PO Box 441
3741 North Prince Drive
Pine, AZ 85544
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The Fire Marshal position is part time position of up to 20 hours worked per week. The Fire Marshal's duties include plans review, mapping and updates, addressing updates, Knox Box updates and management, inspection/self inspection programs, Burn Permit reporting to AZ Department of Environmental Quality, fire investigation, fire restrictions, Dispatch Liaison with Payson PD, ISO updates, ID card updates, Code adoption, updates, and enforcement, and any additional duties as assigned by the Fire Chief. The Fire Marshal's Office is located in our main administration building at 3741 North Prince Drive; Pine, directly behind Station 41.
The current Fire Marshal, Rick Barnes, is in his 25th year in Public Safety and in his 5th year with the Pine Strawberry Fire District. He has over two decades of experience and training in investigations, including the National Fire Academy Fire and Arson Investigation program. He also has 30 years part time experience in construction, having worked in most construction specialties, and is certified as an Inspector 2 through the National Fire Protection Association.
Rick is also active on the operational side of the district as a Reserve Firefighter, EMT, and wildland Engine Boss Trainee.
The Pine-Strawberry Fire District recently adopted the 2018 International Fire Code https://codes.iccsafe.org/content/IFC2018 with some amendments, available below. Among other things, this enables us to establish and enforce fire restrictions within the District. The restriction info sheet below details what is and is not allowed during restrictions, as well as what requires a burn permit. Please familiarize yourself with this and pass it on to friends, neighbors, and family who spend time in Pine and Strawberry. We would also request that any Vrbo or Airbnb hosts within the Fire District post this information about fire restrictions in their rentals to help educate your guests. Help us keep you safe from wildland fire.
Fire Restrictions are no longer in place as of Wednesday July 21, 2021.
For complaints about weeds, brush, and other debris in yards, we recommend contacting the Gila County Code Enforcement Division as they have enforcement ability in such matters. The following links have more information about the process and a downloadable complaint form. To contact them call 928-474-9276.
The Insurance Services Office https://www.verisk.com/insurance/brands/iso/ evaluates fire service organizations throughout the nation and ranks them based upon their training, personnel, apparatus, and many other indicators. They then rank the organizations with a rating from 1-10, with 1 being the best rating. This process is repeated every 5 years. Insurance companies then base their rates for home insurance on these rankings.
The Pine-Strawberry Fire District's latest rating was effective March 1, 2021. All of the Pine-Strawberry Fire District, with the exception of Arrowhead Estates, is rated at 4. Arrowhead Estates, due to being more than 5 road miles from a fire station, is rated at 10. The downloads below are the entire survey and the letter designating our rating.
The Pine Strawberry Fire District does not issue permits for blasting, but we do have a checklist of requirements. Download it below as a fillable PDF. It can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought by the office at 3741 North Prince Drive; Pine, right behind Station 41. Please ensure that we have a completed checklist prior to performing any blasting within the district.