***** PROP 461 *****
The Avra Valley Fire District Board of Directors has authorized an election to request authority from the residents of the District to increase the property tax levy limit from $3.25 to $3.50 for up to five years. The increase is necessary to maintain staffing levels throughout the five year period. The raised levy cap would cost the average homeowner $21.20 per year. This will be a mail–in ballot election only. Ballots will be mailed by Pima County on October 11, 2017. MORE INFORMATION AZ DAILY STAR ARTICLE
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION MONTH
Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed during the week in which October 9 falls. Historically, October 9 marks the date of two very devasting fires. The most famous of these 2 historic fires is the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 which started when Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern in the barn. An even more devasting fire occurred the same day in Northeast Wisconsin, leveling 126 towns and destroying 1.2 million acres. Fore more information:
Fire Prevention Week: National Fire Prevention Association
2017 Fire Prevention Tips: Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out
General Information: National Fire Prevention Association
Just For Kids: Red Cross Activity Book from Disney Sparky the Fire Dog
September 29th, 2017
Prior Year Photo Galleries are located under “Your Fire District”. Current happenings are below:
September 27, 2017: Avra Valley Fire Board welcomes new member, James Haffner.
September 27, 2017: Our firefighters conducted a tour of Station 194 for local school children.
Wildland Season 2017: Wildfires have burned several states this summer including, Arizona, California and Oregon. Thank you to our Avra Valley Firefighters who have deployed to these fires. Two of our firefighters celebrated birthdays while attending wildfires. The community in Southern Arizona which was severly affected by the Lizard Fire presented a gift to our wildland firefighters.
2017 In The Community: Our District participated in the Marana Founder’s Day Parade. In April, our firefighters participated in the Red Rock Spring Fling. Throughout the year, our firefighters have conducted several school tours, participated in special school events, and provided 150 backpacks to grade school children in the community. Thanks for all you do!
2017 Firefighter Training: During 2017, our firefighters participated in confined space training, hazmat training, and rope rescue training. Good work everyone!
2017 Firefighter Achievements: Congratulations to Assistant Chief Klein who completed his EFO certification at the National Fire Academy. Congratulations to Firefighter Kyle Campbell who graduated from paramedic school in September. And, congratulations to Captain Coody on achieving 10 years of service to the District. Also, during 2017 we welcomed two new firefighters. We are so proud !