Message From The Fire Chief
Welcome to the Green Valley Fire District, and thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your interest and encourage you to contact us should you need additional information or have any questions or concerns.
As the Fire Chief, I am honored to serve alongside an outstanding group of men and women who are truly dedicated to providing excellent emergency, non-emergency, prevention, public education, and community services to our communities. Our organization values the relationship we have with our communities and works hard to ensure we don’t violate the trust or confidence you have placed in us.
As our customer, we strive to exceed your expectations with every encounter we have. Your input is important to our success, and we value your feedback. My contact information is listed below. Please let me know when we exceed your expectations, or if you have suggestions on how we can continue to improve our service delivery.
I hope you find our website informative and encourage you to check back frequently as we work to keep our communities up to date on our activities and services.
Chuck Wunder, MSL, EFO, CFO
Compassion, Competence & Character
A note from a citizen:
I’ve never experienced any problem with the Green Valley Fire District. They have helped me pro-active in fire safety by not only telling me about smoke alarms but also putting a carbon monoxide alarm in my home and where it can be purchased. I had as my crew Bob Cain and Brian Gooch and they had a sense of humor too!
Even the administrator who initially called about my appointment and confirmation was wonderful. I think she set the “tone” for my excellent service. Thank you.
Concerned about brush, grass or forest fires where you live?
Find tips and tools here to make your home and neighborhood safer from wildland fire.
Since 2002, The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Join the growing network of more than 1300 recognized Firewise communities from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
Using a five-step process, communities develop an action plan that guides their residential risk reduction activities, while engaging and encouraging their neighbors to become active participants in building a safer place to live. Neighborhoods throughout the United States are embracing the benefits of becoming a recognized Firewise Community – and you can too!
4th of July is just around the corner! Here are some tips using Fireworks.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety has a few great tips if you plan on celebrating the 4th of July using fireworks. With the temperatures high and the lack of moisture in the area. The Green Valley Fire District urges you to use fireworks with the utmost caution and with safety in mind at all times. Remember, “What goes up, must come down!” You could start a fire and not even realize it until it’s too late!
Recommended Safety Tips
- Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.
- Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.
- A responsible adult SHOULD supervise all firework activities. Never give fireworks to children.
- Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show.
- Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
- Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
- Use fireworks OUTDOORS in a clear area; away from buildings and vehicles.
- Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
- Always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
- Never carry fireworks in your POCKET or shoot them into METAL or GLASS containers.
- Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
- Dispose of spent fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
- FAA regulations PROHIBIT the possession and transportation of fireworks in your checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
- Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
- Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.
- If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.
- Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.
- Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets. Blue Cross for Pets
Come Join Our Fire Corps Team
Are you looking for something fun to do while helping your fellow Green Valley neighbors stay safe in their homes? Well Fire Corps may be just what you’re looking for!
The continued growth of our wildly successful; smoke alarm and battery replacement programs, rapid entry lock-box installation, desert pest relocation, administrative support for the Fire District, and community fall prevention services have created the need to find more men and women volunteers.
Fire Corps volunteers provide non-emergency support to the Green Valley Fire District saving GVFD over $200,000 each year and have a great time doing it.
Volunteers receive extensive classroom and field training in all functions. There are positions available that will cater to your specific interests and skills. Join our outstanding cadre of friendly, community minded volunteers and help keep Green Valley safe.
To join, call the Green Valley Fire District Community Services Division at 520-625 9438. We would like to talk to you!