Green Valley Fire District Green Valley Fire District

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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

Compassion, Competence & Character

Comments from customers:

Mike Walker and Marty Skeldon were outstanding. They notified us when they were coming. They arrived on time. They were delightful and efficient.
We were impressed with their ability to replace our fire alarm batteries so smoothly, despite our very high ceilings.

Thank you very much for this service!

JIm and Sheila Perry

August is Drowning Awareness Month!!!

 

Learn the ABCs of WATER SAFETY!

A=Adult Supervision

  • Supervise children and adults around all water. The caregiver should be sober and know how to swim.
  • Never leave your child unattended in or near a swimming pool, hot tub, spa, not even for a second.
  • Keep toys, tricycles, and other children’s play things away from the pool or spa.
  • Don’t consider your children to be “drownproof” because they have taken swimming lessons.
  • Don’t allow barriers, such as fences or walls, give you a false sense of security regarding your child’s safety.  There is No substitute for adult supervision.

B=Barriers

  • Block children from unexpectedly getting into water. Make sure drain covers meet standards.
  • Make sure your pool and/or spa has an effective barrier, such as a fence to help guard against unauthorized access.
  • Your pool or spa should have a barrier regardless of whether they are covered.
  • Door and windows leading to the pool areas should be locked.
  • Fence gates should have self-closing, self-latching mechanisms.  Latches need to be out of reach of young children.

C=Coast-Guard Approved Life Vests and Classes

  • Take classes to learn how to swim and be able to perform mouth-to-mouth CPR. Wear a life vest while learning to swim.
  • Learn how to administer CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and other lifesaving techniques.  To administer CPR correctly you must be properly trained.
  • Know how to contact your local emergency medical services.  Install a phone or keep a cordless phone in the pool or spa area.   Post the emergency number in an easy to see place.
  • Learn to swim and teach age appropriate children to swim.

Other  Tips

  • Do not allow children to play in or around the pool area.
  • Mount life saving devices near the pool.
  • Keep tables, chairs and ladders away from pool fences.
  • Check placement of doggie doors for direct access to pool area.
  • Post your local emergency number on the phone.  Think about installing a phone near the pool area.

If you find a child in any source of water…

  • Yell for help and pull the child out of the water.
  • Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately!
  • Begin CPR if you are trained.
  • If you are not trained to administer CPR, follow the instructions from the 9-1-1 operator until help arrives.

Adult supervision is the best approach in the prevention of drowning.

 

Grilling Safety Tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. To keep you and your family safe while grilling, follow these general guidelines.

General grilling tips
  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.
Before you use your grill:
  • Check the major connection points between the gas (propane) tank hose and the regulator and cylinder, and where the hose connects to the burners. Tighten if loose.
  • Check the gas (propane) tank hose for the potential (gas) leaks. To do that:
    • Apply a light soap and water solution to the hose using a brush or spray bottle.
    • Turn the propane tank on. If there is a gas leak, the propane will release bubbles around the hose (big enough to see).
    • If there are no bubbles, your grill is safe to use.
  • If there are bubbles, turn off the tank and check connections, then have your grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
  • If the leak doesn’t stop, call the fire department immediately.
When the grill is on:
  • As you are cooking, if you smell gas, turn off the gas tank and burners.
  • If the leak stops immediately, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again.
  • If the smell continues, move away from the grill and call the fire department immediately. Do not move the grill.

 

 

 

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!

Learn More       Click here to submit an application

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