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Bad medicine: Problems plague those with several prescriptions

Open up your medicine cabinet. If you are 65 or older and have more than five prescription medications, you could be in danger. An estimated 20,000 people die from medication-related problems annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Elderly people who take multiple medications are at higher risk…

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4 GVFD members are paramedic grads

Four local students graduated Monday from Pima Community College’s Paramedic Program, part of its Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute (PSESI). Cheryl Horvath, Chief of Mountain Vista Fire District, gave the keynote speech to the 46 graduates.  Local graduates for the Green Valley Fire District are Colin Aikman, Thomas Hoetzlein, Cody Naber and Austin Roush….

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GVFD board seeks new member after resignation

The Green Valley Fire District is accepting applications to replace Bruce Howell, who has moved. The five-member board is responsible for financial oversight and establishment of an annual budget, development and modification of policies and procedures, monthly public meetings to conduct fire district business, support of strategic planning for the district and the hiring of…

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Local Santa Loves Buying Year-Round!

For nearly a hundred tots, teens and those in Green Valley and Sahuarita, there is a Santa.  They won’t get to meet him in person but they’ll cherish his generosity with more than a fire truck full of dolls, trucks, cars, stuffed animals, bikes, basketballs, Lego, Star Wars toys, games and other popular play things. All…

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GVFD crews help fight fire in Nogales

Green Valley Fire District was among several agencies that responded to a wildfire in the Vista del Cielo area of Nogales on Friday. The fire originated in a recycling company and spread with heavy winds into the adjoining desert. GVFD worked with crews from Nogales Fire Department, Nogales Suburban Fire District, Rio Rico Fire District,…

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Santa makes early delivery to GVFD

For nearly a hundred tots, teens and those in between in Green Valley and Sahuarita, there is a Santa. They won’t get to meet him in person but they’ll cherish his generosity with more than a firetruck full of dolls, trucks, cars, stuffed animals, bikes, basketballs, Lego, Star Wars toys, games and other popular play…

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Sprinkler System Puts Out Apartment Fire

No one was injured Tuesday morning when a bathroom fan malfunctioned and started an apartment fire at the Sahuarita Mission Apartments. Green Valley Fire District firefighters were summoned to 1091 W. Beta St. when a commercial alarm began sounding shortly before 10:50 a.m., said GVFD spokesman L.T. Pratt. When the firefighters arrived, they found water…

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GVFFA Wrapping Party for Adopt-A-Family

The Greater Green Valley Area has been nothing short of amazing!  Your donations and contributions to the Green Valley Fire District’s Adopt-A-Family Program were brought to Station 151 to be wrapped and readied for delivery to the families that need a little help this Holiday Season.  Bikes, balls, bows, and bells were decorated with bright colored…

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GVFD Employee Recognition Celebration

Customer Service Award of Merit-  FF Austin Roush Unit Citation-  152 A-Shift Board of Director’s Award- DC Katie Sayre GVFFA Member of the Year Award- FF Josh Dyer Fire Corps Field Volunteer of the Year-  Chuck Hill Fire Corps Admin Volunteer of the Year- Peggy Allen Fire Chief’s Award of Merit-  Captain Manny Valencia, Engineer…

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