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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical having Busy Monsoon Season

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Busy During Monsoon Weather
6 Rollovers & a Residential Fire
The past two days were very busy for Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, which ran a total of 38 calls within 48 hours. Most notable calls were a residential fire where a patient was successfully rescued and the fire was contained to the room of origin . In addition 10 motor vehicle accidents; six of the accidents were rollovers. These were due to a storm cell that sat above I-17.  All patients received treatment and/ or transport to the nearest available medical facility. Copper Canyon Fire did not do this alone they receive support from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire, ADOT and the Department of Public Safety. Please remember if you are driving in adverse conditions to drive with care and always wear your seatbelt.
Dale Dunns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Excessive Heat Warning 6/15/2017

 

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
As temperatures across the state of Arizona are expected to reach record levels this weekend Yavapai County Emergency Management and Yavapai County Community Health Services would like to remind residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion and other heat related injuries or medical complications.

In response to an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service,

The Salvation Army’s Verde Valley/Cottonwood staff will be activating a heat relief station at the Cottonwood Recreation Center where people in need can go for cooling and hydration June 17

th through June 21

st, 2017.
Cottonwood Recreation Center
150 S. 6th St.
Cottonwood, AZ -86326
Tel. (928) 639.3200
As needed the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical will have water available at the following fire stations:
Camp Verde Station at 494 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 and  Montezuma Rimrock Station 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ

318 AM MST Wed Jun 14 2017

Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Grand Canyon Village, Supai, North Rim, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde

,Cordes Junction and Bagdad.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 5000 FEET…
* AFFECTED AREA…Elevations below 5000 feet for the Grand Canyon, Marble and Glen Canyons, Yavapai County valleys and basins, and northern Gila County.
* TEMPERATURE…105 TO 115 degrees.
* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures will significantly increase the potential for heat related illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and hydration will be most at risk. More weather updates at: http://www.weather.gov/fgz/
Please remember NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. It is best to leave your pets at home if you cannot take them in with you. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit above outside temperatures within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death.
When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
o   Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
o   When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
Additional information is attached as well as additional sites with great preparedness information listed below.
Arizona Department of Health Serviceshttp://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/heat-illness
National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov/rah/heat
Salvation Army in Phoenixhttp://www.salvationarmyphoenix.org
Marcie Slay
Yavapai County Emergency Management
PIO
Marcie.slay@yavapai.us
928-771-3321

REGISTER FOR “Code Red” Emergency Notification System
with Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at:
IT’S TOO LATE, WHEN TOLD TO EVACUATE!
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Upper Beaver Creek Burn Planned

Upper Beaver Creek Burn
Possible Smoke in Verde Valley
Update 2017-05-01: Upper Beaver Creek (UBC) burns this week
Incident: Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Upcoming & Current Prescribed Burns
 
The following prescribed burns have been scheduled on the Coconino National Forest. Fire managers may need to reschedule or cancel burns based on weather and conditions. Additional prescribed burn information will be added to this list as it becomes available.
Flagstaff Ranger District
A-1: 500 acres planned for the week of May 1, likely mid-week depending on the water. A-1 Mountain area near Braken Ranch Subdivision. Smoke may settle into Belemont and Baderville.
Mogollon Rim Ranger District
UBC – Upper Beaver Creek Project (Hollingshead Mountain): Weather permitting, an additional 1,000 acres are planned for the week of May 1, continuing from last week’s burns totaling around 2,300 acres. 3,500 acres total are planned, six miles south of the Happy Jack Work Station, near Hollingshead Mountain, FRs 83 and 83A. Smoke is predicted to disperse northeast, potentially impacting Lake Mary Road. Smoke will be visible from Lake Mary Road and I-17. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons, potentially West Clear Creek and the Verde Valley.