Today: Feb 18 , 2020

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Fireline Medic class practices packaging patients.

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Dewey-Humboldt seeks to expand public information

The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meets at 2 tomorrow afternoon to discuss expanding its social media presence.  According to Town Manager Yvonne Kimball, in the past some Council members have expressed interest in using social media platforms to increase public information.  Town staff has previously attempted to create Facebook pages and a blog for the town, but they failed to last.  Kimball wants to revisit this subject, starting with discussion of a simple Facebook page.  Items that are suggested for posting include road closures and construction and Town Council and committee meeting agendas.  Employees will post content and perform routine maintenance.  Council’s study session will be held at town hall on Highway 69.  

Movie About Granite Mountain Hot Shots

Josh Brolin and Miles Teller are set to star in a movie about the Granite Mountain Hot Shots.  Variety is reporting Joseph Kosinski is directing the film, titled “No Exit,” which tells the true story of the 19 Hot Shots who were tragically killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30th, 2013.  Kosinki previously directed “Tron;  Legacy” in 2010 and “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise in 2013.  Josh Brolin has recently appeared in “Everest” and “Hail, Caesar!”  Miles Teller has starred in the “Fantastic Four” reboot and the Divergent movie series.  No production start date has been set for the film.  

Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy underway

The 14th annual Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy is underway.  The week long Academy kicked off Saturday morning at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.  According to Academy officials, of the 749 registered students, about 600 are from Arizona.  Students have come from 27 states to attend the Academy.  Coordinator Tony Sciacca says interested citizens can get an up close look at how the Academy operates. Sciacca explains with a wet winter hitting the area, it’s unclear as to how harsh this summer’s wildfire season will be. The Academy provides classroom instruction and field exercises.  Almost 9,000 students have received training certificates at the Academy since it started in 2003.  This year’s Academy runs through this Friday.  


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