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Sedona in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sedona Fire & Police Departments

Historic Sedona

 
 
Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
1. Historic Sedona Marker
Inscription.  In its' early days as a small, scattered and isolated settlement, Sedona had few emergency services.

In 1948 the Sedona School burned to the ground. This motivated the new Chamber of Commerce to start a "Firefight Fund". Sedona blacksmith and mechanic Carl Richards kept Sedona's first fire truck in his garage so he is unofficially know as Sedona's first fire chief.

The Sedona-Oak Creek Volunteer Fire Department organized formally in 1957. Spanning two countries created legal and political hurdles, however, fire fighters crossed the county line to help people. The formation of the Red Rock Fire District in 1960 by the newly formed Red Rock Taxpayers Association overcame these obstacles. The new District built its' first fire station on land donated by a development in Grasshopper Flat. They added their first ambulance in March 1963 when it was donated by the Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW).

In early 1900s, the county sometimes appointed rural Justices of the Peace when there was a volunteer, like Juan Armijo. Juan and his successors had little to do. In 1940, Coconino County hired Will Steele Sr. As the area's first

Historic Sedona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
2. Historic Sedona Marker
part time sheriff's deputy, Steele used his personal car for calls. When he passed away in 1951, his son took the job, which was made full-time. Will Jr. responded to emergencies in Yavapai County and would wait until a deputy from that side of the county line could arrive from Cottonwood. When the City of Sedona incorporated in 1988, they established their own police dept.
 
Erected by Sedona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 52.073′ N, 111° 45.718′ W. Marker is in Sedona, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from Hwy 89A. Located along the wall within a outdoor mall called The Shops at Hyatt Piñon. Next to Wildflower Bread Company (A2-3) at the far end. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 N Hwy 89A, Sedona AZ 86336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Settlers (a few steps from this marker); Roads (a few steps from this marker); Jessie "Bear" Howard (a few steps from this marker); Grasshopper Flat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sinagua (within shouting distance of this marker); Cowboys (within shouting distance of this marker); Heart of Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Plays Sedona (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedona.
 
Categories.
C. Richards & Pot image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
3. C. Richards & Pot
Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers
 
Sheriff's Posse at Grds image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
4. Sheriff's Posse at Grds
Sedona Red Rocks image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 26, 2019
5. Sedona Red Rocks
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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