Compassion • Competence • Character
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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

Holiday Safety

Heating, holiday decorations, and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months.

HEATING

Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).

CANDLES

December is the peak time of year for home candle fires; the top three days for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. Each year between 2012 and 2016, an average of 8,200 home candle fires were reported each year.

ELECTRICAL

Electrical home fires are a leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Roughly half of all home electrical fires involved electrical distribution or lighting equipment, while nearly another half involved other known types of equipment like washer or dryer fans, and portable or stationary space heaters.

CHRISTMAS TREES

Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasing flammable as they continue to dry out in your home. One-third of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they’re much more likely to be serious.

A live Christmas tree burn conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows just how quickly a dried out Christmas tree fire burns, with flashover occurring in less than one minute, as compared to a well-watered tree, which burns at a much slower rate. View video

Decorate with safety in mind!

  • Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
  • Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
  • Keep decorations away from windows and doors.
  • Blow out lit candles when you leave the room or go to bed.
  • Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed

Holiday decorating safety tips!

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.

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!

Green Valley Fire Corps sets new record at Madera Club House!

January saw the return of the annual Green Valley Fire Corps “Pancake Breakfast.”  This is always a wonderful community event for folks to come from all over the Greater Green Valley Area and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage.  Fire Corps members arrive early to get things ready for the large crowd and throughout the morning enjoy the company of so many who show their support for their program.

We thank the many community partners who sponsor the event and come to provide information of the many programs and resources available in this beautiful community.  A special thanks goes to the staff of Quail Creek’s Madera Club House who provide such an amazing venue to hold this yearly event.  This year, Fire Corps served over 547 tasty breakfasts!  Thank you Green Valley, your support is overwhelming!

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

Click to visit the Pima Chiefs website
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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