Arizona Emergency Bulletin Feed
Food safety essential to holiday meal planning
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:06:10 +0000

To avoid the risk of foodborne illnesses, the Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourage consumers to take appropriate precautions in handling, preparing and cooking foods during the upcoming holiday season. CCPHSD also encourages people to make food safety a priority during the holiday meal planning process.

To ensure that holiday foods are safe, CCPHSD recommends following these basic safety steps:

Prescribed burns scheduled near Flagstaff this week
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:03:17 +0000

Fire managers will be conducting prescribed burns near Flagstaff this week, beginning today, in strategic areas to help reduce the risk of severe wildfires around communities and important infrastructure.

Today (Nov. 13)

Federally required annual testing of emergency siren system near Palo Verde
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:01:39 +0000

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Palo Verde Generating Station (PVGS), in cooperation with local and State agencies, will test the outdoor warning sirens located within a 10-mile radius of the power plant.

The annual testing will activate the sirens twice, once at 12:00 p.m. and again at 12:30 p.m., to ensure operability. Volunteers from the West Valley Amateur Radio Club, the Tri-City Amateur Radio Club, Arizona Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and other unaffiliated ham operators will be stationed at each siren and immediately report siren activation to emergency managers.

Fire managers to conduct prescribed fires throughout North Kaibab Ranger District next week
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 22:29:21 +0000

North Zone fire managers plan to begin prescribed fire operations on Monday (Nov. 12, 2018) and continue through all of next week on up to 3,000 acres on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest, depending on weather conditions, fuel moisture and smoke dispersal on any given day.

Specifically, fire managers plan to treat acres in the following four project locations through the week in order to improve forest health and reduce the risk of unnaturally severe wildfire:

Prescribed Burning to continue on Kaibab National Forest beginning Friday
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 17:31:01 +0000

Fuels reduction efforts will be continuing on both the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts beginning Friday (11/9/2018) of this week. Both districts will be conducting broadcast burns that could extend over the next several days as environmental and weather conditions permit.

The 12,000 acre Sunflower Prescribed Fire Project located approximately 8 miles southeast of Williams has been ongoing over the past year with nearly 7000 acres successfully treated to date. Aerial ignitions will continue as crews work toward completing the remaining 5000 acres on this project.

Check smoke alarms when turning clocks back
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 15:01:29 +0000

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend and when majority of the country turns their clocks back, the American Red Cross reminds them to also take these steps to make sure their household is prepared for emergencies. The State of Arizona, this is a reminder to check and install smoke detectors.

Pile burns southeast of Flagstaff scheduled for Wednesday afternoon
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 22:46:24 +0000

Fire managers will be conducting slash pile burns 26 miles southeast of Flagstaff Wednesday (October 31, 2018) afternoon.

Red Cross offers 10 tips to help keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 22:13:47 +0000

Halloween is just days away, one of the most popular holidays in this country. Little witches, ghosts, pirates and super heroes will soon take to the streets for trick or treat fun, and the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada has tips to help everyone stay safe while enjoying the festivities.

“Halloween is a fun time for everyone and we want to make sure you all stay safe while enjoying it,” said Alan Diskin, executive director, American Red Cross of Southern Nevada. “Here are the top ways for parents to keep the kids safe while getting ready for Trick or Treat."

Prescribed burns scheduled for next week
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 19:03:28 +0000

Fire managers will be conducting prescribed burns and slash pile burns near Flagstaff and southwest of Clints Well throughout next week as weather conditions dry out.

Flagstaff Area

Pregnant women reminded to avoid travel to Zika-affected areas
Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:42:14 +0000

Over the last two weeks, the number of Zika cases spreading in Sonora, Mexico has increased significantly, prompting officials from Maricopa County Department of Public Health to remind women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant to avoid travel to Zika-affected areas.