With the increasing moisture within the
Central Regions of Yavapai County, and under consultation with the
Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management and the Prescott
National Forest, the fire ban for Clarkdale Fire District will be
14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. The fire ban was implemented on
April 18th due to the extremely dry conditions.
Since that date, there have been two small fires that started within
the Clarkdale Fire District.These could have quickly grown and threatened life and
property but instead were promptly extinguished due to members of
the community reporting them in the early stages -thank you for your diligence in preventing wildfire!
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program of the Department
of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) announced last week that it will award a grant to Clarkdale
Fire District for a much-needed water tender/pumper.The total purchase price of the new tender will be $221,760,
with $210,672 being funded by the grant.
Clarkdale Fire District Election/Elección
The Board of Directors of the Clarkdale Fire District has
determined that two Board seats are required to be on the November
4, 2014 General Election ballot.
New Hydrants Possibly Lower Property
With the completion of the "Twin 5's" water line
replacement project by the Town of Clarkdale, which included new
hydrants, several properties now have a lower Public Protection
Classification (PPC). The PPC is set by Insurance Services
Office, Inc. (ISO). ISO evaluates communities according to a
uniform set of criteria and sets the PPC. Clarkdale Fire
District has a PPC of 4/8b. This means that the properties
within the district which are within 1,000 feet of a hydrant have a
PPC of 4; while properties farther than 1,000 feet from a hydrant
have a PPC of 8b. The lower the number the better. We
have had homeowners tell us that their property insurance premiums
went down 30% due to the PPC for their home going from an 8b to a 4!
This is is why it is important for homeowners
that have property near one of the new hydrants contact their
insurance company! Not all insurers consider the PPC in their underwriting
- but many do. Therefore, we urge all affected residents to
contact their insurer. Home owners and insurance agents may
call us to verify the classification of individual properties: (928)
The Town of Clarkdale has provided us with a
depicting the properties within 1,000 feet of the new hydrants.
Areas shaded green already had a PPC of 4. The blue shading shows
the area covered by the new hydrants. If any part of your
property has blue shading, the entire property is considered to have
a PPC of 4.
On November 1, 2013 Clarkdale Board of Directors
authorized the purchase of a 2005 Crimson combination rescue/pumper
from the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department in Kensington
Maryland. The truck is now in-service as Clarkdale Fire
Districts first-out engine. For more information see the