NOTICE OF CALL OF ELECTION — ORACLE FIRE BOARD – Two vacancies will occur on the Fire Board at the general election in Nov. 2018. Click HERE to see the posting.
THE PRESENT ORACLE FIRE BOARD . . .
The present Oracle Fire Board consists of:
Ellie Brown, Bill McMurry, Bud Bristow, Franky Hill, and Dale Suter.
Franky Hill is now Board Chairman and Dale Suter is Board Clerk for 2017.
ORACLE FIRE BOARD NEWS – Cert and Firewise member, and
long-time resident of Oracle, Dale Suter was sworn in as the newest Fire Board member at the Dec. 14, 2016 Fire Board meeting. We are honored and pleased to have him as part of our Oracle Fire District family. (photo by Miner Sun Basin)
Manny Navarro has stepped down from the Oracle Fire Board as his term ended. He was given a plaque at the Oracle Fire Board meeting on Nov. 8, 2016. We would like to thank Manny for his service to the fire district and to the community. Taking his place is Dale Suter.
ORACLE FIRE BOARD MEMBER – A fairly new Oracle Fire Board member is Franky Hill. Her term will be until November 2018. She is shown here being sworn in by board member Ellie Brown.
Shown below is the 2015 board:
Manny Navarro, Eillie Brown, Franky Hill, Bill McMurry, and Bud Bristow.
A new 2017 photo of the most recent entire board will be posted soon.
WHEN ARE THE MEETINGS?
The Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month baring holidays. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on upcoming meetings or to view the minutes of past meetings, check the public meeting link on this website.
OPEN MEETING LAW – Would you like more information about the open meeting law that these meetings adhere to? Here are two documents that will help:
• Open Meeting Law 101 • Open Meeting Law Booklet
HISTORY . . .
THE FIRST ORACLE FIRE BOARD
Oracle Fire District's initial five-member board was sworn in on Dec. 1, 2012, at the fire station in Oracle prior to its first meeting.
The first Fire Board consisted of Ellie Brown, Manny Navarro, and Charlotte Poole serving four year terms and Bud Bristow and John Doran serving two year terms.
FIRE CHIEF HISTORY:
2017 . . .
Robert Jennings was officially sworn in as the new Oracle Fire Chief at the Jan. 11, 2017 Fire Board meeting.
2013 . . .
Battalion Chief Larry Southard was appointed as Interim Fire Chief by the newly elected Fire Board on December 1st, 2012. On June 3, 2013 Chief Southard was hired to fill the position of Fire Chief.
Chief Southard restructured the department’s Chain of Command to consist of Assistant Fire Chief Robert Jennings; Chief of Administration, Tina Acosta; and Battalion Chief Brian McGinnis. Check the Staff page to see a list of present firemen and support groups.
"The Oracle Fire Department has been served by a two person board since Feb. 14, 1966, so this is a very historic event for us and we are very excited to work with the new Fire Board," said Chief Southard.