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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
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Put a Freeze on Winter Fires!
The weather is cooling off, but the Holidays are just warming up.
GVFD and the NFPA are teaming up this year for “Put A Freeze on Winter Fires” to remind you that the winter months are the leading time of year for home fires. To help you stay safe, we are providing a wealth of safety tips and information on cooking, heating, candles and holiday decorating – factors that contribute to the increased risk of home fires in the months ahead.
Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
• Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
• Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
• Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
• Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
• Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
• Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
Deck the Halls with Fire Safety
Serving up Fire Safety in the Kitchen
-Top 10 safety tips-
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey, and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay three feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
• Test your smoke alarms and tell guests about your home fire escape plan.
• Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
• Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
• Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
• Ask smokers to smoke outside. Remind smokers to keep their smoking materials with them so young children do not touch them.
• Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Wet cigarette butts with water before discarding
Keeping kids safe around cooking equipment!
• Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried
• Keep children and pets away from the grill area.
• Have a 3-foot kid-free zone around the grill
Happy Holidays from
Our Family to Yours!!!
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.
|“I stopped by the fire station by Quail Creek today and I was helped by the most wonderful, caring gentleman! Captain Ruiz and Firefighter T.John treated me as though as though I was apart of their family when I asked for advice for treating sun burn that blistered on my hand. After they bandaged my hand they took the time to look up home remedies and showed me on a map where the closest pharmacies are. I couldn’t have been more cared for had it been my own family. Those two nice men made me proud that they’re the ones taking care of us in Green Valley. Please give Captain Ruiz and Firefighter T. John my biggest thanks, and a raise! Those boys deserve it!”|
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.
To join, call the Green Valley Fire District Community Services Division at 520-625 9438. We would like to talk to you!
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.
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.
Green Valley Fire Corps Community Services has been suspended until further notice!!!
Green Valley Fire District is doing it’s part to “Slow the Spread” of the COVID-19 coronavirus during these difficult times. We value our volunteers and as this group of dedicated individuals are part of the high-risk population, we have elected to suspend all Fire Corps related activities and services.
This suspension includes the community service of replacing batteries in smoke alarms and installing new ones when needed. If you are a member of the Smoke Alarm / Battery Replacement Program, we will contact you when our service is up and running again. The popular “Lock Box” program has also been suspended until we believe it is safe for our volunteers to once again serve the community with this service.
Also, all administrative services will not be activated so the Fire Corps Office will not be answering phones or returning calls.
Other programs that the Fire Corps usually handle such as the chirping smoke alarm or the desert pest removal service will be accomplished by our firefighters. If you need these services please call 629-9200.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may create for you and ask that you help us by taking care of yourself and practice proper precautions to remain healthy and safe. Our firefighters remain ready to serve in case of emergency. We are in this together!
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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