MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ROBERT JONES

I regret to advise you that retired Avra Valley Board Member and Tucson Fire Department Battalion Chief,  Robert Jones, has passed away. He was surrounded by family at the time of death. Chief Jones joined the Tucson Fire Department in April 1960. He was the Captain on Ladder One on the evening of the tragic Pioneer Hotel fire where he made several rescues before he was overcome by smoke. He was rendered unconscious for an unknown amount of time and when he regained consciousness,  he went on to make even more rescues. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 20th at the Marana Mortuary, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana, AZ. We remember his service to the Avra Valley Fire District and to the fire service as a whole. We hope that good memories will be a source of comfort for his family during this difficult time.

In His Memory,

Chief Delfs

NEW STATION 194 IN RED ROCK VILLAGE

The Fire District and Pulte have been working feverishly to finish the new station. The Pinal County building department issued our Certificate of Occupancy on November 4, 2014. Pulte and the general contractor, Vorholzer Construction, and the contractor for the apparatus bay, Travis Even, have us on track to complete the project far ahead of schedule and under budget.   The bay floors have been sealed and they will need to cure for another week or possibly two. Once the property is deeded over from Pulte to the District ,  we will be able to complete the installation of the computer, telephone, radio and emergency alerting systems. Lockers, gear storage and window coverings will be built. Finally, furniture will be brought in.   We will move trucks and crews into the buildings without delay, and begin running calls as soon as possible.   On the first day that we are there,  we will notify the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that the lower rating can be used to calculate property insurance rates.   We are  tentatively planning a Grand Opening Celebration for January 10, 2015.  Thank you to everyone for your understanding. We are proud of the way the station is turning out and I promise that we are pushing as hard as we can.             – Chief Delfs

Avra Valley Fire District News

CURRENT HAPPENINGS IN OUR DISTRICT

December 4th, 2014

Avra Valley Fire District 2014 Awards Banquet:  Click here for description

Congratulations to Firefighter of the Year, Jason Bowden.  Congratulations to Assistant Chief Klein who received the prestigious Million Award for outstanding service to the District.  Congratulations to all the firefighters who were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.  Special thanks to Mrs. Laura Coody for service to the Avra Community and to Ms. Sara Bauer and firefighter Izzie Martinez for managing the Adopt-a-Family program.

November 2014:  Congratulations to FF/Paramedic Brett Moffitt.  Brett most recently served with the Northwest Hotshots.  Welcome to the Avra family!

October 2014:  Congratulations to Jeremy Beatty on his promotion to Captain.   Jeremy came to the Avra family as a Reserve FF/CEP in December 2011.   He was promoted to full-time FF/Paramedic in 2012 and has served the District for several years.  Thank you for your dedication and congratulations on your achievement !

Thanks to all who participated in the 9-11 Stairclimb Event!  We are so proud of our firefighters!

August 2014:  Congratulations newly promoted FF/EMTs and FF/Paramedics !!

NEW AMBULANCES  NOW  IN  SERVICE !!!

ENGINE 217 HAS BEEN REFURBISHED !!!

Badge Pinnings earlier in the year… July 2014:  Firefighter/EMT Izzie Martinez

May 2014:  Firefighter/EMT Eric House

LOWER INSURANCE PREMIUMS FOR RESIDENTS resulting from recent ISO Audit

March 26th, 2013 AVFD was recently audited by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) to determine what rating property insurance companies will use to set insurance rates for residents and businesses within the District. We are proud to announce that effective July 1, 2013, the new rating for the District is a 3/8b. Residents are encouraged to contact their …READ MORE