Public Facilities, Services, Buildings and Safety Working Group

Public Facilities, Services and Safety Element

CAC Members: Jean Griego, Nat White

Lead Planning Staff: Bob Caravona, Darrel Barker, Sue Pratt, Erik Solberg, Fire Department, Police Department, Sherriff's Office, County Fire, County Health Department

Community Experts:

Meeting dates and notes:
1/19/12 - Notes
2/02/12 - Notes
2/15/12 - Notes
2/29/12 - Notes
3/07/12 - Notes
3/29/12 - Notes
4/12/12 - Notes
5/10/12 - Notes
5/17/12 - Notes
5/24/12 - Notes

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Please click on the following links to view additional information related to the Public Services, Facilities and Safety Element. Please note that some of these files are large, and may therefore take a few moments to download.


Meeting Agenda for 5-24-12; Goals and Policies for Review 5-24-12 ("Work Group Combined Notes")

Meeting Agenda for 5-17-12: Goals and Policies for Review 5-12-12

Meeting Agenda for 5-10-12:

Goals and Policies for Review 5-10-12

Glossary of Terms

Meeting Canceled 4-26-12: Assignment in lieu of meeting -- Goals and Policies Review 4-26-12

Meeting Agenda for 4-12-12: Public Services and Facilities, Building and Safety Element, Packet 2 (Draft with supporting dcuments" Draft 4-12-12

"Meeting Agenda for 3-29-12; Public Services and Facilities, Building and Safety Element, Packet 2 (Draft) with supporting documents" Draft 3-29-12

"Public Services and Facilities, Buildings and Safety Element, Packet 1 -Background Information" Draft 2/02/12

"Pulbic Services and Facilities, Buildings and Safety Element, Packet 1 - Background Information" Draft 2/01/12

"Public Services and Facilities, Builidng and Safety Element, Packet 1 - Background Information" Draft, 1/19/12


Existing Regional Plan Chapters:

Chatpter 8, "Community Facilities and Services Element" and Chapter 9, "Public Safety Element" of the current Regional Land Use and Transportation Plan, 2001.

City Preparedness Reports:

"City of Flagstaff Resiliency and Preparedness Report, May 2012"

County Preparedness Reports:

"Coconino County, Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2009: Jurisdictional Summary for Unicorporated Coconino County"

"Coconino County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2009 "

Flagstaff Fire Department Publications:


“Wildland Fire Management Program.”

Protecting Community Values-At-Risk.

“Forest Stewardship Plan.”

City wide plan discussing current conditions, desired future conditions and forest treatment activities to reduce wildfire risk and promote forest health.


“Hazard Fuels Mitigation Guidelines.”

Explains FFD’s Hazardous Fuels Mitigation Procedure.


“City Well Field Project Briefing.”

Summary of the objectives, and procedures use in treatment of the City Well Field project.

“The Wildland Urban Interface: What’s Really At Risk?”

A new definition of interface is required, along with a commitment to protect community values-at-risk.

“Flagstaff Interface Treatment Prescription,”

Details the approach utilized by Flagstaff-area fire managers to reduce the threat of wildfire.

"Fighting Fire with Fire."

Since 1996, the Flagstaff Fire Department has been successfully engaged in this activity in an urban setting.

"Living with Wildfire in Arizona."

This document provides ecological, wildfire behavior and wildfire prevention/preparedness information for each of Arizona’s six major fuel types. It is to be used as a reference for natural resource and fire managers, fire departments and the public.

"Auto Tour Handout."

This self guided auto-tour explores forest treatments on the west side of Flagstaff. The treatments are part of a collaborative effort among many agencies, organizations, and other interested parties to restore our forests to a healthy and sustainable condition, and reduce the threat of destructive wildfire.

"Code Adoption - Avoid the Agony"

Outlines the City's approach to adoption of the Wildland Urban Interface code.

"Tornado Damage Assessment"

Review of Oct 6, 2010 tornado storm in the Flagstaff area.


"Schultz Fire Assessment"

Review of Schultz Fire (June 2010) and impact to the City's water pipeline.

"FFD Prescribed Fire Emissions"

Summarizes differences in smoke emissions between prescribed fire and wildfire.


"Airport Zone Snapshot"

Summary of collaborative approach to planning and implementing the City's Airport project.

"Flagstaff Pulliam Airport Fuels Reduction Project"

Report detailing the purpose, process, and outcomes of this collaborative treatment project.


"It Works

" Documents the 2006 Woody Fire and the 2010 Hardy Fire and the effects forest treatments had in reducing damage and permitting effective fire suppression operations to occur.

"Rx Fire and Smoke"

Find out what fire managers do to reduce smoke and how to reduce your own smoke exposure.

"Code Enforcement Partnership Brochure with Tips

" Information on various code enforcement departments in the City.

"Surviving a WIldfire in Arizona

" Learn to Understand, prepare for and prevent wildfires.


Flagstaff Fire Department Programs

"Bark Beetles"

2002 infestation and treatment options.

"FireWise Construction


Techniques to build a FireWise home.

"FireWise Preparedness


Steps to take to reduce fire risk in, and around your home.

"Briefing- Primary"

Overview of the Dept's Wildland Fire Management program.


"WUI - Orientation"

Overview of the City's Wildland Urban Interface Code.

"Council - County Overview - 4FRI"

Overview of Four Forests Restoration Initiative.

Flagstaff Police:

Annual Report

Neighborhood Block Watch Program


City of Flagstaff Space Planning Project, September 2, 2008


American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness

Comparable Planning Elements from

Other Jurisdictions

Tuscon: Safetey Element
Tuscon: Public Building Element
Goodyear: Public Services Element
Sedona: Community Facilities and Recreation
Maricopa: General Plan