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
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
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
We like to post comments that we receive that reflect the service our members provide to our community. It is our hope, and overarching goal, that we provide the best, most compassionate service possible in each and every call for service we respond to. One of our customers responded to our survey with the following:
Please indicate how you would rate the timeliness of RESPONSE you received from the GVFD.
Please indicate how you would rate the QUALITY of service you received from GVFD.
Please indicate how you would rate the level of CUSTOMER SERVICE you received from GVFD.
Please indicate how you would rate your OVERALL EXPERIENCE with GVFD.
Additional Comments or Suggestions
Adrianne and Austin were very understanding and thorough. Need more like them!!!
Name: Lynda Martone
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!