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Welcome to the Green Valley Fire District

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.

 

Chuck Wunder, MSL, EFO, CFO

Fire Chief

cwunder@gvfire.org

Green Valley Fire District is NOW HIRING Firefighters/EMT'S!

The Green Valley Fire District is currently accepting applications to fill open Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician positions. The Districts serves approximately 45 square miles, responding to more than 10,000 calls for service annually. Firefighters respond to calls for assistance from our four fire stations, which are strategically located throughout the area. Our firefighters are divided into 3 platoons, working a 3-on/4-off shift schedule.

Here is the Recruitment Timeline:

Application Period Opens:  September 18, 2017

Orientation:  October 16, 2017

Application Period Closes:  October 20, 2017

Written Test:  October 26, 2017

Physical Ability Orientation and Walk-through:

October 29 &/or 30, 2017

Physical Ability Testing:

November 3 & 4, 2017

Oral Interview #1:

Week of November 13, 2017

Chief’s Interview:

Week of November 27, 2017

Provisional Job Offers:

Week of November 27, 2017

7 Week Academy:

February 5 – March 23, 2018

So what are you waiting for, follow the Job application link to submit your application today!

 

 

September is FALL PREVENTION Month!!!

What Conditions Make You More Likely to Fall?

Research has identified many conditions that contribute to falling. These are called risk factors. Many risk factors can be changed or modified to help prevent falls. They include:

  • Lower body weakness
  • Vitamin D deficiency (that is, not enough vitamin D in your system)
  • Difficulties with walking and balance
  • Use of medicines, such as tranquilizers, sedatives, or antidepressants. Even some over-the-counter medicines can affect balance and how steady you are on your feet.
  • Vision problems
  • Foot pain or poor footwear
  • Home hazards or dangers such as
    • broken or uneven steps, and
    • throw rugs or clutter that can be tripped over.

Most falls are caused by a combination of risk factors. The more risk factors a person has, the greater their chances of falling.

 

“R” is for Review of Medications and Risk Factors

Learning about what potential risk factors that may exist in your home is the first step to eliminating the fall potential.  Educate yourself on what resources are available to increase your safety and prevent you from becoming inactive, depressed or socially isolated.

  • Ask your doctor or healthcare provider to evaluate your Medications to determine if there is a potential to increase your risk of unsteadiness, problems with balance, blurred vision, or other symptoms that could put you at risk of falling. 
  • Reduce your fall risk factors by removing throw rugs, bed skirts or unnecessary furniture.  Be aware of changes in floor levels, extension cords, and other items on the floor.  Use tools or appliances to help you pick up small objects from the floor, or reach for items above your head.
  • The National Council on Aging is a great place to begin your research and education on how you can take the steps to provide security and safety in the aging process.
  • Utilize your local resources, such as the Green Valley Community’s Safety, Health in Motion (SHiM) program.  Call now to 625-5966 to schedule an appointment. They come to you!

NCOA’s  National Falls Prevention Resource Center supports the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs and serves as a national clearinghouse of tools and best practices. Explore materials related to falls prevention in our Resources Library.

Visit our site regularly through the month of September.  Learn of the resources available to you that can keep you safe and healthy!  And be on the look out for VERN, he will be making stops all around Green Valley to get the message out!

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!

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