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.
- Springerville Ranger District planning prescribed burn near Greer, AZ03/06/2015 11:17 AM
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests fire managers on the Springerville Ranger District are planning to conduct broadcast burning starting on Monday, March 9, weather conditions permitting.
The planned prescribed burn is in the Hideaways unit of the Mineral project. The crews will burn approximately 500 acres southeast of Greens Peak Hideaways and northeast of Hidden Meadows. Smoke could affect Highway 60 and/or State Highway 260 and will be visible from Round Valley.
- Make your Home Defensible from Wildfire03/04/2015 10:15 AM
The White Mountains may have received moisture recently, but we still need to be careful with fire. Warm daytime temperatures and high winds will dry out light fuels quickly, making it easy for fires to spread.
- Coconino County Opens Free Self-Serve Sandbag Stations for Possible Winter Flooding03/03/2015 12:40 PM
County Opens Free Self-Serve Sandbag Stations for Possible Winter Flooding
Coconino County has opened several sandbag stations in areas where potential flows caused by snowmelt from this week’s winter storm could cause localized flooding.
Created as precautionary measures in anticipation of flooding, each station has hundreds of pre-made sandbags that are available free of charge. Residents are asked to be reasonable as to the number of sandbags taken for use.
- Portion of Lake Mary Road to Close Due to Snow Storm03/02/2015 6:46 AM
The Coconino County Public Works Department will be closing a seven-mile portion of Lake Mary Road on Monday at 9 a.m., also known as Forest Highway 3 (FH3).
The closure is planned based on current snow accumulation forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Flagstaff.
- Pile Burning Planned March 2-6 in the Prescott Basin02/27/2015 1:33 PM
Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to burn piles Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 6; pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.
Approximately 100 acres of piles along Walker Road (T13N, R1W, Sec 21) just south of the Lynx Lake Recreation Area and 1 acre of piles near Horsethief Basin (T10N, R1E, Sec 31) south and west of Cleator.
- Large Prescribed Fire Aerial Ignition Planned for Whispering Pines Area02/20/2015 1:59 PM
Tonto National Forest fire specialists are hopeful for favorable prescribed fire conditions that will provide an opportunity to treat 3,000 acres in the Whispering Pines area the week of February 23 – 25, 2015. Beginning Monday, February 23, 2015, fire personnel will hand-fire 200 acres along Forest Road 233. Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see and smell light to moderate amounts of smoke on Monday during the hand firing operation.
- State Route 89A Reopened in Oak Creek Canyon02/10/2015 2:55 PM
State Route 89A in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks (mileposts 387-390) was fully reopened this afternoon after crews repaired a sinkhole that had been discovered in the northbound lane on Saturday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The southbound lane was reopened at 10:30 a.m. today.
- State Route 89A Partially Reopened in Oak Creek Canyon02/10/2015 10:08 AM
State Route 89A in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks (mileposts 387-390) was partially reopened this morning after crews reopened the southbound lane, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Both lanes of SR 89A were closed Saturday afternoon after a sinkhole was spotted on the northbound lane of the two-lane roadway.
Both directions of traffic will be guided through the area with assistance from a flagger until the northbound lane is reopened.
- Kaibab NF Plans Prescribed Burn Near Tusayan 02/10/2015 10:05 AM
Kaibab National Forest fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed burn this week just northwest of Tusayan in order to remove accumulated pine needles and light, scattered slash that was generated during recent thinning projects.
Implementation of the 242-acre Flying J prescribed burn could begin as early as tomorrow and continue through Saturday, if weather conditions are appropriate. Fire managers are looking for northeast winds that will carry low-intensity fire through the area and push smoke to the southwest and away from Tusayan and the Grand Canyon National Park.
- Pile Burning Planned Feb. 11-14 on Verde Ranger District 02/10/2015 9:19 AM
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District are planning to burn Wednesday, February 11 through Saturday, February 14; pending favorable weather conditions. Specific days to burn will be determined by current and expected weather patterns allowing fire managers to make every effort to minimize smoke impacts to nearby communities.