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GVFD promotes several employees

The Green Valley Fire District held a promotion ceremony Nov. 17 at the Las Campanas Rec Center. Trent Schroeder was promoted from firefighter to engineer, Nathanael Dougall was promoted from engineer to captain and Greg VanAlstine was promoted from captain to battalion chief.

Crash sends vehicle off overpass onto Continental Road

A man traveling south on Interstate 19 around 12:30 a.m. Friday was hospitalized after his vehicle was rear-ended and went off the overpass, landing on Continental Road.   A Green Valley Fire District spokesman said the man needed to be extricated but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.   The driver of the other vehicle declined to…

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A recall of about 40 million fire extinguishers last week has prompted residents to call the Green Valley Fire District, but firefighters do not have the ability to test, fix or refill extinguishers. “We ask the public to follow the instructions provided by Kidde if they have one of the recalled items,” said L.T. Pratt,…

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Wednesday crash sends two to hospitals

Two people were taken to hospitals Wednesday evening with injuries following a head-on collision at the roundabout at Camino Del Sol and Continental Road. Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Holz said a 75-year-old Green Valley man was driving north on Camino Del Sol around 6:15 p.m. when his Subaru collided with a pickup driven by…

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GVFD getting into the ambulance business

The Green Valley Fire District will enter a new era Nov. 20 when its first ambulances hit the road. Ambulances staffed by GVFD will respond to emergency calls from Station 151 at 250 N. La Cañada Drive and Station 153 at 210 Continental Road. AMR, formerly Southwest Ambulance, is the current provider and will continue…

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Woman injured in early morning I-19 crash

A 27-year-old woman was taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries early today after her car overturned in southbound I-19 just south of Canoa Road in Green Valley.   Green Valley Fire District spokesman said the woman apparently swerved to avoid an object in the road about 12:30 a.m.

Local firefighters arrive in northern California to help out

Three Green Valley Fire District firefighters have arrived in northern California to help with the wildfires that as of Saturday had burned more 5,700 structures and killed at least 35 people. The firefighters were assigned to the Nuns Fire in the Enchanted Hills area, and are working with crews from Tubac, Rio Rico, Pierce Sunsites…

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Driver takes out about 20 feet of guardrail on I-19

A 27-year-old man driving a pickup struck and ripped out about 20 feet of guardrail Sunday on Interstate 19 near Esperanza Boulevard in Green Valley. The man was northbound about 2:30 a.m. when the accident occurred, according to the Green Valley Fire District. He was taken to a Tucson hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The…

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Headed Out for a Hike? Be Cautious

By Kim Smith – GV News The cooler temperatures, blue skies and emerald green vegetation might be tempting you to go for a hike, but before heading out there are some steps you need to take, hiking aficionados and first responders say. Even though the temperatures are dropping, dehydration is still an issue, said LT…

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Winter’s Coming

Jacket collection aims for 1,000 before the cold rolls in. By Ellen Sussman Gayle Creamer, owner of Salon at the Ranch in Amado, is aiming to collect 1,000 jackets, hoodies and vests by Oct. 18, to keep kids, teens and adults comfortable and snug once chilly weather sets in. Creamer said she has wanted to…

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Brush Fire

Green Valley Fire District firefighters put out a brush fire around 2 p.m. Saturday on interstate 19 just north of the Canoa Ranch Road exit. it’s unknown what caused the fire.

Chile Cook-Off Breaks Records

Green Valley Firefighters’ 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off broke attendance and fundraising records this year. The September 30th event, which spends proceeds to adopt needy families at the holidays, raised $4,500 and sold out of tickets.  It was standing room only with an estimated 350 guests in Quail Creek Clubhouse’s ballroom, said coordinator and Green Valley…

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