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Two-vehicle crash slowing I-19 traffic south of GV

The Green Valley Fire District responded to kilometer post 53, the on ramp from the Canoa Ranch exit, shortly after 2:30 p.m.             One person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and two others declined medical treatment.

Man nearly drowns in HOA hot tub

A GVFD crew responded to Pueblo Estates shortly before 7:30 a.m. after residents found a 71-year-old man submerged in the hot tub. Bystanders were attempting to pull him out, but were unsuccessful before GVFD crews arrived. The man was placed on a gurney to be transported to Green Valley Hospital while resuscitation efforts were started….

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Man in hospital after truck runs over him

A 27-year-old Sahuarita man was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after his truck ran over him. The man was working on his truck around 4:15 p.m. at his home on the 400 block of West Cedar Chase Drive when the blocks and the vehicle’s brakes gave way. The truck ran over him and into…

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Storm causes rollover, fire in Green Valley

Monday night’s monsoon storm kept the Green Valley Fire District busy.   The district responded shortly before 6 p.m. to just south of the Duval Mine Road exit on Interstate 19 for a rollover accident. The 28-year-old driver had lost control of the vehicle in the heavy rains. She was able to get herself out…

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Minor injuries after vehicle crosses interstate median

Two people received minor injuries Friday morning after the vehicle they were in crossed the median and both lanes of oncoming traffic before coming to a stop on the shoulder of Interstate 19. The Green Valley Fire District responded near the Duval Mine Road exit around 8:30 for the vehicle, which had been driving southbound…

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A Grand Send-Off

She was roasted, she was toasted, then she was set free.  Katie Sayre, Community Service Chief for the Green Valley Fire District, was sent into retirement Friday evening in a ceremony and celebration at the Quail Creek ballroom.  Chief Chuck Wunder, was among many honoring her service.   The evening included a look back on…

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Local agencies learn to improve public safety at conference

Emergency first responders in Pima County are heading in the right direction. That was just one of the lessons Sheriff’s Lt. Eric Johnson and Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski learned at a recent National Homeland Security Conference. About 1,200 first-responders and government leaders from across the United States gathered in Buffalo, N.Y.,…

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Bad fire season calls for this experienced GVFD firefighter

Over the past two months, L.T. Pratt has spent 36 nights in a two-person tent — and it wasn’t because he wanted to enjoy the great outdoors. Pratt is on an elite team of first-responders called into service when there is an especially bad event, whether a wildland fire, natural disaster or even a terrorist…

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Car leaves interstate after driver falls asleep

A man is uninjured after his vehicle left the road on Interstate 19 early Wednesday morning. The Green Valley Fire District responded to the interstate around Duval Mine Road shortly after 5 a.m. and found the car’s sole occupant standing next to the vehicle. The 50-year-old man told firefighters he had fallen asleep at the…

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Green Valley couple injured in bee attack

A Green Valley couple was swarmed with bees this morning while watering rose bushes in their yard. The attack occurred just after 7 a.m. Tuesday on North Camino de Suerte, north of Esperanza Boulevard and west of La Canada Drive, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The man, 79, was stung more than 70…

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GVFD quickly knocks down trailer fire

The Green Valley Fire District quickly knocked down a fire in a landscaping trailer Thursday morning. The vehicle pulling the trailer was filling up with gas at the Chevron Station off Continental Road when workers noticed smoke coming from the trailer. They pulled the trailer to the middle of the parking lot and disconnected it….

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Four injured in three-vehicle crash on I-19

Several people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate 19 north of Canoa Road Thursday afternoon. Four people, two of them juveniles, were taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All were using seat belts, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The crash left a white van on its side….

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