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Sedona Wildfire Defensible Space Clean Up Event

Sedona AZ – The Sedona Fire District (SFD) and the U.S. Forest Service are joining together to offer Sedona area residents an opportunity to dispose of their yard waste and combustible vegetation. SFD Fire Station (#4) in Uptown Sedona is accepting yard waste Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 – 19, 2019, from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. The event is open to all Sedona Fire... 

Sedona scene of morning aircraft crash

Sedona AZ – Sedona Fire District received a call for an aircraft crash at Sedona Oak Creek Airport at 9:42 this morning. Fire crews arrived to find a single engine aircraft that had come to rest on the taxiway after an aborted take-off. “Both of the aircrafts occupants were uninjured and had exited the airplane,” said Battalion Chief Buzz Lechowski. “The aircraft was upright although the... 

2019 Arizona Wildfire Outlook

Sedona AZ – The recent winter moisture across Arizona provided some much needed relief to the state after struggling with a lack of moisture and severe drought conditions over the last couple of years. Even with all of our rain and snowfall, wildland fire forecasters still predict some higher fire activity in parts of the state. On Monday, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management Officer... 

SFD Responds to Natural Gas Leak

Construction company caused Little Elf Drive gas leak in Sedona sends SFD scrambling to help. Sedona AZ – Construction crews working on Little Elf Drive in Sedona severed a natural gas supply line this morning. Sedona Fire District crews arrived to find an excavator had damaged a small supply line. Firefighters cordoned off the area and deployed a hose line as a precautionary measure. Work was halted... 

Sedona House Fire Devastates Residents

Sedona AZ (February 5, 2019) – Shortly before 1:00 this morning, Sedona firefighters responded to an alarm in the Village of Oak Creek, Sedona. When SFD crews arrived at the 30 Beaver Street home, fire was venting from its roof and, fortunately, both residents had been able to exit the structure. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, but damage to the house is extensive. “The residents... 

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,... 
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