Swift Water Rescue on December 22nd

Chief Keller, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical
Reports Stranded Motorist Rescue from Roaring Creek

On December 22nd, at approximately 2:15 PM, Copper Canyon Fire and Medical Authority was dispatched to a report of a pick-up truck that had been pushed down stream in Dry Beaver Creek at Kimberly’s Way in McGuireville due to significant runoff from recent rain.  Upon arrival, crews made voice contact with the single occupant in the vehicle about 100 yards downstream from the crossing, where it had lodged on some terrain adjacent to some small trees- firmly in the middle of the very swollen creek.  With limited technical rescue/swiftwater resources on scene, additional requests were made to Sedona Fire District to respond with technicians, as well as an ambulance from Verde Valley Fire District.  Copper Canyon Fire and Medical also recalled

Photo courtesy of Alexa Schuettenberg

technicians from their roster to support the incident.  Yavapai County Sherriff was also on scene and requested a response from their rescue team out of Prescott as well.  A request for a Department of Public Safety Helicopter was also made, as a back-up resource, but the aircraft were all grounded due to the weather.

After setting up an upstream spotter to watch for floating hazards and monitoring the rising water level, resources were divided to both sides of the swollen creek.  Crews then created several strategies to attempt to assist the uninjured occupant of the vehicle to the shoreline.  An initial effort to float an inflatable raft with paddlers came close to succeeding, but unfortunately the current was too strong for the crew on the raft to “make the eddy” by pulling the raft into the current behind the truck.  This crew was able to safely float downstream and after exiting the water safely, assisted with the next attempt.  The second attempt proved to be successful when crews delivered a rope to the vehicle by using the stream’s current, and the victim then tied this rope off to his truck bed.  This enabled a “swimmer” to use this angled line to safely approach the vehicle from upstream and deliver a life vest and helmet to the victim.  This same line was then relocated downstream on the shore, and this time the victim and the rescuer took advantage of the current to “ferry” along the angled rope safely to the shore.
Copper Canyon Fire and Medical greatly appreciated the support of the Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety, Verde Valley Fire District, and Sedona Fire District in helping to mitigate this incident safely.  There were no reported injuries to any of the responders, and the victim refused further treatment after medical evaluation from Verde Valley Fire ambulance personnel.
CCFMA wants to remind everyone that attempting to drive across flooding stream beds is simply not worth the risk.  Floodwaters move and change the road surface, and it may no longer be where it typically is.  While this incident fortunately did not result in injuries, it easily could have turned out much worse.  At a minimum, the truck involved in this incident will need costly repairs, or to be replaced.
Have a Merry Christmas and stay safe this winter!
 Chief Terry Keller

Saturday in Beaver Creek 12/17/2016

Dear Neighbors

Hawbaker 1951 Farmall Cub
Looks like today is starting out a little cloudy but is forecast to be sunny by this afternoon.  So overall a nice day for all the usual Saturday activities and the special events.  The Holiday Home Tour is this afternoon starting at Beaver Creek School and the Dump the Drugs opportunity is from 10 AM to noon at the BC Adult Center.
Some December closures are:  BC School from December 19 through January 2, BC Public Library closed on December 24 and 31 and the Verde Valley Monuments will be closed on Christmas Day.  The Seventh Day Adventist Food Bank in Camp Verde will be closed on December 28.
Please drive carefully and have a lot of patience for those of us distracted by the holidays.
Thank you to Linda Hawbaker for sharing her photo.
See you on the tour,
……..the calendar crew
Saturday in Beaver Creek 12/17/2016
Saturday, 12/17–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 12/17–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays of each month.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 12/17–The Lutheran Womens Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community.  We’ll be discussing Octoberfest.   Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
 Dump the Drugs Here
Saturday, 12/17–Dump the Drugs  is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.  Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.  (See flyer below)
Saturday, 12/17- Kiwanis Christmas House is open for the last day at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in between Kiwanis Clothes Closet and Small Engine Repair from 10 AM to 5 PM. This year a wonderful Christmas will come to 18 families with 45 children through the sales of community donated holiday items.  POB’s (pats on back) to everyone!!!
Saturday, 12/17-The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club is sponsoring a Holiday Home Tour as a fundraiser for scholarships and community support from 2 to 5 PM.  Tickets are $10 each (ages 12 and under are free) and may be purchased from Civic Club members, businesses with Gingerbread signs or purchased at the door. The tour will start at the Beaver Creek School Board Room, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. in Rimrock or Betty Hart’s Home at 3765 E Montezuma Ave. in Lake Montezuma. The tour includes the 1932 Rock School House, Carolers, Bake Sale, Raffle (items from participating Beaver Creek Businesses) and five decorated homes. Come celebrate the Holidays with us!
FREE & Low Cost FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
December 2016 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for food delivery)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 10/8
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
12/7, 12/14, 12/21
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Bountiful Baskets-Fruits & Vegetables
Camp Verde Elem School
200 Camp Lincoln Rd
 
 
Order for Camp Verde
Week A & pay online from noon Mon thru Tues eve
$17.50
Includes fees;
Bring bags or boxes
Saturdays,
12/17
 
9:15 AM
(open for 20 minutes)
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone

Holiday Home Tour Saturday

Holiday Home Tour
Starts Saturday Afternoon
at Beaver Creek School
Dear Neighbors

President Karin Ward and amazing raffle tickets
 
The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club usually has one special fundraising event each year in order to support community efforts in the Beaver Creek Community by donating to local charities (see below) and providing scholarships. The members invite you to come enjoy the HOLIDAY HOME TOUR and enter the raffle drawings.  This year’s officers are:  Karin Ward, president; Bonnie McConachie, treasurer; Darla Melcher, secretary; and Barbara Hitchcock, vice president.  Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to get to know Beaver Creek better and see some beautiful decorations!  This special event starts at the board room located at the front of Beaver Creek School, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd.
In April of 2016 these organizational donations were made:
                Montezuma Rimrock Fire District – $400
                Beaver Creek Transit – $400
                Beaver Creek Adult Center – $400
                Beaver Creek School – $400
        Rotary Club of Sedona for the Beaver Creek Imagination                Library Program for BC kids 0 to 5 – $300
                Morning Starr – $300
                Meals on Wheels – $300

Verna Shafer painting

Total: $2,500

Saturday, 12/17-The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club is sponsoring a Holiday Home Touras a fundraiser for scholarships and community support. The tour will take place on Saturday, December 17 from 2 to 5 PM.  Tickets are $10 each (ages 12 and under are free) and may be purchased from Civic Club members, businesses with Gingerbread signs or purchased at the door. The tour will start at the Beaver Creek School Board Room, 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd. in Rimrock or Betty Hart’s Home at 3765 E Montezuma Ave. in Lake Montezuma. The tour includes the 1932 Rock School House, Carolers, Bake Sale, Raffle (items from participating Beaver Creek Businesses) and five decorated homes. Come celebrate the Holidays with us!