Burn Ban Remains: Dry Conditions

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by Chief Ben Palm

Wildfire Outlook

Remember that effective June 1st, 2017; Yarnell Fire District authorized a Stage 1 Burn Ban.  We ask that you keep your grasses cut as the fire danger is extreme.  Remove tree limbs within 6 feet of the ground. A Stage 1 Ban states that no burn permits will be issued, use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are prohibited except by commercial special events permit and smoking cigarettes should be confined to private residences or designated smoking areas.  Open flames are prohibited and cooking outdoors requires supervision.


Hazardous Fuels Abatement Project

Bruce Olson is the supervisor for the 2017 Fuels project in Yarnell, which is being funded by a grant from the AZ Division of Forestry and Fire Management.  To date more than 8 acres have been treated.  Work is being completed around the homes of several residents.  If you would like information about how to protect your home, please call us at 928-427-6578.


Important Notice:

If you need medical help, please do not call the Fire Administration Office.  9-1-1 is the only number to dial.  This helps you and it helps YFD; when the call is placed into the correct system, more resources become instantly alerted. Again, please call 9-1-1 for medical assistance of any kind. Thank you.


YFD News:

The Yarnell Fire District Ambulance has been out supporting medical needs on various wildfires.  The Water Tender has also been called out for wildland service. Five YFD personnel have been involved in the season’s Wildfires to date.


Yarnell Fire Training Center:

We will be hosting an EMT Certification Class this fall.  Since we have a minimum class attendance requirement, please share this information with potential candidates.  To put your name on the class roster list, call Denise Roggio at 928-427-6578.


Knox Box® Program

We urge you to sign up for this program. How it works: homeowners or business owners may purchase a box containing a key to their premises; the box is placed next to the entry door of the building; If Yarnell Fire needs access to the building, rather than breaking in, we will be able to access the Knox Box with our master key, and retrieve the entry key. For information, please contact us: Chief Ben Palm or Denise Roggio, Admin. 928-427-6578. Visit yarnellfire.org


May 2017  Service Calls

Incidents: 22 – Average response time:  4.50 (4 minutes, 30 seconds)

EMS:  12               Motor Vehicle Accident: 1                       Welfare checks: 0

Mutual Aid: 2                   Public Assists: 6                                      Smoke Checks: 1

Structure Fire: 0         Wildland Fire: 2