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.
- Tonto NF Plans 900-Acre Treatment for Whispering Pines Area11/25/2014 10:19 AM
Fire specialists from the Tonto National Forest (NF) will ignite a 900-acre prescribed broadcast fire treatment on Monday through Friday, Dec. 1 to 5, in the Whispering Pines area. The burn will occur on the west side of Houston Mesa Road, between 2nd crossing and Control Road 64.
The Whispering Pines prescribed fire is part of the multi-dimensional process of accelerated forest restoration over time.
- ASNFs Plan Prescribed Burn Near Pinetop-Lakeside11/18/2014 9:36 AM
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (ASNFs) fire managers on the Lakeside Ranger District plan to conduct a broadcast burn starting Wednesday, Nov. 19, weather conditions permitting.
The planned prescribed burn is in the Country Club area near the Pinetop Country Club area, east of Forest Road (FR) 182 and west of FR 283. This is a follow-up treatment after White Mountain Stewardship thinning.
- Fire Managers Plan to Burn Piles Near Stina Point11/17/2014 7:04 AM
With the onset of winter weather, North Zone fire managers are transitioning from large-scale broadcast burning operations to smaller-sized slash pile burning operations at multiple locations throughout the North Kaibab Ranger District.
Pending favorable weather and fuel moisture conditions, crews will return to Stina Point and continue the pile-burn treatments as early as Monday.
- Governor Brewer Issues Declaration of Emergency in Support of Cochise County11/14/2014 7:14 PM
Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday declared a State of Emergency in response to record flooding caused by Hurricane Odile in Cochise County.
Between Sept. 17 and 19, 2014, powerful rains combined with the remnants of Hurricane Odile to cause record precipitation (up to 6 inches of rain) and flooding in Cochise County. The storm damaged public infrastructure, impacted residences, and necessitated the rescue of stranded citizens.
- Tonto NF Schedules Prescribed Fire Treatments11/14/2014 7:07 PM
Fire specialists from the Tonto National Forest (NF) will conduct prescribed fire treatments west of Hunter Creek and east of Camp Tontozona on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18. This 200-acre treatment will include a broadcast burn and the vegetative debris pile burning.
During the day some smoke will impact Christopher Creek, Hunter Creek, R-C Boys Scout Camp, and State Highway 260. Overnight the smoke will impact Kohl’s Ranch and Camp Tontozona. Residual smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday, Nov. 23.
- Tonto NF to Begin Prescribed Burn Near Christopher Creek11/10/2014 12:28 PM
Fire specialists from the Tonto National Forest (NF) will begin igniting a 2,000-acre prescribed broadcast fire treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 14, in the vicinity of the Christopher Creek Community.
Prescribed fire is a key restoration tool that, together with mechanical treatments, can reduce the current dense, overstocked forest conditions. Fire managers are taking advantage of favorable conditions to accelerate forest restoration having completed 608 acres in the Pine/Strawberry area, improving forest conditions using prescribed fire.
- Nuclear Plant to Test Emergency Sirens Next Week11/06/2014 7:35 AM
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, in cooperation with local and state agencies, will test the 48 outdoor warning sirens located within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of the nuclear generating station.
- Request for Disaster Declaration for La Paz, Maricopa Counties Approved11/06/2014 6:24 AM
Governor Jan Brewer yesterday announced that President Obama approved her Major Disaster Declaration request for federal assistance for La Paz and Maricopa counties following the severe flooding of September 8, 2014.
Federal aid will take the specific form of the Public Assistance Program and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Under the Public Assistance Program, the federal government will reimburse 75 percent of eligible costs for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the permanent restoration of public infrastructure.
- Prescott NF Plans Prescribed Burning for Nov. 4-1110/31/2014 1:18 PM
Fire managers on the Prescott National Forest are planning to continue treatment on several projects across the forest beginning Tuesday, November 4 through Tuesday, November 11; 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 achieve objectives of the burn and minimize overall smoke production .
- ADEQ Issues High Pollution Advisory for Saturday10/31/2014 12:15 PM
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued a High Pollution Advisory for Saturday, November 1 for areas in and bordering Maricopa County.
ADEQ issues a health watch when the highest concentration of ozone or particulate matter levels may exceed the federal health standard.