ANNOUNCEMENTS

MOODY’S UPGRADED BOND RATING  TO  A3.

AVFD RECEIVED GRANT FOR EXTRICATION EQUIPMENT 

Az Governor’s Office of Highway Safety   Press Release 

 

Luis Castaneda, Jr.

Fire Board Chairman

Thank you for 10 years of service to the Avra Valley Fire District.  We thank you for your dedication and commitment to the citizens of Avra Valley.   We look forward to many more years!

 

 

 

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS  MONTH

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” We all can take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work and visit.  Find more information on preparing for emergencies by visiting  the Department of Homeland Security site at www.ready.gov

REMEMBER  SEPTEMBER

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

 

Avra Valley Fire District News

CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT

August 27th, 2019

After a rigorous testing process, Firefighter David Collings was recently promoted to Captain.  Congratulations and way to go!

Congratulations for Captain Mike Tharp, Firefighter David Collings, Paramedic Karsten Lippert and Firefighter Chris George on 5 years of outstanding service to the District.  We really appreciate you!

Unit citation awards were issued for:

(1) a large scale motor vehicle accident on I10 in December 2018  involving 6 vehicles and the transporting of 8 patients.  The incident lasted over 7 hours.   

(2)  the successful technical rescue of an individual trapped under a vehicle.  And, Northwest Hospital recognized our firefighters who successfully transported an individaul having an MI from their front door to the hospital cath lab in 28 minutes.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018

December 28th, 2018 2018 was full of activity for Avra Valley Fire District. Congratulations to Firefighter of the Year, Captain Mike Tharp!  Congratulations to Captain Tony Donaldson for 10 years of service to the District.  Congratulations to Firefighter Cory Wellman who was promoted to Paramedic. Our firefighters conducted a rigorous training schedule including confined space training, hazmat training, …READ MORE

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017

January 1st, 2018 Prior Year Photo Galleries are located under “Your Fire District” We are so proud of our Avra Valley family!  2017 provided many positive changes for the District.  Of significance, our District received an upgraded ISO Rating during 2017.  Please read more by clicking on the top right side menu item.   The 2017 wildland season was …READ MORE