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.
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
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 concerning one of our responses to serve.
We have had excellent support from our GV firefighters for the past three or four years. At all times they were professional, more than competent, and eager to assist in any way possible…and always with a smile. This morning A-Shift 151 came to our rescue once again. The remote on my husband’s reclined refused to function while he was in a position making it impossible for him to move. The team: Joseph O’Brien, Amy Shultz, Carl Crain and Trent Schroeder, were able to get him off the recliner to his power chair. Meanwhile, Amy was able to inspect the wiring under the chair with the assist of a teammate. She found a problem, fixed it and the remote was back to normal. This was just one more fantastic response to our call for help. We have never been disappointed when we have asked for help from the GV firefighters. We thank you and we remember you in our prayers every single day. God bless you all!! Alan and Diane Cairns
And comments from family members who don’t live in the area.
I just want to thank A-shift 151, Joseph, Amy, Carl and Trent. They helped my father-in-law when he couldn’t get out of his chair himself when the remote stopped working. And they also helped to fix the remote! Thankful they’re there when my mother-in-law and father-in-law have no family near them to help! Amanda Cairns
The A-Shift 151 continued to show the excellence of care provided to my father this morning. Their commitment and community spirit should be recognized and rewarded. This team has not only helped to provide support to my father but also peace of mind to the daughter on the other side of the country. Your team was there for them when we could not be there in a time of need. Jennifer Cairns
Thank you A-shift 151 Joseph, Amy, Carl and Trent for some time now to have been helping with my Father Alan who crippled himself being a provider for his family, for medical reasons he moved far away from his kids so it is difficult being there for both my mother and father, your actions should be held in the highest regard, and are beyond commendable. The only thing I can say is THANK YOU FOR ACTING LIKE FAMILY WHEN ALAN AND DIANE CAIRNS’S FAMILY ARE NOT THERE Andrew Cairns
Just a quick shout out to A-shift 151, Joseph, Amy, Carl & Trent for helping my Pops out today. Our entire family appreciates your service and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. John Cairns
This isn’t the first time you’ve helped my folks out. I would like to thank you for being their guardian angels on more than one occasion. I hope one day soon I can thank you in person!!! Thank You for the extreme care you ALWAYS give my parents! Best Regards, Robert Cairns
Green Valley Fire District’s Station 151 – A Shift
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!
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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