As officials battle to contain fires in the Tonto National Forest, it is imperative that residents comply with county ordinances. Increased fire restrictions have been put into effect as of 8 a.m. May 23, 2017, and will remain in place until further notice. Read the attached advisory for violation details and fines: May 23, 2017 — Outdoor Fire Restrictions
Gila County has partnered with mass notifications provider Everbridge to provide immediate alerts of hazards and emergencies in your specific area. Be informed of all late-breaking events with any combination of voice, email, or text message. Click here to sign up. https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736724090.
Gila County Health & Emergency Management is proactively working with the CDC, other counties, and the state in monitoring mosquito populations to contain the spread of Zika Virus and other vector-borne illnesses. As of April 21, 2017, there are 57 confirmed cases of Zika Virus in Arizona, with 0 fatalities. See our Zika Virus page on this site for ongoing information, support, and resources.
In addition to a good diet and exercise, children and teens need to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations. Different vaccines are necessary at various ages, and are required when going to day care, school, and college. Confirm your children have received the protection they need by checking the Children's Vaccination Schedule. Contact your physician or call the Gila County Health Department at (928) 402-8811 to schedule necessary vaccinations.
Gila County's CERTs (Community Emergency Response Teams) are an indispensible component of our emergency response efforts. A new CERT is now forming in Southern Gila County, covering Globe, Miami, Hayden, Winkelman, Tonto Basin, Roosevelt, Top of the World, Central Heights, and Claypool. Contact sgcert[thisAt]usaebn[thisDot]org for upcoming meetings and events or visit usaebn.org/ComReady/index.php/cert.