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|The Eagar Fire Department consists of 25 volunteer firefighters from the
community, who undergo formal training before serving on the department. With
an I.S.O. rating of 5, the department consists of 2 structure engines, a Type
3 wildland engine, a Type 6 wildland engine, a Rescue truck, and a support van
for firefighter rehabilitation.
Each year on the Fourth of July, a pancake breakfast is held, which serves
as the primary fundraiser for the department. The breakfast is held prior to
the annual parade, at the Fire Station adjacent to Ramsey Park. The breakfast
is open to residents and visitors who wish to support the efforts of the
The Eagar Fire Department runs a variety of programs to assist the
community through safety education and prevention. The Youth Cadet Program provides
an opportunity for student wishing to learn more about firefighting.
Click here to download a copy of the Town
of Eagar Burn Permit. (Requires the Adobe Acrobat©
reader, which can also be downloaded for free.)
To be a member of the Eagar Fire Department you must fill out a Town of
Eagar Application (Click
Here for Town application) as well as an Eagar Fire Department Membership
for Eagar Fire Department Application for Membership form)
Click here to download a copy of the
Prescribed Burn Request form (Requires the Adobe Acrobat©
reader, which can also be downloaded for free.)
Year End Totals - 2009
Burn Permits Issued
Calls for Service
Response Break Down
Fire and Fire Related
Good Intent Calls
Calls for Service
What a busy year we have had, we held 3 Pancake Breakfast fundraisers. The
first was on Memorial Day Weekend, those proceeds went to purchase grass
seed, potting soil, and sprinkler parts for Ramsey Park.
The second was
our 27th Annual 4th of
July Pancake Breakfast which was a well attended. We raised $3,677.00 that
was used for training and equipment for the Department. Mary Smith of Eagar
won the 42 in HD Flat Screen TV. Some of the equipment purchased with these
funds included a new laptop for training purposes, new computer software to
upgrade our outdated software, a video camera for recording major incidents
such as structure fires, wildland fires and motor vehicle accidents, and
chain saw parts and repair. For training we were able to sponsored 1
Firefighter to attend EMT Classes, 3 Firefighters received Wildland Fire
Training and last but not least $640.00 was used to purchase fire prevention
Our third Pancake Breakfast was held
during Eagar Daze in August; we used the donations we received from it to
sponsor 3 members from the Fire Department to attend the annual State Fire
School. This is a great opportunity for our Firefighters to learn new
techniques and to continue their fire educations. What wonderful support we
have from our citizen and what a great community we live in. Thank you for
all you do for us.
Fire Prevention Week October 4-10 went well. Our Department in conjunction
with the US Forest Service, Springerville Fire Department and the Nutrioso
Fire Department, visited the Schools and Pre-Schools in Round Valley
presenting our Fire Prevention Program K-8 and handing out over 550
prevention packets. The Open House on October 7th was one of our
a fun time for us; we served a little over 900 hot dogs at the annual
Halloween Weenie Roast for the Round Valley Spookectacular. Bashasí was a
great help in getting hot dogs and buns for the event, they help us make
this event possible. We also helped the Lions Club with lighting and a PA
system for the Costume Contest.
December 5th, the Fire Departmentís raffle for the White Mountain
Cloth-A-Child Club was a huge success; the Department raised $1,000.00. This
club, in partnership with K-Mart, provides clothing to school aged children
who are 5 Ė10 years old throughout the White Mountains including the
communities of Springerville, Eagar, Greer and Alpine.
The members did an
excellent job on our entry in the Electric Light Parade we won The Chamberís
Choice Award. Thanks to a dedicated team of professionals.
On December 8, 2010 the
Department underwent the first half of an ISO (Insurance Service Office)
inspection. The inspection is used to grade the town on fire safety factors
and in issuing an insurance classification number, which is one of several
elements, used in developing property insurance premium calculations for
individual properties in our town. Our current Insurance classification is a
rating of 5/9; this was based on our last inspection, which was in 1994; for
our rural area a rating of 5 is excellent.
In the last quarter of the year
we responded to 6 structure fires in the Round Valley Area, 4 of these were
in Eagar; 1 was as caused by a candle, 1 by improper wiring, 1 by using the
incorrect wattage bulb (100W instead of a 40W) in a lamp and lastly a
woodstove. Luckily no one was injured or died in these fires and the homes
themselves were saved, but 3 of them were left unlivable with heavy smoke
damage; worst of all these fires could have been prevented. Please remember
safety first in everything we do.
For the year our Wildland Units responded to 16 calls, 7 of
these where local fires; the largest of these was the 55 Fire which burned
approximately 5000 acres.
2009-Year End Review
The Park has been well used by the
community, even on the bad days we still have diehard fans that come to the
Park to work out and play. It is great to see so many people taking pleasure
in using our Park.
On the 4th of July, the
Finch Family planted a tree in the park as a tribute to their grandmother.
It was planted next to the north pavilion by the skate park. It will provide
a lot of shade in the future to be enjoyed by all; many thanks to the Finch
Family for their donation.
Mrs. Gilliam working in conjunction
with the school was able to apply and receive grant funding for a summer
lunch program, which provided lunches to school age children in our
community. Mrs. Gilliamís summer lunch program here at the park was well
received; some days she served over 200 children. This is a great program
and hopefully there will be funds to continue this program next summer.
We did have some problems during the
summer when some flooding occurred in the backyards of the houses to the
east of the park. The flooding was caused by water runoff from the
irrigation ditch. Our Public Works Department put in a dry well in the
parking area on the southeast corner of the park and this seems to have
taken care of the problem.
Racquetball Courts are in operation; they are located to the North of Ramsey
Park. This is an indoor facility that can be use from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm,
365 days of the year with a membership. Contact the Town of Eagar for more
information regarding membership fees
After almost 20 years of service, Engines 3 & 4 have been supplemented
with one of Eagar Fire's newest additions. Engine 1 was added to
the fleet November 23, 2003. Purchased from First In out of Phoenix,
Engine 1 was built by Pierce on a Kenworth chassis, is power by a diesel engine with an
automatic transmission and uses a Waterous single stage pump.
Engine 1 has the capacity to seat 5 firefighters, 4 of which are able to
don their SCBA's (air packs) directly from their seats in the truck and be
ready to go right to work at the fire scene. This and a 1000 gallon
water tank with an internal foam system and the ability to pump up to 1250
gallons per minute allows Engine 1 provide a tremendous punch on the fire
Eagar's first Rescue vehicle was a donated Chevy truck that was modified
and equipped by the members of the fire department. It served our
community for over 7 years providing response to motor vehicle accidents and
assists on medical calls with the ambulance service.
Engine 7 was added to
the fleet shortly after Engine 1 and was made possible by FEMA fire grant
Engine 7 is considered a mini-pumper. Built on a Ford 550
4x4 chassis, manufactured by E-One, E7 can carry 300 gallon of water
supplemented by a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) and able to pump up to
150 gallons per minute. E7 can carry 4 firefighter, with 2 able to don
their SCBA's directly from their seats.
E7 has a three fold mission - Fast
attack structure engine, motor vehicle accident rescue, and wild land
It is difficult for emergency vehicles, utility trucks,
postal and delivery trucks to find homes and businesses whose address
numbers are not properly posted. Firefighters, emergency vehicles and
personnel may need to find you home quickly should an emergency occur.
Your street name and number should be printed in letters and
numbers that are no less than 4" tall, in a contrasting. They should
be visible from all directions of travel for at least 150 feet.
encourage family and neighbors to post their house numbers, too.
If your home or business is set back from the street or
road, post your address at the entrance of your driveway. In
situations where more than one home is accessed off a single driveway, all
addresses should be posted at the street and each appropriate intersection
along the driveway.
House numbers can be posted . . .
directly on your house, business or garage,
by the street, or on a post or sign made of fire resistant material,
on the mailbox,
on the curb,
or anywhere they can be easily seen from the road.
A clearly posted house number can save precious time
should an emergency occur! To check for your 911 assigned address, call
333-4128 ext. 230 and have your phone number available!
Be sure to check your smoke alarms and change the batteries on a regular
basis. Check your smoke alarms on the first of each month.
If you are not sure how to check them, please call the Fire Department
(333-4363) for assistance. Use New Years Day and The 4th of
July as easy days to remember to change your smoke alarm batteries.
This ensures that the batteries are changed once every 6 months. for
more on line information,
Check the Smoke Alarm link above for some fun and helpful information, also.
Life Saving Tips
Make sure your space heaters have an emergency shut off in
case they tip over. ONLY use the fuel recommended by the manufacturer.
Never refill a space heater while it is operating or still hot. Refuel
outside, away from the house.
Make sure wood stoves are properly installed, away from
combustible surfaces, have the proper floor support and adequate
ventilation. Never use flammable liquids (such as gasoline) to start
or accelerate fire.
Have your furnace and chimney professionally inspected
annually and cleaned if necessary. Chimney tar build-up is a common
cause of chimney fires.
Use a glass or metal screen in front of your fireplace to
prevent sparks from igniting nearby carpets and furniture.
Never thaw frozen pipes with a blow torch or other open
flame. Use hot water or a UL listed device such as a hand held dryer.
Dispose of hot ashes in metal containers place away from
Don't use the oven to heat your home. In addition to
being a fire hazard, it can be a source of toxic fumes.
If there is a fire hydrant near your home, keep it clear
of snow for easy access.
Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home.
Test the batteries every month and change them at least once a year.
DID YOU KNOW?
Eighty percent of all fire deaths occur in the home.
Electrical fires are a special concern during the winter
months which call for more indoor activities and increases in lighting,
heating and appliance safety.
Deaths caused by winter fires are
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In an emergency, please dial 911
- Fire Station address
111 N. Butler
- Postal address
P.O. Box 1300
Eagar, Arizona 85925
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