The Wildfire danger level is now HIGH.
If weather conditions allow, the fuels crew will be conducting nightly burns. Smoke will be present.
Additional fire restrictions are in effect. Outdoor fires are restricted to a screened pit only. Burn permits will be issued on a very restricted basis. For any clarifications, please call the department at 928-427-9400 or use the website “contact PVFD” link, peeplesvalleyfire.org.
Fire Board Vacancy
The Peeples Valley Fire District is looking to appoint an individual to fill one mid-term Board vacancy up for re-election in November 2026. Fire Board Members receive no financial benefits; it is a voluntary public service role. Meetings are typically held in the afternoon on the third Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Old Peeples Valley School, 18205 S. Highway 89. Additional workshops and meetings may be scheduled, particularly during the annual budget preparation.
Additional consideration may be given to individuals with past local government experience, proven understanding of Arizona Open Meeting and Public Record laws, prior Board experience with other special taxing districts, availability of time and willingness to participate, length of residency in the district, and absence of known conflicts of interest.
Interested individuals must be registered voters living within the Peeples Valley Fire District boundaries and will need to provide a Resume and Letter of Interest.
For more information, please use the contact link on the Peeples Valley website: peeplesvalleyfire.org. If you are interested in the position, please bring a resume and letter stating your interest to the regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 20th, at 3 PM at the Old Peeples Valley School, 18205 S. Highway 89.
Welcome to Peeples Valley Fire District
In 1993, Peeples Valley was part of Southern Yavapai Fire Department in Wilhoit, AZ. We had no building at that time. The fire trucks were parked on the street, and we had to empty the water trucks in the winter to keep the water from freezing.
In 1994, Bob Brandon was Fire Chief and suggested that we become our own department. On April 4, 1996, each group signed the separation agreement to become two distinct and separate entities.
A grant became available from the Yavapai County Supervisors for “Community Projects.” With multiple efforts from the community and Yavapai County, and the department was awarded the grant money. The ground-breaking ceremony for the new fire station and community center was on August 22, 1998.
The Board of Supervisors’ grant contributed $60,000 for the building, community members contributed more than 7,000 man-hours to the complete the building of the station.
A large group of volunteers, including the board and firefighters, canvassed the Peeples Valley area residents to get the 51% of signatures required to become a district. The Peeples Valley Fire Department became a district in August of 2000.
For information on the Strategic Planning Committee, click on the Proud to Serve tab at the top of this page.
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Fire Chiefs from 1994 to 2021
- Richie Harris
- Bob Brandon
- Jack Rauh
- Herb Allen
- Pat McCray
- Bob Heckman
- Bob Brandon
- Shawn Bomar