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Photos courtesy of Adam Goldberg, NW Fire District
Rich Martinez, a Northwest Fire District captain and ignition officer, sets fire to a couple wood pallets for a training exercise at the district’s fire training facility in September.
Northwest Fire District’s fire fighter Joe Kati, left, paramedic Dan Schur, middle, and engineer Neil Cotelman patch a simulated broken valve at the Northwest Fire District’s training facility.
Prior to a live-fire training exercise, fire fighters spend the morning in a classroom learning new tactics for approaching fires.
Rich Martinez, a Northwest Fire District captain and ignition officer, sets fire to a couple wood pallets, as Training Captain Brian Gard observes, prior to a training exercise at the district’s fire training facility.
Fire fighters train for Positive Pressure Attack where they vent a house fire at one end and introduce a high-powered fan at the other end.
At the Northwest Fire District’s training facility fire fighters have the opportunity to work on simulated calls on cars, trucks, tankers, and many forms of different buildings.
A fire fighter exits room filled with smoke and fire during a training operation last week.
Golder Ranch Fire District Battalion Chief Bill Foss, right, speaks with Picture Rocks Fire District firefighters prior to a training exercise at the Northwest Fire District’s training facility.
Northwest Fire District Captain Kyle Williams communicates with other fire fighters during a training exercise last week.
Smoke seeps from a fire training exercise at the Northwest Fire District’s training facility last week.
Northwest Fire Engineer Gary Watson helps Sedona Walburn out of a trailer used to similar making a fire escape.
With a little encouragement from other firefighters, Paige Housman tosses a bucket full of water onto engineer Matt Yaeger.
With a bucket full of water, Dallas Kroh makes he way from one bin to another during a bucket brigade at Richardson Elementary School last week.
Ismael Ruiz, right, gets some help putting on some firefighter gear by Benjamin Meadmore.
As Emily Tucker, right, runs towards the mailbox marked “Meeting Place,” she is cheered on by (from left) Abigail Valenzuela, Tristan McMinn, Isabella Salazar and Estefana Andrade during the Mini Muster event at Richardson Elementary School.
Students make their way through an obstacle course at Richardson Elementary School during the Northwest Fire District’s Mini Muster.
On March 14, Mountain Vista Fire District units responded to a residential structure fire in the 1300 block of W. Morning View Drive.
This month, a couple of the vacant grocery stores had a few visitors – the Golder Ranch Fire and Northwest Fire districts. They weren’t on a call – they were running through a big box store training exercise.
The Northwest Fire District Open House will host an open house at Station 36 on Oct. 6, at 13475 Marana Main St. in Marana. The Open House will feature tours, activities and food
The Northwest Fire/Rescue District has been recognized by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a Premier Emergency Medical System Agency. The designation is a result of the District’s outstanding performance in four key areas, including documenting agency leadership commitment, developing a quality assurance (QI) program, ensuring that data are fed back into the QI program to inform the analysis and improvement of patient care and collecting and submitting electronic patient care records (ePCR) as a participant in the AZ-PIERS program. In addition, the District has made major strides in instituting a more efficient medication replacement program, Evidence-Based Medical Operations, Minimally Interrupted Cardio Resucitation (MICR) and EMS Equipment Standardization.
One year after the shooting which marked Jan. 8 as a tragic day, The Northwest Fire District Interagency Corps of Chaplains sponsored Moving Forward, an honorary ceremony which recognized public service personnel for their dedication to the community on Sunday.
Northwest Fire District is currently responding to three separate traffic accidents in the northwest side of Tucson, according to department spokesperson Adam Goldberg.
Northwest Fire District has been praised for its annual financial reporting by a national organization.