Green Valley Fire District Green Valley Fire District

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

 

Some Helpful Information about Fire Extinguishers

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!

On Independence Day in a typical year, fireworks account for two out of five of all reported U.S. fires, more than any other cause of fire. On average each year, fireworks start 18,500 fires, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires cause an annual average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and $43 million in direct property damage.

Fireworks-related fires have typically caused at least $20 million in property loss each year. A substantial portion of the structure fire property loss due to fireworks typically involves bottle rockets or other fireworks rockets. These can land on rooftops, wedge within certain structures and retain enough heat to cause a fire

However, the vast majority of fireworks injuries occur without a fire starting. U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,900 people for fireworks-related injuries; 51 percent of those injuries were to the extremities and 41 percent were to the head. Two-thirds (65 percent) of the injuries were burns, Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for one-quarter (26 percent) of the estimated injuries. Sparklers were the leading cause of fireworks injuries. More than half of the fireworks injuries incurred by children under five years of age were caused by sparklers.

Knowing the harm fireworks inflict each year, particularly among young people, it is advised to leave fireworks to the professionals who are trained to safely put on spectacular displays. It is by far the safest way to enjoy them!

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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?
05/11/2018
Please indicate how you would rate the timeliness of RESPONSE you received from the GVFD.
Excellent
Please indicate how you would rate the QUALITY of service you received from GVFD.
Excellent
Please indicate how you would rate the level of CUSTOMER SERVICE you received from GVFD.
Excellent
Please indicate how you would rate your OVERALL EXPERIENCE with GVFD.
Excellent

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!

Kathleen Kasper

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!

Learn More

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If you are looking for a fun, exciting career

the Green Valley Fire District invites you to take a deeper look at us and apply today!  Fill out an Interest Card under the “About” link, then go to “Employment”.  We’ll contact you when the next process begins.

Job Interest Form
Thank You for considering the Green Valley Fire District!
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