Heber Overgaard Fire Department Has Successful Open House


Members of the Air Evac are joined here with Fire Chief Rich Upham (second from right) and Penny Pew, constituent services director for Congressman Paul Gosar (center), during the Oct. 8 Heber Overgaard Fire Station open house.

Members of the Air Evac are joined here with Fire Chief Rich Upham (second from right) and Penny Pew, constituent services director for Congressman Paul Gosar (center), during the Oct. 8 Heber Overgaard Fire Station open house. |

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The night time freezing temperatures have given way to warmer conditions this week with temperatures were in the upper 30s. Daytime temperatures as well climbed to the upper 60s allowing for more comfortable days.

Continued warm up will ensue this weekend with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 40s.

The Heber Overgaard Fire District held an open house on Oct. 8 at the Heber Overgaard Fire Station.

On hand giving a tour of a medical transport helicopter was Air Evac of Arizona, who flew in and landed in front of the fire station.

Three helicopter crew members from Air Evac were showing the inside portion of the helicopter to attendees of the open house.

As well, the Department of Public Safety had on hand a trailer-mounted vehicle cab attached on a pivot in order to rotate demonstrating a vehicle rollover hazard.

The fire department was giving tours of the facility to open house attendees.

Larry Dunagan, who is a fire district board member said, “We had a much better turnout this year than the previous year.”

A call is being asked for volunteers to help the busy elves for the Santa’s Kids program during the fund-raisers and December gift distribution.

The Santa’s Kids program is a group of local citizens in the area whose purpose is to see that children in need have the opportunity for a merrier Christmas.

If you would like to volunteer or for more information, please contact Dennis or Cindi Lofstedt at (602) 390-0572.

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