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Safety on the Way

Green Valley Fire District picked up 50 car seats from Tucson Medical Center for its Car Seat Program that has certified child passenger safety technicians from the fire district assisting people with correct installation of child seats.  They also inspect and provide car seats, if necessary.  The 50 seats were donated to “Safe Kids” Pima…

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Propane Training

Eighteen firefighters from the Green Valley Fire District participated in a Live Fire exercise this week involving propane tanks.  The Rio Rico Fire Department hosted the three day training, which was created by AmeriGas and attended by multiple fire departments, including those from Tucson, Nogales and Tubac.  

Elks Lodge Firefighter of the Year

  Green Valley Elks Lodge #2592 honored Green Valley Fire District firefighter Johnny O’Campo as the “Firefighter of the Year” Friday night.  Pictured with O’Campo is Battalion Chief Brian Wilford.  O’Camp was nominated for the award by the Green Valley Fire District Firefighters Association.

Time Honored

Volunteer Fire Corps members Anne Birch and Bob Budnick were honored by Green Valley Fire District’s Fire Chief Chuck Wunder for volunteering more than 4500 hours each.  They began their volunteer service when the Fire Corps program was initiated.  Bob specializes in installing rapid entry lock boxes that GVFD crews use to gain entry to…

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Two injured in car crash

Two people were transported to Green Valley Hospital following a T-bone crash in southern Sahuarita on Thursday night. Green Valley Fire District personnel responded shortly after 9 p.m. to the area of Beta Street and South Frontage Road.  Two people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while another person declined transport, according to…

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Brush Fire along I-19

Fire Fighters from the Green Valley Fire Distrtict responded to a roadside brush fire along I-19 SB at KM67 on the west shoulder. The fire was extinguished quickly and was approximately 600’ x 20’ in size at the time fire fighters arrived.  No injuries reported.    

Two injured in T-bone crash in Sahuarita

Two people were transported to Green Valley Hospital following a T-bone crash in southern Sahuarita on Thursday night. Green Valley Fire District personnel responded shortly after 9 p.m. to the area of Beta Street and South Frontage Road. Two people were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while another person declined transport, according to…

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Fido Bags help GVFD deal with pets

Sure, your Yorkie is as cute as a button the way she snuggles and begs for treats, but what happens when you’ve fallen in the tub and your baby won’t let the paramedics get anywhere near you? Fetch the Fido Bag! The Green Valley Fire District now has just the right tools to handle that…

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GVFD sees growth in calls, slight rise in response times

The Green Valley Fire District has seen a 27 percent increase in calls over the last five years and a slight increase in response times. GVFD responded to 10,421 calls in 2016, up from 8,200 in 2011, according to records released Thursday. The department is receiving more emergency services calls districtwide, but it is also…

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Fire contained to chair in Green Valley

A resident extinguished a fire that was contained to a wooden chair about 5 p.m. Monday. Green Valley Fire District responded to the call in the 1800 block of North Stony Knoll in Green Valley. Three engines were dispatched and two were canceled.   The fire was out when firefighters arrived. The fire was ruled…

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GVFD Fire Corps to host pancake breakfast

The Green Valley Fire Corps invites the community to attend a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek, 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd. The $6 donation will benefit the Fire Corps, whose volunteers handle day-to-day, non-emergency calls, such as desert pest removal and chirping smoke alarms.  In…

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Gas leak in GV under control

Green Valley residents left without gas after Southwest Gas crews damaged a four-inch line this morning should have it back this afternoon, said Southwest Gas spokeswoman Sonya Headen. Seven people from three homes in the Sunrise Vista neighborhood were evacuated around 11 a.m. after maintenance crews struck the line, Headen said. A total of 35…

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