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Outta here! Winter visitors preparing to flee the heat

Leaving town for the summer soon? A few simple steps can make your away-from-home time a lot less worrisome for you and your neighbors. Local health and safety officials offer many tips to reduce the risk of break-ins, fire, flood damage and disease. Lower fire risk Even if you’re leaving in the next couple of…

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Bike Down

A 69-year-old motorcyclist laid down his bike near Continental and Duval Mine Road on Monday evening.  The man was taken to a Tucson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m., and Green Valley Fire District responded.

GVFD preparing for anything with upcoming fire season

Brush fire season is almost upon us and the National Weather Service says firefighters ought to be prepared for anything, said Green Valley Fire District Chief Chuck Wunder. While many areas south and east of Tucson have a great deal of standing dead grass and the long-range forecast calls for hotter-than-normal temperatures, live trees and…

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Just in Time!

I would like first to thank the Green Valley News for the article written about the nurse practitioner program sponsored by the Green Valley Fire District (“House call,” Page A1, March 12). I never would have imagined that I would need this service just two days later. I was sick with high fever, and I…

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Grant puts carbon monoxide alarms in GV homes

Members of the Green Valley Fire District Fire Corps distributed new carbon monoxide alarms to homes in Green Valley this week. The Fire Corps purchased the alarms with an $8,000 grant from the Country Fair White Elephant. They were distributed to homes where smoke alarms were installed in the past three years by the Fire…

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I-19 Crash

Two 40-year-old women got themselves out of their vehicle after it rolled on southbound interstate 19 about two miles south of Canoa Road on Monday afternoon.  they were taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  both were wearing seat belts.

Homes evacuated over gas leak

Four homes near Abrego Drive and Vuelta Entera in Green Valley were evacuated Wednesday  afternoon because of a natural gas leak, Green Valley Fire District reported. Reports of a rotten egg odor and hissing noise from a gas main resulted from a heavy dirt clod that fell onto the line in the 100 block of…

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Work van catches fire in Quail Creek

A work van caught fire about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Quail Creek along Page Mill Drive near Quail Range Loop, causing several explosions.     Green Valley Fire District responded to the call, sending 11 firefighters and paramedics. There were no injuries. The van contained flammable materials used in home construction, according to a Green…

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Firefighters Ball to raise funds for GVFD

The Green Valley Firefighters Foundation is holding its 2nd Annual Firefighters Ball on March 11 at the Quail Creek Ballroom. The ball is the foundation’s major fundraising event of the year and proceeds go toward educational and innovative learning opportunities for Green Valley Fire District firefighters. The event includes dinner, dancing and other events.  Tickets…

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Fire destroys manufactured home in Arivaca

Arivaca and Green Valley fire crews battled a blaze Sunday that destroyed a manufactured home in Arivaca.   The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is sending an investigator to the scene, which included a brush fire. Green Valley Fire District crews reported sending nine firefighters to the fire. The home was a total loss and there…

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GVFD on hook for $530,000 for retiree pay

By Kim Smith –  ksmith@gvnews.com Green Valley Fire District is figuring out how to come up with $530,000 to cover recent changes to the state’s public safety retirement system. Chief Chuck Wunder said the district is uncertain where it will find the money, but “we’re looking at all possibilities, including the need for a tax…

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