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Sedona Fire District

General information Contact & Link information

  • Fire District

    Sedona Fire District is in both Yavapai, Coconino counties and this includes the city limits of Sedona. The Sedona Fire District is NOT part of the city government.  The Sedona Fire District operates as a Governing Board-Management. To learn more about the Sedona Fire District click here. To learn more about the history of Sedona Fire District click here.

    • The Sedona Fire District website is: Website
    • Administration Building is located at Station #1  2860 Southwest Drive Sedona, AZ 86336
    • (928) 282-6800 | (928) 282-6857 (fax)
    •  info@sedonafire.org
    • Contact Sedona Fire District click here.

    The Governing Fire Board Contacts

    • Chairperson Ty Montgomery - tmontgomery@sedonafire.org
    • Clerk Corrie Cooperman - ccooperman@sedonafire.org
    • Tim Ernster - ternster@sedonafire.org
    • Abe Koniarsky - akoniarsky@sedonafire.org
    • David Soto - dsoto@sedonafire.org

Jurisdiction, Laws that govern Fire Districts

Reports Documents & Data

  • SEDONA FIRE DISTRICT 2016 ANNUAL REPORT
  • Regulation of Fire District Boards State Attorney General - Link HERE
  • Arizona Fire District Association- Fire District Handbook
  • Yavapai County Tax information
  • Budget 2017-2018  proposed -------- Approved
  • Workman's compensation Information Firefighters and work comp claims-
  • Workman's Compensation Lawsuit Fire districts
  • 23-901. Definitions- https://www.azleg.gov/ars/23/00901.htm
    (d) Regular members of volunteer fire departments organized pursuant to title 48, chapter 5, article 1, regular firemen of any volunteer fire department, including private fire protection service organizations, organized pursuant to title 10, chapters 24 through 40, volunteer firemen serving as members of a fire department of any incorporated city or town or an unincorporated area without pay or without full pay and on a part-time basis, and voluntary policemen and volunteer firemen serving in any incorporated city, town or unincorporated area without pay or without full pay and on a part-time basis, are deemed to be employees, but for the purposes of this chapter, the basis for computing wages for premium payments and compensation benefits for regular members of volunteer fire departments organized pursuant to title 48, chapter 5, article 1, or organized pursuant to title 10, chapters 24 through 40, regular members of any private fire protection service organization, volunteer firemen and volunteer policemen of these departments or organizations shall be the salary equal to the beginning salary of the same rank or grade in the full-time service with the city, town, volunteer fire department or private fire protection service organization, provided if there is no full-time equivalent then the salary equivalent shall be as determined by resolution of the governing body of the city, town or volunteer fire department or corporation.
  • Report Arizona Revised Statute §23-961(K) provides that a workers compensation insurance carrier may offer a 5% premium discount to an employer if the employer conducts drug testing of its employees. However, the provisions of the statutes effectively eliminate the ability of a governmental entity, and specifically fire districts, to take advantage of the 5% premium discount. This is because governmental employees may not be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing. Fire districts formed in accordance with the provisions of Title 48, chapter 5 article 1 of the Arizona Revised Statutes are considered as political subdivisions of the state and are therefore subject to constitutional constraints against unreasonable search and seizure. Pre-employment drug testing by a governmental entity constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. A search ordinarily must be based on individualized suspicion of wrongdoing. A “special need” justifying a mandatory drug test without an individualized suspicion of wrongdoing must be shown, and this justification for drug testing is allowed only when the individual subject to the test performs highly regulated functions concerning the public safety or special government roles, also referred to as “safety sensitive” positions. In the case of firefighters, the Arizona Supreme Court has held the City of Mesa could not justify random, suspicionless drug testing of firefighters under the “special needs” exception. Similarly, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held a municipality could not justify pre-employment drug testing of a library page under the “special needs” exception. Given Arizona and federal case law, it is clear a fire district cannot constitutionally require all employees to undergo pre-employment drug testing. Even if it is assumed firefighters may be subjected to such a requirement based on the argument they occupy “safety-sensitive” positions, other positions, such as clerical/office positions or other administrative positions, would not fall within the definition of “safety-sensitive” jobs and could not be required to submit to drug testing. This conclusion is consistent with a bulletin issued by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) on June 24, 2010, that stated: “government employers that do not perform drug testing on all employees are not eligible for the premium credit.”
  • Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Central Yavapai / Chino / Central Arizona Fire and Medical Joint Fire Board Meeting Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 4:30 pm ­ 5:30 pm Report Workers Comp  the workers' compensation rates are calculated on an actuarial and claims history.  

 

Benchmarks Other Comparisons

Election Results

  • November 7, 2017 Election Results -  Fire Bond

    • SEDONA FIRE DISTRICT

    • QUESTION Number of Precincts 2 Precincts Reporting 2 Vote For 1

    • FOR THE BONDS 2,593 43.73%

    • AGAINST THE BONDS 3,337 56.27%

    • Total Votes 5,930

    • There are 12,863  Registered Voters in the Sedona Fire District in an estimated population of 20,000

    • The total votes cast equaled 5,930 or 46.10% of registered voters

     

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