RED FLAG Weather continues and How to Report a Fire…

REMINDER:  it’s another day of RED FLAG WARNING so please, please, please do not use any form of spark or fire producing items (such as welders, chain saws).  This includes NO CAMPFIRES.  Do NOT be mislead or place false hope that a campfire inside a hole surrounded by rocks is safe.  IT IS NOT.  All it takes is one gust of wind to blow hot cinders onto a now very dry and fire prone ground!!

Both Kaibab and Coconino National Forests have issued a public advisory press release today concerning HOW TO REPORT A FIRE.

Kaibab NF has a Williams office, and Coconino NF has a Flagstaff office.

 

Begin press release:  Coconino National Forest, June 17, 2011

“As visitation increases on the Coconino National Forest, officials ask for continued cooperation in preventing wildfires.  Residents and visitors are being extra vigilant for fire safety.  Here are some tips on how to report a fire.

Call 911.  The Coconino National Forest dispatch center can also be reached at 928-527-3600.

Provide your name and phone number in case we need to call you back.

Provide your location as specifically as possible.  Refer to Forest Road numbers, estimated mileage from main road intersections and/or geographic landmarks.  Example: I’m on Forest Road 171 about a mile south of the junction with Forest Road 245.

Describe what you observed, and if any people and vehicles are in the area.

Don’t put yourself at risk.  You’ve done your civic duty by reporting the fire.  Leave the fire-fighting to the professionals and move a safe distance away.”

End press release.

 

Begin press release:  Kaibab National Forest, June 17, 2011

“As visitation increases on the Kaibab National Forest, officials ask for continued cooperation in preventing wildfires.  Here are some tips on how to report a fire.

Call 911.  

Provide your name and phone number.

Provide your location as specifically as possible.  Refer to Forest Road numbers, estimated mileage from main road intersections and/or geographic landmarks.  Example: I’m on Forest Road 108 about a mile west of the junction with County Road 73.

Please describe what you see to the dispatchers.  If there are fire restrictions, say if people are in the area..

Don’t put yourself at risk.  You’ve done your civic duty by reporting the fire.  Leave the fire-fighting to the professionals and move a safe distance away.”

End press release.

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