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.
- Prescribed Burns Planned North of Show Low and off Porter Mountain Road04/27/2015 7:51 AM
The Lakeside Ranger District is planning on burning the week of April 26 weather permitting. They plan to burn approximately 40 acres at two separate locations. Minimal smoke impact is expected and may be visible from both locations.
Prescribed burn locations:
- Shoshone Prescribed Fire Treatment Planned on South Rim of Grand Canyon04/24/2015 10:51 AM
National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment for the Shoshone Rx during the week of April 27 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.
The Shoshone Point Rx is within the developed area on the South Rim, is 1,035 acres in size and comprised primarily of pinon juniper and ponderosa pine. Objectives specific to the Shoshone Rx include improving the defensible space in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) within the South Rim developed area.
- BLM Fire Managers Plan Pile Burns Near Mt. Trumbull04/22/2015 3:08 PM
Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District plan to burn piles resulting from road thinning work.
The prescribed burn is located 65 miles south of St. George, Utah, near Mt. Trumbull on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The burns are planned to begin around the end of April and last through mid-May 2015 if weather and fuel conditions allow. The burns are intended to decrease future wildfire risk and protect cultural and natural resources.
- Be Bear Aware when visiting the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests 04/20/2015 5:25 PM
During spring and summer, bear activity intensifies making them more likely to come into contact with people. There are some basic safety precautions to take to avoid conflict with bears while visiting any National Forest. One of those special occasions while enjoying any National Forest is when you spot wildlife, especially large mammals such as black bears! But, while you are enjoying one of those rare moments of seeing a bear in the wild, precautions need to be taken to provide for your safety and avoid conflicts with bears.
- Prescribed Burning Planned at Tumacácori National Historical Park04/17/2015 3:01 PM
The National Park Service plans to burn several piles of woody debris at Tumacácori National Historical Park later this month. Although the project’s target date is during the week of April 20, 2015, the piles will only be burned if and when environmental conditions are favorable and adequate fire management resources are available.
- Coconino NF Plans Prescribed Burns for Tomorrow, Next Week04/16/2015 3:41 PM
Fire managers on Coconino National Forest (NF) are planning a prescribed burn for tomorrow as part of the Rocky Project and also for next week in areas near Stoneman Lake and Happy Jack, which will be visible to travelers along Interstate 17 and Lake Mary Road.
- Wildfire Preparedness Meeting Scheduled for Apache County Residents04/14/2015 12:11 PM
Local fire departments, the U.S. Forest Service, Emergency Preparedness, Apache County Sheriff’s Office and managers of the Apache County Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program will present wildfire information and preparedness at the Eagar Town Hall on April 28 at 6 p.m.
- Red Flag Warning in Effect Today for North Kaibab, Tusayan Districts04/14/2015 8:11 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 8 p.m. that covers the North Kaibab and Tusayan ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest, as well as other areas of Northern Arizona, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
- Prescribed Burn Planned for 600 acres in Greer Area04/08/2015 5:03 PM
The Springerville Ranger District is planning on burning tomorrow weather permitting. They plan to burn approximately 600 acres under the Greer burn plan just north of Arizona State Highways 260 and 373, which is the road leading to Greer.
Smoke will be seen from Round Valley, Arizona State Highway 260, U.S. Highway 60 and along Forest Road 118. The burn is for maintenance and improvement of wildlife habitat and to reduce hazardous fuels.
- Northern Arizona Fire Managers Issue 'Moderate' Fire Danger Rating04/07/2015 9:31 AM
Effective immediately, fire managers are raising the fire danger rating to “moderate” across the Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
The fire danger rating on the North Kaibab Ranger District and the North Zone of the Grand Canyon National Park remain low, but North Zone fire managers are continuously monitoring conditions on the Kaibab Plateau and will increase fire danger levels to moderate when appropriate.