BAN ON OPEN BURNING
JUNE 1, 2019 – SEPT 2, 2019 NO BURN PERMITS ISSUED
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!
MONSOON SEASON IS HERE
June 15th through September 30th has been defined as “The Monsoon.” A period of extreme heat typically precedes daily rounds of thunderstorms. The heat is deadly in its own right, causing dozens of deaths in Arizona each year. In addition, thunderstorms present an array of hazards which often strike suddenly and with violent force. In Arizona and New Mexico, lightning strikes, high winds, wildfires, tornadoes, flash flooding and extreme heat have caused an average of 10 deaths and 60 injuries along with tens of millions of dollars of damage each year since 1995. Road closures, as well as power and communication outages are additional consequences of monsoon weather hazards.
Visit monsoonsafety.org for more information related to the monsoon season including flooding, winds, lightning, dust storms and wildfires.
July 1st, 2019
CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN YOUR FIRE DISTRICT
A Unit Citation was awarded to members of the B-Shift for the successful technical rescue of an individual trapped under a vehicle. And, NW Hospital has recognized our ambulance crew for transporting an individual from door to the cath lab in less than 60 minutes. Congratulations to our firefighters and medics on their stellar performance!
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. And, thanks for overseeing the detailing, painting and striping on our ne Squad Truck!
Congratulations to Captain Mike Tharp, Firefighter/Engine Boss Dave Collings, Paramedic Karsten Lippert and Firefighter Chris George on 5 years of service to the District. Thanks for your commitment. We are so proud of you. 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.