Station 192 New Building Construction Complete !!

Last year we opened a 4th Fire Station in Red Rock.    This year we are excited to be constructing a new station building at our Fire Station 192 located at 16550 W Orange Grove.   AND… below the photos for an update on the new construction coming soon at Fire Station 193 located at 30300 E Amber Sunrise in the Missile Base area.


 The fire station building at 30300 E. Amber Sunrise Drive is being replaced. The current mobile home has been sold and it will be moved by the new owners as soon as possible. The new structure will be a 60’ X 60’ steel structure. It will include a large apparatus bay, bunk rooms and living spaces for the firefighters who work there.  The crew that works at Station #193 has been temporarily relocated to Station #194 in Red Rock Village. They will continue to provide services to the Missile Base area from that location. When we began pricing new buildings, we were told that other fire districts are building stations that start at $2,500,000 and go well into eight figures. One general contractor told us that it would be impossible to build ANYTHING for less than $1.4 million. Our budget for the new building is $300,000 and it will be completed in January, 2016.  At Avra Valley Fire District we are working hard to deliver first rate emergency services in the most fiscally responsible ways possible.We will post photos and updated information on our website at  as the project progresses.

November 3, 2015:  Plans have been submitted to Pinal County Development Services for permitting. Approvals have been delayed because Pinal County codes will require more detailed surveys to outline how much property we have granted to the County for Estancia Road. The Fire District will also be required to have civil engineering and the excavation of an 8000 gallon retention basin to collect rainwater that falls on the property. We are required to install this even though our’s will be the only retention basin anywhere in the Missile Base area. The County explained that the purpose is to keep water from clogging the roads. We did not expect these mandates because they were not required by Pima County when we were building the exact same fire station on Anway Road. We are working very hard to find acceptable solutions that will not financially derail the entire project.

October 7, 2016:  Complete plans have been submitted. We are working with Pinal County officials on a daily basis to ensure that we receive our final approvals within the next couple of weeks. Grading will begin as soon as the current mobile home is removed.  We have met with Chief Building Official Tony Guasp and received approvals from: Environmental Quality, Zoning, and initial compliance review. We are scheduled to meet with several other officials on Wednesday, October 14th, when we will hopefully get the go-ahead from the health department, addressing, impact fees, flood control, transportation, septic review, and site-plan review.

October 5, 2016:  The communications systems, computer systems and other furnishings were disconnected and removed from the current structure. Fire District personnel, vehicles and equipment were moved to Station #194.

October 2, 2016:   The mobile home buyer was given the required thirty-day notice to remove the current structure.



Avra Valley Fire Station 194 officially began running calls on January 2, 2015.  Grand Opening Festivities were held on January 10, 2015. Red Rock residents can now call their insurance carriers for lower insurance rates.


Highlights from the Grand Opening Festivities:


  And,  look at our newest Fire Station in Red Rock !!

Avra Valley Fire District News


June 10th, 2015

Nov 18, 2015:  The Avra Valley Fire Board welcomes new member, Thomas Armendarez

Nov 17, 2015:    Click here to read about Avra Valley Fire in the News!!

Oct 30, 2015:  

Dust Sensors 10-30-15

Avra Valley Fire District was recently chosen to test out new dust sensors developed by the National Weather Service to detect and warn about severe dust storms.







Oct 17, 2015: Congratulations to Local 4462 First Place winners in the annual chili cookoff

Sept 23, 2015:   Congratulations to our recently promoted firefighters:  Luis Rojas, firefighter/EMT;   Marvin Snodgrass, firefighter/EMT;  Tony Lopez, firefighter/Paramedic.

Sept 14, 2015:   Pre-K Children Tour Station 194  


Honor the 343 photo - ST 194

September 11






award of CPR training equipment 9-11-15

September 2015:

Avra Valley Fire District was recently awarded

CPR Training Equipment from Vanguard Truck Center.



July 24, 2015:   Firefighters Mike Ryder, Will Miller, Ricky Gillmore, Jeremy Beatty, Jason Bowden, Luis Montano, and Assistant Chief Klein  physical training at Picacho Peak.

July 2015:  Wildland  Firefighters Chris George, John Hemmings, Ryan Kreitner and Brett Moffitt deployed to California.  Firefighters George and Hemmings at Cecil Lake. Firefighter Kreitner provided pictures of Mt. Shasta and Salmon River.

June 17, 2015: Wildland  Firefighters David Collings,  Mike Ryder,  Jeremiah Enriquez and Ryan Kreitner deployed to the Kearny Fire.

June 10, 2015: Avra Valley Firefighters participate in Swift Water Rescue Training

June 2015:  Vacation Bible School children at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

April 6, 2015:  A memorial service was held at Station 194 for firefighter/EMT, Jeff Stewart.  Mr. Stewart served as Fire Chief of the Avra Valley Fire District from 1988 – 1994.

April 2, 2015:     Pinal County Supervisor Smith held the first “Town Hall” meeting at Station 194. Look for future meetings to be held at our station in Red Rock.

Pinal Supervisor Smith Town Hall 4-2-15






March 17, 2015:   Avra Valley firefighters attend Landing Zone training with the LifeNet crew.

February 2015:  5 Year Service Pins were awarded to Will Miller, FF/Paramedic,  Mike Ryder, FF/EMT, and Mark Velasquez, FF/Paramedic.    Congratulations and thank you for your service!   We look forward to many more years !!

January 2015:  Firefighters promoted to Captain:  Congratulations to Captain Patrick Calhoun, Captain Daniel Coody and Captain Tony Donaldson.  Thank you for your years of service – here’s to many more !!

December 2014:  AVFD Awards Banquet  Click here for description

Congratulations to Firefighter of the Year, Jason Bowden.  Congratulations to Assistant Chief Klein who received the prestigious Million Award for outstanding service to the District.  Congratulations to all the firefighters who were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.  Special thanks to Mrs. Laura Coody for service to the Avra Community and to Ms. Sara Bauer and firefighter Izzie Martinez for managing the Adopt-a-Family program.

Thank you to firefighter Izzie Martinez and Ms. Sara Bauer for a fantastic job on the Adopt-a-Family Program !!

Sept & Nov 2014:  Thank you to all our firefighters who have participated in recent community events, including the 9-11 StairClimb Event and the VFW Wreath Ceremony honoring Veteran’s Day.

November 2014:  Congratulations to FF/Paramedic Brett Moffitt.  Brett most recently served with the Northwest Hotshots.  Welcome to the Avra family!

October 2014:  Congratulations to Jeremy Beatty on his promotion to Captain.   Jeremy came to the Avra family as a Reserve FF/CEP in December 2011.   He was promoted to full-time FF/Paramedic in 2012 and has served the District for several years.  Thank you for your dedication and congratulations on your achievement!

August 2014:  Congratulations newly promoted FF/EMTs and FF/Paramedics !!



Badge Pinnings earlier in the year… July 2014:  Firefighter/EMT Izzie Martinez

May 2014:  Firefighter/EMT Eric House