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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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As the Weather warms up in the Southwest, our desert snakes become more active. Here are a few nuggets of information to keep you safe.
WHAT TO DO IN SNAKE COUNTRY:
1. Look at the ground ahead of you as you are walking.
2. Avoid placing your hands and feet where you cannot see clearly.
3. Scan the immediate area around patio furniture and barbecues before using them.
4. Be especially careful around landscape and potted plants.
5. If you find a rattlesnake, notify the GVFD at 520-629-9200, and keep an eye on the snake until they arrive.
6. If you see a snake you cannot identify, give it plenty of room and leave it alone.
You may hear the rattlesnake before you see it. A rapid vibration of its tail makes a buzz much like sizzling grease. This is how the rattlesnake warns you when it feels threatened by your presence.
The gopher snake makes a sound similar to a rattlesnake by hissing and rapidly moving its tail in dry grass or leaves. If you hear either of these warning signals, stop until you have located the snake, then slowly move away.
WHAT TO DO IF BITTEN BY A SNAKE:
If bitten by a rattlesnake, stay calm and CALL 911. The victim should remain calm by laying down with the affected limb lower that the heart. DO NOT waste precious time on constriction tourniquets, “cutting and sucking,” or snake bite kits. These methods often cause more damage.
If bitten by any other type of snake, leave the snake alone, wash the wound with soap and water or an antiseptic and seek medical attention.
RATTLESNAKE–triangular head, noticeably larger than the neck, thick, dull non-glossy body, tail blunt with one or more rattles.
GOPHER SNAKE–head slightly larger than body, slender body, pointed tail.
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 are some recent comments received after one of our emergency calls.
Dear Captain Hughes, Engineer Turner and Firefighter Maultsby,
You were part of an emergency crew that responded to a call at —– La Huerta about 6:45 a.m., that saved my life!
GV Fire Corps will begin services
It’s been a long year since Fire Corps services were suspended due to the COVID-19 breakout. We are excited to announce that we will begin services slowly beginning on May 3rd by contacting folks who have called for our assistance during this long season of pandemic precautions.
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.
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.
While you’re here, check out what is happening regionally
A Regional Partnership Collaborating to Lead Pima County’s Emergency Services
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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.