Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Inclement weather a factor in search and rescue events; public urged to be prepared
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:20:18 +0000

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 at approximately 5:45 PM, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received three calls for service for Search and Rescue events: one involving an overdue hiker in Sedona, another involving an injured hiker with a broken ankle also in Sedona, and the third was for stranded motorists on Forest Service Road #535 south of Flagstaff.

Small Business Administration economic injury disaster loans available to Arizona small businesses
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:44:29 +0000

Small nonfarm businesses in 15 Arizona counties and neighboring counties in California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Jan. 1, 2018.

Phone scams are hitting the community again
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:18:38 +0000

Every few months, scammers re-try their tactics within a community they’ve already hit. Recent reports to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office include receiving a phone call from what the caller ID shows as a local phone number. The person initiating the call fraudulently represents themselves as from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office. The most recent scam the caller says you need to personally appear at the Sheriff’s Office.  Don't fall victim.

Public health officials identify precautions to protect against rabies
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:08:09 +0000

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials are reminding individuals to take precautions to protect against rabies. Spring brings warmer weather and a rise in outdoor recreational activity, increasing the potential of exposure to wildlife.

CCPSHD urges people to follow the following precautions to protect from rabies:

Coconino County implements fire safety program "Ready, Set, Go!"
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 22:48:58 +0000

Coconino County is launching a proactive and collaborative fire preparedness program between local, state and federal governmental agencies focusing on the importance of wildland fire danger. The unusually dry winter and warm temperatures could bring an early start to Arizona’s wildfire season increasing the threat to the safety of residents, visitors and property.

Closure order in effect for Little Bull Prescribed Fire in Galiuro Mountains
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 18:03:34 +0000

As the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest continues work on the Little Bull Prescribed Fire, a closure is now in effect to provide for public safety while prescribed burning is conducted place within the project area.

Kendrick Fire update; Chapel of the Holy Dove protected
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 23:44:40 +0000

Coconino National Forest firefighters and Summit Fire Department have responded to the Kendrick fire southeast of Kendrick Park in grasslands burning 335-acres of forest land before the forward progress was stopped this afternoon.

Approximately 30 firefighters worked in the grasslands to stop the progress of this wildfire. Chapel of the Holy Dove is in the area of the wildfire. Firefighting crews ensured its safety by using fire to burn the fuels between the spreading wildfire and the Chapel. The backburning successfully kept damaging heat and flames away from the Chapel.

Drone crash, causes wildfire near Kendrick Park
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 21:59:48 +0000

Coconino National Forest firefighters have responded to a wildfire southeast of Kendrick Park today at approximately 12:35 p.m. Several firefighter crews responded to a smoke report from a drone crash north of Flagstaff today. The response included several Forest Service engines, patrols, and a water tender truck being dispatched from Summit Fire to a fire burning in more than 50-acres of forest land. Approximately 30 firefighters are working on the ground to stop the wildfire.

Prescribed burn today, later this week on the Flagstaff Hotshot Ranch
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:02:38 +0000

With snow passing through the Coconino National Forest last week fire managers have burned slash piles today on the Flagstaff Hotshot Ranch near Snowbowl ski area and later in the week southwest of Stoneman Lake and northeast of the Blue Ridge Community.

Three small piles built by hand were burned today near Snowbowl road south of Flagstaff. Smoke from the pile burn is expected to be insignificant and unnoticed except by people in the immediate area.

Arizona sheriffs adopt "Ready, Set, Go!"
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:12:47 +0000
The unusually dry winter and warm temperatures could bring an early start to Arizona’s wildfire season, and the Arizona Sheriff’s Association wants you to be prepared.