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Coat Drive Helps Families Keep Warm in Winter

As warm days continue, it may be hard to think ahead a few weeks when chilly mornings and cooler days and nights will be the norm. Last year, Gayle Creamer, owner of Salon at the Ranch in Amado, organized a jacket drive to help keep kids, teens and adults in need from Sahuarita to Nogales,…

September 11 Memorial

              Green Valley Fire District held a memorial service Tuesday to remember and honor those lost during the September 11 terrorist attacks.  Members of the public were invited to witness the ringing of the bell, moment of silence and the Police Officer and Firefighter’s prayer at Tuesday’s memorial, held…

House fire was electrical, fire chief says

A fire that caused extensive damage to a Sahuarita home Thursday morning was electrical in nature, Green Valley Fire District Chief Chuck Wunder said. Sahuarita Police Sgt. Michael Falquez said a woman called 911 shortly before 10:30 a.m. to report her neighbor’s home in the 17000 block of Placita de Plata, near Anamax Park, was…

9-11 Anniversary Ceremony

Please join Green Valley Fire District in remembering the heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Come together as a community • Invocation • Ringing of 555 Return to Quarters • National Anthem • Moment of Silence • Police Officer and Firefighter’s prayer. Green Valley Fire Station 151 250 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, AZ…

No One Hurt

Two people escaped injuries Monday morning when a northbound sedan left Interstate 19 near Canoa Road, crossed the median and struck a southbound gravel truck, Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the wreck, which took place around 8:30 a.m.

GVFD battles fires in Calif., Washington

A four-member Green Valley Fire District crew that spent more than a week fighting the Holy Fire in California returned safely Friday and another crew left Sunday to fight the Miriam Fire in central Washington. The lightning-caused Miriam Fire, which was roughly 3,448 acres by Tuesday afternoon, has been burning in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest…

Man killed in rollover near Duval Road and I-19 Frontage

A 30-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle rollover near Duval Road and the I-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley Fire District said. The man was ejected from his pickup a little after 2:30 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle left the interstate and ended up near the trailer…

Hiker with heat exhaustion aided in Madera Canyon

A 31-year-old man became overheated Sunday afternoon on the trail to Mount Wrightson from Josephine Saddle, launching a five-hour rescue operation. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said emergency responders received a call around 2:20 p.m. about a hiker who was conscious, but suffering from heat exhaustion and unable to continue his hike….

Truck fire investigated as arson

A pickup that went up in flames early Thursday in Sahuarita is being investigated as an arson. Sahuarita police said two men reportedly jumped out of a vehicle, tossed objects at the 2018 Dodge Ram pickup then set it on fire before leaving the scene at the Sahuarita Mission Apartments, 1091 W. Beta St., about…

Motorcycle crash sends GV resident to hospital

At 10:11 a.m. Green Valley Fire District responded to an accident between a motorcycle and a garbage truck at South Abrego Drive and Santa Inez. A 65-year-old Green Valley resident was taken to UMC Tucson Campus, with serious but non life-threatening injuries, GVFD said. The rider was wearing a helmet. Abrego Drive was closed for…

DOING BETTER! Rescued Puppy Survived Bee Swarm in GV

 They were everywhere.  His belly, his ears, his mouth. Three-month-old puppy Eddie was stung by bees so many times Tuesday, veterinarian Dr. Barry Wilkinson said he and his staff stopped counting as they plucked out the stingers. “We probably pulled close to 200 out of the little guy,” Wilkinson said. Green Valley Fire District firefighters…

Five people hurt in ATV crash

Five people were injured Saturday in a head-on collision between two ATVs in a rural area southeast of Green Valley, according to the Green Valley Fire District. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. near Helvetia Road and FS413, which is east of Whitehouse Canyon Road and a mile northwest of Box Canyon. None of…

Three Hospitalized after I-19 Wreck

Three people were taken to Banner University Medical Center Monday evening after the vehicle they were in ran off northbound Interstate 19 between Esperanza Boulevard and Duval Mine Road and struck a tree in the median. L.T. Pratt, a spokesman for the Green Valley Fire District, said a man and two children were able to…

Puppy attacked by killer bees

The Green Valley Fire District rescued a 3-month-old puppy from a swarm of bees Tuesday. Firefighters were called to a home in the 800 block of West Placita Canalito around 11 a.m. Tuesday by a homeowner who said there was a bee swarm in their backyard and they couldn’t get to their Australian Shepherd who…

Woman crashes into Walmart

An 80-year-old Green Valley woman sustained minor injuries Thursday after backing into the Walmart around 9:10 a.m. Green Valley Fire District Captain T.J. Lundgren said the woman may have suffered a medical event prior to the incident. She tried to pull forward from a parking spot, hit a pylon, put the car in reverse and…

Volunteers could save lives with defibrillators

One hundred and twenty-nine seconds. Several weeks ago, the Green Valley Fire District and the University of Arizona decided to conduct a study to see how long it would take a group of volunteers to get to the scene of a simulated cardiac arrest upon receiving a text message. The group was told the text…

Semi rolls on I-19

A semi rollover on northbound interstate 19 north of Esperanza Boulevard blocked both lanes Tuesday afternoon. The driver of the semi, George Bermudez, said a tire blowout caused the accident. Bermudez, who was traveling with three family members, was treated at the scene by Green Valley Fire District.

Two hurt in T-bone collision

Two Sahuarita women were taken to area hospitals Wednesday morning with minor injuries following a T-bone collision. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said two cars collided around 9:30 a.m. at La Cañada Drive and Calle De La Plaza. The 25-year-old driver of one car was taken to Banner University Medical Center and…

GVFD, other agencies still waiting on wildfire reimbursements

The Green Valley Fire District might not be as quick to offer its services to fight out-of-state wildfires this year because it’s still waiting on federal reimbursements from last year’s fires. GVFD sent firefighters to Oregon, California and Montana in 2017 to fight wildland fires and has yet to receive $108,000 it’s owed, Operations Chief…

Firefighters rescue quail babies from storm drain

Less than a day after hauling a dehydrated dog out of Madera Canyon, Green Valley firefighters are at it again. This time, it was saving five baby quail from a storm drain Wednesday morning. A crew from Station 151 was called to Paseo Sarta and La Canada Drive after a passerby noticed a family of…

Dehydrated dog carried off Madera Canyon trail

An 18-year-old man and his 80-pound English bulldog are recovering after becoming dehydrated on a hike in Madera Canyon Tuesday afternoon. Green Valley Fire District spokesman L.T. Pratt said the teenager was hiking with his dog, Delilah, and a group of friends on the Old Baldy Trail when he began to fall behind and became…

Three hurt in one-vehicle crash in Green Valley

Three people were injured Friday when a vehicle hit a tree on Abrego Drive near Paseo Azul in Green Valley. Two people had minor injuries and one was taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Green Valley Fire District.

GV Fire extinguishes vehicle fire

Green Valley Fire District firefighters responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of South Circulo Napa Sunday morning. Responding firefighters found a car burning near a home, which they pushed away from the house before putting out the flames. There were no injuries or damage to the home, but the car was badly…

GVFD approves $11.2 million budget

The Green Valley Fire District board voted unanimously Wednesday to ratify an $11.2 million budget. The budget is 3.8 percent higher than last year’s budget of $10.8 million, but taxpayers will not see an increase in the tax rate.  The rate will remain at $2.52 per $100 of assessed valuation. The district’s personnel costs rose…

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