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Our Mission: To serve our community by providing timely, competent and professional care.

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CURRENT NEWS . . .

SMELL SMOKE? The Oracle Fire Crew has been responding to numerous smoke calls recently. We believe the smoke has been coming from the Frye fire on Mt. Graham, in the Pinaleno mountains near Safford.
if you see or smell smoke or see a fire, please call 911. If you would simply like to know more about the fires burning in Arizona, please follow this link to Inciweb http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

There was a small fire in the heart of Oracle on June 19th, caused by arching wires, which burned the top of a tall pine tree. A crew from the Bureau of Indian Affairs San Carlos Irrigation Project responded to repair the line and to clear the brush from under the power line. They told our crew that this is a free service that they provide for brush removal directly under their power lines. If you have this situation or know of an area of concern, you can call the BIA at 520-723-6209, option #1 "to report a utility hazard."

EAGLE ONE MOBILE VETERAN OUTREACH – Counselors from
Arizona Dept. of Veteran Services will be at Oracle Fire on Wed.,
June 28 from 10am-2pm. For more information call 520-431-5663.
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What is a Red Flag Warning?
– According to the National Weather Service, a Red Flag Warning is issued when a "combination of low humidity, strong winds, dry ground cover, and warm temperatures are expected to bring critical fire weather conditions to the warned area." When we have these conditions, you may see a red flag flying in front of the fire station. Please be vigilant and cautious especially on these days. The fire status in Oracle is now at Very High.

CERT MEETING IN PINAL COUNTY – Recently, our Oracle CERT team (Community Emergency Response Team) of Doug Johnson and David Harris met in Florence with the Maricopa CERT team and the Pinal County OEM to discuss local issues.
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OAKS PARADE 2017 – A good time was had by all at the annual Oaks Festival on April 22, 2017. Oracle Fire District got to show off some of their apparatus and the CERT and Firewise group joined in on the Viper. In addition to the Viper and information booths, they also brought the Kid's Safety Van which featured firewise experience and tips for kids.
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NEW ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF – former Battalion Chief Brian McGinnis received his Assistant Fire Chief badge during the Oracle Fire Board meeting on April 5, 2017. Brian McGinnis is shown below being pinned by his wife Crystal. Fire Chief Robert Jennings was honored to present Brian with his new badge and to welcome him to his new position shown below that.
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WELCOME NEW FIRE CHIEF – Robert Jennings was officially sworn in as our new Oracle Fire Chief on January 11, 2017 at the Oracle Fire Board meeting. Shown here is Bill McMurry with Robert, and also Robert with his wife Andrea "pinning him" with the Fire Chief badge. We wish Robert all the best of luck in his new position.
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NEW CERT TRAILER – During the October 11, 2016 CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) meeting, Oracle CERTs were presented with a new trailer. The trailer including rescue equipment inside, was donated by Pinal County Emergency Management 's Director Chuck Kmet. Pinal County Board of Supervisor Pete Rios spoke about the high praise he had for our very special and important community volunteers.
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WILDFIRE INFORMATION – There is ONE WEBSITE that has the best information on all major fires in the US. Make this a bookmark for Arizona and any other state you may want to check on. The home page takes you to the most current and largest fires. It has maps, details and updates. For all fires in one state, click at the top right, choose your state and click GO. Click HERE to go to that site or bookmark the link: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

THE ORACLE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (ENS)
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.

OFD BUDGET – The 2017-2018 OFD Adopted Budget is now available for viewing. Click HERE to view it.

 

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Latest rain on 05/16/17
at OFD: 0.02"
at Water Tank Rd: 0.03"
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Total YTD Rain 2017
at OFD: 3.94"
at Water Tank Rd: 5.00"
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Total YTD Rain 2016
at OFD: 15.75"
at Water Tank Rd: 17.40"
at Apache Joe: 18.09"
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TOTAL rain at Water Tank Rd.
for 2016: 17.40"
for 2015: 22.18"
for 2014: 13.96"
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Rain at OFD
History Total Precipitation:
2016 year total: 15.75"
2015 year total: 19.66"
2014 year total: 13.22"
2013 year total: 15.28"
2012 year total: 14.71"
2011 year total: 15.06"
2010 year total: 18.76"
2009 year total: 13.96"
2008 year total: 24.00"

COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

OFD BUDGETThe 2017-2018 OFD Adopted Budget is now available for viewing. Click HERE to view it.

DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU . . .Smokea-bad
This was a hard-wired smoke alarm that could have caused a fire in the home. Check with OFD to see if you can take part in the free smoke alarm/ CO2 program.

FREE SMOKE / CO2 ALARMS
Oracle Fire and San Manual Fire Districts are offering free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to residents. This program, funded through a FEMA grant, starts Dec. 1 until supplies last. For more info or to schedule an appointment call:
520-850-9713 (Dale, Oracle).

The Fire Status in Oracle
presently is at VERY HIGH!
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THE ORACLE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (ENS)
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.

One Less Spark, One Less
Wildfire, go to: http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/
for more information.
TO SEE MORE FIREWISE INFORMATION CLICK ON OUR FIREWISE PUBLICATIONS PAGE.

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

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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.
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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.
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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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