The Mayer Fire District (MFD) is seeking a Recruitment & Retention Coordinator to manage a Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, which includes a regional Volunteer Firefighter monthly benefits program, physicals and PPE for new recruits, and a marketing campaign to recruit Volunteer Firefighters. The grant involves five volunteer departments.
Mayer Fire recently took delivery of a 2015 Ford F-350 4×4 ambulance. This apparatus was purchased through bond election monies. Along with the ambulance, MFD purchased a new Water Tender and Structural Engine that should arrive in 6-9 months. The ambulance will be replacing a 13 year old unit, the water tender will be replacing a 27 year old unit, and the engine acquisition will create a spare piece of apparatus.
At just after 9:15 a.m. Mayer Fire units responded to a multi vehicle accident in front of the Circle K at Central Ave. and Highway 69 in Mayer. Crews found 3 vehicles involved with a total of 4 patients. Two patients were transported, one to Goodyear by Mayer Fire and one to YRMC East by Lifeline Ambulance, with non life threatening injuries. The main entrance into Mayer was partially blocked for almost an hour.
Mayer Fire Units:
Rescue 21, Rescue 23, Car 201, LifeLine Ambulance, AZ DPS, and YCSO
Mayer Fire crews responded on a rollover accident on Highway 69 at mile 268, in front of the Creekside Lodge, at just after 3:45 p.m. today. Crews arrived to find an SUV perched on a guard rail with its engine on fire. What looked like a very serious accident involving a number of vehicles turned out to only be a single vehicle accident with only one patient. The 30 year old female driver was transported by Mayer Fire ambulance to YRMC East with non-life threatening injuries. Crews quickly got the fire under control. Traffic on Highway 69 was reduced to only one lane for about 45 minutes.
The Mayer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Soleil Down Road in Mayer at just before 3:00 p.m. on Saturday March 28, 2015. Crews arrived to find a fifth wheel trailer on fire with immediate exposures to a number of other trailers and various types structures. Crews were able to contain the fire to the first trailer with only minor extensions to the next trailer. Crews were hampered by a number of propane and acetylene bottles that were involved in the fire, including several that did rupture. The homeowner was on the scene and was not injured. No firefighters were injured and crews were on the scene for several hours. Mayer Fire units received assistance from the Central Yavapai Fire district as well as YCSO and DPS.
Central Yavapai Fire
Water Tender 54
The Mayer Fire Department was very busy this past weekend.
#1 It all started on Thursday morning when they delivered Santa to the Mayer Elementary School for his annual visit
#2 Then on Friday the firefighters and administrative staff served Christmas lunch at the Mayer Elder’s Center
#3 On Saturday they lead the Cordes Lakes Christmas Light parade which included Santa and his elves
All this while covering the area for their normal flow of emergency responses.
The Mayer Fire Department recognized our employees of the year for 2014 at last night’s Fire Board meeting. Volunteer of the Year (for the seventh consecutive year) Ken Spendley, Full-time Firefighter of the Year, Kris Mantey and Reserve Firefighter of the year Ronnie Gamble. Administrative Employee of the Year, Patricia Scott is not pictured. “We would like to congratulate all four of them and thank them for their dedicated service to Mayer Fire” stated Fire Chief Glenn Brown.
Mayer Fire responded to a rollover accident on I-17 just North of Bloody Basin Rd. just before 10:30 this morning. Crews found a Honda Sedan on its top. The two adult passengers were outside the vehicle upon units arrival. They were transported to JCL Deer Valley hospital in phoenix with non-life threatening injuries. The Interstate was completely closed for a short time and was down to one lane for about 20 minutes.
Pic – Captain/Paramedic Ryan Trask and a DPS officer exam the damage and secure the vehicle.