ANNOUNCEMENTS

BAN ON OPEN BURNING 

JUNE 1, 2019 – SEPT 2, 2019    NO BURN PERMITS ISSUED

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!

 

 

 

DROWNING  AWARENESS  MONTH

During August, Arizona Unites for Annual Drowning Impact Awareness Month –

Statewide Purple Ribbon Campaign

When a child drowns, the devastation is widespread, long-term and deeply felt.  But, drownings are preventable and families can take steps to protect their children. Recognizing the impact of drownings and teaching families to reduce risk is the purpose of the Drowning Impact Awareness Month Campaign.  Arizona is always ranked one of the top four states in the nation for child drownings.  The combination of sweltering heat and back-to-school distractions make August a high-risk time for child drownings to occur.   A majority of drownings involve children less than 5 years of age. You can support the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona by wearing a purple ribbon to show your support for the campaign during the month of August.      Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona

You can help prevent drowning by remembering the ABC’s of water safety:

  • A-ADULT SUPERVISION:Designate one responsible adult who is dedicated to watching the kids around water. The “Water Watcher” should have a whistle or ribbon, something to remind themselves they are responsible for the safety of kids in water. This also means no drinking alcohol, talking on the phone or texting. We know it sounds strict, but there is no room for compromise on this one. Babies can drown in as little is one inch of water.
  • B: BARRIERS TO WATER:Barriers will ensure a curious child stays safe around water. Do not get in the habit of propping a gate open. If you do, your peace of mind and the security of the barrier is compromised. An inconvenience for you to use two hands to open a gate means security and safety for children.
  • C: CLASSES FOR SWIMMING AND CPR:Parents have a million things to do, but learning CPR should be on the top of the list. It will give you tremendous peace of mind – and the more peace of mind you have as a parent, the better. Take time to teach kids to swim. Starting at a young age, kids can learn water safety to help them in case of an emergency.

Avra Valley Fire District News

CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT

July 29th, 2019

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 undera 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