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Northwest Fire District
“It makes me feel safe.”
Wendy Miller/The Explorer, Moved to take action during the Honor Guard presentation, T.J. Fry, 4, and family friend Jennifer Heintz pay their respect with a simple gesture that speaks volumes.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Mountain Vista Fire District Station 1 is built on district-owned land at 9310 N. Shannon. The 11,500-square-foot station has the capacity to house 11 firefighters, and has 2-1/2 bays for apparatus and equipment.
Wendy Miller/The Explorer, Sadie Holm, 7, and her brother, Eli Holm, 4, of Oro Valley examine the variety of hoses used for firefighting.
Mountain Vista Fire District Station 1 is built on district-owned land at 9310 N. Shannon.
Mountain Vista Fire District's board of directors has voted to purchase two new fire engines from KME Fire Apparatus of Newquehonig, Pa.
Mountain Vista Fire District plans to have a second fire station built by summer of next year and might even be able to staff the facility with some of its own fire apparatus.
Mountain Vista Fire District officials say concerns voiced by residents at a recent fire board meeting about a fire station closing, and the purchase of land and vehicles, are misplaced.
SAACA plans indoor market Feb. 6-7 in OV
Gas firm can assist low-income users
Letters published in the Feb. 11 Explorer.
A listing of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events in the area.
The governing boards of three Northwest-area fire districts finalized a merger agreement last Tuesday, Sept. 9.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Mike Treece will serve on the new fire district’s board. He says the move will improve services and cut costs to residents in the Northwest.
November 8, 2006 - Saying they will provide service at a tax rate lower than their neighbors, three small Northwest fire districts have signaled their intent to merge.
June 21, 2006 - Fire Districts in the Northwest are entering a new era of expansion. As special taxing districts paid for through by secondary property tax, swallowing up new territory means a larger tax base from which to pay for new fire stations, firefighters, and fire engines, all of which lead to better service for their taxpayers.
Erin Schmidt, ESchmidt@ExplorerNews.com
Dec. 29, 2004 - The Northwest Fire/Rescue District is currently putting together a proposal for service for the Heritage Hills Fire District governing board. However, officials from both organizations said it's premature to say Heritage Hills has any plans to change its fire service provider.
Native Tucsonan Jon Robson has lived in Oro Valley only a year, but he has a pretty good idea of how he'd run things if elected to a four-year term to the Oro Valley Town Council.
The Oro Valley Police Department will soon begin testing a traffic signal preemption system aimed at increasing emergency response times while reducing the risk of accidents.
Months of frustration for Rural/Metro Corp. over an inability to become part of a traffic signal control system that would reduce the time it takes to get to the scene of an emergency by as much as 20 percent may be coming to an end.