Groom Creek Fire District

Groom Creek Fire District Official page for the Groom Creek Fire District - Serving the Groom Creek, AZ area for over 40 years
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Operating as usual

Well said sir
09/11/2020

Well said sir

Never forget all of those who lost their lives on that tragic day, 19 years ago. We remember you. We pray for your families. God bless America.

Groom Creek Fire District
09/11/2020

Groom Creek Fire District

09/08/2020

We do have some smoke in the area that has blown in from some larger fires in California. We do not currently have any active wildfires in our area.

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09/03/2020
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Even with the rain we have received, we will still be in restrictions this weekend. please come up and have fun but be s...
08/21/2020

Even with the rain we have received, we will still be in restrictions this weekend. please come up and have fun but be safe

Planning to escape the heat and camp in the high country this weekend? Please remember that @PrescottNF is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions! https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/ #KnowBeforeYouGo

08/21/2020

We are aware that there is a smell of smoke in the area. We have investigated. It is due to smoke being blown in from fires far away north of Phoenix. Remember If you see smoke or fire please call 911. Thanks!

E41 responded to a smokin' sunset late this afternoon. The crew was able to snap a quick photo stopping forward progess ...
08/20/2020

E41 responded to a smokin' sunset late this afternoon. The crew was able to snap a quick photo stopping forward progess of the sunset.

UPDATE: "Ron" has been reunited with his family. Thanks for sharing!Does he belong to you? Found near Friendly Pines and...
08/13/2020

UPDATE: "Ron" has been reunited with his family. Thanks for sharing!

Does he belong to you? Found near Friendly Pines and Senator. Currently at Station 41, 1110 E Friendly Pines Rd. 928-778-6519

Yavapai County re-instates countywide fire ban.
08/10/2020
Yavapai County Re-Instates A Countywide Fire Ban - KAFF News

Yavapai County re-instates countywide fire ban.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has re-instituted the countywide fire ban, effective today. The decision to re-institute the ban was put back into play after Yavapai County Emergency Management determined a fire emergency exists in the county. These include lack of moisture this time of year...

GCFD responds to the Goldwater FireAUGUST 6, 2020Engine 41 & Water Tender 42 on the scene of the Goldwater FireAt 7:41 p...
08/08/2020

GCFD responds to the Goldwater Fire
AUGUST 6, 2020

Engine 41 & Water Tender 42 on the scene of the Goldwater Fire
At 7:41 pm on Wednesday August 5th, the Groom Creek Fire District was alerted to a report of smoke in the vicinity of the entrance to Goldwater Lake. Engine 41 arrived on scene to find an active wildfire on the Forest Service land adjacent to the City of Prescott’s park. GCFD’s on shift crew consisting of Acting Capt. Robert Tilman and Firefighter Keith Percy extended hose lines for fire suppression and were able to secure a safe anchor point from which to work from. Soon after, they halted the forward progression of the flame front, keeping the fire’s perimeter to just under an acre. Yavapai County Sheriffs assisted with securing the scene of the incident and Forest Service resources arrived to assume incident command, construction of hand line to secure the fire’s perimeter, and assisted with mop up operations.

Off duty GCFD personnel Capt. Nate Hallowell and Wyatt Blair responded to provide Water Tender 42 and additional manpower to the fire scene, while Paramedic Firefighter Gabi Mendez and Firefighter Felix Padilla back-filled the station to respond to any other calls for service while the on shift crew was committed to the wildfire until 2:30 am.

http://www.groomcreek.org/gcfd-responds-to-the-goldwater-fire/

U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest
08/08/2020

U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest

Inadequate Monsoon Moisture Causes Prescott NF to Reinstate Stage I Fire Restrictions https://go.usa.gov/xfwpa #OneLessSparkOneLessWildfire #OnlyYou

Groom Creek Fire District was dispatched to an attic fire at one of our local camps today at 0800. Engine 41 was able to...
05/28/2020

Groom Creek Fire District was dispatched to an attic fire at one of our local camps today at 0800. Engine 41 was able to get a quick knock down and prevent further spread into the structure. GCFD would like to thank Prescott Fire Department for the mutual aid assistance!

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Come join GCFD at the Groom Creek Community Park for donuts, bagels, and coffee! 06/06/2020 from 0900-1030! See you ther...
05/22/2020

Come join GCFD at the Groom Creek Community Park for donuts, bagels, and coffee! 06/06/2020 from 0900-1030! See you there!!

#KnowBeforeYouGo #CampfireRestrictions The USFS Southwestern Region issued a campfire ban in AZ and NM. It Prohibits Ign...
04/22/2020

#KnowBeforeYouGo #CampfireRestrictions The USFS Southwestern Region issued a campfire ban in AZ and NM. It Prohibits Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, charcoal grills and barbecues, coal/wood burning stoves. See news here https://go.usa.gov/xvNhF

#KnowBeforeYouGo #CampfireRestrictions The USFS Southwestern Region issued a campfire ban in AZ and NM. It Prohibits Igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, charcoal grills and barbecues, coal/wood burning stoves. See news here https://go.usa.gov/xvNhF

U.S. Forest Services Bans All Campfires In Arizona Starting Wednesday Through June 30th - KAFF News
04/21/2020
U.S. Forest Services Bans All Campfires In Arizona Starting Wednesday Through June 30th - KAFF News

U.S. Forest Services Bans All Campfires In Arizona Starting Wednesday Through June 30th - KAFF News

The U.S. Forest Service is banning all campfires in Arizona through the end of June. The new order will prohibit the “igniting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, as well as coal and wood burning stoves” in all six National Forests in the s...

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11/11/2018
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Two men representing a fake firefighter unit are reportedly going around Yavapai County soliciting donations for victims of the California wildfires.

Groom Creek Fire District
06/30/2018

Groom Creek Fire District

GCFD responds to Structure Fire in Loma Estates
06/28/2018
GCFD responds to Structure Fire in Loma Estates

GCFD responds to Structure Fire in Loma Estates

              On Wednesday June 27, at 3:59 pm firefighters from the Groom Fire District were dispatched to a structure fire in the Groom Creek subdivision of Lo…

05/14/2018

Groom Creek Fire District Board Retirement Announcement!

GCFD Board Chairman, Terry Hammon, retired from his position on May 1st. Mr Hammon served on the Board for 13 years, providing guidance through the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the tragedy of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots, and through multiple GCFD personnel changes during his tenure. He is a strong advocate for the community and the agency and will be sorely missed. The Groom Creek Fire Family would like to thank Terry for all he has done and wish him the the best in his future endeavors. Elections will be held in November to fill the vacancy. In the mean-time community member Andy Nilsen will be an interim board member. Thanks for stepping up to the plate Andy!

05/02/2018
US Forest Service - Website Unavailable Message

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Begin on Prescott National Forest at 8:00 AM on Friday, May 4th, 2018

Prescott National Forest and Local Cooperators Enter Stage II Fire Restrictions Friday, May 4 at 8 AM
Release Date: May 2, 2018

Contact(s): Debbie Maneely: 928-443-8130
Due to increasing fire danger the Prescott National Forest will implement Stage II fire restrictions effective Friday, May 4th, at 8 a.m. These additional fire restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

Forest Order 09-246 dated May 2, 2018 (578 KB PDF)

Area Map (284 KB PDF)



Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following:

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or stove fire, including fires in developed campgrounds and improved sites.
Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
Operating any internal combustion engine between the hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chain saws must have an operational spark arresting device.
Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame.


Exemptions to the restrictions include the following:

Using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle (enclosed RV cabinet) or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
Operating motorized vehicles in compliance with forest Travel Management regulations.


“Despite the recent, short-lived rain event, the conditions across Arizona and especially on the Prescott National Forest continue to worsen. This rain will only have positive impacts measured in days, not weeks. By this weekend, weather is expected to warm quickly and will be dry. Most fire behavior indicators are setting records and the live vegetation is exhibiting signs of drought stress. Elevating the fire restrictions is necessary to decrease the likelihood of unwanted human fires. They don’t prevent a fire caused by someone deliberately ignoring the rules and conditions, nor do they prevent a fire caused by someone who is simply unaware of the conditions. Therefore, we ask everyone to pay attention to activities and conditions that are likely to cause a spark or wildfire”, said Pete Gordon, Fuels, Fire & Aviation Staff Officer.





The public can obtain fire information via the following:



Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott
Twitter: @PrescottNF
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121

The Forest Service Web server is currently undergoing routine maintenance or has encountered an unexpected problem. We are working to bring the Web server back online as swiftly as possible.

10/18/2017

Pictures from the empire fire today can be found in the GCFD Fire album. The Empire Fire was a 1.5 ac with a fully involved shed. E-41 was able to make a quick stop with help from Arizona state fire, PNF, Prescott Fire and Central Arizona Fire & Medical. Thanks for all the help!!

10/17/2017
U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest

U.S. Forest Service - Prescott National Forest

Fire fighters responding to a 1 acre fire, approximately 4 miles east of Lynx Lake. After they hike in, they will take appropriate actions and return tomorrow in safer conditions - during daylight hours.

10/13/2017

E-42 made an appearance at touch a truck day

09/16/2017
Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical

Anyone going to the valley just a heads up!

Crews are on scene working a 25 acre brush fire at I-17 and MP 248 SB. Please drive with caution in the area as crews are working.

Address

1110 E Friendly Pines Rd
Groom Creek, AZ
86303

General information

The Groom Creek Fire District was established in 1971 by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. We started as an all-volunteer organization dedicated to protecting life and property in the area six miles south of Prescott, AZ. We now have two full-time firefighters on shift and remain a Firewise Community. Our personnel perform fire and emergency medical services and are trained in technical rescue, paramedicine, hazardous materials, wildland firefighting, fire prevention activities and more. If you have any questions about our operations, please feel free to stop by the fire station at 1110 E Friendly Pines Rd.

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Simply the best - that's the Groom Creek Fire District. They not only protect us in Groom Creek but they really care about the community and all of us who are blessed to live here - Thank you for all you do and all you are! Paula
"AMBUSH" by Jolly & Roo at the fire station!! ;) Got it under control; but KIDS; you just have until 7:30 p.m. to get your share of candy! :) Started when Firefighter Tillman politely offered the pups a treat... Roo rushed another firefighter, while Jolly checked out the giant spotted pup...
Merry Christmas!