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Clarkdale Fire District
has implemented a fire ban effective 8:00 a.m., April 18, 2014.
This ban prohibits all open fires and camp fires (except those noted
below). Also banned are any time of open flames, such as
burning oil in tiki lamps. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic
displays are expressly prohibited. The outdoor use of
equipment that generates open flames or a spark is also banned, i.e.
welding equipment and chain saws. Variances for businesses
however can be requested.
For more information see the
Cooking on barbecue grills (charcoal, propane and natural gas) at
private residences is allowed as long as the grill is covered.
The Fire District may establish additional requirements, up to and
including the extinguishment of any fire, on a case-by-case basis to
ensure the public health, safety and welfare.
The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors has
announced the continuation of the annual free slash drop-off program
at county transfer stations for two months beginning April 1, and
continuing until June 1, 2014. This program is to assist
residents in developing necessary defensible space around their
homes and other structures that could fuel fires. Defensible space
is absolutely necessary to help avoid uncontrolled fires. See the
Press Release for
New Hydrants = Possible 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
that have property near one of the new hydrants contact their
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.
Surplus Property For Sale
We are selling a 2001 International Pumper. See the
Sales Flyer for more information.
"NEW" First-Out Engine
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.
The Crimson combination rescue/pumper was
purchased new by the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department for just
under $700,000 in 2005.
Clarkdale Fire District was able to purchase the 8 year-old engine
for $200,000 including shipping costs and the new signage/lettering
package. “The truck is a
good value, it is in great shape and has many ‘extras’ that
Clarkdale would not been able to afford if it purchased new” said
Board Chairman Jim Elmer.
The Board authorized the purchase to be made from the
District’s Capital Reserve Fund.
The District had been saving for six years towards the
purchase of an engine and the Board felt it was time to take this
For more information see the
Clarkdale's Public Protection
Classification (PPC) is a 4/8B. The PPC of 4 applies to properties
within five road miles of the fire station and within 1,000 feet of
a hydrant. The PPC of 8B applies to properties in the
fire district that are outside these perimeters.
Many insurance companies use the PPC rating to help determine
property insurance premiums. The lower the PPC the
better. We encourage all property owners to contact their
insurance company to see what PPC rating they are using for your
property. The PPC has decreased substantially in the last few
years, and you could be saving money on your premiums!
Letter to provide your insurance company regarding the lower PPC.
Verde Independent article, dated 12-21-11.
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