Welcome to Walker Community!
Located in the Bradshaw Mountains, south of Prescott, AZ, Walker Community is an old mining district, filled with history. It’s named after Joseph Walker, mountain man, explorer, and guide. He led a party to this valley to discover gold in the summer of 1863.
Today, the valley is filled with rustic cabins and elegant homes. There’s a vibrant community of people here, with an active social calendar. Some live here full-time, while others have second homes here.
Everyone loves it here.
Walker Fire Protection Association Support the volunteer fire department here in Walker.
Walker Community Action Alliance Support community services other than those for the fire department.
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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Roger Nusbaum, the fire chief of the Walker Volunteer Fire Department, and ask the questions that I wanted the answers to.
We talked about how Walker Fire is organized, what it is, what it does, how the money works, and how the community can help.
Of course, I also wanted to know more about what happened during the Goodwin Fire.
The audio recording is about 33 minutes long. Please enjoy.
Leave any comments or questions in the section below.
The 2018 WCAA Community Calendar is available now for $13.
Contact Mona Feige at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s filled with historical photos of Walker and the Walker Fire Department.
The back of it says:
Thank you for purchasing this calendar sponsored by Walker Community Action Alliance.
In addition, thanks to Peggy Zink and Carol Tocker for sharing their pictures and making the calendar possible.
All profits will be used to the support the community Chip and Haul event.
Forest Officials are still concerned about safety in the area of the fire, particularly as it relates to monsoonal flooding.
Some areas within the closure area may be at low risk to flooding, but the best way to implement a closure area effectively is to close some of the major access points; therefore, some areas that may not be a major concern are still not open to the public at this time.
The Goodwin Fire closure area is in effect to ensure public safety and will be re-evaluated after September 30th.
From Johnny O –
REMEMBER TO mark your calendars for SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 FROM 3-6PM.
It’s our annual firefighter appreciation day/pig roast.
We have added an extra hour this year as it’s also our 50th year celebration as a non-profit fire department.
Here’s a great way to thank your hard working volunteer fire fighters, and pack in a year supply of cholesterol, all at the same time.
The WFPA will smoke the pig, simmer some beans and offer light refreshments. The rest is pot luck style. Please bring one of grandma’s favorite recipes as a side dish.
This is one […]
From Johnny O:
Remember that Monday, August 21, 2017 is our BIG Chipotle fund raiser (address and times are on the flyer).
Please check out/print out the flyer at: https://walkerfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/chipotle_flyer.pdf.
I’d like to suggest that groups of neighbors get together and make it a fun “ROAD TRIP”. Head down to Chipotle, grab a snack and say hey to whoever’s outside with the Walker firetruck.
I am also asking for volunteers to spend an hour or two with the truck telling passer byers about what we are doing there.
Perhaps your community group wants to stay with the truck for a […]
Jack Smith, Yavapai County Supervisor for District 5, called a Walker Community meeting to discuss the Goodwin Fire and some other issues on Aug 5th at 3:00pm.
I recorded the whole meeting, which lasted about an hour and twenty minutes. You can download the audio file above and listen to the whole thing if you want.
Jack Smith, County Supervisor, District 5
Sarah Tomsky, District Ranger, Prescott National Forest
KC “Bucky” Yowell, West Zone Assistant Fire Management Officer
Hugh Vallely, Emergency Management
Byron Jaspers, Director, Yavapai Public Works
Kendra Bull, Forest Engineer
There’s a fundraiser coming in a couple weeks at Chipotle.
To download the flyer to show at the counter, click here: Chipotle Fundraiser Flyer
Walker Fire Department
351 N Montezuma St Ste B, Prescott, AZ 86301
This is the one next to Starbucks in the Sprouts parking lot downtown.
I recommend the carnitas, but my wife likes the steak. […]
We get email:
County Board Supervisor Jack Smith has announced the following:
There will be a Public Meeting held this Saturday Aug 5th at 3pm. The meeting will be held at the Walker Fire Station on Walker Road.
I will be joined by several county departments including public works and emergency management as well as the US Forest Service. Up for discussion is the past Goodwin Fire, an action plan regarding evacuation routes, the use and maintenance of Walker Road and Big Bug Mesa Road during emergency
operations and I will provide an brief update on County operations and budget. […]
The next Sundae Saturday is August 5th, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, sponsored by the WCAA.
There will be an ATV show sponsored by Star Island Motorsports.
Donations will go towards the community Chip and Haul program.
I got this email for WCAA members:
Our August 5th Sundae Saturday is going to be all about ice cream and ATVs. A representative from Star Island is going to be bringing 3 or 4 of the latest and greatest models of ATVs. In addition, we would like to have a grand display of Walkerites’ off road vehicles, so we are inviting you […]
I sent out a mailer to everyone who owns property in Walker and Potato Patch according to the county tax records.
Here are just the links in that mailer.
Sign up for CodeRed alerts:
Email Loren Bykerk about FireWise:
Walker FaceBook Group:
Give a donation to Walker Volunteer Fire Department:
10 THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE GOODWIN FIRE
So, that just happened. […]