Walker Fire

Walker Fire The Walker Fire Protection Association serves the community of Walker which is near Prescott, AZ. We are an all volunteer, donations-based department.
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This page will provide updates about what is going on, what we need and other announcements.

Operating as usual

In a similar area as the Tussock Fire (which posed no reasonable threat to us) but in case we can see smoke from here. h...
06/17/2021
SWCC on Twitter

In a similar area as the Tussock Fire (which posed no reasonable threat to us) but in case we can see smoke from here. https://twitter.com/SWCCNewsNotes/status/1405563005719355392

“Gold (AZ-PHD) discovered 6/17, new, 10 acres. 8 miles west / southwest of Black Canyon City, AZ (34.0211, -112.2720). 2 SEATs, Air Tactical, 1 IHC ordered / at incident.”

"...it costs an average of $50,000 per acre to fight a forest fire..." There are circumstances where fire officials will...
06/16/2021
NASF President Calls on Federal Government to Treat Wildfires as an Emergency in America

"...it costs an average of $50,000 per acre to fight a forest fire..." There are circumstances where fire officials will seek reimbursement from people deemed to have caused a fire. Walker Fire plays no role in that outcome but we are aware of one instance a few years ago where the Forest Service pursued one of our former residents vigorously. Be smart, be safe and don't set any fires.
https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Blogs-Landing-Page/NFPA-Today/Blog-Posts/2021/05/28/NASF-President-Calls-on-Federal-Government-to-Treat-Wildfires-as-an-Emergency-in-America

As president of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), Joe Fox, said in testimony on May 20 to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, “Wildfires in America are an emergency and should be treated like one.” At that hearing, broadly on the role of forest...

If you smell smoke, that is likely smoke drifting in from fires elsewhere in the state. This happens frequently during f...
06/16/2021

If you smell smoke, that is likely smoke drifting in from fires elsewhere in the state. This happens frequently during fire season in the morning. We have checked with multiple dispatch centers in the area no new fires here have been reported. Obviously if you see a fire, call 911.

If you smell smoke, that is likely smoke drifting in from fires elsewhere in the state. This happens frequently during fire season in the morning. We have checked with multiple dispatch centers in the area no new fires here have been reported. Obviously if you see a fire, call 911.

Please be on the the lookout for dry lightning strikes.
06/15/2021

Please be on the the lookout for dry lightning strikes.

Please be on the the lookout for dry lightning strikes.

This in no way impacts Walker but this might be day one of our very hot week and we have a fire in the county already. B...
06/13/2021
AZ State Forestry on Twitter

This in no way impacts Walker but this might be day one of our very hot week and we have a fire in the county already. Be careful, be smart and don't set any fires. https://twitter.com/azstateforestry/status/1404176759981887489

“#AZForestry & @CoconinoNF responding to new start east of #Cornville #YavapaiCounty. #CornvilleFire approx. 10-15 acres with structures threatened. Add’l ground resources & LATs, AA, Type 1 helo ordered. #AZFire”

Walker Day is coming Sat June 26!
06/12/2021

Walker Day is coming Sat June 26!

Walker Day is coming Sat June 26!

Huge thanks to the Hiland Family for this amazing, handcrafted firefighter's flag and to board members Lance Gilbert (al...
06/12/2021

Huge thanks to the Hiland Family for this amazing, handcrafted firefighter's flag and to board members Lance Gilbert (also a firefighter) and Clyde McKay for reinstalling the fire wheel.

There are a lot of fires happening down south at lower elevations where it is hot. It is going to be very hot up here fo...
06/12/2021

There are a lot of fires happening down south at lower elevations where it is hot. It is going to be very hot up here for the next week. This increases the fire danger. Being cloudy helps but still high fire danger. Talk to your neighbors, let vacation renters know, be smart, be safe and don't set anything on fire.

There are a lot of fires happening down south at lower elevations where it is hot. It is going to be very hot up here for the next week. This increases the fire danger. Being cloudy helps but still high fire danger. Talk to your neighbors, let vacation renters know, be smart, be safe and don't set anything on fire.

06/09/2021

You know what's fun on a cloudy day? Not setting anything on fire!

The Prescott National Forest is moving to Stage 2 restrictions starting Friday morning at 8am. This doesn't really impac...
06/08/2021

The Prescott National Forest is moving to Stage 2 restrictions starting Friday morning at 8am. This doesn't really impact us on our private property, you still can't have fires or do work that involves sparks (like welding) but does speak to the normal increase in fire danger that usually happens in June and runs through to when the monsoon rain starts. Don't set anything on fire!

The Prescott National Forest is moving to Stage 2 restrictions starting Friday morning at 8am. This doesn't really impact us on our private property, you still can't have fires or do work that involves sparks (like welding) but does speak to the normal increase in fire danger that usually happens in June and runs through to when the monsoon rain starts. Don't set anything on fire!

06/04/2021

There is a fire northeast of Lynx Lake with winds currently coming from west and southwest. This is not a reasonable concern for us, putting this out in case you see smoke. We will advise if anything changes.

Fire danger for June, really every June. Restrictions are in place, no fires, period. Nothing that would cause sparks. T...
06/04/2021

Fire danger for June, really every June. Restrictions are in place, no fires, period. Nothing that would cause sparks. The only thing involving any kind of heat is cooking with propane. The forecast is for a normal monsoon. If that turns out to be correct, then only a month to go. Stay smart and stay safe.

Fire danger for June, really every June. Restrictions are in place, no fires, period. Nothing that would cause sparks. The only thing involving any kind of heat is cooking with propane. The forecast is for a normal monsoon. If that turns out to be correct, then only a month to go. Stay smart and stay safe.

Annual meeting about to jump off.
05/29/2021

Annual meeting about to jump off.

Annual meeting about to jump off.

At the north end of Walker Rd. The picture stinks but the sign works, it says 'Fire Restrictions' and then it flips to s...
05/28/2021

At the north end of Walker Rd. The picture stinks but the sign works, it says 'Fire Restrictions' and then it flips to say 'No Camp Fire." We'd add, don't set anything on fire!

At the north end of Walker Rd. The picture stinks but the sign works, it says 'Fire Restrictions' and then it flips to say 'No Camp Fire." We'd add, don't set anything on fire!

There is currently a wild fire in Dewey. It has no impact on Walker whatsoever but it seems like it poses serious threat...
05/27/2021

There is currently a wild fire in Dewey. It has no impact on Walker whatsoever but it seems like it poses serious threats based on where it and how many resources are engaged at this point. There has been no lightning which should mean human caused. Human caused fires happen because someone was dumb or overestimated their ability to do something. Be smart, be safe and do not set anything on fire.

There is currently a wild fire in Dewey. It has no impact on Walker whatsoever but it seems like it poses serious threats based on where it and how many resources are engaged at this point. There has been no lightning which should mean human caused. Human caused fires happen because someone was dumb or overestimated their ability to do something. Be smart, be safe and do not set anything on fire.

Walker Fire has expanded its fleet. Squad 81 will be a multifunctional vehicle as a command unit, it will have extra equ...
05/27/2021

Walker Fire has expanded its fleet. Squad 81 will be a multifunctional vehicle as a command unit, it will have extra equipment for fire and medical and be used to transport firefighters to incidents. Thank you to the community for this upgrade to our operational capacity. Also thanks to Firefighter Jon Lee for finding it online and going to pick it up and bring it home.

Walker Fire has expanded its fleet. Squad 81 will be a multifunctional vehicle as a command unit, it will have extra equipment for fire and medical and be used to transport firefighters to incidents. Thank you to the community for this upgrade to our operational capacity. Also thanks to Firefighter Jon Lee for finding it online and going to pick it up and bring it home.

With the long weekend coming, a reminder that we are under seasonal fire restrictions which simplified means cooking wit...
05/27/2021

With the long weekend coming, a reminder that we are under seasonal fire restrictions which simplified means cooking with propane is about the only thing involving flame/sparks that is allowed. Please tell your neighbors and if you have rental cabins near you please talk to guests staying near you. Better yet, rental owners, please make sure your guests know NO FIRES.

With the long weekend coming, a reminder that we are under seasonal fire restrictions which simplified means cooking with propane is about the only thing involving flame/sparks that is allowed. Please tell your neighbors and if you have rental cabins near you please talk to guests staying near you. Better yet, rental owners, please make sure your guests know NO FIRES.

This is a Forest Service graphic but the restrictions are relevant to Walker because they can all burn down the forest.
05/22/2021

This is a Forest Service graphic but the restrictions are relevant to Walker because they can all burn down the forest.

This is a Forest Service graphic but the restrictions are relevant to Walker because they can all burn down the forest.

Cooler temps and an uptick in humidity for the next couple of days is great, but high winds and long sunny days still me...
05/21/2021

Cooler temps and an uptick in humidity for the next couple of days is great, but high winds and long sunny days still mean high fire danger.

Cooler temps and an uptick in humidity for the next couple of days is great, but high winds and long sunny days still mean high fire danger.

Don't do this
05/20/2021

Don't do this

Don't do this

June, looks the same. Walker Fire was dispatched out to someone last night who didn't get the message about burn restric...
05/19/2021

June, looks the same. Walker Fire was dispatched out to someone last night who didn't get the message about burn restrictions. All jokes, aside, please talk to your neighbors.

June, looks the same. Walker Fire was dispatched out to someone last night who didn't get the message about burn restrictions. All jokes, aside, please talk to your neighbors.

We all know what day it is, but you know what day it isn't? It ISN'T 'burn down the forest' day.
05/19/2021

We all know what day it is, but you know what day it isn't? It ISN'T 'burn down the forest' day.

We all know what day it is, but you know what day it isn't? It ISN'T 'burn down the forest' day.

05/18/2021

Humble request from the management; please don't set anything on fire.

05/17/2021

Monday to do list:
1) Do whatever you gotta do on a Monday
2) Don't set anything on fire

05/16/2021

It's National Love a Tree Day! How about not burning any of them down?

Brush 80 at the White Tanks fire. Photos courtesy of firefighter Ryan Aspa.
05/16/2021

Brush 80 at the White Tanks fire. Photos courtesy of firefighter Ryan Aspa.

Training day and remember, don't set anything on fire.
05/15/2021

Training day and remember, don't set anything on fire.

05/13/2021

Today May 13th is a non burning day and seasonal restrictions start tomorrow.

The county is implementing seasonal burning restrictions starting May 14th at 8am. Per the article, prohibited activitie...
05/12/2021
Yavapai County, USFS ban campfires starting May 14 - Sedona Red Rock News

The county is implementing seasonal burning restrictions starting May 14th at 8am. Per the article, prohibited activities include;

Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes

Smoking outside

Discharging a firearm

Although not mentioned specifically, please do not weld outside. This comes up every year that people act very selfishly with regard to projects involving welding. Please do not do this. There may be more details on restrictions forthcoming.

https://www.redrocknews.com/2021/05/12/yavapai-county-bans-campfires-starting-may-14/

On Wednesday May 12, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman signed the Interim Fire Prohibition Order which states in part, “In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute §11-251(63) and Yavapai County Ordinance 2020-2, Sections VI, VII and VIII hereby order an interim prohibition of firew...

05/11/2021

Currently sitting in on a Zoom briefing for the Tussock Fire. Per map displayed in the briefing, there is very little "intense" fire and where it is "intense" is the furthest away from Walker and Crown King too. Not sure if it's ok to show a screen shot of the map, so we have chosen not to. This will be the last update we post unless things take a seriously unfavorable turn.

The Prescott National Forest will implement seasonal burn restrictions starting this Friday, May 14th. As a reminder thi...
05/10/2021

The Prescott National Forest will implement seasonal burn restrictions starting this Friday, May 14th. As a reminder this has no bearing on what people do on their own property. We fall under county jurisdiction. Historically the county has implemented its restrictions at the same time so we are awaiting that announcement.

The Prescott National Forest will implement seasonal burn restrictions starting this Friday, May 14th. As a reminder this has no bearing on what people do on their own property. We fall under county jurisdiction. Historically the county has implemented its restrictions at the same time so we are awaiting that announcement.

05/10/2021

May 10th no burning today due to predicted high winds and you know, the Type 1 incident at the southern edge of Yavapai County.

05/10/2021

We sat in on a Zoom briefing for the Tussock Fire which is 7-8 miles south of Crown King. The fire is serious and the fire behavior is also serious. Walker is not threatened. In order for the fire to get here, it would have to travel for miles, up and down several mountains but then it would get to previously, recently burned areas from the Horse Fire, Johnson Fire, Cellar Fire, Goodwin Fire and even the Gladiator Fire which was in 2012. Should it somehow get to that area, it would then have to run around the burn area to approach Walker. This is not a reasonably probable outcome. As we have said before, anything is possible with a wildfire and we will participate in these meetings as they occur but just because something is possible doesn't mean it is reasonably probable.

Since there has been no lightning in the area, that should mean the fire was human caused as most fires are. Almost all human caused fires come from someone being overconfident in their ability to do something or someone being stupid. The Tussock fire for now is a warning to us to not be overconfident or stupid.

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4980 E Walker Rd
Prescott, AZ
86303

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I wanted to thank you so very much for fixing the flag. I've been out of town. Just saw it😍
Assuming that this current fire is put out in the next week or two; is there going to be a "Walker Days" in June this year?
There's a car into a tree on amulet mine, tree is blocking part of road.
Any info on fire near Bumble Bee?
You may like this song.
Anyone missing this very friendly kitty?
Services for my mom, Shari Sumner, will be held at Walker Sunday School, Saturday, April 27th at 11a.
Good morning! Can anyone recommend a plumber? We have a cabin in Potato Patch with a broken pipe that had frozen.
Does anyone know of someone who is plowing driveways in Walker? Thank you Vicky
When this rig shows up, the fire gets so scared it puts itself out.
Has the needle on the fire wheel officially been moved from High to Moderate or did someone change it again without permission?
Helicopter circling Potato Patch area. Is anything going on??