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AFMA celebrates anniversaries The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Fire Corps Community Crisis Response team recently celebrated the one-year anniversaries of members Deena Bunzel and Karen Snow. Pictured (left to right) are Advisory Board members Jim Mottern and LouAnn Sedgwick, Bunzel, Snow and Advisory Board members Nancy Roberts and Roger Fell. (Photo by Brian Curry)…

Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

  Volunteer recognitions Crisis Response volunteer Mikkel Christian received her year-end hours of service Presidential pin from CR Leads LouAnn Sedgwick (left) and Nancy Roberts (right). (Photo by Brian Curry) Proper use of equipment Assistant Fire Marshall Tom O’Donohue shows Palo Verde resident Penny Flynn how to properly use a “Dry Chemical” fire extinguisher at…

AFMA Crisis Response volunteers celebrate anniversaries

Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Crisis Response Coordinator Scott Jaeger congratulates two volunteers who celebrated their membership anniversary. Bobbie Rubin celebrated her sixth year. Rubin reflected, “It is very satisfying to be able to help our community at a time when they need it the most.” Rachel Chiaramonte finished her first year and said,…

AFMA public education series

Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Assistant Fire Marshal Tom O’Donohue takes some informal questions after his public education talk on “Who Is AFMA, And What Programs Do We Offer?” at the Sun Lakes Methodist Church. The next public education talk at the Methodist Church will be on Tuesday, February 19, at 10:00 a.m. on “Emergency…

Donations to AFMA

Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Firefighter/Paramedic Sergio Tosi accepts the proceeds from the raffle of the Cottonwood Ladies Golf Association from representative Lucsa Buzbee. The Cottonwood Ladies Golf Association also donated a large number of toys and games for the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority charities. (Photo by Brian Curry)

AFMA/Sun Lakes awarded “Class One” insurance rating

  Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes was notified that they had achieved the prestigious “Class One” insurance rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), Public Protection Classification (PPC), indicating an exemplary ability to respond to fires. This “Class One” rating places AFMA/Sun Lakes among an elite group of agencies. The Public…

First time ever a Daddy-Daughter CAP team

  Brian Curry It was a bit of history for the AFMA/Sun Lakes fire district Community Assistance Program recently as the first father-daughter crew of Brian Curry and his daughter Rachel Chiaramonte were on duty together in Sun Lakes CR231 (Crisis Response unit). Chiaramonte is a special education teacher in the Chandler School District. Back…

AFMA launches new Public Education Series

Brian Curry AFMA Fire Marshal Eric Kriwer gave an informational talk on cooking fires and fire extinguisher usage at the Robson Library recently. The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority is planning on giving public education classes on various fire and general safety issues that affect the Sun Lakes community monthly. The February presentation is on…

AFMA new ambulance membership program

  Brian Curry In September of 2017, the board of directors for the Sun Lakes fire district and the North County Fire & Medical District voted to end their current ambulance patient subsidy practices and implement an ambulance membership program. The reason for this change boils down to simple math. The district’s emergency medical ambulance…