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No injuries in T-bone crash near Walmart

Four people escaped injuries following a T-bone crash at Nogales Highway and Arroyo Sur this morning. The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m., according to Green Valley Fire District spokesman LT Pratt. One of the cars carried an 18-month-old infant, a 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman. The other driver was an 86-year-old man. Everyone was…

Outta here! Winter visitors preparing to flee the heat

Leaving town for the summer soon? A few simple steps can make your away-from-home time a lot less worrisome for you and your neighbors. Local health and safety officials offer many tips to reduce the risk of break-ins, fire, flood damage and disease. Lower fire risk Even if you’re leaving in the next couple of…

Bike Down

A 69-year-old motorcyclist laid down his bike near Continental and Duval Mine Road on Monday evening.  The man was taken to a Tucson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m., and Green Valley Fire District responded.

GVFD preparing for anything with upcoming fire season

Brush fire season is almost upon us and the National Weather Service says firefighters ought to be prepared for anything, said Green Valley Fire District Chief Chuck Wunder. While many areas south and east of Tucson have a great deal of standing dead grass and the long-range forecast calls for hotter-than-normal temperatures, live trees and…

Just in Time!

I would like first to thank the Green Valley News for the article written about the nurse practitioner program sponsored by the Green Valley Fire District (“House call,” Page A1, March 12). I never would have imagined that I would need this service just two days later. I was sick with high fever, and I…

Grant puts carbon monoxide alarms in GV homes

Members of the Green Valley Fire District Fire Corps distributed new carbon monoxide alarms to homes in Green Valley this week. The Fire Corps purchased the alarms with an $8,000 grant from the Country Fair White Elephant. They were distributed to homes where smoke alarms were installed in the past three years by the Fire…

I-19 Crash

Two 40-year-old women got themselves out of their vehicle after it rolled on southbound interstate 19 about two miles south of Canoa Road on Monday afternoon.  they were taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  both were wearing seat belts.

Homes evacuated over gas leak

Four homes near Abrego Drive and Vuelta Entera in Green Valley were evacuated Wednesday  afternoon because of a natural gas leak, Green Valley Fire District reported. Reports of a rotten egg odor and hissing noise from a gas main resulted from a heavy dirt clod that fell onto the line in the 100 block of…

Work van catches fire in Quail Creek

A work van caught fire about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Quail Creek along Page Mill Drive near Quail Range Loop, causing several explosions.     Green Valley Fire District responded to the call, sending 11 firefighters and paramedics. There were no injuries. The van contained flammable materials used in home construction, according to a Green…

Firefighters Ball to raise funds for GVFD

The Green Valley Firefighters Foundation is holding its 2nd Annual Firefighters Ball on March 11 at the Quail Creek Ballroom. The ball is the foundation’s major fundraising event of the year and proceeds go toward educational and innovative learning opportunities for Green Valley Fire District firefighters. The event includes dinner, dancing and other events.  Tickets…

Fire destroys manufactured home in Arivaca

Arivaca and Green Valley fire crews battled a blaze Sunday that destroyed a manufactured home in Arivaca.   The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is sending an investigator to the scene, which included a brush fire. Green Valley Fire District crews reported sending nine firefighters to the fire. The home was a total loss and there…

GVFD on hook for $530,000 for retiree pay

By Kim Smith –  ksmith@gvnews.com Green Valley Fire District is figuring out how to come up with $530,000 to cover recent changes to the state’s public safety retirement system. Chief Chuck Wunder said the district is uncertain where it will find the money, but “we’re looking at all possibilities, including the need for a tax…

GVFD putting out wildfire near the Santa Ritas

The Green Valley Fire District is fighting a 30-acre wildfire on the University of Arizona Experimental Range.   Additional firefighters from Rio Rico and Corona De Tucson are enroute to help with the blaze, which is not threatening any structures and not expected to increase in size. The cause of the fire, which started shortly…

Preparing to Save the Day

The Green Valley Fire District this week joined the Tucson Fire Department, Mountain Vista Fire Department, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Golder Ranch Fire Department and teams from Freeport McMoRan and Sierrita Mining for drills as part of the Regional Technical Rescue Team.  On Monday, they participated in Rope drills, simulating rescuing someone who had fallen off…

Green Valley Fire District Welcomes New Board Member

GVFD-  Last week our Board of Directors selected Nancy Schuster to replace Bruce Howell on our Board.  Nancy is an attorney and worked as an FBI agent prior to retirement.  Nancy will participate in her first regular board meeting today and then will be touring the stations.  Please welcome her to GVFD.

Back on the job: GVFD cancer survivor wants to save other rescuers

Every three weeks for 18 weeks, Annette Poole-Kelley watched five poisons flow into her veins, one after the other. She was diagnosed with stage four Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Nov. 18, 2015, and the disease had spread from her lymph nodes to her pancreas. Doctors decided to be as aggressive as the cancer. Poole-Kelley couldn’t help…

They Made the Day Special!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day Shift A Station 152 Capt. M. Landman, Engr. K. Thomas, FF A. Roush During their busy day of handling several calls, stopped in to Canyon Valley Memory Care for a visit. Realizing it’s more than emergency calls and fighting fires that reach people, they dropped in to hand out candies to the…

Brush fire caused by person trying to fuel bus

A 50-acre brush fire threatened several structures in Arivaca before it was brought under control Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out in the 16500 block of West Arivaca Road, near Universal Ranch Road, early Thursday afternoon and involved more than 35 firefighters from the Green Valley Fire District, Elephant Head Volunteer Fire Department, Arivaca Fire…

Golf course debris pile catches fire

Green Valley residents living near Haven Golf Course were woken up early this morning when a pile of tree branches and other debris on the property caught fire shortly before 3:30 a.m. No structures were threatened by the fire and Green Valley Fire District firefighters allowed it to burn itself out, said GVFD Spokesman L.T….

Dumpster fire behind Arizona Family Restaurant

The Green Valley Fire District made quick work of a dumpster fire early Sunday morning. Firefighters responded to the dumpster behind Arizona Family Restaurant shortly after 3:45 a.m., and had the blaze out a few minutes later. A tree hanging over the dumpster had to be pulled away to contain the fire. There were no injuries, according…

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