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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

 

GVFD Annual Pancake Breakfast.  Come and Enjoy Breakfast on Us!

 

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                                                                            Orientation Flyer 17-2

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 2, 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!

 

 

October is Fire Prevention Month!

October is Fire Prevention Month. GVFD wants you to know:

                 “Every Second Counts; Plan Two Ways Out!”

 

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home by using our grid in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

Fast facts about fire

Home fires
  • Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours.
  • One-quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires in the living room, family room or den.
  • Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 365,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,560 deaths, 11,075 civilian injuries, and $7 billion in direct damage.
  • On average, seven people die in U.S. home fires per day.
  • Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fire injuries, followed by heating equipment.
  • Smoking materials are the leading cause of home fire deaths.
  • Most fatal fires kill one or two people..
  • During 2010–2014, roughly, one of every 338 households reported a  home fire per year.

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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