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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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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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