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GVFD knocks out small kitchen fire

The Green Valley Fire District helped quickly knock down a small kitchen fire in Green Valley on Wednesday morning. A cutting board and electric table top grill caught fire after a stove burner they were on top of was turned on. Firefighters responded to the home on East El Valle, off of Abrego Drive, and…

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Safe Keeping

About 75 attendees learned about what local organizations do to help keep Green Valley safe during a community emergency forum Monday at the GVR West Center, From left are presenters John McGee, Community Emergency Response Team; Brenden Victorson, U.S. Border Patrol; Pima County Sheriff, Lt. Eric Johnson, Green Valley District; Sandra Espinoza, Pima County Emergency…

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Volunteer Honor

Longtime Green Valley volunteer Chuck Hill, receives the volunteer of the Year Award given by the Rotary Club of Green Valley, and club President Andy Heideman.  Hill received the award, which is given to non-Rotarians, for his work with the Santa Cruz Bicycle Advocacy Committee, which promotes bicycle safety in Southern Arizona.  Hill was nominated…

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They’re the best

Thanks to our great GVFD firemen! I know of two recent incidents when our wonderful firemen helped out — in non-fire situations. My personal one was last week I was clearing a huge tree limb that was obstructing a well-traveled sidewalk. A fire truck stopped and out jumped three young men. They took my chain…

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CERT honor

The Green Valley Fire District Board of Directors recognized John McGee for his leadership and dedication to the Greater Green Valley Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) program since taking on the position of president. McGee has been instrumental in ensuring CERT members are provided with monthly training and he has helped keep the CERT program…

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No injuries in T-bone crash near Walmart

Four people escaped injuries following a T-bone crash at Nogales Highway and Arroyo Sur this morning. The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m., according to Green Valley Fire District spokesman LT Pratt. One of the cars carried an 18-month-old infant, a 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. The other driver was an 86-year-old man. Everyone was…

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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.

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