Take Precautions to Lower Your Risk of Adverse Health Effects from Wildfires

By | July 5th, 2017|Preparedness|

Arizona may be known for its deserts, but forests make up nearly 27 percent of Arizona’s land. Recently, several wildfires have arisen across the state. By June 28, the Goodwin Fire in Yavapai County has spread to more than 20,000 acres. The Saddle Fire has also grown to nearly 5,000 acres in Cochise County.  Evacuations [...]

Wildfire Season Kicks Off

By | May 23rd, 2014|Licensing, Preparedness|

The first big fire of the season started this week in Oak Creek Canyon- called the Slide fire.  Smoke is usually the first public health impact from wildland fires.  The air quality in Flagstaff and Sedona has been generally OK- but poor at times depending on the winds (smoke levels in Sedona have been high [...]

AZ Vigilant Guard Update- Be Prepared to Stay, Be Prepared to Go.

By | October 21st, 2011|Preparedness|

As you’ve probably heard over the past couple weeks, we are preparing for our big exercise on Nov. 4.  The exercise scenario will prompt public health departments to make decisions about evacuation and sheltering in place.  There are lots of factors that come into play when making these decisions.  In some situations it may be [...]

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