Gilbert's Emergency Management program is responsible to reduce our vulnerabilities to hazards and build an efficient capacity to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies and disasters; for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage. We utilize a whole community approach and seek to promote a safer less vulnerable community.
- Prescribed Fire Treatments Slated for Areas Near Payson11/25/2015 11:10 AM
Fire Specialists from the Tonto National Forest will begin prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson beginning Monday, Nov. 30. If conditions are favorable, a 222-acre treatment will be ignited in the Gordon Canyon, 13 Ranch, and Colcord Cove areas. During the day, smoke will move northeast up and over the Mogollon Rim toward Al Fulton Point. Residual smoke in the evening will move down Gordon Canyon and Haigler Creek toward Tonto Basin. Smoke may linger in the area through Sunday, Dec. 6.
- Prescribed fire treatments slated for areas near Payson11/25/2015 10:51 AM
Fire Specialists from the Tonto National Forest will begin prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson beginning Monday, November 30, 2015. If conditions are favorable, a 222-acre treatment will be ignited in the Gordon Canyon, 13 Ranch, and Colcord Cove areas. During the day, smoke will move northeast up and over the Mogollon Rim toward Al Fulton Point. Residual smoke in the evening will move down Gordon Canyon and Haigler Creek toward Tonto Basin. Smoke may linger in the area through Sunday, December 6, 2015.
- Thanksgiving safety message: Be patient, don’t speed when out on state's highways11/24/2015 6:34 AM
Make sure you pack some patience and play it smart when heading out on the highways for Thanksgiving weekend.
Doing so could save your life, as last year’s was the deadliest Thanksgiving weekend on state highways and local roads in the past decade. The toll a year ago: 18 people killed, six of them in crashes involving impaired drivers.
- Drivers urged to to prepared for snow and ice on highways this season11/18/2015 9:13 AM
With Arizona experiencing another wave of snow in the high country this week, drivers should be prepared for what may be a busy winter-weather travel season on the state’s highways. The Arizona Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say drivers should plan ahead if their travels could include encounters with snow or ice.
- Pile Burning Planned November 17-20 in the Prescott Basin 11/16/2015 2:08 PM
Recent moisture have provided an excellent opportunity for Prescott National Forest fire managers to continue fuels treatment in the Prescott Basin. Benefits from these treatment help to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to the wildland urban interface and increase ecosystem and community resilience. Burning will start on Tuesday, November 17 and could continue through Friday, November 20.
Crown King Piles – Approximately 20 acres of piles located at the Crown King Administration Site just south of Crown King (T10N, R1W, Sec 15).
- Coconino County Prepares for El Niño Winter11/10/2015 12:34 PM
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a wetter than normal winter season for Northern Arizona due to a strong El Niño weather pattern — this means winter preparedness is more important than in recent years for Coconino County residents.
- South Zone fire managers to treat piles during predicted snow11/10/2015 9:38 AM
Fire managers on both the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts will be completing pile burns across the two southern districts of the Kaibab National Forest. The pile burns help remove fuel sources from the forest, and can be conducted while snow is on the ground to help mitigate fire intensity.
Tusayan Ranger District: Fire crews will treat 122 acres of piles adjacent to Forest Road 311, near Russell Wash, to the east of Tusayan. There are no predicted smoke impacts to Tusayan.
- Fire Managers Plan Pile Burns Next Week11/06/2015 10:18 AM
Fire managers plan to burn slash piles next week that were previously planned in late October but were cancelled due to wet weather.
All of the burns are dependent upon weather conditions, personnel availability and forest conditions and can be cancelled and rescheduled for a later time.
- Nuclear Plant to Conduct Annual Test of Emergency Sirens11/06/2015 7:17 AM
On Tuesday, Nov.10, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, in cooperation with local and state agencies, will test the 58 outdoor warning sirens located within the 10-mile emergency planning zone of the nuclear generating station.
- Fire managers to conduct pile burns tomorrow11/04/2015 2:16 PM
Fire managers plan to burn slash piles tomorrow (Nov. 5) south of Mountainaire, and also in an area west of Flagstaff.
Smoke from these burns is expected to disperse toward the southeast and may settle in low areas southeast of the burns, especially during the evening and early morning hours.
Mountainaire Piles: 100 acres; located just south of the community of Mountainaire, east of Interstate 17. This burn is planned for tomorrow and will produce noticeable smoke to those in and around Mountainaire.