THE PRESENT ORACLE FIRE BOARD 2020:
Present Oracle Fire Board Members are: Paul Arias, Ellie Brown, Franky Hill, Jim McNulty and Rob Walker.
2020: NEW FIRE BOARD MEMBERS – The latest OFD Fire Board meeting on Dec. 16th, 2020 swore in new board member
Jim McNulty (see photo below) to fill the remainder of the term of deceased board member Bud Bristow (a dedicated member since 2012. Mr. Bristow is missed by us and many more). Additionally, returning board members Ellie Brown and Rob Walker were sworn in for a new 4-year term. Missing, who will also be sworn in for a 4-year term, is Paul Arias.
WHEN ARE THE MEETINGS?
The Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month baring holidays. These meetings are open to the public. For more information on upcoming meetings or to view the minutes of past meetings, check the public meeting link on this website.
OPEN MEETING LAW – Would you like more information about the open meeting law that these meetings adhere to? Here are two documents that will help:
• Open Meeting Law 101 • Open Meeting Law Booklet
HISTORY FIRE BOARD NEWS
IN PASSING – (October 2020) – OFD is sorry to announce the passing of Bud Bristow, long time resident of Oracle, husband to Alicia and OFD Fire Board member since 2012 and so many other things. This is a great loss to OFD, to Oracle, and to his dear family and friends. Our condolences to all.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE – (July 2019) Mr. Ramsay had been on the Fire Board since 2018 and has participated in OFD in many capacities over a 25-year span, with his last position being Assistant Chief. We thank Mr. Ramsay for his numerous years of service to OFD and to his community. We wish him and his wife, Linda, the very best in their new life up north!
ORACLE FIRE BOARD NEWS – (January 2019) Oracle Fire District (OFD) welcomes back board members Franky Hill and Bud Bristow who will serve another four-year term. Additionally, we are very pleased to welcome local, long-term Oracle resident Rob Walker, who was also sworn in as a newly-appointed OFD board member to replace Bill McMurry, who served on the board for five years and recently moved out of the fire district. Rob was also nominated to be the new Clerk of the Board. Administering the Oath of Office is newly appointed Chairman Will Ramsay. Thank you: Franky, Bud, Rob, Will, and Ellie Brown for your service to our community and to the Oracle Fire District!
ORACLE FIRE DISTRICT BOARD CEREMONY – June 12, 2018. There was a ceremony at the monthly Oracle Fire Board meeting for Dale Suter. Dale was recognized for time served as a Fire Board member from 2016 to present. He is shown here with Fire Chief Robert Jennings (left) accepting his award and his wife Catesby with cake (right).
ORACLE FIRE BOARD NEWS – DEC 14, 2016 – Cert and Firewise member, and
long-time resident of Oracle, Dale Suter was sworn in as the newest Fire Board member. We are honored and pleased to have him as part of our Oracle Fire District family. (photo by Miner Sun Basin)
NOVEMBER 2016 – Manny Navarro has stepped down from the Oracle Fire Board as his term ended. He was given a plaque at the Oracle Fire Board meeting on Nov. 8, 2016. We would like to thank Manny for his service to the fire district and to the community. Taking his place is Dale Suter.
ORACLE FIRE BOARD MEMBER – A fairly new Oracle Fire Board member is Franky Hill. Her term will be until November 2015. She is shown here being sworn in by board member Ellie Brown.
Shown below is the 2015 board:
Manny Navarro, Eillie Brown, Franky Hill, Bill McMurry, and Bud Bristow.
THE FIRST ORACLE FIRE BOARD
Oracle Fire District's initial five-member board was sworn in on Dec. 1, 2012, at the fire station in Oracle prior to its first meeting.
The first Fire Board consisted of Ellie Brown, Manny Navarro, and Charlotte Poole serving four year terms and Bud Bristow and John Doran serving two year terms.