1. Has there been an evacuation notice given? The only evacuation notice given is for the residents within Oak Creek Canyon north of Slide Rock State Park. There has been a “Pre-Evacuation” notice given to the residents of the Kachina Village and Forest Highlands neighborhoods.
2. How do I receive emergency notifications by phone or email in the event of an evacuation or other extreme event? Go to the County Website at Coconino.az.gov/emergency and enroll in the County’s emergency response system: CodeRed.
3. Where do I go if I get an evacuation notice? The American Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter at Sinagua Middle School is located at 3950 E Butler Avenue in Flagstaff. Sinagua Middle School is located near Interstate 40 and the Butler Ave Exit. If traveling East on Interstate 40, take a right on Butler Avenue.
4. Can I bring my pets to the shelter? The emergency shelter does not have the capacity for pets, however, the County Public Health District has arranged shelters for pets and livestock. The Coconino Humane Association (526-1076) located at 3501 E. Butler Ave in Flagstaff will take small pets such as dogs and cats. Olsen’s Grain (526- 3556) located at 11705 N. Hwy. 89 (near Timberline and Summitt Fire) will take larger animals.
5. What should I bring to the shelter? Space will be limited at the shelter for personal items. Please bring any important documents, prescriptions and any special dietary foods needed. See the County emergency preparedness website www.coconino.az.gov/emergency for any further tips on how to prepare for an evacuation notice.
6. How will friends and family know that I am safe if I am evacuated? Residents are encouraged to register at the Red Cross shelter or online at www.redcross.org/safeandwell.
7. Can I volunteer or donate? Volunteers are encouraged to register by email to the United Way of Northern Arizona at [email protected] or call Carol Dykes at 928-773-9813 (day) or 928-853-7134 (evening). They can also text to 95577.
There is no current need for donations of clothing or household goods.
Donations of money can be made directly to the Red Cross by going to redcross.org or people can go to the shelter at Sinagua Middle School where there are donation envelopes.
Donations can also be made to the local Salvation Army at salvationarmyflagstaff.org
8. There is a lot of smoke in my neighborhood. Are there associated health risks involved? The County Public Health Services District will issue a Smoke Advisory if and when indicated by air quality measurements. The Public Health District advises the public that if they feel ill as a result of wildfire smoke to please take necessary precautions. Some tips for those who feel ill would be to stay indoors, use a HEPA filter, limit your activities and contact your health care provider for additional instructions.
Please see http://az-coconinocounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6531 for further prevention tips.
You can also find air quality standards at the Arizona Department of Air Quality (ADEQ) website at: http://www.phoenixvis.net/PPMmain.aspx.
9. Is there a Slide Fire hotline to call or a place where can I get regular updates? Residents are encouraged to call the hotline at 928.679.4173 to speak with a live volunteer for up-to-date fire information (Please do not call “911” at this time for fire information).
People are also encouraged to follow :
Coconino County’s webpage at www.coconino.az.gov
Coconino County’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coconinocounty
Coconino County’s Twitter account at https://twitter.com/CoconinoCounty
The Type 1 Incident Team incident website at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3874/
and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SlideFireInfo