Avra Valley Fire District News

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August 28th, 2018
September is a time to reflect on those first responders who gave the ultimate sacrifice on one of America’s darkest days.  Take a moment to honor the fallen 343 at the twin towers.  And,  take a look at an Army fire truck used during the 9-11 terror attack at the Pentagon.  The engine is now housed at the General Patton Museum in Fort Knox, Ky.
   “A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.” – General Patton

The 2018 Wildland Season has been another severe fire season.  Three of our firefighters participated in a prescription burn in Southern Arizona, while another crew reported to the Pinery Fire.  Our District sent 2 wildland teams  to the CARR Fire in California.

Our firefighters maintain a rigorous training schedule.  On June 25-27, 2018, our firefighters are conducting a swift water training drill.

Avra Valley Fire District coordinated 36 training classes for the Pima Regional Hazmat Program January-April 2018.  Multiple agencies (8 fire districts, Az State Troopers, Pima County Emergency Management, and poison control) participated in a car crash simulation involving a radioactive medication leak.


Take a look at some photos from Confined Space Training …

Congratulations to Paramedic Karsten Lippert, Paramedic Richard Roscoe, and Firefighter Paxton Moran on completion of the HazMat Technician training.  Also, congratulations to Lorrie Palmquist on 5 years of service to the District.