CURRENT NEWS . . .
ORACLE FIRE DISTRICT CELEBRATES ITS 50th . . .
AND YOU'RE INVITED!
Saturday • April 30, 2016 • 11am-3pm
Since February 1966, Oracle Fire District has been protecting
and serving the community of Oracle, Arizona.
Oracle Fire District takes tremendous pride in its commitment and ability to remain vital and make a positive impact on our citizens' daily safety and health.
Here are some of the activities we have planned:
• Self-guided tours of OFD fire house;
• Climb inside firetrucks and talk to firefighters about their jobs;
• Volunteers and staff will be available to answer questions;
• Special display of firehouse archive scrapbooks full of
historic newspaper clippings and articles;
• Tour the Kids’ Fire Safety House;
• Presentation of the Don Hartman Award – from 2-3pm;
• Free hot dogs, chips and water;
• Free give-aways while supplies last. Great fun!
We are looking forward to sharing our history with you, as well as
celebrating the continuing vision of our work, training and service today. Please come and bring friends and family!
FIRE DANGER HIGH – Coronado National Forest has changed the Smokey Bear fire status sign in Oracle to High. We've got red flag warnings these days (high winds) and put a warning on the marquee. So keep your ears, eyes and noses open! Call 911 if you suspect anything.
NEW ENGINEER – Joel Manspeaker has been promoted to the rank of Engineer at Oracle Fire District. Joel's wife Liz is pinning his new badge while his daughter looks on.
CATALINA-RINCON FIRESCAPE PROJECT – The Santa Catalina Ranger District, Coronado National Forest is seeking comments during the 30-day comment period on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Catalina-Rincon FireScape Project (CRFS). The CRFS is a landscape-scale restoration project that focuses on promoting resilient ecosystems; protecting life, property, and natural resources; and encouraging natural wildland fire to function as a healthy process in the ecosystem.
Send comments via e-mail HERE. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Christina Pearson (520) 760-2315 or SantaCatalinaRD@fs.fed.us.
NEW FIREFIGHTER – Firefighter Rocky Ortiz received his badge during the Oracle Fire Board meeting on Feb 10, 2016. Fire Chief Larry Southard, Assist Chief Robert Jennings and Admin Chief Tina Acosta were honored to present Rocky with his badge and to welcome him to the fire department as our newest full time firefighter. Rocky Ortiz is shown below being pinned by his wife Erin.
FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR – Michael Parra has been selected as the Oracle Firefighter of the Year. Michael was awarded his certificate during the annual Elk's Lodge Appreciation Dinner event held in San Manual on January 30, 2016. Members of Michael's family were present to watch him receive this special recognition.
THE ORACLE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (ENS) –
You can't afford not to be on this list for emergency notifications. Click to go to the "ENS" form and be
sure to get any additional numbers (besides your landline) in the system by filling it out and returning it to
Oracle Fire District.