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The Pima County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the weather situation associated with the remnants of Hurricane Odile, now Tropical Storm Odile.
When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.
Stay alert. Stay aware. Stay alive.
Oro Valley Mayor Dr. Satish I. Hiremath will offer his fifth State of the Town Address at a luncheon Friday, Sept. 12, starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort in Oro Valley.
Numerous fire districts and police departments were busy Monday with the barrage of rescues that came as a result of a storm. Golder Ranch Fire District personnel responded to multiple swift-water rescues in all portions of the district including Catalina, Oro Valley, and State Route 79.
We have had to call on the Golder Ranch Fire Department many times over the 27 years we have lived in Oro Valley, and most recently this weekend at the ghastly hour of 2 a.m. As always they responded so quickly it made our heads spin and were so kind and thoughtful you’d never have known it was such a cruddy time of night/morning. They are an amazingly well trained group of firemen and should get high marks and public commendation for all they do. Both my husband and I have received nothing but kind, thoughtful, professional treatment any time we’ve had to call on them. In this time of social incivility it is wonderful to have a group of young men with such class taking care of us at the most vulnerable time in our lives. We are endlessly grateful to them.
A 16-month old child was still hospitalized late last week after a near-drowning incident that took place in Oro Valley on July 22.
On July 22, 2014 at approximately 6 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) and Golder Ranch Fire Department responded to the 300 block of West Sacaton Canyon in reference to a near drowning. Initial reports are that a mother found her 16 month old child at the bottom of the pool. The mother removed the child and began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The child was transported by Golder Ranch Fire Department to University of Arizona Medical Center. The child is in critical condition, and the investigation is ongoing.
Oro Valley Police Department's Lt. Kara Riley and TPD's Capt. Pacheco get dump ice water for the "Ice Water Challenge" on Golder Ranch Fire Department's PIO Anne-Marie Braswell, and OVPD's Carmen Trevizo.
A recent Internet theme and challenge among firefighters and police officers has been circulating to help raise money for charities. The challenge: have a bucket of ice water dumped on your head or pay $100 to a local charity. Local servants have been doing both.
No injuries were reported following a fire in the town of Oracle that burned through 3.96 acres on June 12.
Joshua Erwin was getting ready to go to a wedding on May 17 when he heard the screaming coming from the backyard.
Record-breaking heat waves swept through Tucson last week with temperatures as high as 111 degrees.
Golder Ranch Fire Department and Northwest Fire were both dispatched to a full alarm gas leak at Tangerine and La Cholla roads at 8:17 a.m.
The Oro Valley Town Hall has been evacuated after a gas leak was discovered, according to Lt. Chris Olson with the Oro Valley Police Department.
More than any other time of the year, residents are being warned to watch their step as snakes are slithering out of hiding and into the warm weather.
At the midpoint of the year - on July 1 - the Mountain Vista Fire District will become what it calls “fully operational” by adding 33 firefighters to its full time staff.
On Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department, Oro Valley Optimist Club and the Kyle Franks Foundation will host the sixth annual Drug Awareness Day for all fifth-grade students in the Amphitheater School District.
With one less spark, there is one less fire. And with one less fire - property, homes, community members, and wildland firefighters will be safer.
Doug Harpold, was named Citizen of the Year by the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge. Harpold, funeral home director and manager of Vistoso Funeral Home in Oro Valley, earned this award for his visibility in the community as a local business owner. He is a member of the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce, Marana Chamber of Commerce, and an officer at Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge.
Golder Ranch Fire District EMS Membership is a way to protect you and your loved ones from the unexpected cost of emergency ambulance transport. The current Arizona Department of Health Services regulated cost of an emergency transport in Golder Ranch Fire District is well beyond $1,000. Depending on your insurance plan the cost of ambulance transportation may not be covered fully. When this occurs (or if you are uninsured) you will be responsible for the remainder of the fees from the ambulance transport. Golder Ranch has implemented an EMS Membership Program that has been approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services, that offers you protection from those fees. It will cover you and any other household members for ambulance transportation to the hospital for just $75 per household per year.
A child was injured during a late morning house fire in Oro Valley. At about 11 a.m., firefighters from Golder Ranch Fire District and Police Officers from the Town of Oro Valley were called to the 400 West block of Klinger Canyon for a house fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a single family residence with smoke and flames showing from the front of the house. Golder Ranch Fire Fighters made an aggressive interior attack, quickly knocking down the fire after the roof was opened for ventilation.
You may never fight a fire or splint a broken bone, but being a Golder Ranch Fire District Fire Corp Volunteer may be the best, most exciting non-paid job you ever had.
On Nov. 8, the Golder Ranch Fire District will honor employees and members of the public for their outstanding service to the organization and the community. For the first time, this annual event will recognize members of the public help make our community a better place to live. This year’s recipients are: