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Emergencies can come in many forms:

Living in Tonto Basin provides us with several type of emergencies that may occur. The obvious are fire and flood. We can also be faced with propane leaks, downed power lines, and other public safety issues. The Edge Complex Fire gave us the opportunity to learn about evacuation procedures and emergency preparedness. The links on the right can provide you with valuable information about how to be prepared in the event of a disaster and/or evacuation.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Tonto Basin Fire District. 
Information for residents on East side of Tonto Creek:

If flooding of Tonto Creek is an issue for residents of the east side, please call the Gila County Emergency Management Hotline at 1-928-402-8888 or 1-800-304-4452 ext. 8888. This number is periodically updated to give you information for any assistance you may need.

Residents should prepare for emergencies by the following means: 
*Be aware of upcoming weather changes. 
*Keep in touch with your neighbors. It is important to check on them and knowing when anyone has special needs.
*Stock up! You should have five to seven days worth of supplies on hand for each family member, including food, water, and prescriptions.   

Click here and be prepared by utilizing disaster preparedness information from Red Cross. 
Please contact Tonto Basin Fire District if you have any questions.

Current Open Burn Times and Precautions: 
BURN RESTRICTIONS LIFTED. Please exercise caution.
*NOTE: To open burn, you must obtain a permit (see documents to the right). You must call (928) 479-2203 to notify us prior to each open burn.

General Open Burn Times:
(unless otherwise indicated above)
    WINTER - October through March - 8am to 2pm
    SUMMER - April through September - 6am to 11am