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GVFD Wildfire expert keeps busy in Oregon

Although the wildfire season has slowed considerably in Arizona, a Green Valley Fire District member is still running from fire to fire elsewhere. LT Pratt left Aug. 25 to help out on multiple fires in the Detroit, Oregon area.         Pratt the community outreach coordinator for GVFD, is on an elite team…

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Truck leaves road, winds up in GV ravine

A 66-year-old Tucson man escaped with only minor injuries despite going off the road this morning and ending up 100 feet down a ravine. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said someone knocked on the door at Station 152 on Camino Encanto just before 10 a.m. to say a truck had just gone…

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Sheds, contents lost in Sahuarita fire

GVFD Firefighters respond to a resident in the 18000 block of South Frontage Road in Sahuarita. The fire caused the owners the  lost of two sheds and their contents in a fire Friday morning.           More than a dozen Green Valley Fire District firefighters were summoned to the fire at 10:37…

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Lightning strikes home in Sahuarita

Lightning struck a home in Madera Highlands on Wednesday as a storm swept through, causing an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 in damage. Green Valley Fire District was called to the house in the 1000 block of Stronghold Canyon in Sahuarita at 3 p.m. and quickly put out the fire. Lightning struck the rear porch and…

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Saying Thanks

Candace Egger, center, who lives in Cochise County, stopped by Green Valley Fire District headquarters last week to drop off a plaque and thank firefighters for their work on the Lizard Fire in June.  The lightning sparked fire burned more than 15,000 acres near Dragoon.  Egger and other in the community painted four-inch ceramic tiles…

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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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