Purpose and Mission: Citizen Corps embraces personal preparedness, personal responsibility and the spirit of volunteerism. Our mission is to educate and prepare residents and visitors for all emergencies; through public education, community outreach and training.
Third Tuesday of each month - regularly scheduled monthly business meeting and training held. Guests are welcomed.
Business Meeting will be held from 6:30 – 7:20 pm. Training will be 7:30 – 8:20 pm. Member Services will be 8:30 – 9:20pm. Location: Daisy Mountain Fire Station 141, 43814 N. New River Rd., New River, AZ 85087Contact: Paul Schickel, 623-695-1424 or Paul.Schickel@DMFD.org
Community Emergency Preparedness Training:
Runs 8 consecutive Thursday evenings at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department (DMFD) station - #141 (43814 N. New River Road). DMFD offers this FREE class developed by the Department of Homeland Security for Local Community Preparedness and tailored for the Daisy Mountain communities. Training is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age. Next class will be scheduled and announced soon. This training will enable you to identify and reduce potential hazards in your home and workplace. You will also learn what steps to take that will prepare you for a disaster. To get more information, please email CERT@DMFD.org or call Paul Schickel at (623) 695-1424.
Prepare Your Property for Monsoons
Free Sand and Sandbags Available at Daisy Mountain Fire Stations 141, 143 and 146!
Monsoon storms don’t always follow the calendar. While the season officially begins on June 15th and ends September 30th, we can experience these storms throughout the summer. Arizona monsoon storms vary in intensity, but usually involve wind, blowing dust, and rain. Sometimes the thunderstorms are brutal, delivering damaging wind, reducing visibility to near zero, then torrential rain, followed by flash flooding. The most severe storms usually occur from the middle of July through the middle of August. Portions of Anthem, Black Canyon and New River have been severely impacted from rainstorms, and the flooding that resulted.
If you’re concerned with flooding, prepare your property ahead of time. Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical has free sand and sandbags at Fire Stations 141 (43814 N New River Rd, New River, AZ 85087); 143 (35050 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324) and 146 (3116 W New River Rd, New River, AZ 85087). If possible, please visit during normal business hours. Be patient, if no one is at the station, our crews may be out helping others in the community. For tips on using sand bags, visit http://1.usa.gov/1tXVeCq