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
Welcome to Summer in the southwest! With triple-digit temperatures this month, it is important that people and their families stay safe from heat-related illnesses.
People in Arizona have a higher risk of getting sick from extremely hot temperatures compared to any other state in the country. To avoid heat-related illnesses follow these general tips:
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration in the arid desert environment. Drink at least one gallon of water per day to replace loss from sweat.
- Bring the water you will need with you wherever you are venturing and avoid exerting yourself during the hottest part of the day.
- Don’t forget to eat! You need to take in calories to fuel your outdoor activities. On a hot day, eating salty snacks can help your body replace electrolytes that are lost by sweating.
- For sun protection, wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat. Layers are very important to combat the extreme temperature changes that occur in the desert. Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin and make sure to reapply it throughout the day. Remember, sunscreen is not a “one and done” activity. Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses.
Planning to hike, climb, or cycle in hot weather? Plan to bring along two gallons (8 liters) of water per person, per day. A hydration backpack can be very helpful as they allow you to have easy access to water and hold spare water bottles all while keeping your hands free.
Carry a comprehensive first aid kit. Add a comb and tape to your kit as these items are often helpful in removing cholla and other cactus spines from the skin. Other suggested items for desert hikers include tweezers, safety pins, aspirin, antihistamine tablets, extra food and salty snacks, and an emergency blanket.
Whether your child is spending time near a lake, creek, or wading pool, water safety is essential. Even if they don’t plan to get wet, they could accidentally fall in. One of the best ways to keep them safe is to teach them how to swim. Remind them not to swim alone or without adult supervision.
In summer, your kids need to know how to manage the risks of sunburn and heatstroke. It’s essential to teach them how ultraviolet rays from the sun can harm them. Help them put on sunscreen before they go outside to play and remind them to wear sunglasses and a hat. Have them pack a water bottle to help them stay hydrated.
When summer arrives, and the temperatures start rising, so does the risk of heat-related injuries in animals and children left in vehicles.
Never leave children in the car, even to run a quick errand. In just three minutes in the sun, car interior temperatures can heat up from 78 to 100 degrees, putting your kids in danger of hyperthermia or heatstroke.
Don’t take your dog “on a ride” if they can’t go inside with you. Leaving them alone in a hot car will only put them at serious risk. According to PETA.org, pets can suffer serious injuries when left in a hot car for only 15 minutes.
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:
Which type of response did you receive from the Green Valley Fire District?
Fire Corps Services//Smoke Alarms, Batteries, Lockboxes
What was your date of service with GVFD?
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
Crew shift 152-A Were absolutely FANTASTIC! New to GV, they not only helped me when I locked myself out of my home, they also used the opportunity to educate me on the GV FireDistrict services!! Well Done!!!
Thank you very much Mr Lopez, Mr Schroeder & Mr Schotz for being my knights in shinning armour!
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!