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.