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Compassion • Competence • Character

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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

 

 If you are looking for a fun, exciting career, the Green Valley Fire District invites you to take a deeper look at us and apply today!  Fill out an Interest Card under the “About” link, then go to “Employment”.  We’ll contact you when the next process begins.

 

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Thank You for considering the Green Valley Fire District!

 

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. GVFD wants you to Know:

  • Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
    Learn more: What We Know Today and Understanding Dementia.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice any of them, please see a doctor.

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s).

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU NOTICE THESE SIGNS

If you notice any of the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s in yourself or someone you know, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor.

With early detection, you can: Get the maximum benefit from available treatments – You can explore treatments that may provide some relief of symptoms and help you maintain a level of independence longer. You may also increase your chances of participating in clinical drug trials that help advance research.

Help is available

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to millions of people affected by the disease.

Call our 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900
Locate a chapter in your community
Use our Virtual Library
Go to Alzheimer’s Navigator to create customized action plans and connect with local support services

Green Valley Fire District - Compassion, Competence and Character

This year’s Fire Prevention slogan is: “Every Second counts; Plan 2 Ways Out!”

Each year, the Green Valley Fire District holds a coloring contest at three area schools to drive home the theme of Fire Prevention.  Children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade participate in the contest hoping to win 1st prize in their respective grades.  Every year the winners’ are treated to a breakfast at the fire station with the firefighters and then get a ride to their school in the fire truck. 

This contest wouldn’t be the success it is every year without the incredible support and flexibility of the men and women of the GVFD.  More importantly, the person coordinating the contest through the three schools, the teachers, the children’s parents and the fire district is nothing short of remarkable.

Captain Salvadore Taormina – B Shift, Station 151, is such a coordinator.  The effort, time and sacrifice to make the contest a special event and accomplishment in the lives of all the children that participate is extremely appreciated and commendable.  Job well done Captain!  The success of the contest reflects in the eyes of each of the kids as they arrived at school in the fire truck.

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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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