The 2018 Wildland Season has begun. We are anticipating a severe fire season. Three of our firefighters recently participated in a prescription burn in Southern Arizona, while another crew reported to the Pinery Fire.
Our firefighters maintain a rigorous training schedule. 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.
Congratulations to Paramedic Karsten Lippert, Paramedic Richard Roscoe, and Firefighter Paxton Moran on completion of the HazMat Technician training!
Take a look at some photos from Confined Space Training …