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Tucson man suffers head injuries in Madera Canyon fall

A 30-year-old Tucson man was taken to Banner University Medical Center on Thursday after falling out of a tree while hunting in Madera Canyon. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the man was hunting when he fell about 15 feet. He was taken to the hospital with head injuries, but his condition was…

No one injured in garbage truck fire

Traffic got a bit backed up this morning when a garbage truck had to dump its load due to a fire around 10 o’clock at Camino Del Sol and South Calle Del Dante. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said it took firefighters about an hour using foam and water to extinguish the blaze…

Driver of heavily damaged vehicle being sought

The Arizona Department of Public Safety continues to search for the driver of a car that rolled over around 8 p.m. Saturday. The Green Valley Fire District, Pima County Sheriff’s Department and DPS found a heavily damaged vehicle near Canoa Ranch Road and the westside Frontage Road, but no occupants were around. “Crews completed an…

Bee-removal worker stung in GV attack; area closed off

A worker for a bee removal service was stung more than 40 times during an attack Wednesday on Abrego Drive south of Continental Road in Green Valley. According to the Green Valley Fire District, bees got into the worker’s suit and stung him on the face, head and neck. Firefighters rescued the worker, who is…

Quail Creek 4th of July Parade

The big, red fire truck from Green Valley Fire District Station No. 155 kicked off this year’s Fourth of July parade at Quail Creek. Residents and their guests found great seats along the parade route to cheer loudly from as they enjoyed more than 50 golf carts, bicycles and cars all decorated in the traditional…

Unwelcome surprise in Amado creates a buzz

After spending several months riding his motorcycle through South America, the last thing Dan Carr wanted to deal with when he got home on June 1 was visitors. But he didn’t have a choice. “I was outside cleaning up weeds and I heard a buzzing,” said Carr, who lives in Amado. “I looked up and…

Golf cart accident sends one to the hospital

An 88-year-old man was taken to Banner University Medical Center Saturday after the golf cart he was driving slipped off a path into a ditch at the Green Valley Country Club. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the man was taken to the hospital around 9:30 a.m. as a precautionary measure. His passenger…

GVFD given new automated CPR device

Thanks to a $15,000 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the Green Valley Fire District now has an automated CPR system. The AutoPulse Resuscitation System squeezes the patient’s entire chest to improve blood flow to the heart and brain, GVFD spokesman L.T. Pratt said. The system automatically sizes to the patient. The system allows…

Faulty HVAC unit prompts evacuation

People living in four apartments on South Alpha Avenue in Sahuarita were evacuated early Friday after a smoke detector went off. Sahuarita Police Sgt. Michael Falquez said Green Valley Fire District firefighters and Sahuarita Police helped everyone evacuate around 1:30 a.m. and an investigation revealed a faulty rooftop HVAC unit was emitting smoke. Everyone was…

Two-vehicle crash sends one to hospital

An 86-year-old woman suffered non-life threatening injuries Saturday morning during a two-vehicle crash. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the Green Valley resident was taken to Banner University Medical Center shortly after two vehicles collided at North Abrego and Nogales Highway around 8 a.m. The woman was wearing a seatbelt and her airbags…

Do firefighters still rescue cats? Yes!

The Green Valley Fire District doesn’t just rescue humans. On Sunday around 1 p.m., Mia the cat got stuck behind a hot water heater in her owner’s home in the 200 block of North Calle Del Santo. GVFD spokesman L.T. Pratt said cat treats didn’t work, nor were firefighters able to lift her out. After…

Bailey the basset hound channels Lassie, saves owner

It happened just like in the movies, Matthew Miller said. On Sunday morning, Miller said his 82-year-old father, Mark, was walking his 11-year-old basset hound, Bailey, when he fell down an embankment near his home. “Bailey ran up the hill and down the road barking and barking and a neighbor followed him. It was a…

Jaws of Life

Thanks to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Green Valley Fire District firefighters will be able to extricate trapped crash victims much faster, said spokesman L.T. Pratt. The GOHS awarded the district a $26,500 grant so it can replace one of its pneumatic Jaws of Life with a battery-operated one, Pratt said. The pneumatic…

Green Valley Fire District Receives Grant for New Extrication Equipment

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awarded the Green Valley Fire District over $26,500 in grant funding for new Extrication Tools, known by the public as “The Jaws of Life”. Green Valley Fire will be purchasing newly designed battery-operated tools developed specifically to cut the setup time and to perform lifesaving actions much quicker…

Brush fire ignited at golf course

Green Valley Fire District firefighters were summoned to the Canoa Ranch Golf Course around 1:30 p.m. Thursday after an old brush fire reignited. Spokesman L.T. Pratt said the golf course obtained a burn permit several weeks ago to dispose of trimmings. On Thursday, when maintenance crews uncovered some of the brush, smoldering embers flared up….

Mountaintop Experience

May 21 was a perfect morning on the Super Trail in Madera Canyon where I was hiking with my sister, Jane. Suddenly, my shoe slipped on gravel and I went down, jamming my left foot into a rock. When I was done screaming, we called 911. My call was immediately forwarded to Pima County Search…

Scrubbed

Firefighters with the Green Valley Fire District can now scrub off cancer-causing agents after fires thanks to the 100 Club of Arizona, Tucson Fire Department, Pima County Fire Chiefs and the Professional Association of Firefighters. The Organizations donated decontamination wash kits to each of GVFD’s engine companies. From left: Angela Harrolle, CEO and president, 100…

Madera Canyon Rescue

A 70-year-old Sahuarita woman injured while hiking the Super Trail in Madera Canyon on Tuesday was assisted out by Green Valley Fire District personnel, Pima County Sheriff’s deputies and AMR paramedics. Her injuries were non-life threatening, according to a GVFD spokesman.

Desert-pest season off to a strong start

By Kim Smith ksmith@gvnews.com.com Last year, Jim Handley was shocked when his dog found a small snake in his kitchen right after he moved to Green Valley from Michigan. This year; Handley’s going out of his way to find the suckers. Handley is a member of the Green Valley Fire District’s Fire Corps, a group…

Green Valley man dies in crash on Camino del Sol

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of an accident Tuesday that killed a 75-year-old Green Valley man. The man was traveling on Camino Del Sol when he drifted off the road around 2 p.m. south of Continental Road, and struck a dirt embankment, Lt. Derek Ogden said. The driver of the truck…

Usually dry May sees a gusher over the weekend

Green Valley received 1.17 inches of rain Saturday, a full inch more than the 0.17 inches the area normally receives during all of May. “May 11 is historically a very dry day,” said Maddie Powell, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “I’m seeing zeroes across the board other than 1993, when Green Valley received 0.12 inches.”…

Fire victim: Within five minutes everything was gone

Ashley Brown was moments from stepping into the shower Saturday when she heard her mom. “She was screaming, ‘The house is on fire, get the baby and get out!” Brown recalled Tuesday. “I ran out into the hallway, saw the flames and I turned and grabbed Maddi.” With her mom on her heels, Brown, 27,…

Man dies as deer hits motorcycle

A 70-year-old visitor from Idaho died Friday morning when he struck a deer while riding his motorcycle on the road into Madera Canyon. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said the man was traveling with another motorcyclist when he hit the deer at milepost 10, which is in the area of Proctor Trail….

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