ANNOUNCEMENTS

MOODY’S UPGRADED AVRA VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT BOND RATING TO A3.

AVRA VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT 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!

 

 

 

    MAY  IS  EMS  AWARENESS  MONTH

45th annual National EMS Week May 19-25, 2019: EMS STRONG BEYOND THE CALL

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities.  EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum.  On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including cardiac arrest, stroke, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, drowning, drug overdose or acute illness.  EMS may provide both basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and en route to a hospital.  EMS practitioners care for their patients’ medical needs and show caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.  With the development of mobile integrated healthcare and community paramedicine, EMS is also increasingly a valued participant in achieving the nation’s overall healthcare goals of improved patient health and lowered costs.  EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”  Given the challenges facing our nation’s healthcare system and the rapid pace of change, making sure the public and other stakeholders understand what EMS has to offer has never been more important.    http://www.naemt.org/initiatives/ems-week     EMS Strong

 

Avra Valley Fire District News

WELCOME TO 2019

March 22nd, 2019

The Avra Valley family is so thankful and proud of the skillful work and selfless dedication of Firefighter Louie Rojas, assisted by Engine Boss David Collings, for the countless hours that went into making our Type 3 and Type 6 Wildland Trucks look FIRST CLASS.  Thank you for the great lengths you have gone to in giving back to your District.  Our newly refurbished wildland trucks will represent us proudly throughout our State and others as we deploy crews for wildland services. 

Congratulations to Paramedic Karsten Lippert and Firefighter Chris George on 5 years of service to the District.  Way to go! 

A Unit Citation was awarded to our firefighters who responded to a large scale motor vehicle accident in December 2018 on I10 involving 6 vehicles including 4 passenger cars, an RV, and a semi-trailer.  Eight patients were involved and the incident lasted over 7 hours.

Avra Valley firefighers honor fallen Picture Rocks firefighter.

 

 

Avra Valley Firefighters participated in Love of Reading Week.

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