Eagar Fire Department

Our mission is to provide safe and professional responses to fires and other emergencies for the protection of lives and property to the citizens of the Town of Eagar. The department provides inspections, prescribed burns, and prevention awareness to reduce the risk of fires. 

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   "For Public Information on FIRE, EMERGENCY, or HEALTH log on to http://www.593info.org  , dial
    593 from a land line  or 333-3412."

   
"For Information on how to protect your home from wildfires
     log on to
http://cals.arizona.edu/firewise " 

 

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 Volunteer Department.

Programs

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 application. ( Click here 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.)

2009 YEAR IN REVIEW
EAGAR FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Department Statistics
Year End Totals - 2009

Burn Permits Issued

315

Burn Requests

24

Calls for Service

220

Response Break Down

Fire and Fire Related

33

Prescribed Burns

17

Medical/MVA

67

Wildland Assignments

16

Good Intent Calls

39

Calls for Service

40

Hazardous Conditions

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      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 materials.

      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 best.

      Halloween is 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.

      On 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.  

Ramsey Park Complex

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.

            The new 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

 

 

New Fire Equipment

Engine 1

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 ground.

Engine 7

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 funding.

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 firefighting.

Fire Tips

House Numbers

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!

 

Smoke Alarms

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, click here.  Check the Smoke Alarm link above for some fun and helpful information, also.

 

WINTER FIRES
Life Saving Tips

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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.

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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.

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Have your furnace and chimney professionally inspected annually and cleaned if necessary.  Chimney tar build-up is a common cause of chimney fires.

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Use a glass or metal screen in front of your fireplace to prevent sparks from igniting nearby carpets and furniture.

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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.

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Dispose of hot ashes in metal containers place away from the house.

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Don't use the oven to heat your home.  In addition to being a fire hazard, it can be a source of toxic fumes.

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If there is a fire hydrant near your home, keep it clear of snow for easy access.

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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 particularly avoidable.

 

DHS' READY CAMPAIGN AND 2,700+ COALITION MEMBERS URGE AMERICANS TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES DURING FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign (www.ready.gov) is sponsoring the fifth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September with support from more than 2,700 NPM coalition members, the largest amount to date.  NPM coalition members, consisting of national, regional, state, and local organizations, will combine efforts throughout the month of September to encourage all Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies before they happen.

"National Preparedness Month is an important reminder about each American's civic responsibility to prepare for emergencies," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. "Those with the capacity and wherewithal to help themselves must do so in advance, so that in the event of an emergency, responders can first assist those who are unable to tend to themselves. From wildfires and earthquakes in California, to hurricanes and tropical storms along the Gulf Coast, to flooding in the Midwest, recent events remind us more than ever that we must prepare ourselves and our families for a disaster.  This is the time, each year, when every American should ask the question, 'Am I ready?'" 

The Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps (www.citizencorps.gov) are encouraging individuals across the nation to take important preparedness steps that will greatly improve their ability to survive and recover from all types of emergencies, whether natural or man-made.  These steps include getting an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, becoming informed about the different emergencies that may affect them, and getting involved in community preparedness and response efforts.

NPM coalition members are encouraging Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities by hosting events such as seminars, fairs, community outreach events, workshops, webinars, and trainings.  For a complete list of events, please visit www.ready.gov.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joseph I. Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan M. Collins, along with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson and Ranking Member Peter T. King, will serve as honorary Congressional Co-Chairs of NPM 2008. They will lead the effort to increase public awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness on Capitol Hill and throughout the country.

 

For more information on the Ready Campaign and NPM, please visit www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov. Individuals can also call 1-800-BE-READY or 1-888-SE-LISTO for more emergency preparedness information. 

February 2008 marked the Ready Campaign's fifth year at the Department of Homeland Security. Launched in 2003 in partnership with The Advertising Council, Ready is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. It has proven to be one of the most successful campaigns in Ad Council''s more than 65-year history. Since its launch, the campaign has generated more than $756.5 million in donated media support. Individuals interested in more information about family, business and community preparedness can visit www.ready.gov.

Fire Department Contact Information

In an emergency, please dial 911

Telephone

928-333-4363

FAX

928-333-0924

Fire Station address

111 N. Butler

Postal address

P.O. Box 1300
Eagar, Arizona 85925

Electronic mail

General Information: info@eagaraz.gov

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