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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.
5:39 PM UPDATE: All Pima Community College classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day due to the storm.
On April 22, Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to a large trash fire around 5 p.m. in the 1600 block East McKain Road. Upon arrival the crew found a fire that was rapidly spreading from the yard into a vacant mobile home.
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 April 22 Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to a large trash fire around 5 p.m. in the 1600 block East McKain Road. Upon arrival the crew found a fire that was rapidly spreading from the yard into the vacant mobile home.
Mountain Vista Fire District has hired two new Administrative battalion chiefs.
As many families appreciate the smell of a live tree in their homes for the holidays, the public should be reminded of the dangers associated with live trees.
Firefighters from Rural/Metro Fire Department watch a Christmas Tree burn in a demonstration to show how easily a fire could start in your home. Watch the video below.
A class of PCC Emergency Medical Technology students will act as patients during a Tucson Medical Center emergency preparedness drill next week.
The Mountain Vista Fire District is on its way to becoming a completely independent fire department with its recent decision to pursue hiring its own emergency services personnel — firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and fire officers.
Before Golder Ranch Fire Chief Randy Karrer entered the lifesaving business, it was his life being saved.
The Old Pueblo has been hit with heavy rainfall and high winds over the past few days, with more on the radar. Rural/Metro Fire Department wants to remind everyone to be safe and avoid crossing running washes.
Every day, emergency and public safety crews put their lives on the line to help motorists stranded along highways. Tragically, crashes involving emergency and other vehicles that are pulled over along highway shoulders claim hundreds of lives across the country each year.
On Dec. 8, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint at Palo Verde Road and Aviation Parkway as part of the holiday season DUI enforcement efforts. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a white pickup truck came through the checkpoint and deputies immediately noticed a large amount of blood on the driver’s side door. Inside the vehicle were the female driver, later identified as 42-year-old Rebecca M. Gomez, the 57-year-old male passenger and two female teenagers, none of whom was wearing a seatbelt.
Northwest Fire District
The Rural/Metro Fire Department crews fought a two alarm fire at the Highlands Apartments, 5755 E. River Road, early this morning. Dispatched at approximately 4:40 a.m., the first arriving crew found 6 apartments that were burning and smoke damage to several others.
On Tuesday around 9:23 p.m., the Pima County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a serious vehicle collision in the intersection of Palo Verde Road and Irvington Road. Upon arrival, deputies found three vehicles involved with one being on fire. Rural Metro Fire Department responded as well, extinguished the burning car and provided medical attention to the injured. The driver of the burning vehicle, a Ford Ranger pickup truck, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sun City name change: My opinion
Sandefer’s response to readers
Not all the Christmas gifts that area children in need receive this year will fit under the tree. One child in particular will wake up to something that will help visions of sugarplums dance in his head – a new bed.
Thursday, Sept. 8, Heroes Day
Summer is here and families throughout Pima County are hosting sleepovers for their children and sending their young ones to friends’ homes for overnight celebrations.
Jorgensen Brooks expands services