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SHRED-A-THON IN ORACLE – How would you like an easier and safer way to get rid of those papers that have been nagging you for eons? Here's your chance. Thanks to Canyon Community Bank and Oracle Firewise Board we have a professional truck arriving at Oracle Fire Station on Saturday, October 24th from 10am to 2pm. We encourage you to bring papers in a bankers box with lid OR a bin will be provided into which papers can be dumped. Paper clips, staples and rubber bands are ok. Cost for Oracle residents is $5 per box or 2-3 cans of food for the Food Bank. Ppaers are not shredded on site but at a secure warehouse facility for shredding and disposal.

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK – In honor of Fire Prevention Week, people are encouraged to check their smoke alarms. Fire officials said it is essential to have a smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of a home, including the basement. According to the National Fire Protection Association, half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11pm and 7am, when most people are asleep. Officials said working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying from a fire in a home by almost half. For more information, visit nfpa.org/

THIRD GRADERS VISIT OFD – (Sept 2015) Oracle firefighters Thomas Mathews and David Selby visited Mrs Dedrick's 3rd grade class to talk about what firefighters do for their communities and how they help neighboring communities during large emergencies.
The students are learning about the September 11th, 2001 World Trade Center disaster. The presentation by Thomas and David was mainly about how firefighters help rescue people in need.
Thomas talked about his recent trip to California where he worked on a large wildfire and David suited up in his turnout gear and crawled through the darkness while the students hid in various places within the classroom. Once the students found they could not hide from the Thermal Imagining Camera (TIC), they were given turns using the TIC to view their classmates.
kidsvisit2015 Shown in the picture is Mrs. Dedrick using the camera; once the lights had been turned off, she could easily view all of her students.

THEY'RE BACK . . . Oracle had two new messages on the ofd marquee this week welcoming home the firefighters that went to California to help with the fires. Thanks also for the sacrifice of the families who were without them for a month. And, we can't forget our at-home firefighter crews who are always there to help, care and lend their assistance to those in need in our own area!

OFD ON DEPLOYMENT – Oracle Engine 692 was deployed to assist with the Mad River Complex Fire in Northern California.The Mad River Complex Fire began on July 30th, and is a series of seven lightning caused fires from a storm that moved through a mountainous region located between Redding CA and the Pacific Ocean. Currently 1,165 personnel are assigned to the 20,525 acre fire and the time of this writing it is estimated to be at 40% containment. The four-man crew is on a typical 14-day assignment through our contract with the State of Arizona.
madRiver Shown above is Captain Paul Farrell of Oracle Fire District and Firefighter John Aguiar of Golder Ranch Fire District conducting "Burnout Operations" at the Mad River Complex Fire in Northern California. Not pictured are OFD Engineer Thomas "Bubba" Mathews and GRFD Engineer Rob Russo.

NEW FIRE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER – On August 12, 2015 the newest member of the Oracle District Fire Board, Franky Hill was sworn in by Board Chairman Ellie Brown.
Hill Oath Shown below is the entire board: Manny Navarro, Eillie Brown, Franky Hill, Bill McMurry, and Bud Bristow.

EVER FORGET OUR WEBSITE URL NAME? Not to fret now. Did you notice? We have new reflective signs at both entrances to Oracle including before the post office where the Fire Status sign is located. Let us know if they show up at night.

One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire – go to: http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/ for more information!


Latest rain on 10/08/15
at OFD: 0.01"
at Water Tank Rd: --"
Total Rain at OFD
for 2015: 15.37"
Total rain at Water Tank Rd.
for 2014: 13.96"
OFD Past Year
Total Precipitation:
2014 year total: 13.22"
2013 year total: 15.28"
2012 year total: 14.71"
2011 year total: 15.06"
2010 year total: 18.761"
2009 year total: 13.96"
2008 year total: 24.00"


You can't afford not to be on this list for emergency notifications. Click to go to the "ENS" form and be sure to get any additional numbers (besides your landline) in the system by filling it out and returning it to Oracle Fire District.

BRUSH SITE – The brush disposal site is open on Sundays as well as the rest of the week (7am-5pm).


ORACLE STREET MAP – We have an online printable version of Oracle map book pages with hyperlinked street legend, one hundred block grid lines (in 400 increments) and gallons-per-minute, color-coded hydrants. Click HERE or on the map below.

NEIGHBORHOOD FIRE RISK EVALUATION MAP – An on-site evaluation has been completed for all addressed properties located within OFD boundaries. To see the Oracle map with evaluations Click HERE or on the map below.

TAXING INFORMATION – A list of OFD Taxing Information is available by clicking HERE as well as information as to what your Fire Dept. Taxes have provided since 2004.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION LIST – If you would like to have a suggested EMERGENCY EVACUATION LIST click HERE to see and print the pdf to have handy.

OFD ORACLE WEBCAM! – We have a webcam in Oracle atop the Fire Dept. building thanks to a donation from the Oracle Firewise Board. It will refresh every minute. Click on the blue icon in the weather station box near the top of this page.




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