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CURRENT NEWS . . .

EAGLE ONE MOBILE OUTREACH AT OFD – Counselors from
Arizona Dept. of Veteran Services will be at Oracle Fireon March 30th from 10am-2pm and again on June 28, Sept. 27 and Dec. 27, 2017. For more information call 520-866-3645 or go to: hohp4heroes.org.

BRUSH THINNING GRANT – OFD is pleased to announce the award of new brush thinning grant funds. If you have not yet signed up for a property assessment to determine if your property qualifies for brush reduction work, please either call the Station at 896-2980 or stop by to provide your name, phone number and physical address. A representative will call you to set up an appointment sometime in April. Shown below is an example of before and after that was done recently in Oracle.
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LARRY SOUTHARD RETIRES! – A retirement party at OFD on January 14, 2017 was quite the gathering of friends and colleagues of Chief Larry Southard. Click on the photo below for some more photos at the event. We wish Larry and Terrie all the best of luck in their new adventures.
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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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BRUSH BURN DECEMBER 2016 – OFD firefighters didn't waste any time getting the burn brush going at the Oracle Firewise Brush Disposal Site. Weather conditions this week were ideal for burning. After a one day closure (to assure complete extinguishment) the brush dump reopened on Dec. 28. You can also RECYCLE THOSE CHRISTMAS TREES – stop by the ofd office to get the key to the brush dump. it is free.
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ORACLE FIRE BOARD UPDATE – Cert and Firewise member, and long-time resident of Oracle, Dale Suter, was sworn in as the newest Fire Board member at the December 14, 2016 Board meeting. We are honored and extremely pleased to have him as part of our Oracle Fire District family! Congratulations Dale! (photo by Miner Sun Basin)
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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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MULTI-AGENCY EXERCISE – On Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, eleven emergency responder agencies from the tri-community and adjoining areas, came together and trained as a team. The event took place at a former BHP mine site and training included:
vehicle stabilization & patient extrication, extinguishing a vehicle fire, search and rescue, multiple patient triage with emergency scene treatment, patient packaging for transport and a high angle rescue. Photos by Collins Cochran. Click on the group photo for a larger version.
group-allAll together more than 80 emergency responders and another 20 auxiliary volunteers participated in the all day exercise. The full story can be found in the Sept. 21st edition of the San Manual Miner.
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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 2016-2017 OFD Budget is available for viewing. Click HERE to see it.

 

WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK!
LIKE US AT:
ORACLE FIRE DISTRICT
or click below on the logo.
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Thanks to Kent Thornell for the latest Oracle photograph for our home page. It was taken in 2010 from Sunset Dr. and shows Mt. Lemmon and Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley ski slope in the distance.

ORACLE WEATHER STATUS:

Latest rain on 03/23/17
at OFD: 0.11"
at Water Tank Rd: 0.14"
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Total YTD Rain 2017
at OFD: 3.52"
at Water Tank Rd: 4.51"
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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:

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 MODERATE.
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ENS

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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