Ajo Fire Department

Ajo Fire Department Providing emergency fire services to Western Pima County.
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Ajo Fire Department is a 100% Volunteer Fire Department. Our station is unmanned most of the time as our firefighters respond from home or work to the station for calls. If you need to contact us, message us through Facebook. If it is an emergency, please call 911

One little cigarette can cause major destruction. This small brush fire was reported and extinguished quickly before it ...
07/16/2020

One little cigarette can cause major destruction. This small brush fire was reported and extinguished quickly before it got out of hand. Please do not throw cigarettes out your car window.

UPDATE: APS has the affected customers down to 212 at this time. Work to restore all customers is in progress Ice reimbu...
07/10/2020

UPDATE: APS has the affected customers down to 212 at this time. Work to restore all customers is in progress

Ice reimbursement offered at the time

Power outage reported in APS service area. Information posted is all we know at this time. Ajo Improvement customers sho...
07/10/2020

Power outage reported in APS service area. Information posted is all we know at this time. Ajo Improvement customers should not be affected.

07/05/2020

Happy birthday America and Happy 4th of July Ajo

We want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!We anticipate the fireworks show starting around 830 tonight. A...
07/04/2020

We want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
We anticipate the fireworks show starting around 830 tonight. All depending on how fast it gets dark. We again ask everyone to practice social distancing, watch from home if you can, and please wear a mask when out in public.
For those new to town, the fireworks are launched from the top of the ‘Slag pile’ on Well Rd across from the Sheriff’s Station.
And remember to keep pets indoors or safely secured. We don’t want to lose any furry friends tonight!

A two vehicle Mvc currently has 85 closed at Hayworth. Please avoid the area
07/04/2020

A two vehicle Mvc currently has 85 closed at Hayworth. Please avoid the area

From our friends and colleagues on the Tohono O’odham Nation
07/02/2020

From our friends and colleagues on the Tohono O’odham Nation

Thursday, July 2, 2020:

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman, Ned Norris, Jr. has issued Executive Order 2020-08. Please use the following link to view Executive Order 2020-08:

http://www.tonhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Executive-Order-2020-08-Stay-at-Home-2-7.2.20.pdf

This Executive Order states:

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the authority vested in the Chairman of the Nation, the Chairman restates the following orders, as amended:

1. The Human Resources Return to Work – Standard
Operating Procedures, and any subsequent revisions, adopted by Executive Order No. 2020-05, remain in effect; all Executive Branch departments and programs must adhere to the minimum requirements set forth therein. Employees who fail to report to work when assigned are subject to disciplinary action under the Executive Branch Personnel Policies Manual; and

2. The Tohono O’odham Nation Unified Command Guidelines: Wakes/Funerals, and any subsequent revisions, adopted by Executive Order No. 2020-05, remain the minimum standards for all wakes and funeral held on the Nation until further notice. In addition:
a. Individuals in charge of/hosting wakes/funerals, or their designees, are responsible for ensuring all attendees comply with all social distancing and face covering requirements within this order, and as recommended by CDC.
b. All wakes and funerals held on the Nation shall be limited to one-day services only.
c. If necessary, district leadership is to implement additional standards; and

3. The Curfew for all Nation’s residents, reinstated by Executive Order No. 2020-06, remains in effect until further notice. During the Curfew hours (9pm and 6am) residents shall remain home unless one of the following exceptions applies:
a. Individuals working at a business in operation during the curfew hours, or traveling to or from work;
b. Individuals patronizing or operating a business;
c. Individuals seeking medical care, or traveling to or from those services;
d. Individuals traveling to provide necessary care for another who cannot care for themselves; or
e. Individuals seeking safe harbor from a dangerous situation.

4. All playgrounds and sports areas, such as football fields, basketball courts, etc., shall remain closed until further notice, as order by Executive Order No. 2020-06; and

5. The following social distancing requirements, as order by Executive Order No. 2020-07, shall remain in effect, as amended here:

a. When leaving the home, physically distance yourself from others who do not reside in your household by maintaining a 6ft distance from others, when possible.
b. With the exception of persons residing in the same household, all social gatherings are hereby prohibited until further notice. “Social gatherings” shall include all events and activities held for social and/or community purposes. Religious services and traditional ceremonies are not considered social gatherings, however, any activities held in association with a religious services or ceremony for social purposes (i.e. gathering before/after for eating, drinking, dancing, socializing, etc.) are prohibited.
c. Individuals are required to wear face coverings in all public spaces where physical distancing is not possible.
i. “Public Spaces” means any place that is accessible by the general public (indoor and outdoor), including but not limited to: all governmental facilities, grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, post offices, establishments serving food or beverages, establishments offering recreational activities or entertainment and places that offer medical or health services or transportation to the general public.
ii. “Face masks or coverings” means cloth, fabric or other soft material that covers the nose and mouth. Coverings may be homemade or factory-made, or may be improvised from ordinary materials such as a scarf or bandana.
iii. Limited Exceptions. Face coverings are not required for children under the age of two (2), in accordance with CDC guidelines; individuals who should not wear face coverings due to medical conditions, mental health conditions, or developmental disabilities; or first responders where face covering would interfere with their duties.
d. Individuals should wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer regularly, avoid touching their face, and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly.
e. Individuals are discouraged from unnecessary travel.
f. Individuals who become ill and demonstrate signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 should remain out of the public, however, are encouraged to seek treatment and testing.

6. Tribal enterprises and businesses, operating within the exterior boundaries of the Nation, are required to implement guidelines consistent with CDC Guidelines to protect the health and safety of employees and the general public, including requiring face coverings for employees and
customers/visitors at all times in public spaces, (as amended by Executive Order No. 2020-06).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the authority vested in the Chairman of the Nation, the Chairman hereby reinstates Stay At Home orders within the exterior boundaries of the Nation, effective immediately:

Individuals residing on the Nation:
1. All individuals who reside on the Nation are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence, except as needed for employment, medical, health, safety, and food for themselves or their family members.
2. This section does not apply to employees or volunteers for essential services and businesses in operation that have been determined by the Nation, Districts, and entities on the Nation.

Entering the Tohono O’odham Nation:
1. Individuals and businesses are not allowed to enter the exterior boundaries of the Tohono O’odham Nation, except for:
a. Employees and volunteers of essential services on the Nation
b. Medical and healthcare providers
c. Deliveries of medicine, food, and other essential items
d. Public and private transportation services necessary for the health and safety needs of the individuals on the Nation
e. Mail services
f. Financial services
g. To patronize a business in operation
h. Businesses that provide maintenance services that are necessary to maintain the health and safety of the households or buildings on the Nation
i. Other necessary professional services as needed

2. Businesses and others entering districts for the purpose of providing services or delivering supplies must provide notice to Districts before entering.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Chairman of the Nation strongly urge religious leaders of every denomination practicing within the exterior boundaries of the Nation to suspend in-person services, and instead find other ways to spread their messages in a safe manner during this health
pandemic. Mask requirements remain applicable to all religious services, in accordance with order. Additionally, all CDC Guidelines should be adhered to, including by not limited to social distancing, hand washing or hand sanitizing stations readily available, frequent disinfecting of facilities/communal
spaces, etc.

Structure fire near Cameron and North St. Please avoid the area at this time.Fully engulfed vacant mobile upon arrival. ...
07/01/2020

Structure fire near Cameron and North St. Please avoid the area at this time.

Fully engulfed vacant mobile upon arrival. Homes on either side saved. Fire is under investigation at this time.

Recently Ajo/Gibson Vol Fire Department has been fortunate to receive two substantial grants to upgrade our protective e...
07/01/2020

Recently Ajo/Gibson Vol Fire Department has been fortunate to receive two substantial grants to upgrade our protective equipment.

We would first like to acknowledge the generosity of the Tohono O’odham Nation for awarding a Gaming Grant that allowed us to replace our turnout gear, including pants, jackets, boots, gloves and hoods. This allows all our firefighters to have new, NFPA compliant turnout gear.

We would also like to acknowledge Freeport McMoran for their grant that helped replace our outdated SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) packs. These new SCBA packs are fully NFPA compliant will all the newest technology.

We graciously thank both organizations, as well as all that donate to supports us, for helping keeping us going. As we all know this year has been hard on us all and with two of our major fund raising events cancelled these grants help out in a much needed way.

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona
06/29/2020

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

Another windy day across SE AZ today. A Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning are in effect from Noon to 8 PM MST this evening.

One vehicle rollover, SR 85 MP 70. Please drive slowly in the area.
06/27/2020

One vehicle rollover, SR 85 MP 70. Please drive slowly in the area.

06/26/2020

Well some good news in all of this. As of NOW, Ajo’s 4th of July fireworks are on. Pima County has ok’d our permit, but it can still be rescinded depending on weather conditions. We are asking everyone that if you can view the fireworks from home to please do so. If you do come down to the traditional viewing area please practice social distancing and stay at least 6 feet apart. And please remember to keep your masks on. #maskupaz

As a reminder, make sure your pets are secured so they can’t escape if they get scared 🙂

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona
06/24/2020

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

Hot day across southeast Arizona. Stay hydrated!

Tohono O'odham Nation Office of Emergency Management
06/24/2020

Tohono O'odham Nation Office of Emergency Management

Are You Interested in becoming a Firefighter with the Tohono O'odham Nation Fire Department?

TOFD is accepting applications beginning June 22, 2020.

For more information, please contact Fire Administration at (520)383-8276; ask to speak with Battalion Chief Rosita Tashquinth or Firefighter Serena Johnson.

06/22/2020

We had a small brush fire along Highway 85, MP 43 this afternoon. The fire was contained to an area 100x10 feet.
During these periods of extremely hot and dry weather double and triple check for dragging chains or other equipment that can create sparks. And never throw anything out that may ignite a fire.

UPDATE:  As of 10:40pm the highway is open. ADOT remains on scene. Car fire highway 85, MP 26. Roadway is shut down at t...
06/22/2020

UPDATE: As of 10:40pm the highway is open. ADOT remains on scene.

Car fire highway 85, MP 26. Roadway is shut down at this time.

**UPDATE at 730pm**APS will have to replace the pole and transformer. There is no firm estimate on time, but the hope is...
06/03/2020

**UPDATE at 730pm**
APS will have to replace the pole and transformer. There is no firm estimate on time, but the hope is for early tomorrow morning. We will update as we learn more. Areas affected are Ajo Heights RV park and Belly Acres RV park.

Ajo Fire currently on scene of an APS pole fire near Belly Acres RV. Residents in the area may experience power outages. We are currently waiting for an APS crew to respond.

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona
06/01/2020

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

The Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for June from the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). Practice wildfire safety. One less spark - one less wildfire.

Safety is serious business. We thank United Fire for fit testing us for our new SCBAs that will be in service soon.
05/28/2020

Safety is serious business. We thank United Fire for fit testing us for our new SCBAs that will be in service soon.

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona
05/28/2020

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

With the expected heat this week, it is important to recognize heat related illness!

***UPDATE. It is now listed at 583 acresThe Hat fire burning north of town is currently at 30 acres.
05/27/2020

***UPDATE. It is now listed at 583 acres

The Hat fire burning north of town is currently at 30 acres.

05/27/2020

We have had a couple reports of smoke north of town. There is a fire burning on Barry Goldwater Range, north of Tabletop Mountain. We will post any updates as we receive them. We thank our community members for their observations and awareness.

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona
05/25/2020

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

It's getting hot hot hot! The Excessive Heat Watch has been upgraded to an Excessive Heat Warning and is now in effect from Thursday through Saturday. Remember your Heat Safety and stay hydrated!

05/24/2020
US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona
05/24/2020

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect for Thursday and Friday as hot weather returns to the region this week.

Supporting our graduating a seniors of 2020 at today’s drive thru brunch.
05/20/2020

Supporting our graduating a seniors of 2020 at today’s drive thru brunch.

05/20/2020

Supporting our graduating a seniors of 2020 at today’s drive thru brunch.

Before it’s gets too late, Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there. Especially the moms that support their loved ones r...
05/11/2020

Before it’s gets too late, Happy Mother’s Day to everyone out there. Especially the moms that support their loved ones run out at any moment to answer the call. We truly love you all!

05/02/2020
Ajo Copper News

Ajo Copper News

Ajo Improvement
POWER OUTAGE TONIGHT
from about 6 p.m. Saturday
to about 10 a.m. Sunday

One of our members was lucky enough to witness this yesterday in Buckeye. A very cool gesture indeed.
05/02/2020

One of our members was lucky enough to witness this yesterday in Buckeye. A very cool gesture indeed.

It was an honor to pay tribute and salute the men and women on the front lines in the fight against #COVID19 yesterday during the #AirForceSalutesFlyover

Thanks to everyone in Phoenix and the surrounding communities for your continued support as we navigate through these challenging times. We’re #inthistogether🇺🇸

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
United States Air Force
161st Air Refueling Wing
944th Fighter Wing Air Force Reserve Luke AFB
Airman Magazine
Air Education and Training Command

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona
05/01/2020

US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

Gusty winds combined with very low humidity levels will result in elevated fire weather conditions this afternoon. Basically if a wildfire were to start in an area with plenty of dead grass with the forecast conditions, the fire would likely move rapidly.

While caution is always needed to prevent wildfires, an extra dose of caution is advised this afternoon.

04/26/2020
US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona

Drink plenty of water and stay cool!

The first 100° temperature of the season is possible in Tucson today. If not today, then certainly by the middle of the week as highs approach the April monthly record of 104°

With this early season heat, think heat safety!
-Limit outdoor activities
-Drink plenty of water
-Wear light clothing
-Wear sunscreen
-Work outdoors early in the morning or in the evening

04/24/2020

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400 E Taladro Ave
Ajo, AZ
85321

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