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 FIRE PREVENTION MONTH

Nfpa Hero

Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12, 2019.  This year’s campaign recognizes the everyday people who motivate their households to develop and practice a home fire escape plan.  In a fire situation, advance planning can make a life-saving difference!  Not Every Hero Wears a Cape!  Plan and Practice Your Escape!

 Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed during the week in which October 9 falls.  Historically, October 9  marks the date of two  very devasting fires.  The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is probably the most well known.  Remember the account of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicking over a lantern in the barn?  This horrific incident killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.  An even more devastating fire occurred the same day in Northeast Wisconsin, leveling 16 towns and destroying 1.2 million acres.

National Fire Protection Association             Community Safety

Meet Sparky the Fire Dog           Red Cross Disaster Preparedness With Mickey & Friends

 

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