Today: Jul 10 , 2020

A tractor trailer caught on fire on Willow Creek Road, Wednesday afternoon.

A 450 square-foot workshop/shed burned on Monday night.

5 adults, 2 children, and 2 dogs were rescued.from Watson Lake.

CAFMA and the Prescott Fire Department have announced that Stage 2 fire restrictions will be in place startingJune 3, at 8 am.

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The Prescott City Fire Department and the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) have issued guidance outlining fire restrictions to be implemented in all areas under their jurisdictions. These Stage Two Fire Restrictions, effective June 3rd, cover the 42 square miles of the City of Prescott and the 365 miles of Yavapai County under the jurisdiction of CAFMA, including the Town of Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley and Paulden.

CAFMA’s jurisdiction also applies to areas surrounding the City of Prescott such as Williamson Valley, upper Copper Basin Road, the Mountain Club area, Ponderossa Park off of White Spar Road, the Senator Highway area off Karen Drive, Sweet Acres and Oak Knoll Village, along with the areas of Government Canyon and Diamond Valley which are south of Prescott.

The Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority will be enacting Stage Two fire restrictions which are more restrictive than the current Stage 1 restrictions, at 8:00am, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Moving to Stage 2 restrictions is consistent with actions taken by the Prescott National Forest, and will also cover unincorporated areas of Yavapai County not protected by fire districts and local fire departments. Guidance issued by the Fire Marshals indicates that the Stage 2 Fire Restrictions will stay in effect until the area receives sufficient rain to justify their safe removal. Further information can be found at the CAFMA website or the Prescott Fire Department website.

The full text of the guidance provided by the Fire Marshals is printed below.

Stage I Fire Restrictions:

NO residential burn permits will be issued.

Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED.

Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit.

NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas.

NO outdoor use of firearms.

Cooking, warming, or camp fires (ash or ember producing) ARE still ALLOWED at single and multi-family residential properties and Town parks (where approved) but MUST BE attended at all times.

 

Stage II Fire Restrictions:

NO burn permits will be issued-residential or commercial.

Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED.

Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit.

NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas.

NO outdoor use of firearms.

Welding, cutting and grinding is PROHIBITED (Permission may be granted under special circumstances and repair situations as approved by the Fire Marshal).**

Chain saws are allowed with a spark arrestor, water or fire extinguisher and a fire watch.

Warming fires, camp fires, as well as charcoal and wood burning barbecues (ember and ash producing) are PROHIBITED in all locations. This also prohibits the use of other devices that produce open flame such as tiki lamps.

The use of propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbeque cooking grills or fire pits MAY BE USED as long as they are constantly attended, are in an enclosed device, and can be turned off.

 

** Certain activities including welding, cutting, grinding (any spark/flame producing activity) outdoors shall require the following:

A Fire Department permit for a specific time period, location, and activity granting permission to conduct such activity in a safe manner.

A fire watch, an individual for the sole purpose of watching for any sparks and/or ignition.

Firefighting tool(s) such as a shovel.

Approved water supply available from a hose, water truck, etc.

Your Prescott Fire Department would like you to know that we are here for you.

City of Prescott Fire Department travels to Florida to Accept Accreditation Status

Don Devendorf Retires

Devendorf  Retirement

Firefighter Roadway Safety

“Becoming an accredited agency is not the end, it is the beginning,” said Chief Dennis Light.

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