ANNOUNCEMENTS:

On Monday March 24th AFDA & AFCA kicked off their Arizona Wildfire Awareness Campaign targeting high risk communities of: Alpine, Bisbee, Crown King, Heber-Overgaard, Flagstaff, Jacob Lake, Oracle, Patagonia, Payson, Pinetop-Lakeside, Portal, Prescott/Prescott Valley, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Springerville and Summerhaven.

The radio ads will run for two weeks on KQNA-AM and KPPV-FM covering Payson, Crown King, Prescott Valley, Flagstaff and Heber-Overgaard. Wildfire awareness radio ads will also run on KHYT-FM covering Payson, Crown King, Prescott Valley, Flagstaff and Herber-Overgaard.  Wildfire awareness radio ads will also run on KHYT-FM covering Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Patagonia and Oracle.

This press release was issued featuring AFDA Board Chair Chief Davis and AFCA Board Chair Chief Cameli.

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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The Firefighter's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,

whenever flames may rage;

Give me strength to save some life,

whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child

before it is too late

Or save an older person

from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert

and hear the weakest shout,

And quickly and efficiently

to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling

and to give the best in me,

To guard my every neighbor

and protect his property.

And if, according to my fate,

I am to lose my life;

Please bless with your protecting hand

my children and my wife.

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