Compassion • Competence • Character

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

Fire Chief

cwunder@gvfire.org

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires!

The weather has definitely cooled off…

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 cold weather heating concerns– factors that contribute to the increased risk of home fires in the months ahead.

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and pre-cautions, you can prevent most heating fires from happening.

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Cold Weather Heating Concerns

Install and test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month.

Install carbon monoxide alarms outside each separate sleeping area, on every level of the home.

Have a qualified professional clean and inspect your chimney and vents every year.

Store cooled ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and any nearby buildings.

Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from any heat source like fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators or space heaters.

Plug only one heat-producing appliance (such as a space heater) into an electrical outlet at a time.

Inspect your space heater for cracked or damaged cords and broken plugs. Plug space heaters directly into wall outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip.

Turn space heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.

Never use an oven to heat your home.

Portable Generator Safety

Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from all doors, windows and vents.

WOOD BURNING STOVES AND FIREPLACES

Install wood burning stoves following manufacturer’s instructions or have a professional do the installation. All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Install and maintain CO alarms to avoid the risk of CO poisoning. If you smell gas in your gas heater, do not light the appliance. Leave the home immediately and call your local fire department or gas company.

Allow ashes to cool before disposing of them. Place ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep the ash container at least 10 feet away from the home and any other buildings. Never empty the ashes directly into a trash can. Pour water on the ashes.

For more information on how to prevent winter fires, visit www.usfa.fema.gov/winter

 And  www.nfpa.org/winter.

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.

While you’re here, check out what is happening regionally

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A Regional Partnership Collaborating to Lead Pima County’s Emergency Services

The Pima Fire Chiefs Association is made up of members, associate members, and regional partners who are working collaboratively to lead Pima County’s emergency services.

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.

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