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Walker EMT’s

Our Walker EMT Team would like everyone to be prepared ahead of time, for any medical/ emergency situation.  Follow the list below to prepare you, your loved ones, and your home.

 

  1. Can an ambulance park close to the house? Can a neighbor move a car for you?
  2. Can the Med. team get a stretcher in your home? Are the stairs cleared, furniture moved so we can get through? Which door would make it easier?
  3. Have a list of the medications you take. We will want to take the medications with you to the hospital most of the time.
  4. Have a list of your allergies to medications, and your medical history written down. I can’t tell you how many times patience “forget” to tell us they’re diabetic or have a past heart condition.
  5. Have a list of phone numbers of family or friends that you want notified, that you’re in the hospital. Even though you know the number by heart, when we’re stressed, we can forget!
  6. If you had all of the above in one place, how easy it would be to scoop it all up and take it with you.
  7. Let us know you have pets, so we can ask someone to take care of them.
  8. When you see the ambulance leave with the patient, please don’t let the remaining family member drive to the hospital alone, even if it’s in the middle of the night, go with them…..you’ll earn your “angel wings”.

And remember……if calling EMT (911) after dark, put on all lights in the house and yard, if possible, and call a neighbor to direct our EMT’s to the site with a flashlight.

Be sure your house numbers are at the end of your driveway, in plain site, and readable.

Walker EMTs are currently working on an Emergency Directory. This directory will include all Walker residents. They are requesting the following information from everyone:

Name, Address, Phone Number, any special medical needs, and directions to your home from the  WFPA Fire Station. This information will assist our EMTs/Firefighters in a quicker response time, getting the medical/emergency attention you or your loved one needs. In the event of a night emergency call, complete directions on file, could be “life-saving”. All information will be kept confidential.

Don’t wait, send your information today

Red Flag Warnings

The links below will show any burn restrictions in Yavapai County that originate from the US Forest Service. This will be useful as we move into ongoing burn restrictions later this spring.

http://firerestrictions.us/az/az-yavapai-county/

Also a related site is the City of Prescott burn permit page which pertains to Walker even though we are in the county.

http://www.cityofprescott.net/services/fire/permits/

If only one of the two links above shows burn restrictions then that means no burning.

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now…or will during the warning period.  A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities will create explosive fire growth potential.

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.  Look for later forecasts and possible upgrades to red flag warnings.

Red flags will be located at Blue Jay and the Fire Station during these conditions.

Please curtail outside burning during these times.

Installing a Generator

Please read the manufactures recommendations as to where to place it. The generator needs to be a certain distance from the home.  The exhaust, from the generator, should not be near any home VENTING system.  If you place the generator exhaust near a vent, the exhaust will enter the vent and your home could be consumed with the exhaust fumes.  Symptoms of inhaling exhaust fumes or carbon monoxide are, dizziness, nausea, headaches and a flushed face.  Leave the home immediately and call 911.  Carbon Monoxide monitors are as important as smoke detectors.  What  great gifts these would make for family members and  friends.  Please remember to change the batteries at least twice a year, some models have an  ”alert” sound when the batteries are low.

Tips from our Fire Chief

SPRING CLEANUP & SUMMER FUN

  1. Clean out the rain gutters of pine needles and such.
  2. Clean combustibles from under decks and buildings.
  3. Clean out the chimney flue and spark arrester for next winter.
  4. Remind your quad riders of safety rules to include:
  • SLOW DOWN!!!—WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR—RIDE WITH A GROUP

ASH DISPOSAL

  1. Put ashes in a metal container outside and cover with water
  2. Make sure container is not on combustible material.

FIRE PLACES, STOVES, HEATERS

  1. Get them ready for fall use

OUTSIDE FIRES

  1. Do not leave outside fires unattended
  2. Have a charged hose present at all times.
  3. Do not burn in windy conditions.
  4. Remove combustible material within 10 feet

OPEN SLASH BURNING

  1. Inspection of burn site by Fire Department Rep.
  2. 24 hr. notification to Fire Dept.

Fire Training

 

Held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 8:00AM

Training will be coordinated by Bob Loughrige or Roger Nusbaum.

For questions please contact Bob Loughrige: fire-chief@walkerfire.or

 

Fire Condition Awareness

Officials urge those of us who have property in the Walker area to be aware of fire conditions and to be especially vigilant about our fire-related activities, particularly campfires and smoking.

If you have a home or cabin in Walker, remember to maintain a clear, defensible space around your house.  Keep combustible materials such as wood piles, brush, gasoline, and propane away from your dwelling.  Be sure to dispose of your barbeque and fireplace ashes properly. You must put your ashes in a metal bucket or other fire-safe container for at least 3 days before you can be sure they’re completely cooled.

For accurate information on the current status of fires at any give time, call 928-777-5701.

Burn Restrictions

Stage I Burn Restrictions:

  • NO burn permits will be issued
  • Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED
  • Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit
  • NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas
  • Cooking, warming, or camp fires ARE still ALLOWED at single and multi-family residences and Town parks (where approved) but MUST BE attended at all times

Stage II Burn Restrictions:

  • NO burn permits will be issued
  • Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED
  • Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit
  • NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated smoking areas
  • Welding, cutting, grinding and chain saw use is PROHIBITED (Permission may be granted under special circumstances and repair situations as approved by the Fire Marshal)
  • Warming fires and camp fires are PROHIBITED in single and multi-family residences and Town parks.  This also prohibits the use of other devices that produce open flame such at tiki lamps.
  • The use of propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbeque cooking grills MAY BE USED at single and multi-family residences as long as they are constantly attended and are in an enclosed device

Stage III Burn Restrictions:

  • The Closure of specific areas of the forest (as detailed in the Closure Order)