ANNOUNCEMENTS:


2014-2015 Adopted Budget

On July 17, 2014 the board adopted the 2014-2015 budget

Press Release

Today, July 14, 2014 Camp Verde Fire District is lifting the fire restrictions that were enacted in early June. However, while we have received some rain over the last week, we are urging people to limit fires to only what is absolutely necessary and to still be extremely cautious when starting a fire of any kind.

We are also still aggressively pushing forward the One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire Campign. For more information on this campaign please go to http://wildlandfire.az.gov/prevention_news.asp.

At this time, we are also requiring residents with burn permits issued by Camp Verde Fire District to come into our administration office and get a new burn permit prior to any open burning. Old burn permit numbers will not be allowed to be activated. This new process is being carried out in order to better align our district with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality as well as other local agencies.

There are new guidelines that residents need to be aware of.

A burn permit will only be valid for the calendar year in which it is issued.

Burning will only be allowed during two period of the year;

March 1st - May 31st, and

August 1st - November 30th.

Burning times will be between the hours of 07:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Important guidelines that remain in place include:

The permittee must call the Sedona Dispatch Center prior to burning.

A responsible adult (18 years of age or older) must be in attendance at all times until the fire is completely extinguished.

A water source must be available and ready to use at all times until the fire is completely extinguished.

The location for open burning shall not be less than fifty (50) feet from any structure.

Open burning only allows the burning of untreated vegetative materials.

Burning may be extinguished and a fine may be issued if the open burning is found to not be in compliance with all requirements (listed on permit).

If you would like any further information on fire and/or life safety, please contact the Camp Verde Fire District at 928-567-9401.


MISSION STATEMENT:

Valuing respect for tradition, safety, and education, we are caring professionals dedicated to providing high quality emergency and community services to our citizens and others in need.

HISTORY:

Since the District's humble beginning in 1961, members of the Camp Verde Fire District have continually trained and prepared to respond to help their friends and neighbors when the siren sounded. Neighbors helping neighbors was the founding spirit behind the District, and it is still alive and well today. As a matter of fact, we call it the “CVFD Way” and a document outlining this philosophy is contained in this website.

Located in the geographic center of the State of Arizona, and as part of the beautiful Verde Valley, our district has grown in size and services, taking on the added responsibility of providing paramedic services, ambulance transport, rescue services and hazardous materials response. Not only do we serve the 10,500+ residents of the Town of Camp Verde and surrounding area, we also provide similar services to the Yavapai-Apache Nation, whose reservation and casino are within our District.

Camp Verde Fire District is a combination department with 24 full-time and numerous reserve firefighters who work twenty-four hour shifts, responding from Station 81, located on Main Street. With a first due area of 27 square miles, and a dramatically varying terrain ranging from high desert to mountainous elevations, we receive many calls for emergency aid. In 2006 we responded to 2010 calls, a far cry from that single call in 1961.

While growth and changing needs have challenged the Camp Verde Fire District to constantly take new directions, the neighbors helping neighbors spirit established so many years ago lives on in each of Camp Verde’s firefighters. Just like their predecessors, they care about what happens in their community and stand at the ready to help when and where they are needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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