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Phoenix, Glendale share fire station for faster response
Two's company at Glendale's Fire Station 154. Thanks to a new partnership, the station's radiant yellow fire truck now shares its bay with a bright red Phoenix truck and the firefighters share their kitchen with a new Phoenix crew. In response to a growing number of emergency calls near the city's border that sent Glendale fire units into Phoenix to help, the two cities have made a historic move to combine forces under a single roof at Glendale's Fire Station 154 near 44th Drive and Peoria Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 5:56:28 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:56:28 GMT

Sandwich chain supplies Arizona first responders with $233K in gear
Several cities in Arizona will be able to equip their first responders with new helmets, body armor, rescue and safety gear after receiving grants from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. In the Valley, the sandwich chain awarded $233,987 in grants to fire departments in Carefree, Glendale, Guadalupe, Scottsdale and Maricopa, and police in Apache Junction and Buckeye.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:42:48 PM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:42:48 GMT

Glendale kicks off partnership with Maricopa Ambulance
The city of Glendale and Maricopa Ambulance will work together to respond to residents’ needs faster. An event was held at the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center on Thursday where the city and Maricopa Ambulance announced its collaboration. Maricopa Ambulance will provide 13 new ambulances to the Glendale EMS, with advanced life-support equipment and national award-winning advanced safety systems.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 3:14:21 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:14:21 GMT

'Tucson Delivers' New Fire Station
Nearly two years ago, Tucson voters approved a half-cent sale tax increase for road repair and public safety improvements. The city has begun a campaign called "Tucson Delivers" to show voters what they are getting for their money. On Wednesday, city officials revealed one of the largest projects is a new fire station.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:32:57 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Public Media
Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:32:57 GMT

Heavy rain brings flooding to parts of northern Arizona
Much of Arizona saw heavy rainfall all day Thursday, especially in the high country. Both Oak Creek Canyon and Beaver Creek experienced heavy flooding. According to the Sedona Fire District, the crest of water in Oak Creek was over 12 feet at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. The district says this is the highest crest of water they've seen since 2004.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 8:41:17 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:41:17 GMT

Chandler fire, police unveil safety plan for schools
On the week of the first anniversary of the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Florida high school, Chandler city and school officials unveiled a new coordinated approach to safety in Kyrene and Chandler Unified schools that focuses on prevention as well as training teachers and other staff in basic life-saving techniques in case the worse should happen.
- PUB DATE: 2/15/2019 12:11:39 AM - SOURCE: Ahwatukee Foothills News/Chandler Connection
Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:11:39 GMT

Accepting the Aftermath: How first responders deal with trauma
Accepting the aftermath, for most of us, means coming home from work a little more tired than yesterday. For many first responders, however, accepting the aftermath of their day comes with memories or tragedy, smelling of blood, and dreaming of death. Some remember certain calls like it was just yesterday.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 1:13:56 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:13:56 GMT

Department of Public Safety: Co-driver killed in fiery semi crash south of Tucson
Authorities say the co-driver of a semi-truck has died in a fiery crash on Interstate 10 in Southern Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the semi-truck rolled during the fiery crash on eastbound I-10 between Benson and Willcox at milepost 318 on Thursday morning. DPS says the co-driver of the semi-truck was killed.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fox 10 Phoenix
Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Yuma departments weigh in on lack of staffing
Although the Yuma City Council approved a pay raise for all city employees in January, leaders of every department wanted to make it clear why they need those raises on the final day of the city council retreat. Many of the city department leaders that spoke at the retreat Tuesday said they are concerned they cannot fill their open positions due to low pay.
- PUB DATE: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Body found in burning home in Pomerene
Authorities are attempting to identify a body located in a burning structure early Sunday morning in Pomerene. The fire at the home at 1456 N. Pomerene Road was reported at about 1 a.m., said Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carol Capas. Crews were inside the home battling the blaze when they discovered the body in one of the bedrooms.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 4:33:27 AM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:33:27 GMT

Firefighters respond to structure fire near Imperial
PHOTO: Firefighters are responding to a second-alarm structure fire outside of Imperial that sparked Tuesday night. The fire is near Aten Road and Clark Road, according to the Imperial County Fire Department. Firefighters say the blaze is contained to one structure. The El Centro Fire Department is also assisting in battling the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 2:59:13 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:59:13 GMT

Phoenix Fire Department: 40-year-old man struck by light rail
A 40-year-old man struck by the light rail at 1st Street and Van Buren Road has been transported to a nearby hospital, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. The man, whose identity was not immediately available, was trapped under the light rail "for some time," according to fire officials. He was removed from the tracks and transported to a trauma facility for evaluation, Phoenix FD said.
- PUB DATE: 2/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Fire Department: Dog dies, 9 people displaced following duplex fire in Phoenix
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department is investigating a duplex fire that left a dog dead and nine people displaced in south Phoenix. The incident happened early Tuesday morning near the area of Seventh Street and Broadway Road. When Phoenix firefighters arrived, they saw the fire was coming from an attic space and was beginning to extend to the other apartment.
- PUB DATE: 2/12/2019 5:09:28 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:09:28 GMT

You might see smoke, flames during prescribed burn in Tonto National Forest
Fire officials from the Tonto National Forest plan to burn around 75 acres of piles on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13. The piles are near the Vista Verde subdivision from 136th Street to 170th Street north of Rio Verde/Dynamite Drive. Residents and visitors in the area should expect light to moderate amounts of smoke and flames during burning operation.
- PUB DATE: 2/11/2019 6:36:46 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:36:46 GMT

Glendale firefighter gives homeless man her shoes because he didn’t have any
PHOTO: Some tasks done by first responders go unnoticed. Their good deeds are not always documented, but Glendale Fire Department shared a photo of one of their firefighters showing kindness to a man in need. While on a call, firefighter Alex Mathews learned that the patient she was treating was homeless and didn’t have shoes, the Glendale Fire Department tweeted Sunday.
- PUB DATE: 2/10/2019 10:12:32 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019 18:12:32 GMT

Scooter crashes in Phoenix are causing serious injuries to riders and their wallets
Before falling, Michelle Inskeep’s ride on an electric scooter lasted less than a minute and cost her about $1. The aftermath: $6,500 in medical bills and three months of recovery -- and counting. “People just think, ‘Oh, I’m just going really quick for fun,’ but it can turn into a lot worse,” Inskeep said.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 3:52:17 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 09 Feb 2019 23:52:17 GMT

Sprinklers help stop spread of first-alarm warehouse fire in Phoenix
Crews from the Phoenix Fire Department were called out Saturday afternoon to fight a working first-alarm warehouse fire. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. at a warehouse in an industrial area near 22nd Avenue and Thomas Road. When fire crews arrived at the warehouse, they encountered heavy smoke conditions.
- PUB DATE: 2/9/2019 3:50:52 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Sat, 09 Feb 2019 23:50:52 GMT

Arizona fire agencies perform prescribed burns ahead of wildfire season
VIDEO: As wildfire season approaches, crews around the state are working on projects to try and mitigate the risks associated with a big blaze. ABC15 tagged along during a prescribed burn near Safford with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The two-day burn spanned roughly 20-acres and saw crews burning piles of tamarisk, vegetation that can pose a big fire hazard.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 5:13:20 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:13:20 GMT

Arizona Fire & Medical Authority ladder truck returns to service
Arizona Fire & Medical Authority ladder truck 102 is back in service at Station 102, 20622 Stardust Blvd. A problem was found with the unit when it was undergoing a third-party safety check in Nov. 2018. Eric Kriwer, AFMA deputy chief and fire marshal, explained the trucks are checked twice per year.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 2:11:58 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:11:58 GMT

Fire displaces family of 3 from Phoenix home overnight
A family of three is being assisted with a place to stay after their home went up in flames overnight in Phoenix. The family evacuated their home and dialed 911 after one of them was awoken to a loud bang and smoke alarms sometime after 11 p.m. Capt. Kenny Overton with the Phoenix Fire Department said crews arrived at the home near Cactus and Cave Creek roads and discovered heavy fire coming from the roof.
- PUB DATE: 2/8/2019 3:43:05 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:43:05 GMT

Man suffers burns in Bullhead City fire
A man was injured Thursday afternoon during a fire in the 300 block of Meander Drive. Firefighters were called out to the location at 12:24 p.m. and spent about three hours on scene fighting the fire, then mopping up, according to the Bullhead City Fire Department. The first crew to arrive saw a single-wide mobile home “fully engulfed,” said BHCFD Battalion Chief Craig Stephenson.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2019 11:06:59 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 07:06:59 GMT

PHOTO: Phoenix, Glendale share fire station
Firefighters with Glendale Fire Department 154 stand in the fire-truck bay at their station on Feb 7th 2019, in Glendale. The city of Phoenix and the city of Glendale began operating out of Department 154 after a successful pilot program.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2019 5:55:06 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:55:06 GMT

Yuma firefighters rescue man stuck in palm tree
PHOTO: A man was hospitalized after fire officials said he became stuck in a palm tree while he was trimming it Wednesday. According to the Yuma Fire Department, firefighters responded to a report of a man stuck in a palm tree shortly before noon at the 2200 block of West 20th Street. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found a man trapped in the canopy of a palm tree about 30 feet above the ground.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2019 3:51:42 PM - SOURCE: KYMA-TV NBC 11 Yuma
Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 23:51:42 GMT

Captain CrossFit Funds Two Fire Science Scholarships at Yavapai College
Following six years of annual fundraising efforts to honor the memories of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who tragically lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, Captain CrossFit owners Michelle Blevins and Dave Franz announced two scholarships for students pursuing a degree or certificate in Fire Science at Yavapai College.
- PUB DATE: 2/7/2019 2:40:25 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:40:25 GMT

Three Glendale firefighters promoted
Three Glendale firefighters were promoted this week. Wayne Smith Jr. was promoted to captain and Dylan Nolan and Johnny Chester were promoted to engineer. For more information on the Glendale Fire Department, visit glendaleaz.com/fire or follow the department on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or Instagram.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2019 12:39:58 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:39:58 GMT

Closed 2-story bar goes up in flames overnight in Phoenix
Phoenix firefighters battled a first-alarm fire at a closed bar overnight. The fire was at the Westdale Tavern near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Capt. Frank Keller with the Phoenix Fire Department said crews were sent to the fire around 11:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found smoke coming from the windows and roof of the bar that is no longer in business.
- PUB DATE: 2/6/2019 3:52:44 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:52:44 GMT

Williams Volunteer Fire Department kicks off new year with new chiefs
Williams Volunteer Fire Department (WFD) members welcomed their new chief, Kevin Schulte and assistant chief, Don Mackay Jan. 2. Ryan Kopicky and Cameron Maebe were welcomed as captains for 2019. WFD members Anna Curry and John Moede announced their retirement/resignation from the department. In January, WFD became a member of the Greater Flagstaff Region (GFR).
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 12:37:39 PM - SOURCE: Williams-Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 20:37:39 GMT

Tusayan Fire Department receives grants, new equipment
As the primary first responders in a remote are, members of the Tusayan Fire Department rarely know what they might find when they respond to vehicle accidents on State Route 64. The solution is to be prepared for everything. The department recently received a grant for $14,440 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to purchase equipment to help stabilize vehicles at crash scenes and reduce scene-to-hospital response time by up to 10 percent.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 1:04:19 PM - SOURCE: Grand Canyon News
Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 21:04:19 GMT

Picture Rocks firefighter dies
A 37-year-old Picture Rocks Fire and Medical District firefighter died Sunday. According to the department, Michael Defer died at his home. He had been a member of the department since November 2017. In a press release announcing Defer's death, the department concluded with this message: The fire service as an industry, has brought light to the topic of firefighter mental and emotional health.
- PUB DATE: 2/5/2019 10:37:22 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:37:22 GMT

Agencies Rush to Get Ready for Arizona Wildfire Season Following Shutdown
Federal firefighting agencies had to postpone trainings, prescribed burns and hiring during the shutdown, which may affect how prepared their firefighters are for wildfire season. Firefighters in the National Forest Service, National Parks Service and Bureau of Land Management will have to reschedule workshops they missed, prepare the land and the paperwork for prescribed burns that had to be cancelled, and rehire seasonal firefighters for wildfire season.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 12:31:19 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Public Media
Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019 20:31:19 GMT

Prescott center honoring firefighters has seen 15K visitors
A center honoring 19 fallen Prescott area firefighters has received nearly 15,000 visitors since it opened last year. The Daily Courier in Prescott reported Sunday that the city has counted around 14,900 people have come to the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew Learning and Tribute Center. The center opened in June 2018 inside the Prescott Gateway Mall around the fifth anniversary of the firefighters' deaths.
- PUB DATE: 2/4/2019 10:12:17 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:12:17 GMT

Fire claims mobile home south of Tucson
Firefighters from Rural-Metro Fire Department were called to a residential fire south of Tucson early on Friday morning, Feb. 1. According to information from Rural-Metro, the fire was in an unoccupied mobile home in the area of South Old Nogales Highway and East Summit Street. The call came at about 1 a.
- PUB DATE: 2/3/2019 3:57:40 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Sun, 03 Feb 2019 23:57:40 GMT

Somerton Cocopah: Driver hospitalized following Jeep rollover
A woman was hospitalized Friday afternoon after her Jeep SUV rolled over the canal bank on Avenue D and County 16th 1/2 Street, fire officials said. Somerton Cocopah Fire Department said firefighters were called to a single-vehicle rollover at 2:17 p.m. on Avenue D and County 16th 1/2 Street. Upon arrival, a black Jeep SUV was found on its side on an irrigation canal's west bank.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 6:35:07 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Sat, 02 Feb 2019 02:35:07 GMT

Coconino Community College: Bringing the fire truck to the students
Everything on the device shines fire-engine red and chrome. The pumps, gauges and hose fixtures seem real enough. It’s like having a real fire engine in the classroom – except better in many aspects. Coconino Community College now has the ability to offer new training to Fire Science students and continuing training to firefighters in the field on how to operate the water pumps on a fire engine.
- PUB DATE: 2/2/2019 3:11:40 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Sat, 02 Feb 2019 11:11:40 GMT

5-year-old boy struck by car in Phoenix has died
A 5-year-old boy who was struck by a car Thursday afternoon in Phoenix has died from his injuries, police said. The collision was reported around 4:30 p.m. near 27th and Maryland avenues, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Police said it appeared the boy darted in the street between two parked vehicles, when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 71-year-old man.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 4:45:29 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:45:29 GMT

Paramedic with Tucson ties aboard downed plane in Alaska
One of three people aboard a plane that crashed off the coast of Alaska was a flight paramedic who used to live in Tucson. 43-year-old Margaret Langston was identified by Guardian Flight, the operator of the air ambulance, as one of three crew members based in Juneau who were aboard the doomed flight.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 7:53:35 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:53:35 GMT

Tucson east-side home damaged in early morning fire
VIDEO: A house on Tucson’s east side was damaged by an attic fire on Friday, Feb. 1. According to information from the Tucson Fire Department, the fire at a home in the 800 block of N. Fleetwood Lane, near Speedway Boulevard and Harrison Road, was reported just before 6:30 a.m. Firefighters went inside the home to look for occupants, but the safety officer ordered them out when conditions became too dangerous.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 8:15:16 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:15:16 GMT

Study: Phoenix Residents Support Restoration, Forest Closures
A new study from Northern Arizona University shows Phoenix residents are willing to pay for forest restoration projects that protect the Salt and Verde watersheds, but they value some benefits of restoration more than others. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports. The study also found support for preserving culturally significant areas, and for forest closures during wildfire season, even though a majority of respondents said they use the forest for recreation.
- PUB DATE: 2/1/2019 4:44:05 AM - SOURCE: KNAU-FM NPR
Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 12:44:05 GMT

Massive warehouse fire in Mesa spews toxic smoke into the air
VIDEO: High winds Wednesday evening helped fan the flames of a massive fire that broke out in Mesa. The Lyons Roofing News Chopper was overhead as the huge fire shot flames and smoke into the air. The fire started just before 6 p.m. at Mesa Sales, an upholstery and flooring store at 22nd Place and Main Street.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 11:59:28 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:59:28 GMT

Eloy fire marshal to retire on Friday
For more than 31 years he’s been a staple in the Eloy Fire District working as firefighter, paramedic, engineer and becoming the district’s first fire marshal. Raised in Eloy and being a second-generation firefighter, Robert “Bob” Poindexter grew up playing around fire trucks and was familiar with the people.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 10:39:54 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:39:54 GMT

Family meets Mesa firefighters that rescued them during apartment fire
VIDEO: A Mesa family was able to thank the firefighters that rescued them during an apartment fire. Over two dozen people were evacuated from the apartment fire near Broadway and Dobson roads around 9 a.m. on Jan. 12. Twelve people had to be rescued from the windows and balconies as the apartment was consumed by smoke and flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 7:40:19 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:40:19 GMT

Fountain Hills teacher performs CPR on 7th grader, fire officials say
A Fountain Hills Middle School teacher may have saved a student's life Wednesday morning when the seventh grader collapsed on school grounds. Rural Metro firefighters responded to the school around 10 a.m. to reports of a boy suffering a seizure or cardiac event outside the school near the track. Shawn Gilleland with the Rural Metro Fire District said a teacher was performing CPR on the child when firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 11:42:33 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 19:42:33 GMT

Fire at vacant property near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is third this month
For the third time in 15 days, Tucson firefighters were called to a vacant property near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base because of a fire in one of the abandoned buildings there on Thursday, Jan. 31. According to a Tucson Fire Department representative, the fire happened near 29th Street and Swan Road just before 8 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/31/2019 7:41:11 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 15:41:11 GMT

Coolidge council agrees to sell fire truck purchased 5 years ago
After only five years as part of the department’s fleet, the Coolidge Fire Department is looking to get rid of its smaller fire pumper. The reason, says Coolidge Fire Chief Mark Dillon, is that the pumper is ineffective. “Technically this vehicle that we have in our fleet is one of the most inefficient,” Dillon told council members Monday evening at the City Council meeting.
- PUB DATE: 1/30/2019 2:15:12 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:15:12 GMT

Surprise officials invite public to Feb. 2 open house at Fire Station 305
The Surprise Fire-Medical Department will host an open house 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 2 at Fire Station 305, 15517 N. Parkview Place. Residents are invited to visit and meet the firefighters, check out their living and eating quarters, walk through the fire house bays and view the fire trucks. Attendees will also get a look at the medical equipment, firefighting gear and tools used by first responders on emergency calls, according to Battalion Chief Julie Moore, a spokeswoman for the department.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 3:28:37 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019 23:28:37 GMT

Grant to Pinetop fire will help protect firefighters
Firefighters across Navajo County will be breathing easier thanks to a $816,000 grant. Six area fire districts will share in the grant that will fund the purchase of new self-contained breathing apparatus firefighters use when fighting structure fires. Pinetop Fire Chief Jim Morgan, who wrote the grant, said he has a better chance of getting funding if he includes fire districts across the White Mountains in the application, because they all work together to take care of the region.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 4:51:54 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:51:54 GMT

Payson balks at approving fire merger
The Payson Town Council refused to commit to a merger between the Payson, Hellsgate and Houston-Mesa fire departments Thursday, saying they need more time. The council directed town staff to organize town halls to get community input and to gather more data. The council asked staff to explore a different model for the merger, conduct further financial analysis and look into how much control Payson would have if the merger went forward.
- PUB DATE: 1/29/2019 4:24:45 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019 12:24:45 GMT

Faulty wiring sparks fire in Solomon
Wiring in the attic is believed to be the cause of a house fire Saturday afternoon in Solomon. The Safford Fire Department was called to an active fire on First Avenue on Saturday at roughly 1:52 p.m. Once the fire crews arrived, they surveyed that smoke was coming from the attic of the house and that the attic itself was too small to climb into.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2019 1:05:26 PM - SOURCE: Eastern Arizona Courier
Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2019 21:05:26 GMT

2 firefighters, 1 civilian receive minor injuries in east Phoenix crash
Two firefighters and an adult civilian were injured Saturday in a crash involving a Phoenix Fire Department vehicle, according to fire officials. The collision occurred at 32nd Street and Indian School Road in east Phoenix, according to an email from Capt. Larry Subervi, a spokesman for the Phoenix Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2019 8:52:39 PM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Sun, 27 Jan 2019 04:52:39 GMT

Tucson Fire reducing, tracking cancer exposure
Firefighters put their lives on the line extinguishing fires, all while increasing their chances of developing cancer. The Tucson Fire Department is working to reduce and track their exposure to cancer-causing elements. TFD began taking a deep dive into understanding and tracking cancer risks when they lost one of their own five years ago.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2019 3:29:23 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 26 Jan 2019 11:29:23 GMT

Tucson Fire control trailer home fire in 15 minutes
PHOTO: An afternoon trailer fire in central Tucson sent one person to the hospital Friday. Tucson Fire says multiple 9-1-1 calls came in at 2 p.m. for reports of a trailer home fire in the 200 block of West Delano Street. Crews arrived at the trailer park to find one unit fully engulfed. The unit was not occupied by the time firefighters arrived, two people had already evacuated the trailer and another was helped from it.
- PUB DATE: 1/26/2019 3:29:22 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Sat, 26 Jan 2019 11:29:22 GMT

West Valley crews extinguish vehicle fire at condo in Sun City
No serious injuries were reported after a vehicle caught fire in the carport of a condo in Sun City. Crews from Sun City, Peoria, El Mirage, Surprise, Glendale and Phoenix responded to a first-alarm condo fire around 7 a.m. near Peoria and 107th avenues. The Sun City Fire & Medical Department initially told the Daily News-Sun there were no injuries or fatalities, but later posted on Facebook that a firefighter was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2019 12:06:25 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 20:06:25 GMT

2018 wildfire statistics show significant decrease in acres burned
Wildfire activity stayed low in 2018 despite an unfavorable forecast. According to new numbers from the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, measures taken by the state and federal partners helped prevent a disastrous season. Last year, more than 165,000 acres burned in Arizona, but in 2017, 420,000 acres were charred.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2019 12:43:11 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 08:43:11 GMT

Pinetop Fire District wins grant into national wildfire program
The town will continue to improve their chances against catastrophic wildfire dangers after they were selected for assistance for wildfire mitigation. Pinetop-Lakeside was chosen with three other communities nationwide to receive help from the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2019 5:13:27 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 13:13:27 GMT

Old Fountain Hills fire station to be sold
Within a few weeks Fountain Hills firefighters will be packing up their belongings at Fire Station #2 on Saguaro Boulevard and moving up Shea Boulevard to the new Station #2 on Fountain Hills Boulevard. That will leave a vacant town-owned building and property on Saguaro Boulevard. At the Town Council’s Jan.
- PUB DATE: 1/25/2019 1:46:25 AM - SOURCE: Fountain Hills Times
Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:46:25 GMT

Sun City Fire and Medical will be sole ambulance provider
In preparation for being the sole provider of emergency medical services in the community, Sun City Fire and Medical Department officials are planning to purchase up to two new ambulances. The fire district board approved allowing the department staff to make those purchases at the appropriate time. But staff indicated they might put in the orders for them this month to guarantee the best price and hold their place in the production line.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2019 8:30:25 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 04:30:25 GMT

Video: Funeral held for Phoenix firefighter who died from cancer
Phoenix Fire remembered a fallen brother today. Rick Telles died from cancer he contracted while fighting fires. He leaves behind a wife and five children.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2019 11:29:47 AM - SOURCE: 12news
Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:29:47 GMT

Related: Phoenix firefighter's death from cancer opens eyes to other hazards of job
Firefighters sign up for the job knowing it is a dangerous profession. But the day-to-day tasks are proving to become a silent killer within the fire service industry. A growing body of research and data shows the toxins and other job-related exposures have resulted in chronic illnesses, especially when it comes to cancer.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2019 11:23:01 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:23:01 GMT

Two people escape southside Tucson house fire
Tucson Fire crews put out a southside house fire Thursday morning. Two people and two dogs escaped the blaze. Twelve units with 25 firefighters responded to the 3700 block of South Sarnoff -- near Escalante and Camino Seco -- around 9 a.m. They had the blaze under control within seven minutes. Tucson Fire says the cause of the fire is suspicious and is under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 1/24/2019 12:39:17 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 20:39:17 GMT

Bullhead City fire board approves purchase of server, firewall upgrades
The Bullhead City Fire Department continues to complete its bond orders. The fire district’s governing board voted Tuesday to approved a couple of information technology purchases. One item is a server/firewall upgrade that technology services manager David Verley said gives the BCFD the capacity to save more data and two layers of backup — a physical off-site component and encrypted cloud storage.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2019 10:17:09 PM - SOURCE: Mohave Valley Daily News
Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:17:09 GMT

2 dogs dead after apartment fire in midtown Tucson
Sadly two dogs have died after a late afternoon fire in a midtown apartment. The Tucson Fire Department responded to reports of smoke from a residence in the 2100 block of East Helen Street, near Speedway and Campbell, shortly before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Crews arrived at the scene and reported smoke coming from the side of the structure.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2019 8:54:32 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:54:32 GMT

Firefighters battling home fire in Prescott
PHOTO: Firefighters are battling a basement fire at a 3,500-square-foot home in the 3100 block of Rainbow Ridge Drive in Prescott. The report of the fire came in around noon Tuesday, Jan. 22. Four fire engines initially responded and three more were called to the scene around 12:40 p.m. Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority is assisting Prescott Fire Department to extinguish the flames.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2019 1:04:59 PM - SOURCE: Daily Courier
Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:04:59 GMT

Apache County’s relationships are key to success in disaster relief
Effective emergency management is about more than drafting planning documents, filling out grant proposals and maintaining equipment. Planning and obtaining funding is crucial, but one major component to success during an emergency is relationships, according to Apache County’s Emergency Management Director Brannon Eagar.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2019 4:43:11 AM - SOURCE: White Mountain Independent
Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:43:11 GMT

Wind-driven wildfire along 89A near Prescott nearly contained
Crews are nearly done fighting a wind-driven wildfire that burned about 300 acres along State Highway 89A between Prescott and Prescott Valley Monday afternoon. According to authorities from Central Arizona Fire, their units along with units from the Prescott Fire Dept. were on the scene of a wildfire burning off of Highway 89A near Glassford Hill road between Prescott Valley and Prescott.
- PUB DATE: 1/22/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZFamily.com
Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Firefighters rescue person trapped in burning Eloy building
A person trapped in a burning abandoned building was rescued by Eloy firefighters Monday afternoon. According to the Eloy Fire District, a fire crew was driving down Sunshine Boulevard at around 4 p.m. when they noticed smoke coming from a building. The crew relayed information to the station and began to attack the blaze in the building located at 404 S.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2019 5:39:57 PM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:39:57 GMT

1 hospitalized following cooking fire at Mesa apartment
One person was taken to the hospital after they may have fallen asleep while cooking and started a fire in Mesa on Monday night. It happened at the La Mesita Apartments on Main Street near Dobson Road. The Mesa Fire and Medical Department say the small cooking fire spread to the cabinets and that activated the building's sprinkler system.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2019 11:06:06 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 07:06:06 GMT

Tucson Fire Department puts out early morning abandoned building fire
VIDEO: Firefighters responded to an early morning abandoned building fire near 29th Street. and Swan Road just before 1:00 a.m. Monday morning. The Tucson Fire Department says this is the second structure fire in six weeks. Crews arrived and were able to extinguish the flames within seven minutes. No victims were located and no firefighters were injured.
- PUB DATE: 1/21/2019 6:59:24 AM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:59:24 GMT

Phoenix Fire Department mourns loss of firefighter who passed away after cancer battle
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own who passed away after battling an aggressive form of cancer. According to a statement from the United Phoenix Firefighters, Rick Telles passed away Thursday afternoon after battling an aggressive form of cancer he contracted as a result of being a firefighter.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 10:40:28 PM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV Channel 15 ABC
Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:40:28 GMT

Rio Rico Fire District holds propane fire training
VIDEO: Rio Rico Fire District hosted a training program to help prepare firefighters in battling propane fires. They conducted a night time training session with 20 foot tall flames coming from a propane tank. Propane is a nontoxic, colorless and odorless gas that is stored in liquid. It may also be known as liquefied petroleum gas and is used for home applications such as cooking and space heating.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 2:18:31 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:18:31 GMT

Phoenix police: Dead newborn found in Amazon site's restroom
A newborn baby girl was found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center and investigators have located and spoken with the mother, Phoenix police said Thursday. Sgt. Vince Lewis said police were not commenting on whether the mother is an Amazon employee to prevent her identity from being revealed.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 10:18:09 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Daily Sun
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:18:09 GMT

Pine-Strawberry fire chief urges public to attend Fossil Creek plan meeting
Limited access to one of the state’s premier recreation destinations has both cut down on visitors, hurting the local economy, and endangered public safety. The U.S. Forest Service is holding the first of three public meetings to discuss the Fossil Creek Comprehensive River Management Plan at 5:30 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/18/2019 5:08:17 AM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:08:17 GMT

2 dogs die in midtown mobile home fire near Dodge and Fort Lowell
VIDEO: Rural Metro crews responded to a mobile home fire at Chapel Avenue and Hardy Drive, in midtown near Dodge and Fort Lowell. According to Rural Metro, firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby structures and had it under control within 10 minutes. While there were no injuries reported to people, two dogs were found dead inside the mobile home, according to Rural Metro.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 2:36:15 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:36:15 GMT

DPS: 13-year-old boy dies after rollover crash on Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix
A 13-year-old boy is dead after a rollover crash on the Loop 101 in northeast Phoenix on Wednesday night. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the gray sedan drifted onto the right shoulder, rolled over and collided with a message board on the eastbound side of Loop 101 near 64th Street.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 3:52:08 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:52:08 GMT

Glendale Manor apartments in trouble for unsafe living conditions
The management at Glendale Manor, a large apartment complex in Glendale, is feeling the pressure to keep up with repairs. On Wednesday, a large presence of City of Glendale building safety inspectors blocked off the street and showed up to check on numerous complaints. After the inspection was completed around noon, City of Glendale building official Stephen Dudley gave apartment management a deadline of 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 4:46:52 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:46:52 GMT

Sedona Police Department, Sedona Fire District and SRRHS students participate in active shooter drill at Big Park Community School
More than 70 police and fire personnel from around the Verde Valley — representing 14 agencies — were invited to take part in an active shooter drill on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the now-closed Big Park Community School in the Village of Oak Creek. The scenario used was that a shooter had entered the school, shot several students and was then apprehended.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 1:10:44 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:10:44 GMT

No one injured in closet fire at Arizona City home
No one was injured in a structure fire at an Arizona City home Tuesday night, authorities said. The Arizona City Fire District responded to Bentley Drive to a report of a house fire at 9 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported a single-story home had heavy smoke, but Pinal County Sheriff's Office units reported that all the residents had exited safely.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 10:38:31 AM - SOURCE: Pinal Central
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:38:31 GMT

Fire in abandoned Tucson building turns fatal
One person has died after an early-morning fire in an abandoned building near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. According to information from the Tucson Fire Department, the fire was reported just before 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the building in the 4700 block of E. 29th Street, near Swan Road.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 8:54:50 AM - SOURCE: KOLD News 13
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:54:50 GMT

Phoenix Fire Department: Naked man rescued from storm drain pipe
VIDEO: The Phoenix Fire Department says a man got stuck in a storm drain under a street on the city’s west side and that a rescue crew assembled at the site on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Fire Capt. Danny Gile says a technical rescue crew worked on a plan to rescue the man. Gile says it’s not known how the man got into what’s described as an 18-inch (46-centimeter) drain pipe at North 67th Avenue and West Indian School Road, but according to AZ Family, the man told firefighters he was dragged into the pipe.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 5:36:14 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:36:14 GMT

Firefighters for the Payson, Houston Mesa and Hellsgate fire merger – town council not so much
Firefighters crowded the Payson Town Council chambers Tuesday, Jan. 8 to show their approval for an agreement that would merge Payson, Houston Mesa and Hellsgate fire departments. “Hellsgate firefighters are in favor. I can say that with full confidence,” said John Wisner, chief of Hellsgate Fire. Both Wisner and Payson Fire Chief David Staub are also in favor of creating the Rim Country Fire and Medical Authority — a name chosen by firefighters for the new fire department.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 1:00:35 PM - SOURCE: Payson Roundup
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:00:35 GMT

Arizona Fire & Medical Authority manager receives special certification
Kimberly Campbell, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Emergency Manager and Assistant Fire Marshal, recently received the Certified Emergency Manager credential. Approximately 2,800 people have this certification in the United States. The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 3:32:50 PM - SOURCE: Sun Cities Independent
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 23:32:50 GMT

Road safety advocates push for rear seatbelt law in Arizona
VIDEO: It takes no more than two to three seconds to strap-in, and it is the single most action you take that can save your life in the event of a crash -- yet they are still many people who refuse to buckle-up before taking off in their cars. While the Governor's Office of Highway Safety touts a high-rate of seatbelt usage in Arizona, the numbers only account for drivers and passengers buckling up in the front seats of the vehicle.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 4:35:05 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:35:05 GMT

San Luis appoints new fire chief
A 15-year veteran of the San Luis Fire Department was appointed as its new fire chief during a city council meeting this month. Angel Ramirez, who was serving as acting fire chief, began his career with the fire department in 2004. Throughout his 15 years of service, Ramirez rose through the department's ranks.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 3:57:47 AM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:57:47 GMT

Three Prescott Firefighters Complete International Professional Designation Process
Prescott Fire Department Engineers Jeffrey Archer, David Haskell, and Eric “Conrad” Jackson have successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Fire Officer” (FO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on December 11, 2018 to confer the designation upon Archer and Haskell.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Prescott eNews
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Maricopa man passed out in backyard while house burns
A Maricopa man was found by firefighters passed out on his patio Jan. 11 after they put out a blaze in his home. According to a Maricopa Police probable cause statement, a man referred to as Shawn L., as his last name has been redacted, was charged with domestic violence child abuse, endangerment, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 10:51:40 AM - SOURCE: inMaricopa.com
Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:51:40 GMT

Phoenix Fire redoes baby shoot, includes 42 babies
VIDEO: The baby boom at the Phoenix Fire Department is bigger than first thought. After doing a photo shoot late last year to celebrate babies born for Phoenix firefighters in 2018 with eight babies, the department said it missed a few or a lot. So on Sunday, they redid the photo shoot with 42 babies, including two sets of twins.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 2:37:42 AM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:37:42 GMT

Sedona Fire District Chief Kris Kazian addresses Governing Board for the last time before moving to Colorado
Kazian, who had been at the district’s helm the past seven years, accepted a job in Colorado with his change of command ceremony having taken place on Thursday, Jan. 10. An article and photos from that ceremony will appear in the Wednesday, Jan. 16, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News. “It was January 2012 when I was interviewing for the job as fire chief,” he said to the board during the Tuesday, Jan.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 1:05:15 PM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 21:05:15 GMT

Fire damages west-side Tucson home
VIDEO: Firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department were dispatched to a report of smoke from a house on the west side late on Sunday, Jan. 13. A Tucson police officer was first on the scene in the 700 block of West Calle Lerdo and had just forced open the front door when firefighters arrived. As an interior crew searched the house for occupants, firefighters from the ladder crew focused their attention on the fire in the attic.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 9:04:24 AM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:04:24 GMT

56-year-old woman, three dogs die in house fire near Show Low
Searchers on Thursday found the body of a missing woman and her three dogs that hadn't been seen since the woman's house caught on fire Monday near Show Low, the Navajo County Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office said Candy Allison, 56, and her dogs were found inside the burnt home in Clay Springs, about 16 miles northwest of Show Low.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: AZ Central
Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Arizona School Facilities Board approves new fire alarm system for Gridley Middle School
The Arizona School Facilities Board approved $275,000 to replace Gridley Middle School’s broken fire alarm system on Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019. Gridley Middle School had been experiencing issues with their fire alarm system and had been “working diligently and quickly as possible to correct the situation.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 3:54:42 PM - SOURCE: Tucson News Now
Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 23:54:42 GMT

Bisbee council supports grant for fire protection
The Bisbee City Council moved forward to make Old Bisbee safer from wildland fires by approving a grant application for $66,000 submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Mayor David Smith and Council members Anna Cline, Joan Hansen, Bill Higgins, Joni Giacomino and Gabe Lindstrom gave unanimous support for the grant and the group Old Bisbee FireWise (OBF), during the meeting Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 9:54:51 PM - SOURCE: Sierra Vista Herald
Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:54:51 GMT

Reward offered for Mescal-J6 Fire Station thief
Mescal-J6 Firefighters Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit who burglarized the volunteer department’s station on Tuesday. That’s according to a Jan. 8 post on the department’s facebook page from Mescal-J6 Fire Chief John Moran. Entry was gained Jan.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 1:48:41 AM - SOURCE: San Pedro Valley News-Sun
Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:48:41 GMT

Firefighters remember fallen Salt River Police Officer Clayton Townsend
VIDEO: Officer Clayton Townsend left behind a wife and 10-month-old son, and dozens of friends who say he was full of energy, loyal and humble. "It was just always good to see him every time we'd run calls together and he just always had a good attitude towards everything," said Dylan Bryan, a firefighter with the Salt River Fire Department.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 9:57:29 PM - SOURCE: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (azfamily.com)
Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:57:29 GMT

Sedona Fire District to host ICSAVE active shooter training drills at Station 1 and the vacant Big Park Community School
Law enforcement and first responders will be participating in Active Shooter Hostile Emergency Response training, hosted by the Sedona Fire District. More than 70 attendees will participate in the training, which will be held at Sedona Fire District Station 1 at 2860 Southwest Drive in West Sedona and the vacant Big Park Community School, at 25 W.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 2:02:27 AM - SOURCE: Sedona Red Rock News
Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:02:27 GMT

Teen that confessed to Yuma playground arson appears in court
The minor that confessed to starting the fire that destroyed the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Imaginary Playground in 2014 appeared in court Wednesday in order to set his trial date. Seventeen-year-old Kane Perez is in custody for two major cases; one involving arson, the other officer assault. His defense attorney asked that these two cases be consolidated stating “the cases are unrelated but I’d like to solve them at the same time.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 6:37:10 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 02:37:10 GMT

Crews rescuing injured hiker on Camino de Oeste Trail
Fire crews have rescued an injured hiker on Camino de Oeste Trail and placed them in the care of paramedics. At 5:13 p.m., Northwest Fire District tweeted an update on the rescue: "The injured hiker has been located and is in the care of Paramedics. Personnel from @NorthwestFire, @PimaSheriff, and Southern Arizona Rescue Association are bringing the patient back down the trail to a staging location.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 4:25:17 PM - SOURCE: KGUN-TV ABC 9 Tucson
Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:25:17 GMT

Center Street fire hospitalizes Kingman resident, kills 3 dogs
Authorities say an older man was flown to a Las Vegas hospital, three dogs died, and three others were rescued as a result of a fire on Center Street Tuesday night. Kingman Fire Department Assistant Chief Keith Eaton said in a statement fire crews quickly brought a blaze of a single family residence under control in the 900 block of Center Street at about 10:45 p.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 6:23:04 AM - SOURCE: Kingman Daily Miner
Posted on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:23:04 GMT

Somerton Cocopah: Two hospitalized in T-bone crash
PHOTO: Two people were hospitalized as a result of a T-bone crash on Highway 95 Tuesday afternoon. According to the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department, the incident happened at 1:24 p.m. at the intersection of Avenue C and Highway 95. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found a white Jeep Cherokee and a silver Hyundai sedan on the roadway of Highway 95.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 6:29:21 PM - SOURCE: KSWT-TV News 13
Posted on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 02:29:21 GMT

Phoenix firefighters spark creation of mental health recovery center
AUDIO: After multiple Phoenix firefighters committed suicide back in 2010, their union realized the first responders lacked support for mental health issues. Phoenix Fire Capt. Ray Maione, vice president of United Phoenix Firefighters, Local 493, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Friday that the group had to “figure out what was missing with support for our members’ mental health.
- PUB DATE: 1/7/2019 10:35:45 AM - SOURCE: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 18:35:45 GMT

Mesa firefighters train to save pets as well as owners
Animals are no less vulnerable to home fires than their owners. Approximately half a million pets are affected by house fires each year, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation reported in February. That’s why the Mesa Fire and Medical Department has to be just as prepared to treat them as they are for any humans affected by fires.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 6:21:40 AM - SOURCE: East Valley Tribune
Posted on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:21:40 GMT

U.S. Forest Service chief draws on experience as Arizona forester in her new role
One of Vicki Christiansen's first jobs in her career as a wildland firefighter was helping to reforest the blast zone around Mount St. Helen's after the Washington volcano's 1980 eruption. Years later, Christiansen found herself helping commercially thin the same forests she worked to establish 25 years earlier.
- PUB DATE: 1/8/2019 5:10:54 AM - SOURCE: Arizona Republic, AZCentral.com & KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
Posted on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 13:10:54 GMT



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