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.