43rd  National EMS Week  May 21-27, 2017        EMS STRONG: ALWAYS IN SERVICE   

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities.  EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum.  On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including cardiac arrest, stroke, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, drowning,  drug overdose or acute illness.  EMS may provide both basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en route to a hospital.  EMS practitioners care for their patients’ medical needs and show caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.  With the development of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine, EMS is also increasingly a valued participant in achieving the nation’s overall healthcare goals of improved patient health and lowered costs.   EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”  Given the challenges facing our nation’s healthcare system and the rapid pace of change, making sure the public and other stakeholders understand what EMS has to offer has never been more important.  Help us celebrate our everyday heroes.  Visit the following sites:

National Association of EMT’s     EMS Strong

May 24, 2017 is Emergency Medial Services for Children Day

May 2017 is National Water Safety Month   :  Click on the link to see the National Water Safety website where you can find water safety tips, swimming rules and other excellent resources !!


Avra Valley Fire District News


May 12th, 2017

April 2017:  Captain Beatty lead three weeks of Rope Rescue Training with agencies Avra Valley, Rural Metro, Mountain Vista, Drexel Heights, Pascua Yaqui, and Green Valley.  All students received their State certification.

April 26, 2017:  We welcome Firefighter Christopher Lee to the Avra Valley family!

April 24, 2017:  Congratulations to Assistant Chief Klein on successfully obtaining his Executive Fire Officer credentials from FEMA.  Well done !!

April 2017:   Avra Valley Fire District assisted with instructing  the IAFF Hazmat First Responder Operations Class for the Golder Ranch Fire Academy.   Avra Valley was given the opportunity to assist seasoned instructors to train new personnel in hazmat operation, as well as gain valuable experience learning how to instruct this material. Here are some picture of the practicals :  

April 8, 2017:  Avra Valley Fire District provided Easter festivities at the first annual Red Rock Spring Fling event.

March 2017:  Avra Valley Fire District was proud to participate in the Marana Founder’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 25.

February 2017:   Our Avra Valley Firefighters regularly participate in training exercises.  See our firefighters as they train for firefighting/rescue  in confined spaces..

Avra Valley Firefighters recently visited the Marana HeadStart Preschool and spent an evening reading with “Rocky” at the Roadrunner Elementary School.   Thanks for educating our community !!