deputy chief Mike Wilson. As the call load increases, many local medical and law enforcement agencies are feeling the stress on their essential equipment for handling coronavirus carriers.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 8:14:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:14:00 GMT



Tucson Firefighters Douse West Side Fire
Tucson firefighters made quick work of a house fire on the west side, according to a release from the Tucson Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 1500 block of W. Ontario Street and arrived four minutes later to find smoke and flames coming from the back of the house, where storage sheds were on fire, extending into the house.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tucson Patch
Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Female hiker rescued by Cochise County Sheriff’s Office after almost eight hours
A 63-year-old woman stuck on Montezuma’s Canyon near Sierra Vista was rescued by Cochise County Sheriff’s Office personnel Tuesday evening almost eight hours after she called for help. The rescue effort, said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Carol Capas, was hampered by high winds, the woman’s remote location, and another rescue call that involved two missing children.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2020 8:54:06 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 03:54:06 GMT



Recycling-truck driver assists north Phoenix neighborhood during house fire
Recycling-truck driver Blaine Freeman helped residents of a north Phoenix during a home fire early Monday morning. Freeman said he noticed smoke in the neighborhood during his recycling route. He decided to head that way and make sure everything was okay. Freeman found the house fire when he arrived at the source of the smoke.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2020 7:35:56 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 02:35:56 GMT



Heavy winter rainfall setting Arizona up for potentially nasty fire season
It was a great winter for rainfall across the deserts of Arizona but it has also created a carpet of grass, brush and weeds that will become fire fuel. Spokeswoman Tiffany Davila with Arizona Forestry and Fire Management said the conditions mirror what came ahead of last year’s fire season. About 400,000 acres burned including the nearly 125,000-acre Woodbury Fire that started in the Superstition Mountains and ended up becoming the fifth largest fire in Arizona history.
- PUB DATE: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



How Phoenix Police, Fire and Parks are dealing with coronavirus
From ordering a million wipes to shifting schedules and posting signs, Police, Fire and Parks Departments are adapting to public interactions in the face of a pandemic. Chief Kara Kalkbrenner said all personal protective equipment recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been distributed and the department continues to monitor and share information with employees.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2020 3:52:29 PM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 22:52:29 GMT



First responders adapt as 2 Sedonans test positive for COVID-19
As of Monday, March 23, Yavapai County Community Health Services reported three positive cases in the county — two in Sedona and a third in Prescott. Coconino County had 17 confirmed cases. In all, 101 tests had been provided in Yavapai County with 84 negative and 14 pending. Information on the two Sedona cases is limited but the county did confirm both Sedona residents who have the virus are senior citizens.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Arizona nonprofit helping emergency personnel amid COVID-19 pandemic
As Arizona’s first responders have had to shift their focus during the coronavirus pandemic, so too has an Arizona nonprofit that provides financial assistance to family members of emergency personnel. The 100 Club of Arizona is addressing the added risk COVID-19 presents to first responders by making it easier for them to access information regarding medical services and best practices when engaging with the public.
- PUB DATE: 3/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Thumb Butte Trail rescue
At 2 pm Tuesday, two Prescott Fire Department engine companies responded to a report of a woman with an ankle injury on the Thumb Butte trail. Firefighters utilized the department’s 6x6 Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) to quickly reach the patient, a woman in her 30’s, who was hiking with her family on the trail when she slipped and rolled her ankle.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2020 5:52:26 PM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:52:26 GMT



Firefighters warn to check BBQ connections after Glendale fire
Glendale firefighters responded to a "barbecue out of control" on Tuesday afternoon. While they were approaching the house, firefighters reported seeing a large column of smoke emanating from the house. When they arrived, the entire rear of the building was on fire. Firefighters were able to eventually extinguish the blaze and reported that everyone got out safely.
- PUB DATE: 3/24/2020 6:45:25 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 25 Mar 2020 01:45:25 GMT



Insurance company backtracks after saying it won't cover job-related COVID-19 for Arizona firefighters
Fire departments in Arizona went straight to the state Capitol Monday after a workers' compensation insurance company said their firefighters would not receive coverage if they contracted COVID-19 on the job. A voicemail was sent to Arizona's Family confirming that's what 7710 Insurance said, but the company is now admitting they made a mistake.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2020 10:49:45 PM - SOURCE: KTVK-TV 3 & KPHO-TV CBS 5 (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:49:45 GMT



Building community resilience across Arizona in the face of the coronavirus
A shock felt across the state, responses to the current spread of the novel coronavirus have changed everyday life in Arizona. Online classes, canceled events, state of emergency mandates and social distancing have become the norm. How does adapting as individuals affect the community as a whole? Social distancing has forced many to make critical choices for themselves and their families.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2020 10:46:47 PM - SOURCE: Arizona State University
Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:46:47 GMT



Testing kit shortages mean restrictions in Pima County
Testing is still lagging behind needs according to Dr. Francisco Garcia, the Director and Chief Medical Officer for Pima County. “Until we have sufficient collection media and swabs, our testing won’t be sufficient," said Dr. Garcia. Without proper testing, it’s impossible to know how many cases there are in Pima County, which, according to state numbers stands at 25.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2020 6:49:24 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 01:49:24 GMT



Kingman serial arsonist takes plea agreement
A serial arsonist entered a plea agreement during a settlement conference last week in Kingman. Charlie Balluff, 40, decided to take a deal after Judge Billy Sipe explained he was looking at a 30- to 100-year prison term if convicted of 22 criminal charges at trial. Kingman Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper said Balluff had been connected to more than 400 arson incidents in the Kingman area dating back to 2013 when he was arrested last June.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2020 11:27:13 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 06:27:13 GMT



Golder Ranch Fire District hosting blood drive
The Golder Ranch Fire District will host the American Red Cross Bloodmobile for a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. The Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot of Golder Ranch Fire District Station 380 located at 1175 West Magee. The American Red Cross emphasizes that they need the public’s help and that it has never been more important to donate blood.
- PUB DATE: 3/23/2020 5:41:06 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:41:06 GMT



Rural Metro Fire Department to keep Station 81 for now
VIDEO: A community just south of the Tucson International Airport will keep its local fire station, at least for now. Last month, Rural Metro Fire and Global Medical Response planned to close Fire Station 81 on May 1, citing “financial difficulties." The fire station serves about 5,000 rural residents and employs about 15 firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2020 8:43:55 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sat, 21 Mar 2020 03:43:55 GMT



Bisbee fire to curtail transports to Tucson hospitals
The Bisbee Fire Department will not be transporting patients out of the county to hospitals in Tucson on a regular basis as the Mayor and City Council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Arizona Ambulance. During Tuesday’s meeting, Fire Chief George Castillo and Lt. Raul Villasenor explained the reduced staff and aging vehicles were being run ragged trying to keep up with the number of transports from the Copper Queen Community Hospital to Tucson.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2020 2:42:39 AM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:42:39 GMT



No working from home for Chandler first responders
There's no social distancing or working remotely for the firefighters at Chandler Fire Station 283. Job closures due to coronavirus don't affect the Valley's first responders who are still on the call when needed. "Still here doing our job," said firefighter Natalie Wood. "We knew what we were doing when we got into this job.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2020 10:48:45 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 05:48:45 GMT



Scottsdale Fire practices social distancing during Coronavirus pandemic
First responders in the Valley are preparing, as they run the risk of being exposed to the Coronavirus when responding to calls. The Scottsdale Fire Department has implemented changes to serve the public from a distance as best they can. Firefighters have been practicing social distancing rules for the past month, in an effort to stay safe.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2020 6:42:12 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 01:42:12 GMT



City of Phoenix and Rep. Ruben Gallego extend personal protective equipment drive
The City of Phoenix and Representative Ruben Gallego extended their personal protective equipment (PPE) drive at the Phoenix Convention Center through Saturday. Representative Gallego coordinated the effort with the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Fire and Phoenix Police in hopes of replenishing the low supply of PPE like masks, eye protection and more in Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 3/22/2020 6:47:43 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 01:47:43 GMT



Many people across metro Phoenix can't work at home during coronavirus outbreak
The guidelines from the government to combat the spread of the new coronavirus are clear: Work from home whenever possible. But, for some people, those who make food, repair cars, deliver mail or put out fires, that is not possible. Instead, these employees continue working as usual, even though the environment around them has changed dramatically.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2020 9:53:05 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:53:05 GMT



Fire staff ready for virus in Sun City West; Supplies, training in place
Sun Cities residents can rest assured they will be in good hands if the communities’ fire and medical departments are called to their homes while the coronavirus remains a concern. Staff and units in the Sun City Fire and Medical Department and Arizona Fire & Medical Authority are prepared for the illness with the supplies and training they need.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Independent
Posted on Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Navajo Nation leaders urge public to stay home after 14 test positive for coronavirus
Leaders of the Navajo Nation are strongly urging the public to stay at home after the latest number of positive coronavirus cases reached 14. President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer issued a joint statement asking people to stay at home and "and let the health care and emergency experts do their jobs.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Tucson church alters programs amid COVID19 spread; Continues meals for first responders
As churches across town close because of the coronavirus, many people are concerned about the loss of community programs: meals for the needy, childcare and more. At Victory Worship Center, they're still holding programs to help people and give hope. How they do that will just be a little different.
- PUB DATE: 3/20/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 20 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Bullhead City Restaurant sustains minor damage from fire
A properly working fire suppression system is being credited for limited the damage at a Bullhead City restaurant Wednesday morning. Units from the Bullhead City Fire Department were called to the Hibachi Buffet, in the 2200 block of Highway 95, around 11:18 a.m. Arriving crews found smoke coming from the rooftop and an audible fire alarm sounding.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2020 11:08:25 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 06:08:25 GMT



Yavapai County: Firefighters rescue 72 year-old unconscious man on Granite Mountain
PHOTO: At 2 pm Tuesday, a multitude of local agencies worked together to rescue a 72 year-old hiker on Granite Mountain. An off-duty Sedona firefighter was hiking on the Metate Trail with his children on Granite Mountain when he came across an unconscious male. The firefighter had cell reception and was able to notify authorities for assistance.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2020 11:45:05 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:45:05 GMT



Investigators searching for suspect who stole Tucson Fire Department pickup truck
Investigators with the Tucson Police Department are searching for the person who stole a Tucson Fire Department pickup truck Tuesday night. The theft happened as crews with Tucson fire responded to an emergency medical call near Stone Ave and Speedway Boulevard at around 7 p.m. March 17. Some members of the team responded in a department pickup truck.
- PUB DATE: 3/19/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Sedona Fire District limits in-person contact
Out of an abundance of caution, and following the protocols recently announced by the city to protect citizens and staff from the potential spread of COVID-19, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Sedona Fire District will limit in-person access to fire stations and the administrative office. Citizens and visitors who require medical attention are instructed to call their personal physician or dial 9-1-1 for a dispatcher to direct appropriate care.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2020 11:35:59 AM - SOURCE: Sedona.biz
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:35:59 GMT



Payson declares a state of emergency
The Town of Payson on March 18 declared a state of emergency because of the COVID-19 outbreak. So far, Mayor Tom Morrissey has said the town is suspending public attendance at board and commission meetings and allowing councilors to take part remotely in meetings. “The CDC has recommended that people over 60 not attend gatherings larger than 10 people.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2020 1:01:23 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:01:23 GMT



Man dies in workplace accident in downtown Phoenix
A 27-year-old man has died after a workplace accident in the area of 1st Avenue and Van Buren Street on Tuesday morning. It happened at an Arizona State University construction site around 11:45 a.m., police said. A statement from DPR Construction said the subcontractor worker was hit by materials.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 3:41:29 PM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:41:29 GMT



Tucson: Rural Metro Fire Department investigates cause of residential fire near Benson Highway
Crews with the Rural Metro Fire Department are investigating the cause of a fire that burned a residential structure Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a residential fire near Benson Highway and Valencia Road at 2 p.m. March 17, 2020. When they arrived on the scene, responders found one structure completely engulfed in flames, according to an email from Battalion Chief John Walka, a spokesperson for Rural Metro Fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 3:36:40 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:36:40 GMT



Crews respond to fire at Amazon facility in Goodyear
Multiple fire departments responded to an early morning fire at the Amazon facility Wednesday. Fire crews from Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye Valley and Phoenix responded to the scene near S. Cotton Lane and W. Elwood Street. Firefighters were able to quickly get a handle on the fire with the help of the sprinkler system.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2020 6:51:52 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:51:52 GMT



No injuries reported in Tucson house fire
Firefighters extinguished a fire in a vacant house on Tucson’s south side late on Tuesday, March 17. According to the Tucson Fire Department, the first happened shortly before 11 p.m. in an unoccupied house at South Sixth Avenue and Irvington Road. Twenty-one firefighters had the fire under control eight minutes after arriving at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2020 6:44:08 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:44:08 GMT



Phoenix firefighters taking extra precautions for coronavirus
The Phoenix Fire Department is taking extra precautions as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, since there's a very good chance firefighters and paramedics could come into contact with someone who has symptoms. Phoenix Fire Captain Kenny Overton spoke to Arizona's Family about it today. "We're handling it through preparation, handling it through looking at the facts in front of us, making the proper calls based on strategic decision making.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 8:01:45 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 03:01:45 GMT



This family-owned Arizona restaurant chain is delivering meals to first responders
Amid growing concern over the spread of the new coronavirus, metro Phoenix Mexican restaurant chain Someburros is donating platters of food to local hospitals and fire stations. Owners and management at Someburros, a family owned chain of fast casual Mexican restaurants, decided that each of the company's 10 Arizona restaurants would deliver between two and four platters of food to first responders and healthcare workers.
- PUB DATE: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZCentral
Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Tanker crashes, catches fire near I-40 in Flagstaff
PHOTOS: A tanker truck crashed near Interstate 40 in Flagstaff Monday night causing a massive fire. The crash happened at around 8 p.m. on Butler Avenue under the I-40 bridge, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The crash caused eastbound I-40 to be closed but the road has since reopened.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Roberta Gorman named National Park Service structural fire prevention program manager
Roberta Gorman has been selected as the new structural fire prevention program manager for the National Park Service (NPS) Structural Fire Program under the Division of Fire and Aviation Management (DFAM). In her new role, Gorman will be responsible for the Structural Fire Prevention Program, which centers on the preservation of life and the protection of NPS buildings and their contents from structure fires.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 9:48:41 AM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:48:41 GMT



Quad Cities police, firefighters, courts take measures to deter coronavirus
Law enforcement and other first responders throughout the Quad Cities have begun taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 among their staff and the public at large. Initial steps have been to cancel any upcoming public events, such as Coffee with a Cop, Citizen’s Academy, Block Watch, Badges and Bobbers, Dump the Drugs and Bike Rodeo.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 1:50:53 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 08:50:53 GMT



Mohave County may open emergency center in response to coronavirus outbreak
Mohave County is considering an emergency operations center to aid the county’s response to the coronavirus outbreak with testing for the virus already under way, though no COVID-19 cases have been confirmed locally. The Mohave County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss recent and unforeseen developments concerning the current situation with the pandemic that is wreaking havoc across the country and the globe.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 2:03:29 AM - SOURCE: Lake Havasu City News-Herald
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:03:29 GMT



Tucson: South side church suffers from fire; then robbed
VIDEO: The Living World Assembly of God Church on South 12th Avenue is still trying to recover after a fire on Friday burned down its Sunday school rooms. Pastor Gene Chewning said, "My office has been vandalized, trashed and had things stolen from it twice since this fire." Pastor Gene Chewning pulls out a flag that miraculously survived the church fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/17/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Efforts aim to combat Mental Health Crisis among Arizona's First Responders
First responders regularly deal with tragedy, but the stigma surrounding mental health challenges prevents many from seeking treatment. More first responders die by suicide every year than in the line of duty. However, there are efforts to combat the crisis in Arizona. Since 2000, more than 30 firefighters have died by suicide in Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 3/16/2020 5:18:13 AM - SOURCE: KJZZ-FM 91.5
Posted on Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:18:13 GMT



Camelback Mountain: Injured hiker extracted from under boulder loosened by rain
Phoenix parks officials temporarily closed two popular hiking trails up Camelback Mountain on Saturday after firefighters extracted a seriously injured man from under a boulder. Fire Department said a boulder estimated to weight 300 pounds landed on the man when he grabbed it to stabilize himself while getting to the side of Echo Trail to let other hikers pass.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2020 5:45:13 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:45:13 GMT



Phoenix man seriously injured in crash
A man had to be removed from his vehicle after a serious crash on S.R. 51 Sunday night. According to Capt. Nicole Minnick with the Phoenix Fire Department, the crash happened at about 10 p.m. on northbound S.R. 51 at the Highland exit ramp. Minnick said two cars and four people were involved. Three people were evaluated and refused to be taken to the hospital.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2020 8:29:05 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 14 Mar 2020 03:29:05 GMT



Dangerous gas leak detected in Peoria neighborhood
Everything is back to normal after some Peoria residents spent time in their homes at the request of firefighters. Fire crews were trying to find the cause of a sewer gas leak along 79th Avenue from Thunderbird Road to Cactus Road. Peoria Fire Department said they detected high levels of sewer gas in the area Saturday night.
- PUB DATE: 3/14/2020 10:44:02 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sun, 15 Mar 2020 05:44:02 GMT



Man found dead in hot tub in Cave Creek
A man was found dead in a hot tub in Cave Creek on Friday, the Phoenix Fire Department said. Firefighters responded to a call in the area of Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard on Friday afternoon, where they found a man in a hot tub, department Capt. Rob McDade said. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the Phoenix Police Department will be investigating.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2020 3:37:47 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 22:37:47 GMT



How coronavirus has affected Arizona since the start of March
The coronavirus outbreak has intensified nationally and across Arizona since the starTt of March. The state has added new cases of COVID-19, and the concerns have grown so large Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency and authorized millions in funding to fight the virus. The following is a timeline of how coronavirus has affected Arizona since March 1.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2020 2:10:33 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 09:10:33 GMT



Related: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declares public health emergency
Gov. Doug Ducey declared a public health emergency Wednesday to give state officials more leeway and tools to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. Nothing in the governor’s decision actually restricts what people can do or where they can go. And state Health Director Cara Christ said there are no plans to limit large public gatherings as governors in other states have done.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2020 5:37:52 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent - Metered Site
Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:37:52 GMT



Two people critically injured in Oak Creek Canyon accident on SR 89A
PHOTO: Early Thursday morning in Oak Creek Canyon, crews with Sedona Fire District responded to a vehicle that left the road and struck a piece of construction equipment, the district reported through its Facebook page. The accident occurred at milepost 386 on State Route 89A. Two people in the vehicle were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center with critical injuries, according to the district.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2020 10:48:35 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:48:35 GMT



Firefighters rescue family and pets in Phoenix house fire
Five people and three pets are safe after a West Valley house fire overnight. Phoenix, Avondale, and Tollison fire departments responded to a fire at a home near Indian School Road and 111th Avenue in Phoenix. Fire officials say the family had three cats and three dogs. Firefighters were able to find three cats, but one died.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2020 6:47:16 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:47:16 GMT



Tucson Fire crews rescue motorist trapped in car underneath semi-trailer
Tucson Fire crews rescued a motorist whose vehicle was stuck under a semi-trailer near Prince and Flowing Wells. According to the department, the victim was transported to the hospital. Police say the victim suffered life-threatening injuries and that the intersection was shut down. The wreck happened at 3 a.
- PUB DATE: 3/13/2020 6:44:57 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:44:57 GMT



Phoenix police, firefighters join latest viral video trend
VIDEO: Amid the anxiety and hardships of the coronavirus outbreak, the city of Phoenix has given residents a reason to smile. TikTok — a viral video sharing app — has found its latest trend that’s captivating many users. Even the Phoenix police and Phoenix fire departments are getting on board. The trend is called “flip the switch.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2020 10:50:01 AM - SOURCE: KTAR-FM 92.3 Glendale
Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:50:01 GMT



Tempe firefighter Tommy Arriaga laid to rest after battle with cancer
VIDEO: Firefighter Tommy Arriaga, who was 36 years old, was laid to rest Wednesday after a battle with colorectal cancer. Arriaga’s death marks Tempe Fire Medical Rescue’s second line-of-duty death. He is survived by his wife Monica, and two daughters Miranda, age 7, and Madalynn, age 3. "He's just a hero to us all," Deputy Chief Kyle Carman said of his friend Tommy.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 1:36:00 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:36:00 GMT



Sen. Martha McSally honors fallen Buckeye firefighter on Senate floor
Sen. Martha McSally took to the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to honor an Arizona firefighter who died while combating bushfires in Australia. “Last week, I co-sponsored a bipartisan resolution honoring the three American firefighters who lost their lives fighting Australia’s bushfires this year, including First Officer Paul Hudson from Buckeye, Arizona,” McSally said on the Senate floor.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2020 6:39:53 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:39:53 GMT



Tempe creates new award to honor fire captain killed in 2018
The city of Tempe has created a new award to honor a fire captain who was killed off-duty in 2018. The Kyle Brayer Veteran in Public Safety Award will go to an individual who encompasses the values of Brayer, the 34-year-old fire captain and former Marine. Brayer was shot and killed in February 2018 after an early morning confrontation in Old Town Scottsdale with 22-year-old Hezron Parks.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2020 4:38:13 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:38:13 GMT



Two adults, child injured in multi-vehicle crash in Phoenix
Three people, including a young child, were rushed to the hospital after a multiple-vehicle collision in Phoenix Wednesday night. Emergency crews were called to the scene near 98th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road around 7:20 p.m. Phoenix firefighters say the child suffered serious injuries in the crash.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 8:08:59 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020 03:08:59 GMT



Vacant Tucson home damaged by overnight fire
A midtown home was damaged by a fire early on Thursday, March 12. According to the Tucson Fire Department, the house in the 200 block of West Saguaro Street was vacant and no injuries were reported. The fire, which was reported shortly after 1:30 a.m., was under control 14 minutes after firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 3/12/2020 6:39:30 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:39:30 GMT



Witnesses rush to help semi driver injured in fiery crash on freeway in Maricopa County
VIDEO: Several people were seen rushing toward a fiery semi-truck wreck on Loop-101 Agua Fria near Peoria Avenue Tuesday afternoon so they could help the driver. The semi collided into the median wall on the ramp, tilted on its side, and caught on fire, DPS said. Multiple good Samaritans parked their cars and worked together, trying to lift the wreckage to get the driver out.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Yavapai County: Living room burned in Paulden home fire
Firefighters were able to save the majority of a Paulden home that caught fire early Monday morning, March 9. The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) responded to a 911 call in the 2400 block of N. Catalina St. at about 5 a.m. Crews found a roughly 1,200-square-foot single family home with fire and smoke showing from the front of the building, CAFMA Fire Marshal Rick Chase said.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2020 1:01:38 PM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Tue, 10 Mar 2020 20:01:38 GMT



Local heroes honored in Fountain Hills
When a speeding car crashed into a parked vehicle on El Pueblo Blvd. early in the morning Friday, Feb. 21, Joseph Calo and Randy Evans were roused out of their beds by the collision near their homes. When the two got outside they found the vehicle with two occupants and a fire starting to grow. Neither of the people in the car were able to help themselves out of the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 1:42:25 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times - Metered Site
Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2020 08:42:25 GMT



Tractor burns up in Eloy farm field
A tractor was a complete loss after it was engulfed in flames Sunday afternoon on an Eloy farm. Eloy Fire District firefighters responded to the call at 1:56 p.m. in the 21000 Block of South Lamb Road. When firefighters arrived they found farm personnel working to extinguish the fire. With a hose from one of the fire units, the fire was extinguished in a few minutes, officials said.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2020 2:41:34 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:41:34 GMT



Tucson firefighters prepare for potential coronavirus outbreak
Sick Tucsonans are nothing new to the firefighters at Tucson Fire Department. With coronavirus officially in Pima County and flu season in full swing, TFD said it is important to be prepared. TFD is well equipped with personal protective equipment, which will help handle a coronavirus situation. Officials say they prepare every year for flu season.
- PUB DATE: 3/11/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 11 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT



Four people, 1 dog displaced after fire breaks out at Phoenix home
Four people and a dog are displaced after a fire broke out at a Phoenix home early Tuesday, but no one was injured. The Phoenix Fire Department said firefighters responded to a "fully involved" car fire in a carport near 36th Street and Streetwater Avenue. The fire then extended into the exterior attic space.
- PUB DATE: 3/10/2020 5:01:26 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV ABC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:01:26 GMT



Truck crashes into Mesa apartment complex near Lindsay and McKellips roads
VIDEO: Authorities are investigating a crash that caused a pickup truck to plow into a Mesa apartment complex Monday night. Emergency crews were called to the complex near Lindsay and McKellips roads around 7:30 p.m. Fire crews say initial reports indicate the driver of a black pickup truck swerved to miss a car that pulled in front him and then dodged another car before crashing into the building.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2020 8:38:10 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 10 Mar 2020 03:38:10 GMT



Scottsdale first responders cleared to work following coronavirus quarantine
The members of Scottsdale fire crew and an ambulance crew who were put under isolation protocol after they assisted a man who later tested positive for coronavirus are back to work. Scottsdale spokesman Kelly Corsette said that the the four-person fire crew and two-person ambulance crew were cleared to return to work over the weekend after the Maricopa County Department of Public Health followed the Centers for Disease Control's recommendation to no longer quarantine for healthcare workers if they don't show symptoms after being exposed to coronavirus.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2020 2:40:58 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:40:58 GMT



Valley Women's Firefighter Society is Making an Impact
VIDEO: Valley Women’s Firefighter Society provides mentorship and introduces women to careers in the fire service. They increase the pool of participants in the testing process, and assists women in their personal and professional development. They are consistently out in the community volunteering at numerous events each month.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2020 1:52:28 PM - SOURCE: KAZT-TV 7 Prescott
Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2020 20:52:28 GMT



Pima County resident 'presumptively' diagnosed with coronavirus; Officials urge 'common sense' response
A Pima County resident has been "presumptively" diagnosed with COVID-19, officials said Monday afternoon. The patient, who had recently traveled to an area with "community spread," is "not severely ill" and is recovering at home. "The patient is a resident of unincorporated Pima County. This individual is not severely ill, is currently recovering at home in isolation, and has been fully cooperative with public health monitoring," officials said.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2020 2:40:14 PM - SOURCE: Tucson Sentinel
Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:40:14 GMT



Tucson: Police reopen Prince Road after closure for apartment fire west of Oracle Road
Tucson firefighters were dispatched to a fire at an apartment complex in the 500 block of West Prince Road on Monday, March 9. Five people were displaced by the fire, but were able to escape unharmed. The complex has provided an apartment for them to stay in while they make further arrangements. Firefighters had the fire under control in 13 minutes.
- PUB DATE: 3/9/2020 8:38:57 AM - SOURCE: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:38:57 GMT



Mobile-home fire near Biltmore area in Phoenix causes thick smoke
VIDEO: Phoenix Fire Department extinguished a mobile home fire near 14th Street and Highland Avenue Sunday evening. Officials say they received multiple calls of heavy smoke and fire at around 7 p.m. Firefighters say they called the fire a defensive operation within minutes of arriving on scene. Phoenix fire tweeted this video as they were battling the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2020 8:14:58 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2020 03:14:58 GMT



Tucson Fire Department battles porch fire at abandoned duplex apartment near southside
Tucson Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire at an abandoned duplex early morning Sunday. TFD says crews were called out to 4200 block of South 13th Avenue around 2:23 a.m. for a report of a porch on fire at the abandoned duplex apartment. Upon arrival crews found active flames that had extended to the building, according to TFD.
- PUB DATE: 3/8/2020 10:46:19 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sun, 08 Mar 2020 17:46:19 GMT



Unsecured couch flies off trailer, injures child after crash near Black Canyon City
A child was hurt during a crash after an SUV collided into a couch that was unsecured. Firefighters from Black Canyon City responded to the crash Friday after the couch flew off a trailer and collided into the driver side of the car. The child was cut by shattered glass from the window but didn’t need to be hospitalized.
- PUB DATE: 3/7/2020 9:41:53 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV ABC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 07 Mar 2020 17:41:53 GMT



Tempe: 37-year-old firefighter dies from 'job-related' colorectal cancer
A 37-year-old Tempe firefighter died Friday of colorectal cancer, a death that city officials said occurred in the line of duty. Firefighter Tommy Arriaga joined Tempe Fire Medical Rescue in 2014 and served on the hazardous materials response team starting in 2016 until he was diagnosed with cancer in early 2019, city officials said in a statement.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2020 10:37:32 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:37:32 GMT



Scottsdale firefighters, ambulance crew in isolation after treating coronavirus patient
Three Scottsdale firefighters and a two-person ambulance crew are currently placed under isolation protocol after treating a patient that later tested positive for the coronavirus. A statement sent from the City of Scottsdale says that within the last week, a four-person fire crew and two-person ambulance crew treated and transported a man who later tested positive for the coronavirus.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2020 3:40:51 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 05 Mar 2020 23:40:51 GMT



Goodyear Fire says 2 construction workers injured after a 24-foot wall fell on them
A 24-foot wood framed wall fell on two construction workers Friday morning, Goodyear Fire and Medical said. Goodyear fire said inside a building under construction, a crane was lifting the wall when it broke away from it landing on top of the two workers. One of the workers suffered minor injuries and the other one was taken to a local hospital, Goodyear fire said.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2020 10:48:43 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV ABC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:48:43 GMT



Woman's dead body found in Phoenix mobile home after fire put out
The Phoenix Fire Department says the body of a dead woman was found in the remains of a mobile home that caught fire. The Fire Department initially said early Friday morning that occupants of the mobile home got out before firefighters arrived and that the occupants weren't injured. The department later said crews found the woman's body after putting out the fire.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2020 9:38:54 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:38:54 GMT



Crews rescue man from Tucson house fire
Tucson Fire crews rescued a man from a westside house fire Friday. According to the department, crews came to the scene at 5:08 a.m. from the 100 block of West Corona. Twenty-five firefighters responded to the scene and had the blaze under control by 5:30 a.m. One victim was transported to the hospital and another was evaluated but not hospitalized.
- PUB DATE: 3/6/2020 7:47:31 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:47:31 GMT



Kids enjoy day full of fun, fire safety through Drexel Heights Fire District's 17th annual Mini Muster Event
If you were passed by Academy Del Sol School Tuesday, you may have seen several kids enjoying a day full of obstacle courses and field activities. While it may have just seemed like an afternoon of fun, those "games" may help keep kids safe when an emergency hits. On Wednesday, Drexel Heights Fire District kicked off its 17th annual Mini-Muster Madness at Academy Del Sol School located at 7102 W.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVOA-TV NBC 4 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 05 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Serious head-on collision in Eloy
A serious head-on collision occurred in Eloy Thursday morning. Details weren't available, but according to dispatchers there were seven patients, including children who had to be extricated from one of the vehicles. Three helicopters were called to transport the more seriously injured patients to Phoenix-area hospitals.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2020 9:12:06 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:12:06 GMT



Fire destroys Fountain Hills home
A fire discovered about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, destroyed a home in the 14000 block of El Pueblo Boulevard in Fountain Hills. Fountain Hills Rural/Metro Fire Chief Dave Ott said the fire had a substantial start before it was discovered. He said the caller reporting the blaze believed they were looking a flames coming out of a two-story house, when in fact this was a single story structure.
- PUB DATE: 3/5/2020 1:42:16 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times - Metered Site
Posted on Thu, 05 Mar 2020 09:42:16 GMT



Coronavirus: How Tucson 1st responders protect themselves
VIDEO: First responders may be the first medical professionals to contact a coronavirus patient. They depend on information in advance to make sure they're protected. We are used to seeing medical professionals coping with Coronavirus in a lab, or hospital---a more predictable, controlled environment.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2020 6:42:26 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 04 Mar 2020 02:42:26 GMT



Prescott Fire Department only accredited fire agency in Yavapai County
The City of Prescott Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. The City of Prescott Fire Department is one of 259 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc.
- PUB DATE: 3/4/2020 7:47:49 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:47:49 GMT



Family, van of tiny critters rescued from wreck north of Strawberry
Pine-Strawberry firefighters not only rescued a family from an accident Friday, they also rescued a pet store’s worth of critters. Paramedics took two adults and one child to Banner Payson Medical Center Feb. 28 after the van they were in crashed 50 feet down an embankment, striking a tree head-on, north of Strawberry on State Route 87, reported Pine-Strawberry Fire Department (PSFD) officials.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2020 1:00:57 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup - Metered Site
Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020 21:00:57 GMT



Williamson Valley garage completely destroyed in fire
PHOTO: Central Arizona Fire and Williamson Valley Fire responded to a structure fire in the 13,000 block of N. Iron Hawk Dr. in the Inscription Canyon subdivision in Williamson Valley. Crews arrived on the scene and found a 1,850 s.f. detached garage full involved in fire. There were several nearby exposures that included the main residence, trailers, vehicles and heavy equipment that firefighters protected.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2020 12:44:25 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:44:25 GMT



Report on downtown Phoenix APS electric vault fire last summer shows no violations
State investigators released their final report on an underground fire that killed an APS employee in downtown Phoenix last summer. Ricardo “Rico” Castillo, a 12-year employee of APS, was killed in the fire and a second employee was injured. The incident happened under First Avenue and Washington Streets in downtown Phoenix on June 30, 2019.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT



Follow-up: Rural Metro fire station south of Tucson airport may close in May due to labor dispute
A fire station south of Tucson that services about 5,000 residents is set to close by May unless union members and the company that owns the station come to an agreement. Nico Latini, president of the Old Pueblo Firefighters Association, the union that represents Rural Metro firefighters in Pima County, said Station 81, at 966 E.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Star
Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT



No injuries in fire on southside Tucson
Tucson Fire says no one was hurt in an early morning fire on Tuesday. TFD says southside units responded to an early morning fire at a mobile home near Ajo and 12th. 911 callers reported smoke in the area and fire crews found smoke and flames coming from the home when they arrived. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames, but a cause has not been determined.
- PUB DATE: 3/3/2020 5:39:34 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:39:34 GMT



Late Goodyear firefighter named department’s ‘Firefighter of the Year’
The Goodyear Fire Department’s annual awards banquet last week was a very emotional one. The department named late firefighter Austin Peck as their Firefighter of the Year on Thursday night. The award was accepted by his parents. “It’s hard and it’s so emotional… it’s very, very bitter sweet,” Marie Peck, Austin’s mother, told KTAR News 92.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2020 3:53:32 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 02 Mar 2020 11:53:32 GMT



Yavapai County: One man suffered burns in Lake Montezuma home fire
Sunday, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District, along with the Verde Valley Fire District, responded to a structure fire, and had to rescue one person who was still inside the home. According to a report from Copper Canyon Fire, crews were called to a small residential duplex type structure in the 3900 block of East Yuma Drive for the report of a structure fire with an unconscious person inside.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2020 8:42:45 AM - SOURCE: Verde Independent
Posted on Mon, 02 Mar 2020 16:42:45 GMT



Man rescued from 200-foot cliff at Camelback Mountain
VIDEO: Phoenix fire crews rescued a hiker from a 200 foot cliff at Camelback Mountain Sunday afternoon. Capt. Rob McDade said the 20-year-old hiker and his friends managed to make their way across the north side of Camelback Mountain to an off-trail area. The hiker's friends were able to make it back to the main trail but he was stuck about 200 feet up off the ground on a sheer cliff.
- PUB DATE: 3/2/2020 4:45:59 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:45:59 GMT



United Way grant bringing Duncan Fire equipment up to snuff
Thanks to a generous grant from United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties, Duncan firefighters will receive some updated equipment. Last week, United Way presented members of Duncan Fire with a check for $169,000 in order to update the department's SCBA systems. “Duncan Fire is in need of replacing their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), cylinders, cascade and charging systems.
- PUB DATE: 3/1/2020 1:01:49 PM - SOURCE: The Copper Era
Posted on Sun, 01 Mar 2020 21:01:49 GMT



Man seriously injured in light rail crash in Mesa
VIDEO: Authorities are investigating a serious injury crash involving a light-rail train in Mesa Saturday afternoon. Mesa firefighters say a 60-year-old man was extricated from his vehicle and rushed to the hospital in critical condition after the collision near Stapley Drive and Main Street. Crews say no one inside the train was hurt.
- PUB DATE: 2/29/2020 3:20:12 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
Posted on Sat, 29 Feb 2020 23:20:12 GMT



No injuries reported in 2-alarm Tucson apartment fire
VIDEO: Fire crews from Tucson Fire Department and Northwest Fire District were dispatched to a fire at an apartment complex on Prince Road early on Friday, Feb. 28. According to Capt. Barrett Baker, four units were affected by the two-alarm fire, which started at about 7 a.m. Red Cross is assisting eight people, including two children, who were displaced by the fire.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2020 7:55:19 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:55:19 GMT



Garage fire forces closure of Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley
PHOTOS: Firefighters with the Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (CAFMA) responded to a call on the 3800 block of North Valorie Drive in Prescott Valley to find the garage portion of a home engulfed in flames. Reported at 12:08 p.m. via a 911 call, the fire forced officials to close through traffic on Valorie Dr.
- PUB DATE: 2/28/2020 1:41:04 AM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:41:04 GMT



 

 
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