Compassion • Competence • Character
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Welcome to the Green Valley Fire District

Our organization values the relationship we have with our communities and works hard to ensure we don’t violate the trust or confidence you have placed in us.

As our customer, we strive to exceed your expectations with every encounter we have.  Your input is important to our success, and we value your feedback.  My contact information is listed below.  Please let me know when we exceed your expectations, or if you have suggestions on how we can continue to improve our service delivery.

Chuck Wunder, MSL, EFO, CFO

Fire Chief

cwunder@gvfire.org

 

Fall Prevention

Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury among people age 65 and older.  It is estimated that one in four older adults falls each year.  Falls among older adults is a serious issue, but research has shown that many fall risks can be reduced.

Statistics show that:

  • More than one in four older adults falls every year; fewer than half tell their doctor
  • 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments each year for fall injuries
  • More than 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture

Preventing Falls

Successful fall prevention involves the three main strategies of: balance training and physical activity; medical management; and, environmental/home modifications. Whether you are a service provider, an interested individual, a caregiver, or an educator/researcher, remember that a combination of all three interventions are necessary to prevent falls in the home and out in the community.

  • Medical Management (risk assessment and follow up) – to identify and treat medical problems that might lead to falls.  This includes discussing any previous falls with the doctor, reviewing medications with a doctor or pharmacist, and getting vision checked at least once a year.
  • Balance & Mobility (physical activity) – making a plan to have regular physical activity either in a class or at home. The most effective types of activities to reduce fall risk improve balance, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  • Environmental Modification – this includes looking at the home to identify fall hazards and making changes for safety, also called home modifications.  It is also important not to rush and to be aware of fall risks when outside.

 

Green Valley Fire District - Compassion, Competence and Character

The men and women of the Green Valley Fire District strive to provide the best possible service to the Greater Green Valley Community. We want to hear from you when are folks go above and beyond what you might expect.  And yes, we also want to hear from you when we don’t meet your expectations.  Our folks take pride in what they do and your comments go  a long way in saying thanks and also making us better.  Here is a recent comment received that touched our hearts and explains “Why, we must Remember”.

Thank you to the Green Valley Fire District for the meaningful 9/11 memorial.

As one who lived in New York on 9/11, lost a loved one in the fall of the towers, lost over 70 members of my small community as first responders and as workers in the towers, and am seeing others in my former community who were first responders now suffering from the effects of inhaling toxic fumes, I appreciate and praise you for the respectful and compassionate treatment of the day.

It was sad hearing the names of those I knew, but gratifying to know that they hadn’t been forgotten. It took a tragedy of epic proportions to bring the country together back then, and it was heartwarming to see all the flags flying throughout the country the day after for many months (by the way, the flags flying along La Canada were awesome; thanks to whoever arranged that).

I only hope we can remember this and that our beloved country can be united again. Thank you to all who, although far from Ground Zero, still remembered and participated in the memorial service. God bless you all, and God Bless America.

Marilyn Chiaramonte, Green Valley

Come Join Our Fire Corps Team

Are you looking for something fun to do while helping your fellow Green Valley neighbors stay safe in their homes? Well Fire Corps may be just what you’re looking for!

The continued growth of our wildly successful; smoke alarm and battery replacement programs, rapid entry lock-box installation, desert pest relocation, administrative support for the Fire District, and community fall prevention services have created the need to find more men and women volunteers.

Fire Corps volunteers provide non-emergency support to the Green Valley Fire District saving GVFD over $200,000 each year and have a great time doing it.

Volunteers receive extensive classroom and field training in all functions. There are positions available that will cater to your specific interests and skills. Join our outstanding cadre of friendly, community minded volunteers and help keep Green Valley safe.

To join, call the Green Valley Fire District Community Services Division at 520-625 9438. We would like to talk to you!

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If you are looking for a fun, exciting career

The Green Valley Fire District seeks to hire employees who share our desire to provide the best possible services to our residents, businesses, community, and our fellow team members.  Our work environment supports teamwork, diversity, and encourages our employees to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities through training and development.  Please submit an Interest Form so that we can contact you when our next process opens.   Thank You for considering a career with the Green Valley Fire District.

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While you're here, check out what is happening regionally

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A Regional Partnership Collaborating to Lead Pima County’s Emergency Services

The Pima Fire Chiefs Association is made up of members, associate members, and regional partners who are working collaboratively to lead Pima County’s emergency services.

Following a recently completed strategic outline, the Association is focused on stronger leadership, increased engagement, better defined mission and purpose, increased collaboration amongst its membership, and improved mentoring opportunities within the Association.

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