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Joint Press Release NOW in Stage I Fire Restrictions:

DATE: April 27, 2022 

WHO: Residents of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority and Prescott Fire Department jurisdictions 

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WHAT: STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT 

WHEN: May 5, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.  

WHERE: The 42 square miles of the City of Prescott and the 365 square miles of the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) which includes the Towns of Prescott Valley, Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Paulden. CAFMA’s jurisdiction also applies to areas surrounding the City of Prescott such as Williamson Valley, upper Copper Basin Road, the Mountain Club area, Ponderosa Park off of White Spar Road, and the Senator Highway area of Karen Drive, Sweet Acres, and Oak Knoll Village along with the areas of Government Canyon and Diamond Valley which are south of Prescott.  

WHY: The Prescott Fire Department and Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority will be enacting our Stage I Fire Restrictions on May 5, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. which will also be consistent with the Prescott National Forest and the unincorporated areas of Yavapai  County not protected by fire districts or area fire departments. As the fire danger continues to increase, our Stage II restrictions may also be put into effect as we move into our summer months. These restrictions will stay in effect until we receive significant rain  throughout the area to justify lifting the restrictions.

Please visit our websites at  www.cazfire.org or http://www.prescott-az.gov/services/fire/ for further information. 

Stage I Fire Restrictions:

∙ Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by commercial special events permit. 

NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated  smoking areas. 

NO outdoor use of firearms. 

∙ Cooking, warming, or camp fires (ash or ember producing) ARE still ALLOWED at single and multi-family residential properties and Town parks (where approved) but MUST BE attended at all times. 

Stage II Fire Restrictions: 

NO burn permits will be issued-residential or commercial. 

∙ Use of model rockets is PROHIBITED. 

∙ Use of fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays are PROHIBITED except by  commercial special events permit. 

NO smoking outside of vehicles, outside of residential yards, or outside of designated  smoking areas. 

NO outdoor use of firearms 

∙ Welding, cutting and grinding is PROHIBITED (Permission may be granted under  special circumstances and repair situations as approved by the Fire Marshal).** ∙ Chain saws are allowed with a spark arrestor, water or fire extinguisher and a fire watch. ∙ Warming fires, camp fires, as well as charcoal and wood burning barbecues (ember and  ash producing) are PROHIBITED in all locations. This also prohibits the use of other  devices that produce open flame such as tiki lamps. 

∙ The use of propane, natural gas or other gas flame-producing barbeque cooking grills or fire pits MAY BE USED as long as they are constantly attended, are in an enclosed  device, and can be turned off. 

** Certain activities including welding, cutting, grinding (any spark/flame producing  activity) outdoors shall require the following: 

A Fire Department permit for a specific time period, location, and activity granting  permission to conduct such activity in a safe manner. 

A fire watch, an individual for the sole purpose of watching for any sparks and/or  ignition. 

Firefighting tool(s) such as a shovel. 

Approved water supply available from a hose, water truck, etc.

CONTACT:

Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Tom Knapp (928) 777-1700 

Prescott Fire Department 

OR

Fire Marshal Rick Chase (928) 772-7711 

Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

www.cazfire.org www.prescott-az.gov 

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