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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Day Successful
On June 18, 2016 the Fire Department, with the assistance of the Forest Service, the Boy Scouts, several local businesses and property owners in Crown King hosted our annual fuels clean up day to help property owners remove their slash piles and forest debris they had accumulated and cleaned up around their homes. This year Michael Strieby played a key role and did an outstanding job in organizing and conducting the event as part of his Eagle Scout Project.
This special day helped property owners construct and/or maintain defensible space around their homes which helps protect not only their property but the entire town. This event was only made possible with the donations of many within the community.
Through their efforts numerous loads of slash were hauled in pick ups and trailers to the slash transfer station culminating in 37 dump truck loads being removed to the slash disposal site. Thank you to all who took the time to protect your property, and those that assisted in picking up and hauling this material to a safe location. The Crown King community is safer due to your efforts.
Fire Restrictions Have Been Lifted
The Fire District has lifted fire restrictions as of July 26, 2016 at 8 A.M. The Fire Department would like to thank everyone for their cooperation in helping to prevent wildland fires. Please note that although restrictions have been lifted the potential for a wildland fire still exists. Never leave a camp fire or barrel burn unattended, and please ensure your fire is out prior to leaving the area.
The Fire Department responded to 84 incidents From July 1, 2015 to
June 30, 2016. A summary of these incidents follows:
Structural Fire: 1
Wildland Fire: 6
Smoke Investigation: 10
Hazardous Materials: 1
Electrical Hazard: 2
Special Duty: 12
Abandon Campfire 3
False Alarm 9
Fire And Fuels Crew Member
The Fire Department is accepting applications for full time Fire and Fuels Crew Members. Duties include training and responding to a wide variety of incidents and working on fuels reduction projects throughout the Fire District. For more information and to access an application click on the links below.
BURN PERMITS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ISSUED
The Fire Department is currently issuing burn permits within the District. Burn Permits are required for burning in barrels or pile burning, and are available free of charge. Please click on the button below to obtain more information regarding the burn permit process and to obtain a Burn Permit Form. You may drop off your completed form at Station 1.
Emergency Notification System Information
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office now utilizes an Emergency Notification System to alert you within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time sensitive issue arises. By signing up you may enter alternate phone numbers and/or modes of contact. You can learn more and sign up for this free service by going to
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
"To save lives and protect the property of all residents and visitors to the Crown King area, whenever and wherever the need arises."
Did you know that you can help out the Crown King Fire Department simply by logging the hours that you spend cleaning up brush and pine needles on your property? For every hour that you spend making your own home fire wise the CKFD can receive an in kind contribution from a grant towards its financial obligations for ordering state services to reduce fuels and keep our town safe during this and future fire seasons. The only way the CKFD can receive this in kind contribution is if you complete a simple timesheet that documents your efforts. This timesheet is available at Fire Station 1, or click the button below for a copy that can be e-mailed back to the Station. Your help is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to making our town safe!
Please note raking pine needles is no longer accepted as in-Kind contribution. Must fill out one sheet per- person working on property.
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail to P.O. Box 397 Crown King, AZ 86343
Or bring to Station 1
THANK YOU AMERICORP
The Crown King Fire Fire Department and the entire Community Thank You Americorp for the help you have given us this season. Teams FMT1 and FMT2 along with the Fire Department Fuels Crew have made our community and forest area much saver. From April 1 to August 13, 2015 these teams treated 25 acres of land removing hazardous wildland fuels. The two Teams hard work and dedication is appreciated by all of us in Crown King.