Tag Archives: Arizona

Arizona’s Tonto National Forest Increases Fire Restrictions

A potential fine of up to $5,000     The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Rising temperatures and dried-out grass have pushed a national forest outside Phoenix into further fire restrictions. Tonto National Forest supervisor Neil Bosworth said enacting State ...

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Hiring: Forestry Technician (Wildland Firefighter), Department of Interior, Arizona

Position closes on Dec.31, 2020   Duties Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent, Colorado River Agency in Parker, Arizona. The purpose of this announcement is to fill a Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician), filled under ...

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Three National Forests in Arizona Prohibit Recreational Shooting

Forests are experiencing an increase in drying trends     PHOENIX (AP) — Recreational shooting is being temporarily prohibited in three national forests in Arizona in a move that officials say is aimed at reducing the wildfire threat. The Southwestern ...

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NFFF IC to IC Discussion: Yarnell Hill Fire with Chief Eric Kriwer

Insight into what happens when an incident commander suffers a LODD     National Fallen Firefighters Foundation   The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation launched its Incident Commander-to-Incident Commander (IC to IC) Network in 2020 to support incident commanders involved in ...

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National Forests Across Arizona Impose Campfire Restrictions

Federal court, fines, and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All six national forests around Arizona are imposing campfire restrictions that officials say are intended to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the ...

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Arizona Expects Higher Wildfire Activity in Areas with Grass Growth

Conditions very similar to those of 2019 when 1,827 wildland fires burned nearly 625 square miles     By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say conditions in Arizona this year point toward a potential for high wildfire ...

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Surprise, AZ SVI Type VI Wildland Unit

A new wildland rig for Surprise   SVIweb – When spec’ing its new SVI-built Type 6 Wildland Unit, the Surprise, AZ Fire-Medical Department chose a Dodge Ram 5500 4×4 Crew Cab, powered by a 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel. This ...

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Grand Canyon National Park Closes to Visitors Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt approved park’s request     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Staff at ...

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Spark from Rock Strike Likely Cause of Arizona Wildfire

Fire cost $10 million to suppress     By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An excavator used to clear out parts of a northern Arizona forest to help prevent wildfires struck a rock, likely sparking a blaze ...

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