CURRENT NEWS . . .
State Forestry Division hit with $559,000 fine for Yarnell fire action – read more at azstarnet.
SIGN UP FOR THE NEW ORACLE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM – Oracle Fire and the Firewise Board are pleased to announce the use of a new phone system that is the best and fastest way
to get emergency information out to our community.
This new system has been funded by the Oracle FIREWISE Board and unlike our older system, it will deliver hundreds
of emergency notifications at once to all phone numbers that are participating in the system.
Click HERE to go to the "Getting Added" form to fill out.
sure to get your additional numbers in the system by filling out this form and returning it to
Oracle Fire Dept.
If you receive one of these recorded messages, the caller
ID will show up as Oracle Fire Dept. and there will be an
intro of “THIS IS THE ORACLE FIRE DEPARTMENT.” The message after that will indicate what type of emergency we are expecting for your area.
So, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the road, you will be notified of an emergency event in your area of Oracle.
Thanks to the local landline phone company, the new system has ALL of Oracle’s 896 numbers in the system.Please limit your numbers to no more than three for each name. You can drop it off, mail it or fax it. All information is confidential and only used for
emergency information from Oracle Fire Dept.
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING THE ORACLE WILDFIRE FORUM on
Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Oracle Community Center. Speakers were on hand to inform
Oracle about OUR Wildfire Facts and
• CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST / ARIZONA STATE FORESTER’s Office / PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF’s Office.
PROPERTY EVALUATION MAPS – We talked at the Forum about the NEW property evaluations now ongoing by members of the Fire Dept. and the Firewise board. Final results are not available yet, but we will inform you when they are. In the meantime, if you would like to see the present map to see how your property was doing in 2009, click HERE to go DIRECTLY to that page.
FIRE AT THE PZ RANCH – The photo below shows an Oracle brush truck fighting a fire that had started just off of Highway 77 between Mammoth and Dudleyville a couple of days ago. Although the guys contained it pretty quickly, the height of the flames indicate some significant fire behavior.
We might be nearing the end of our Moderate Fire Danger season, so the timing of our Wildfire Forum is very timely, and hopefully, it will be a well attended event. See below for details.
A Wildland Firefighter Team conducting a training burnout near Rancho Robles on October 8, 2013.
Explorer Duty – Oracle Fire Explorers assisting with extinguishing a brush burn at the Oracle Firewise Brush Dump in October 2013.
• Follow National Firewise Communities recommendations for making your home and property safer from wildfire. You can find lots of information on their website by clicking HERE.
READY, SET, GO PLAN – This personal Wildfire Action Plan is invaluable for providing a lot of helpful tips on protecting your home and your family from wildfire and it also includes good checklists. Click HERE to read the pdf.
It's that time of year when we all need to be on extreme alert for smoke and fire. Please call 911 at the first sighting, and please check out this document.