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Breaking News: Early Evening Plane Crash at Sedona Airport

Landing gear separated from plane during attempted landing. Sedona AZ (December 19, 2018) – At 4:49 this afternoon, Sedona Fire District was dispatched to Sedona Oak Creek Airport after it was reported that a small plane had crashed and was on fire. Upon arrival, SFD determined that a small plane had skidded of the south end of the runway. “When I arrived, there was a small amount of smoke... 

Sedona Fire District Board Names Coil Interim Fire Chief

Sedona AZ  (December 19, 2018) – The Sedona Fire District Board of Directors has named Battalion Chief Jayson Coil as interim Fire Chief when its current Fire Chief Kris Kazian leaves in January. Coil has been acting as the interim Assistant Fire Chief since March of this year when then Assistant Chief Jeff Piechura left the fire district to accept a job in Tucson. “Sedona Fire is in good hands... 

Sedona Park Ranger Showalter to leave volunteer position

Sedona AZ (December 17, 2018) – After almost eleven years, Jerry Showalter will depart the Sedona Volunteer Park Rangers on December 31 of this year. Bob Huggins, program manager for the rangers, says Showalter’s contributions have been significant. “Jerry was been with us since almost the beginning of the program and has been a real leader and example for others to follow. He will... 

Sedona Firefighters Extinguish Inspirational Drive House Fire

Sedona Fire District Sedona AZ  (December 3, 2018) – A Sedona resident’s quick thinking helped to minimize fire damage to their home. SFD firefighters were dispatched to 180 Inspirational Drive, Sedona, shortly before 7:00 Sunday evening, when the occupant of the home noticed that something was amiss. After lighting a fire in the wood stove insert, the occupant noticed that there was a slight... 

Severely Injured Climber Rescued at Oak Creek Vista

Sedona Fire District and Coconino County Search and Rescue and Guardian Medical join with AZ DPS and Highlands Fire for a dramatic helicopter short haul rescue of severely injured Oak Creek climber. Sedona AZ (November 13, 2018) – On November 10, 2018 at approximately 2:45 in the afternoon, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a climbing accident at Oak Creek Vista,... 

Verde Valley Sedona Mingus Mountain Republicans Host Three Local Keynote Speakers

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2018) – The monthly luncheon meeting of the Verde Valley-Sedona Mingus Mountain Republican Club will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7400, 705 East Aspen Street, Cottonwood, Arizona, on Tuesday, November 13 starting at 11:15 in the morning. Keynote speakers are Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher, Michael Schroeder and Dwight Kadar. Sheriff Mascher’s... 

Verde Valley Candidate Forums

Sedona AZ (September 13, 2018) – In preparation for the upcoming November 6 general election, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley is hosting the following candidate forums: Yavapai College Board of Governors – District 3 Candidate Forum will be held on September 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 So. 6th Street, Cottonwood. Camp Verde Mayor Run-off... 

Sedona Bell Rock Injured Hiker Rescued

Sedona AZ (September 10, 2018) – An injured hiker was rescued from near the summit of Bell Rock late Sunday morning after suffering a compound fracture of the lower leg. The hiker, a Sedona resident, was with friends when the accident occurred. Two helicopters from Arizona Department of Public Safety were utilized during the rescue. “Due to the rugged terrain and inaccessibility of the patient,... 

Sedona Chapel Area Fire

Sedona AZ (June 25, 2018) – On Friday evening, Fawn Drive residents awoke to the sound of their smoke alarm and discovered a fire inside the house. When Sedona Fire District firefighters from Station 6 responded to the scene, a good portion of the exterior of the home was on fire and threatening nearby trees. “Our firefighters made an excellent stop on the fire,” said Battalion Chief Jordan... 

Sedona Fire District Has Citizen Board Vacancy

Sedona AZ (June 20, 2018) – Sedona Fire District is seeking applicants from residents of the Sedona Fire District to fill a vacancy on the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System Local Board. The Board meets on an as needed basis to review new members and retirement applications. The Board consists of one Fire Board member, two Sedona Fire District members and two Citizens within the Sedona... 
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