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Red Cross Promotes Blood Donations and Disaster Preparedness

Sedona AZ (July 7, 2017) — Phoenix is hosting the National Council of La Raza Annual Conference, July 8-11, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center. The American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter will be in attendance to promote awareness on emergency blood donations and disaster preparedness, specifically, the Home Fire Campaign, an effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by... 

Thousands Evacuated Due to Compromised California Dam

Sedona AZ (February 14, 2017) – An estimated 4,800 people in northern California are in 28 Red Cross and community shelters after being forced to leave their homes due to compromised Oroville Dam spillways which could potentially cause catastrophic flooding. At least 188,000 people have been ordered to evacuate and officials report it could be up to two weeks before they can return home. “We... 

Oak Creek Canyon Wildfire Causes Mandatory Evacuation

Sedona AZ (June 16, 2014) – A wild land fire in Oak Creek Canyon has resulted in the partial closure of Arizona State Route 89A. The Junipine Lodge and the residential neighborhood in the immediate area of the lodge have been placed under a mandatory evacuation order. Residents located in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Junipine to the bottom of the switchbacks, have been given a pre-evacuation notification... 

Flagstaff Red Cross Shelters Fire Evacuees

Sedona AZ (May 22, 2014) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter had 18 evacuees overnight in the Flagstaff shelter located at the Sinagua Middle School at 3950 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, Arizona. The shelter is part of the integrated response to the Slide Fire and is being staffed by Red Cross workers from throughout Arizona. Meals at the shelter are being provided by The Salvation... 

Walker Area Fire Contained

Sedona AZ (May 13, 2014) – The following is a Public Service Announcement: At 1:15 PM today, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) announced evacuations for the Walker Area Fire have been lifted. Roads into Walker will remain blocked to non-residents. The United States Forest Service has reported containment of this fire and thanks everyone for their cooperation. The following is the timeline... 

National Fire Prevention Week Safety Reminders

MRFD First Responders in action Sedona AZ (October 8, 2013) – The biggest disaster threat to American families isn’t floods, hurricanes or tornadoes; it’s fire. The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every eight minutes, and nearly all of these are home fires. Fortunately, most home fires can be prevented. Home fires can strike quickly and without warning, devastating lives... 

September is National Preparedness Month

Sedona AZ (August 30, 2013) – September is National Preparedness Month and its message is simple. It asks every citizen to take steps that will minimize the impact of large scale emergency or disastrous events by being prepared. To be prepared, spread the word and follow these simple steps:  * Be informed. Know the hazards and risks in your area. * Make a family emergency plan so you know how... 

Democrats of the Red Rocks Host Forum

Sedona AZ (May 31, 2013) – What is the State of the State? If you prefer to listen and discuss a Democratic party perspective, join the Democrats of the Red Rocks for a free forum and open discussion about the state of Education, Environment and Health care on Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2013. Moderated by Mike Cosantino and Steve Williamson, the afternoon forum will feature Arizona State Senator... 

City of Sedona Announces Spring Events

City of Sedona article written and submitted by staff Sedona AZ (March 11, 2013) – While predicting when an emergency will occur is impossible, becoming prepared to handle an emergency is not. In less time than one might think, American Red Cross training can give an individual the vital knowledge and skills needed to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence. Sedona Parks and Recreation,... 
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