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Growing flu problem reaching Green Valley

If you’ve managed to avoid getting the flu, congratulations. But this year’s deadly flu season is only about halfway through. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, lab results confirmed 173 Pima County residents contracted the flu the week of Jan. 20, up 43 a week earlier. Labs have confirmed 19,279 flu cases in…

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Contractor hits gas line in QC

Two Quail Creek homes were evacuated and residents of three other homes were told to remain inside after a contractor hit a gas line shortly before 1 p.m. Monday. The leak was in the area of North Tree Mist and Empire Canyon, according to L.T. Pratt, Green Valley Fire District spokesman.    The area was…

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Bad Turn

A Green Valley man was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital around 8 a.m. Tuesday after he crashed while driving himself to an urgent care facility near Dubal Mine Road and La Canada Drive in Sahuarita.  Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the man hurt himself at home and took a turn too fast…

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10,784 calls: GVFD sees busiest year in its history

The Green Valley Fire District responded to its highest number of calls ever in 2017, reaching nearly 11,000. The number of service calls barely outpaced medical calls; firefighters responded to a little over 5,000 of each.  Service calls include invalid assists, welfare calls, false alarms and smoke alarm calls. About 2 percent of the district’s…

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Fire burns home to the ground in Elephant Head

A fire burned a manufactured home to the ground Saturday morning in the 1800 block of West Dove Way in Elephant Head, according to the Green Valley Fire District.                 Three people escaped the home and nobody was injured after the blaze broke out sometime before 9 a.m….

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Bring it in!

Green Valley firefighters Chris Scheller, left, and TJ Lundgren exchange large bills for singles at the donation boot at Friday’s Green Valley Fire Corps annual pancake fundraiser at Quail Creek Clubhouse.  Proceeds support community safety programs.

Rescue in Madera Canyon – Boy, 6 Airlifted

A 6-year-old boy was flown out of Madera Canyon around noon Monday after falling 10 to 12 feet while climbing on rocks on the Super Trail, said L.T. Pratt, community outreach coordinator for the Green Valley Fire District. The boy and his mother met firefighters in the parking lot and the boy was taken to…

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Wells Fargo evacuated, five taken to hospitals

Five people were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital and Banner University Medical Center Wednesday afternoon after being evacuated from the Wells Fargo Bank on West Continental Road.   Although Southwest Gas and the Green Valley Fire District suspected a gas leak because bank employees complained of a heavy odor, headaches and nausea, no gas was…

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Trash Dump

No one was injured Tuesday afternoon when a delivery truck rolled onto its side at the entrance to Madera Highlands on Old Nogales Highway in Sahuarita, spilling several empty trash cans.  Traffic was backed up for at least an hour and the railroad was notified of the crash, according to the Green Valley Fire District. 

Candle tips over, ignites wreath

An 83-year-old Green Valley woman and her dog escaped injuries Friday night after a candle fell over and ignited a dry natural wreath at her home, according to a Green Valley Fire District spokesman. The damage after a candle ignited a wreath in a Green Valley home on Friday.

Brush Fire

Green Valley Fire District firefighters put out a brush fire around 11 a.m. in a wash behind a home in the 200 block of West El Valle.  The fire, which was accidental in nature, grew to about 10 yards by 10 yards in size. said LT Pratt, GVFD community outreach coordinator.

GVFS Program Gets Some Advice

Green Valley Fire District’s nurse practitioner program is of great benefit to the community and hugely popular with patients, but to become self-sustaining it needs to be renamed and better marketed.  Those are the conclusions of three students from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management who analyzed the program while working on their…

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