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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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GVFD putting out wildfire near the Santa Ritas

The Green Valley Fire District is fighting a 30-acre wildfire on the University of Arizona Experimental Range.   Additional firefighters from Rio Rico and Corona De Tucson are enroute to help with the blaze, which is not threatening any structures and not expected to increase in size. The cause of the fire, which started shortly…

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Preparing to Save the Day

The Green Valley Fire District this week joined the Tucson Fire Department, Mountain Vista Fire Department, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Golder Ranch Fire Department and teams from Freeport McMoRan and Sierrita Mining for drills as part of the Regional Technical Rescue Team.  On Monday, they participated in Rope drills, simulating rescuing someone who had fallen off…

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Green Valley Fire District Welcomes New Board Member

GVFD-  Last week our Board of Directors selected Nancy Schuster to replace Bruce Howell on our Board.  Nancy is an attorney and worked as an FBI agent prior to retirement.  Nancy will participate in her first regular board meeting today and then will be touring the stations.  Please welcome her to GVFD.

Back on the job: GVFD cancer survivor wants to save other rescuers

Every three weeks for 18 weeks, Annette Poole-Kelley watched five poisons flow into her veins, one after the other. She was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Nov. 18, 2015, and the disease had spread from her lymph nodes to her pancreas. Doctors decided to be as aggressive as the cancer. Poole-Kelley couldn’t help…

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They Made the Day Special!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day Shift A Station 152 Capt. M. Landman, Engr. K. Thomas, FF A. Roush During their busy day of handling several calls, stopped in to Canyon Valley Memory Care for a visit. Realizing it’s more than emergency calls and fighting fires that reach people, they dropped in to hand out candies to the…

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Teenager injured after rolling vehicle in Madera Reserve

A teenage driver was sent to the hospital Friday after rolling the vehicle he was driving off the road in Madera Reserve. The Green Valley Fire District responded around noon to South Kent Springs Place and East Josephine Canyon Drive, where the mid-sized SUV had gone off the side of the road. The male driver…

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Brush fire caused by person trying to fuel bus

A 50-acre brush fire threatened several structures in Arivaca before it was brought under control Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out in the 16500 block of West Arivaca Road, near Universal Ranch Road, early Thursday afternoon and involved more than 35 firefighters from the Green Valley Fire District, Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department, Arivaca Fire…

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Golf course debris pile catches fire

Green Valley residents living near Haven Golf Course were woken up early this morning when a pile of tree branches and other debris on the property caught fire shortly before 3:30 a.m. No structures were threatened by the fire and Green Valley Fire District firefighters allowed it to burn itself out, said GVFD Spokesman L.T….

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Dumpster fire behind Arizona Family Restaurant

The Green Valley Fire District made quick work of a dumpster fire early Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to the dumpster behind Arizona Family Restaurant shortly after 3:45 a.m., and had the blaze out a few minutes later. A tree hanging over the dumpster had to be pulled away to contain the fire. There were no injuries, according…

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