The Fire Department responded to 108 incidents from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. A summary of these incidents follows:
Structural Fire: 1
Wildland Fire: 7
Smoke Investigation: 4
Hazardous Materials: 1
Electrical Hazard: 1
Special Duty: 5
Abandon Campfire: 3
False Alarm: 4
FOREST SERVICE NEWS RELEASE
Please note that Prescott National Forest to Close All Developed Recreation Sites in Response to COVID-19 . Thank you for your understanding.
Forest Service Takes Steps to Reduce Human Caused Wildfire during Global Pandemic
Albuquerque, NM, April 21, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, Southwestern Region is enacting a campfire ban to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning April 22, igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire will be prohibited on all six national forests in Arizona until June 30, 2020, or until rescinded.
Forest Service officials are taking the necessary steps to ensure first responders are available to safely respond and manage incidents. This campfire restriction will prevent the drawdown of fire and medical resources to unwanted human-caused wildfires and reduce firefighter exposure to COVID-19 during the current pandemic.
“While we know that going outside provides forest and grassland visitors needed space, exercise and satisfaction, we are taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously,” said Acting Regional Forester Elaine Kohrman. “We are providing some recreation opportunities where we can while protecting and keeping employees, the public and our communities safe from the virus and unwanted human-caused wildfires.”
The following is prohibited under the April 22 campfire ban order:
Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves.
Violating the campfire ban may result in an appearance in federal court, fines, and possible time in jail. Forest visitors will still be able to use pressurized liquid or gas devices (stoves, grills or lanterns) with shut-off valves, in an area at least three feet from any flammable materials. While these restrictions are in place, the majority of the six national forests in Arizona are still open, and dispersed camping – outside of developed campsites – and other recreation opportunities are available.
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."
New items will be added to this auction site every few days, so PLEASE check back OFTEN to see if there is an item you can't live without! Thank you in advance for your support!
Here is the link address or please click on the CKFD On-Line Auction button below and you will be re-directed.
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.
Address: P.O. Box 397
Crown King, AZ 86343
Or bring to Station 1
To Crown King Citizens and Visitors:
Effective IMMEDIATELY, the Fire Station will be closed to the public in order to help protect our Emergency Service Personnel and Staff. The highly contagious Covid-19 virus has surrounding community Fire Chiefs and myself, restricting access and declaring Fire Stations as safe zones for our Emergency Response Personnel. We will continue to staff and respond to emergencies in our District and surrounding area. CKFD has taken the necessary universal precautions to protect those we serve and those that provide care. If you have any questions, contact our office at (928) 632-7163. In case of an emergency, call (928) 632-8811 or 911.
The Crown King Fire District would like to thank its citizens, businesses and visitors for their continuous support over the years. With the Covid-19 pandemic many of our means for fundraising have been put on hold. We are reaching out to you for your help! With our lowered fundraising income this year we are at risk of not being able to keep our doors open here at C.K.F.D.
Approximately 1/3 of the annual operating budget for the Crown King Fire Department comes from fundraising events held each year in the Summer and early Fall. Due to the COVID-19 precautions, we are unable to hold these events this year. So we need to replace a significant percentage of our lost fundraising with this Online Auction. We will have 3 separate auctions: one from now through July 31, one from August 1 through August 31, and one from September 1 through September 30. New items will be added to this auction site every few days, so please check back often to see if there is an item you can't live without. Approximately 1/3 of the annual operating budget for the Crown King Fire Department comes from fundraising events held each year in the Summer and early Fall.
Send donations to:
Crown King Fire District
P.O. Box 397
Crown King, AZ 86343
Thank you for your continuous support!
2019 C.K.F.D. PACK TEST
Congratulations to our CKFD Crew for successfully completing our Annual PACK Test. They all did outstanding and we are proud of them all! And of course, a special shout-out to our Rescue Crew, S. Nerheim and C. Zei for being on standby. We are so thankful to you.
Thank you to ALL who made this year's Annual Dinner/Dance Benefit an immense Success! We superseded our expectations because of you. Again, thank you for your support. Hope to see you all again next year!!
2019 ANNUAL DINNER/DANCE BENEFIT
Congratulations to David Borggreen on winning the CJ Jeep!!
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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.