Gilbert's Emergency Management program is responsible to reduce our vulnerabilities to hazards and build an efficient capacity to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies and disasters; for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage. We utilize a whole community approach and seek to promote a safer less vulnerable community.
- Kaibab NF to Begin Prescribed Burn East of Tusayan10/30/2014 1:20 PM
Fire managers with the Kaibab National Forest (NF) plan to begin ignitions tomorrow on a 270-acre block of forest just east of the Town of Tusayan and south of the boundary with Grand Canyon National Park as part of the Tusayan East Prescribed Fire project.
- Springerville Ranger District Planning Prescribed Burn West of Greer10/27/2014 2:07 PM
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests fire managers on the Springerville Ranger District are planning to conduct a prescribed burn during the week of October 27, weather conditions permitting.
- Kaibab NF Prescribed Fires to Restore Landscape10/27/2014 9:05 AM
With the primary objective of protecting the Williams, Ariz., watershed, fire managers on Kaibab National Forest (NF) will continue prescribed burning operations south of Bill Williams Mountain in the Twin project areas, this week.
This on-going effort to remove accumulated hazardous fuels is part of the multi-dimensional process of accelerated forest restoration taking place over time.
- Christopher Creek and R-C Boy Scout Camp Slated for Fire Treatments10/27/2014 8:19 AM
Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning a 150 – 200 acre prescribed fire treatment on Monday, October 27, through Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in the vicinity of Christopher Creek and the R-C Boy Scout Camp. The treatment will include broadcast burning and the elimination of vegetative debris piles. “Prescribed fires are essential to the accelerated restoration of watersheds, grasslands, forests in our fire-adapted ecosystem.
- Prescribed Fire Treatments on ASNFs Expected to Affect Area Air Quality10/23/2014 2:55 PM
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) fire managers have started prescribed burning as conditions provide opportunities for applying fire to the landscape.
Approximately 20,000 acres of prescribed fire treatments are planned across the forests. Definite dates are published when it is closer in time to the actual treatment.
- Lakeside Ranger District Burning Piles, Planning Broadcast Burn10/23/2014 1:48 PM
The Lakeside Ranger district began burning piles today and burning will be ongoing for the next 30 days weather permitting. “We are burning piles left over from the last four White Mountain Stewardship task orders in the Wishbone Mountain area, which is approximately 6 miles south of Vernon,” according to Dave Reisner, Lakeside District Fire Management Officer.
- Prescribed Burn Planned for Prescott National Forest Verde Ranger District10/20/2014 2:24 PM
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to continue ignitions on the Mingus Timber Burn Project Wednesday, October 22 through Friday October 24, pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities. Tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible include canceling approved burns when conditions aren’t favorable, timing daytime ignitions to allow the majority of smoke time to disperse prior to settling overnight,
- Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Issues a Same-Day PM 10 Health Watch10/19/2014 1:31 PM
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a same day PM-10 Health Watch.
There is an area of low-pressure tracking across the southern Arizona border. Enough atmospheric instability and moisture should be present to generate afternoon shower and thunderstorm activity for the eastern half of the state. This would include the dust prone areas,
- Fire Managers Complete Ignitions, Monitor Prescribed Treatments 10/17/2014 8:12 PM
Working together as the North Zone Fire Management Unit, U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service fire managers completed ignitions on more than 7,000 acres across the North Kaibab Ranger District. The North Zone consists of the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
- Tonto National Forest Slated for Prescribed Fire Treatment10/17/2014 3:20 PM
Tonto National Forest fire specialists are planning a 300 acre prescribed burn in the Colcord Estates, Ponderosa Springs, Gordon Canyon Estates, and 13 Ranch area for Monday, Oct. 20 thru Thurs. Oct. 23, 2014. The fire treatment will include broadcast burning and the elimination of vegetative debris piles.