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photo Courtesy of Picture Rocks Fire District, The first fire station in Picture Rocks was a simple office with a carport attached. It was located where the current Picture Rocks Fire District Administration building sits today at 12121 W. Picture Rocks Road.
In March 1977, two children died in a residential structure fire in the Picture Rocks community.
With a $7,500 grant, Picture Rocks Firefighter and outreach coordinator Billie Moon has secured a batch of advanced safety car seats for children.
The governing board of the Picture Rocks Fire District has unanimously voted to end all further study and discussions with Northwest Fire District regarding a possible merger or consolidation.
A house fire in Picture Rocks that started in a garage destroyed a double-wide mobile home, a single-wide home that was used as a storage shed, and three vehicles last Wednesday.
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.
New fire stations are popping up in several of the fire districts that cover Marana, Oro Valley and unincorporated northwest Pima County.
This morning around 11 A.M. Golder Ranch Fire District Units responded to a reported house fire in the 60,000 block of Alpine way in Eagle Crest. When units arrived on scene they found smoke coming from the structure and made an aggressive attack on the fire.
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.
Sunday night’s monsoon storm kept police and fire officials busy with rescues, including one that involved a 93-year old woman.
Crew leader Monica Rosano of Picture Rocks Fire District goes over procedures of how and when to deploy a fire shelter.
At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, units from the Avra Valley Fire District responded to reports of a garage fire on Silverbell Road.
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.
Picture Rocks Fire District firefighter Scott Lackey hunkers low in the doorway with his fire attack team as Golder Ranch Fire District Battalion Chief Bill Foss twists a doorknob and opens a steel door. Blackish-brown smoke billows out of the entrance as the Picture Rocks firefighters start a ventilation fan to help clear the smoke, then crawl into the room, pulling a charged 1-3/4-inch hose line to extinguish the fire.
Northwest Fire District has responded to two motorcycle accidents this morning according to Captain Adam Goldberg.
Northwest Fire District responded to a motorcycle accident at Harman Lane and Cortaro Farms Road on Saturday.
No injuries were reported following a fire in the town of Oracle that burned through 3.96 acres on June 12.
A brush fire that led to the burning of three homes in the Town of Oracle has been contained, according to reports from Northwest Fire District Captain Adam Goldberg.
The deadline for submission of an annexation petition for the Teal Blue Trail area in unincorporated Pima County to be brought into the Northwest Fire/Rescue District has passed without enough property owners agreeing to be annexed.
Mountain Vista Fire District has surpassed the number of signatures of owners and the amount of property value required to annex nearly four square miles of Northwest Tucson into its district for fire protection.
Northwest Fire District’s governing board approved a contract for Michael J. Brandt to become its fire chief, dropping the “interim” from his current title when the two-year contract kicks in on May 28.
Just after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, Northwest Fire District, along with the Picture Rocks Fire District responded to the area of Silverbell and Twin Peak Roads after several 911 calls reported a vehicle had left the roadway and rolled several times.
On June 28, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Tucson Mountain District deputies responded to Ina Road and Ellexson Drive reference a single vehicle collision. When deputies arrived, they learned 38-year-old Geneva McClean left a birthday party driving southbound on Ellexson Drive on an ATV. She drove through the intersection at Ina Road and collided head on with a brick and mortar mailbox.
The Northwest Fire District Board has decided to investigate the possibility of consolidating its operations with Golder Ranch Fire District.