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GVFD Sets Record on Wildland Fire Aid

The Green Valley Fire District has helped other agencies fight wildfires 36 times this year, billing $491, 000 – more than five times higher than any previous year. GVFD personnel have been deployed to help agencies as far as Montana and Oregon fight wildfires, dispatch calls and handle administrative duties.  The reimbursement – they expect…

Car Fire

A parked vehicle erupted in flames Tuesday afternoon in the 2500 block of Channing Loop in Quail Creek. No one was hurt in the fire and Green Valley Fire District crews were able to stop it from spreading to the house, said L.T. Pratt, GVFD Community Outreach Coordinator. The cause of the fire is unknown.

They helped!

On Sept. 6, my father fell in the Carl Jr’s handicapped parking space and was quickly assisted by three wonderful people: a couple whose names I unfortunately did not obtain, and Reyes from Big Lots in Sahuarita. These three good people helped keep him comfortable as he lay on the hot pavement, kept him calm…

Most operations normal, no layoffs as mine deals with fire

Production is temporarily suspended for one part of Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita Mine after a fire broke out Monday in a crusher room. Work at other Sierrita operations, including the mine, SX/EW plant and molybdenum leach and roaster plants, are unaffected, and no layoffs are contemplated, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The Green Valley Fire District and…

Man loses control of car during medical emergency

A man who suffered a life-threatening medical emergency was taken to a hospital after losing control of his car and striking numerous poles, mailboxes and a parked car in the 1500 block of North Pacana Way in Pueblo Estates.   The incident occurred about noon Wednesday, said LT Pratt, Green Valley Fire District community outreach…

Fire districts look at arrangements to improve costs, service

The fire chiefs and board members of the Green Valley, Tubac and Rio Rico fire districts met auditors for the first time Wednesday to discuss working together to cut costs and improve services. Working together could mean sharing services, merging, consolidating or creating a joint power authority, or JPA. A JPA allows districts to maintain…

Woman injured in crash on Arivaca Road

According to Green Valley Fire District Battalion Chief William Rowe, the driver of the Nissan, a 49-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a Tucson hospital. The driver of the truck, a 62-year-old man, declined treatment. The Nissan was a total loss while the trailer sustained light damage. Several agencies responded: GVFD, Arivaca…

2 taken to hospital after Abrego traffic mishaps

A three-vehicle chain reaction accident at North Abrego Drive and South Nogales Highway sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries shortly after noon Friday. A preliminary investigation showed  one car driving west on Nogales Highway rear-ended another car, causing it to strike a third car, pushing it in the middle of the intersection…

Putting it out

It took three Green Valley Fire District Firefighters about 11 minutes to contain a fire that began in a trash truck in the 1600 block of Commerce Point Place, near Mark’s Body Shop, on Wednesday morning, according to GVFD Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski.  No one was hurt in the blaze, which started around 10:45 a.m….

Lightning sets palm tree on fire

A lightning strike Saturday set a palm tree on fire in the front yard of a Green Valley home, according to the Green Valley Fire District. Lightning struck the tree in the 200 block of West Calle Montana Jack, in the Green Valley Country Club, at 6:45 p.m.  There was no other damage and no…

Garden Surprise

Captain Jason Moore, with the Green Valley Fire District, helps remove one of a couple rattlesnakes found Sunday morning along the trail running by the community garden in Desert Meadows Park.

Patriot Day 2017

Engineer Nathanael Dougall with the Green Valley Fire District posts the American flag as part of the honor guard at the Patriot Day ceremony in Green Valley.

GVFD gets state blessing for ambulance service

Last week, the Arizona Department of Health Services approved an Advanced and Basic Life Support Certificate of Necessity, giving the GVFD the ability to transport patients to the hospital using its own ambulances, said GVFD Chief Chuck Wunder. The fire district and AMR, formerly Southwest Ambulance, reached a deal in April allowing both of them…

GVFD sending three more firefighters out of state

Three more Green Valley Fire District firefighters have left to help fight wildland fires out-of-state. The firefighters departed Monday morning for Eureka, Calif., where they will be battling the Orleans Complex on the Six Rivers National Forest, according to GVFD Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski. Lightning started the fire on July 25 and, as of Monday…

Fire strikes same Quail Creek home twice in two days

A house fire that was extinguished Monday in Quail Creek reignited Tuesday morning, destroying what remained of the home. Firefighters responded Monday to a fire that sent flames throughout the attic of the home in the 1900 block of North Laguna Oaks Drive. The owners were out of town and nobody was injured, according to…

GVFD Wildfire expert keeps busy in Oregon

Although the wildfire season has slowed considerably in Arizona, a Green Valley Fire District member is still running from fire to fire elsewhere. LT Pratt left Aug. 25 to help out on multiple fires in the Detroit, Oregon area.         Pratt the community outreach coordinator for GVFD, is on an elite team…

Truck leaves road, winds up in GV ravine

A 66-year-old Tucson man escaped with only minor injuries despite going off the road this morning and ending up 100 feet down a ravine. Green Valley Fire District Operations Chief Joey Kosiorowski said someone knocked on the door at Station 152 on Camino Encanto just before 10 a.m. to say a truck had just gone…

Sheds, contents lost in Sahuarita fire

GVFD Firefighters respond to a resident in the 18000 block of South Frontage Road in Sahuarita. The fire caused the owners the  lost of two sheds and their contents in a fire Friday morning.           More than a dozen Green Valley Fire District firefighters were summoned to the fire at 10:37…

Lightning strikes home in Sahuarita

Lightning struck a home in Madera Highlands on Wednesday as a storm swept through, causing an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 in damage. Green Valley Fire District was called to the house in the 1000 block of Stronghold Canyon in Sahuarita at 3 p.m. and quickly put out the fire. Lightning struck the rear porch and…

Saying Thanks

Candace Egger, center, who lives in Cochise County, stopped by Green Valley Fire District headquarters last week to drop off a plaque and thank firefighters for their work on the Lizard Fire in June.  The lightning sparked fire burned more than 15,000 acres near Dragoon.  Egger and other in the community painted four-inch ceramic tiles…

Two-vehicle crash slowing I-19 traffic south of GV

The Green Valley Fire District responded to kilometer post 53, the on ramp from the Canoa Ranch exit, shortly after 2:30 p.m.             One person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and two others declined medical treatment.

Man nearly drowns in HOA hot tub

A GVFD crew responded to Pueblo Estates shortly before 7:30 a.m. after residents found a 71-year-old man submerged in the hot tub. Bystanders were attempting to pull him out, but were unsuccessful before GVFD crews arrived. The man was placed on a gurney to be transported to Green Valley Hospital while resuscitation efforts were started….

Man in hospital after truck runs over him

A 27-year-old Sahuarita man was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after his truck ran over him. The man was working on his truck around 4:15 p.m. at his home on the 400 block of West Cedar Chase Drive when the blocks and the vehicle’s brakes gave way. The truck ran over him and into…

Storm causes rollover, fire in Green Valley

Monday night’s monsoon storm kept the Green Valley Fire District busy.   The district responded shortly before 6 p.m. to just south of the Duval Mine Road exit on Interstate 19 for a rollover accident. The 28-year-old driver had lost control of the vehicle in the heavy rains. She was able to get herself out…

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