Welcome to the Green Valley Fire District
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
Be Alert in the Kitchen
Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? Kitchen equipment is the leading cause of home structure fires and fire injuries. Make fire safety a priority in your home. Whether you are cooking for two or 22, keep these safety tips in mind:
- Never leave food unattended; this is the leading contributor to cooking fires
- Plan activities to keep children out of the kitchen altogether during this busy time
- Make sure smoke detectors are working and a fire extinguisher is nearby
- Learn the different types of fire extinguishers and how to use them (not all will work on every fire)
- Don’t deep-fry your turkey; hundreds of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage from turkey fryer-related fires
- If you must have fried turkey, use a professional establishment or an oil-less turkey fryer
Keep Your Home Safe
In addition to cooking, other top causes of home fires include smoking, electrical problems and children playing with fire and candles. Follow these few safety tips to help prevent these fires:
- Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms
- Keep children 3 feet away from anything hot, like candles, space heaters and stove-tops
- Plan – and practice – an escape route and agree on a meeting place outside of your home.
- Learn how to use your fire extinguisher
- If your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop and roll
- When evacuating, if door handles are hot, pick an alternate route
- Leave your house and dial 9-1-1; do not go back to help someone else
Green Valley Fire District - Compassion, Competence and Character
Announcing the Green Valley Fire District’s
“Employee of the Year 2018”
Firefighter/Paramedic – Austin Roush
Presented In Appreciation for Your Exemplary Service
and Dedication to the Green Valley Fire District
February 27, 2019
This award is presented to the person who was voted on by the recipient’s peers, the men and women of the fire District, not by the District’s Administration.
Congratulations Austin for truly living out the GVFD Mission and exemplifying our call to:
Compassion – Competence -Character
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!