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.
- 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.
- Grand Canyon National Park Prescribed Fire10/17/2014 12:53 PM
National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment during the fall and winter months as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.
- Ignitions Begin Today on North Kaibab Ranger District 10/16/2014 4:25 PM
As weather conditions continue to present ideal conditions for prescribed burning on the North Kaibab Ranger District, North Zone fire managers are preparing to implement a prescribed fire treatment today in order to reduce an estimated 5 to 7 tons of surface fuels per acre in the Dry Park PU1 project area today.
- Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Plan Prescribed Burns10/16/2014 2:33 PM
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests fire managers are preparing to commence prescribed burning as conditions provide opportunities for applying fire to the landscape.
- Tusayan Fire Managers Prepare for Prescribed Fires10/15/2014 1:29 PM
Fire managers anticipate starting multiple prescribed fire treatment projects on the Tusayan Ranger District as early as Thursday. Officials hope to treat approximately 3,000 acres with fire before wet weather conditions arrive for the winter.
Prescribed fire treatments require that fire managers continuously monitor weather and fuel conditions throughout the treatment process in order to ensure firefighter and visitor safety. The following prescribed treatments are scheduled for the upcoming week but will only be implemented only once conditions are favorable to do so:
- 3200 Acres of Prescribed Burn Planned Near Williams10/10/2014 1:50 PM
With favorable conditions expected to remain in place, fire managers plan to initiate prescribed fire as soon as Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in the McCracken East project areas, situated along County Road 73, approximately 4 miles south of Williams, AZ. The 2 McCracken prescribed fire planning areas, both ‘East’ and ‘West’ have a total area of approximately 3,200 acres and are divided by County Road 73. Each planning area is further broken down into smaller project areas so ignited acreage per day will vary based on the project areas selected for treatment.
- Prescribed Burning Planned for October 14-18 on the Verde Ranger District 10/10/2014 9:11 AM
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to conduct prescribed fire operations beginning Tuesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 18, 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.
Powell Project - Approximately 500 acres, located north of Powell Springs Campground and west of the community of Cherry (T14N, R3E, Sec 19).
- Fatal Crash Closes SR 89A Midway Between Flagstaff and Sedona10/10/2014 7:57 AM
State Route 89A is closed midway between Flagstaff and Sedona because of a fatal crash, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The highway is closed at milepost 390. Drivers who want to travel from Flagstaff to Sedona can use Interstate 17 to State Route 179 as alternate routes.
There is no estimated time to reopen the highway.
For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow us on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 5-1-1.