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Mayer Fire Hosts regional HAZMAT team this past Tuesday – 10/10/17

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Oct 122017
 

Today our friends at Mayer Fire hosted a meeting of our regional hazmat teams. The Prescott Area Hazmat Response Team (comprised of CAFMA and Prescott FD members), Daisy Mountain FD (from the North Phoenix/Anthem/New River area), and Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority (from the Camp Verde area) brought their hazmat trucks and several personnel together for some familiariztion.
The goal today was to discuss each of our hazmat incident response capabilities, see equipment we use, and get to know one another. It was a great success and we look forward to working together in the future through training and other opportunities that we can partner up on. We really appreciate our regional partners!

combo drill

Pictured below from the left is DMFD HM145, CAFMA/PFD HM1, and CCFMA HM811.

Press Release – Boil drinking water 7/20/17

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Jul 202017
 

As a precaution Mayer Water District is asking residents to boil their water after last night’s flooding. Water is available to residents at the Mayer Rec Center and at the Mission Church in Poland Junction. Please see the attached document for more information and tips on water safety.

Mayer Flooding – Boil Water Release

***Community Meeting July 5th at Mayer High School – Flood Preparedness***

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Jul 032017
 

Community Meeting

There will be a community meeting at the Mayer High School on July 5th at 6:00 PM. The address is 17300 E Mule Deer Dr. Mayer, AZ 86333. Topics discussed will be how to prepare for after fire flooding as well as “Turn Around Don’t Drown”.

Goodwin Fire – SANDBAGS AVAILABLE
Sandbags and sand are available at the following locations. Bring your shove to fill your own bags.
Poland Junction – At Junction Christian Fellowship, 6555 AZ-69, Mayer, AZ 86333
Mayer – At the Fire Station located at 10001 Miami St, Mayer, AZ 86333
Mayer – At the Fire Station located at 69 and Old Sycamore Rd
Spring Valley – 13802 S Burton Rd, Spring Valley

As of 4:00 PM the Emergency Operation Center and the Emergency Phone Bank are closed. Residents in need of assistance can call 928-771-3321.

Flash/Flooding after the Goodwin Fire

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Jul 032017
 

The Mayer, Poland Junction, Spring Valley, and Cordes Lakes areas are extremely susceptible to flash/flooding due to the effects of the Goodwin Fire.  Please view and share with your neighbors the two documents below regarding flood awareness and safety.  Mayer Fire along with the Yavapai County Emergency Management Department will be sharing information in the days and weeks to come.

7-1-17 Goodwin Fire Press Releases Flood (2)

GoodwinFirePressRelease070317_10am (2)

 

7/2/2017 Goodwin Fire Update

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Jul 022017
 

Goodwin Fire Update, June 2, 2017, 8:00 AM

Release Date: Jul 2, 2017

Contact(s): Tiffany Davila: 602-540-1036

EOC Information Line: (928) 442-5103

Goodwin Fire Information Line: (928) 925-1111

Goodwin Fire Media Information Line: (928) 632-5055

Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com

Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/

Tiffany Davila, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (602) 540-1036

 

Goodwin Fire

July 2, 2017, 8:00 a.m.

Location: Bradshaw Ranger District of Prescott National Forest; 14 miles south of Prescott, AZ (T12N R1W, S28)

Start date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Size: Approximately 27,327 acres

Percent Contained: 53%

Cause: Under Investigation

Resources Assigned: Approximately 1,222 personnel

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral and Ponderosa pine stands in drainages.

 

Firefighters made excellent progress overnight burning out an area near the northwest corner of Big Bug Mesa, east of Breezy Pines. The burnout operation is expected to be complete today. Additional fire retardant has been applied on this section of the fire to help reinforce the perimeter.

 

Patrolling, mopup and fireline rehabilitation continues to take place along the 62 miles of fire perimeter. Patrol flights yesterday saw little smoke coming from the southern and eastern portions of the fire. However, smoke could be seen from burning interior islands of vegetation and the burnout operation in the northwest. The public is reminded that smoke seen coming from interior portions of the fire is not a cause of concern at this time. Some ash devils were noticed yesterday and firefighters remain vigilant to ensure embers are not carried across firelines.

 

Winds are expected to be higher today with gusts from the southwest possibly reaching 25-30 mph.

 

Evacuation information: Although some evacuations have been lifted and roads reopened, property owners are urged to remain vigilant and monitor fire news. There is still active fire behavior, particularly in the northern portion of the fire, and conditions can change easily if impacted by high wind events.

 

Yesterday, evacuation orders were lifted for the following communities/areas: Blue Hills (power has been restored), Upper Blue Hills (power has been restored), Dewey/Humboldt all areas west of SR 69 south to mile post 280. (west Poland Junction remains under evacuation)

 

These communities remain under mandatory evacuation: SR 69 – west side from Grapevine Road north to Milepost 280, Poland Junction- west side, Pine Flat, Breezy Pines, Walker, Potato Patch, Mount Union, Mountain Pine Acres.

 

Please note: The Blue Hills/Upper Blue Hills area has fire suppression sprinklers that were installed by firefighters in various portions of the community. Please keep these areas clear and allow fire officials access to do their work.

For additional information regarding evacuations and pre-evacuations please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 7am – 7pm.

 

National Forest (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for maps of closed areas.

6/27/17 Goodwin Fire Update along with Community Meeting Information.

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Jun 272017
 

Latest on the Goodwin Fire. 6/27/17
There will also be a 6:30pm community meeting at Mayer High School tonight with an update from the Incident Management Team.

News Release
Tiffany Davila
Goodwin Fire Information: 928-925-1111
Department of Forestry and Fire https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278
(602) 540-1036
Email: goodwinfireinfo@gmail.com

There will be a public meeting tonight, see information below.

GOODWIN FIRE UPDATE
June 27, 2017: 9:30 a.m.
Location:
 Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest
 14 miles south of Prescott, Arizona (T12N R1W, S28)

Start Date: June 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Size: Approximately 4,399 acres
Percent Contained: 5% Cause: Under Investigation

Vegetation: Predominantly dense chaparral over 40 years old, and Ponderosa pine stands in the drainages

Summary: The Goodwin Fire continues to burn in very rugged terrain to the south and west of the junction with Senator Highway (FR 52) and County Road 177. Fire crews have been working to keep the fire south of County Road 177, the Mayer-Goodwin Road, and away from the homes and communities to the north. So far they have been successful as the fire has been burning mostly eastward toward the 2015 SA Hill Fire scar. Yesterday the fire burned up and over Brady Butte.

Many factors contribute to the fire’s behavior including temperatures; humidity; vegetation type, density, and moisture content; slope and aspect, wind direction and speed, and terrain. Fire weather is predicted to be near critical today, with low humidity, high temperatures, and breezy conditions. The fire is burning in thick, dry, and decadent chaparral and ponderosa pine in very rugged terrain with little access, which makes conditions hazardous for firefighters. Because firefighter and public safety is the number one objective, firefighters are being directed to not put themselves in situations where the risks are high and probability of success is low. The consistent message from leaders to firefighters is “Nothing is worth you getting hurt”. Closures: A Closure Order for the incident is in effect to provide for the safety of firefighters and the public. Please visit the Prescott National Forest website (www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott) or Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5278/) for a map of the closed area.

Evacuations: The evacuation for the community of Pine Flat is still in place; for additional information please call the Yavapai County Emergency Operation Center at (928) 442-5103, 7am – 7pm.

Pre-Evacuations: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office shared the following message with residents of Breezy Pines: “We are currently working with Goodwin Fire officials. There are no evacuations in place at this time in Breezy Pines, but please be prepared to evacuate if needed. Shelter is located at the Mayer High School. For information please call 928-442-5103, 7am – 7pm”.

Structure Damage: Goodwin Fire managers and cooperators have been receiving inquiries regarding structures damaged or destroyed during the first day of Goodwin Fire. It was reported that structures have been destroyed and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office personnel are working with fire officials to determine the extent of damaged structures. However, this can only be accomplished when it is safe for deputies to enter, complete an accurate assessment, and determine ownership. Efforts to expedite the release of such information is ongoing. In the meantime, the patience of those residents who have been evacuated is greatly appreciated.

CodeRed: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, we can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises.

Although ENS does contain published landline phone number information by default, the Sheriff’s Office may only get landline phone data updates twice a year. This is why it is vital that you register all your phone numbers directly to assure contact in an emergency. Please go to the Sheriff’s Office website: www.ycsoaz.gov and click on the Emergency Notification System tab or the Code Red link on the home page.

Resources Assigned:
 Crews: 6 Hotshot crews, 10 Type II crews
 Engines: 29
 Helicopters: 6
 Air Attack: 2
 Personnel: 525

The public can obtain fire information via the following:
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/