Sherwood Forest Estates Fire Department
The Sherwood Forest Fire Department (SFEFD) is a trained group of firefighters who seek to help protect our neighborhood. The firehouse at the north end of Little John houses eight trucks and extensive equipment to fight both house fires and wildland fires. SFEFD is supported by taxes and governed by a three member fire board. For general fire department questions and related information call (928) 635-9837; however, for emergencies, call 911!
SFEFD invites all neighbors to come observe a training session and consider joining us to help protect the neighborhood. Fire Department Training includes:
- Regular sessions on wildland and structural fire procedures and equipment
- Additional firefighting workshops and schools throughout the state
- Meets on first and third Saturdays of the month 9:00am-12:00pm usually at the firehouse. During the winter months training sessions are conducted on the first Saturday only.
The results of extensive training, equipment, available water and personnel plus a quick response time is an ISO rating of 6, creating a savings on fire insurance for homeowners.
In the event of a large fire, SFEFD has mutual aid agreements with communities nearby, the US Forest Service and BNSF Railroad to help suppress fires that might endanger our community.
What can you do to help?
To help maintain a safer community, the SFEFD asks that all property owners maintain a defensible space (30’) around homes and structures, raking up and/or removing pine needles, dead branches from trees and storing firewood away from your home. Removing pine needles helps protect the area from ground fires, often an issue with unmaintained lots. Needles and branches can be taken to Moonset Pit when it is open. Sherwood Fire District is a Firewise Community, read more on the Firewise page.
RED FLAG CONDITIONS No campfires, charcoal fires or other fires are allowed during very high, extreme or red flag conditions. Please follow fire conditions posted at the SFE entrance. During other conditions, always use caution, have plenty of water handy, and be sure that your fire is really out when you leave it. If you plan to burn needles & branches on your property (when allowed), please inform the SFE Fire Department (928 635-9837) and the US Forest Service in advance (928 635-5600).