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Arizona Fires Tap Red Cross Resources

Sedona AZ (May 12, 2018) – It was a very busy night for the Arizona American Red Cross yesterday. Three teams were dispatched to multiple fires. In Casa Grande, the American Red Cross Pinal County Disaster Action Team led by Captain Jim Porter assisted three adults displaced by a mobile home fire which also damaged a fifth-wheeler trailer parked behind the home. Red Cross assistance included... 

YCSO Cites Homeowner for Reckless Burning After Fire

Sedona AZ (April 18, 2018) – At approximately 9:30 this morning, a homeowner in Humboldt, Arizona was burning tumbleweeds in his back yard. The fire jumped over a block wall fence and into an open field near a closed smelter plant. The homeowner immediately called 911 to report the fire. In an attempt to put out the fire and because of light winds in the area, the homeowner’s use of a garden... 

Bellemont AZ Fire Burning Inside Camp Navajo

Sedona AZ (February 6, 2018) – Camp Navajo Fire Department is responding to a fire that was initiated in the southwest corner of Camp Navajo near Volunteer Canyon. The Gate 13 Fire started February 6 during demolition operations and is approximately 830 acres, in an area that precludes active fire suppression and remains within the established containment lines. Camp Navajo Fire Department and... 

Sedona Fire District Fearmongering Campaign

Sedona AZ (October 19, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: The SFD is mounting a full-court-press, fearmongering campaign to convince us residents to pass their $17.9m bond.  I have already received two Safer Sedona fliers, exhorting me to do the right thing. Moreover I’ve twice seen people in Safer Sedona t-shirts, canvassing different neighborhoods, passing... 

Fire Danger Levels Rise in Sedona Fire District

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2017) – Earlier this week, Coconino National Forest managers increased the fire danger rating from moderate to high. “Due to the decrease in fuel moistures and lack of rain in the forecast, forest managers have made the decision to elevate fire danger levels to high,” explained Jon Davis, Sedona Fire District Fire Marshal. “Fire conditions will likely remain elevated... 

SFD Responds to Multiple Suspicious Fires

West Sedona School was one of several sites targeted by arsonists. Sedona AZ (October 8, 2017) – At 6:16 this morning, Sedona Fire District firefighters responded to a trash can fire at West Sedona School, 570 Posse Ground Road. Responding units noticed multiple fires burning in different locations and called for Sedona Police Department and SFD Fire Investigators to assist. “With one exception,... 

Sedona Fire District Bond Issue Vote Should Be No

Sedona AZ (September 29, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: ARIZONA LIBERTY has just released the final video in its current series of 14 videos analyzing the Sedona Fire District’s management, operations, finances and, most importantly, the bond issue. The video series provides Fire District voters with a detailed look, based on publicly available information, at how... 

SFD Bond Vote Must Be a Yes

Sedona AZ (September 13, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: As my last “Perspective and Opinion” generated so much interest, I believe a follow-up (rather than a mere response) is in order. TO: Michael Schroeder – You stated, “Personally I was not involved in the prior recall, so all the noise about that is past noise and really has little to do with what has... 

Our Sedona Fire District is a Safer Sedona

Sedona AZ (September 5, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Wendy Tanzer Sedona AZ Perspective and Opinion   Several years ago, a group of people, not unlike those posting intentionally misleading statements on this very site today, decided the Sedona Fire District was being dangerously mismanaged, spending was out of control, and the fire chief was inept at... 

Update: SFD responds to its own Station fire

Sedona AZ (October 28, 2016) – Sedona Fire District Oak Creek Canyon Fire Station #5 Incident Update: Good news on the Fire Station itself, it has reopened! Thanks to the contractors and Sedona Fire Staff members for working hard to get the station operational. Thank you for your continued support! (end update) SFD incident update reported mid-afternoon today: Last night, October 27, there was a... 
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