Tag: CAP

What Is the AFMA/Sun Lakes Fire Corps?

Brian Curry There have been a lot of changes for Sun Lakes in fire suppression and emergency medical care in the past two and a half years as the fire district merged into the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority. Among those changes has been the development and expansion of the volunteers associated with the authority.…

AFMA Fire Corps seeks volunteers

The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Fire Corps Community Assistance Program celebrates its 18th anniversary this month and continues providing service to the Sun Lakes community and assistance to the firefighters and medics of AFMA. (Photo by Mikayla Sedgwick)

Brian Curry The Community Assistance program of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Fire Corps is looking to add some new volunteers to the ranks of their CAP team. There are multiple programs that are part of the nationally-recognized Fire Corps which fall under AFMA. The Community Assistance Program includes a two-member team that…

CAP has first get together

  Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Community Assistance Program hosted an “off duty” get-together for their volunteers that respond with the firefighters and paramedics on their emergency calls here in Sun Lakes. The event, held at Sisk Park in the Palo Verde community, allowed the volunteers and their families a chance…

CAP members celebrate anniversaries

  Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes fire district Community Assistance Program celebrated a large numbers of multi-year anniversaries. CAP volunteers respond with fire and medical units of AFMA/Sun Lakes on emergency calls and while firefighters and paramedics tend to the ill or injured, the CAP team works with family members, friends…

AFMA Fire Marshals meet with CAP volunteers

Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Fire Marshals Eric Kriwer (left) and Tom O’Donohue (right) came down to the Sun Lakes Community Assistance Program’s monthly meeting to introduce themselves and explain their vision for the CAP program going forward. The AFMA was formed as a result of the “merger” of the North County and Sun Lakes…

CAP celebrates Carolyn Barran’s retirement

CAP Life Member Carolyn Barrans (left) and CAP Executive Board Member Pat Weitzel; photo by LouAnn Sedgwick

The fire district’s Community Assistance Program for Sun Lakes of the Arizona Fire and Medical Authority celebrated the “retirement” of Charter Member Carolyn Barrans at their monthly meeting. Barrans, who joined CAP 17 years ago when it began and was originally affiliated with the Neighbors Who Care organization, was honored with a cake that brought…

Sun Lakes Lions donate to CAP

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Lions Club recently donated $600 to the Sun Lakes fire district’s Community Assistance Program. Lions Club President Lorna Snedigar (center) presents a “check” to CAP Executive Board member Nancy Roberts (left) and CAP Coordinator Scott Jaeger (right).

SLFD’s CAP team graduates six new recruits

The 2017 class of the Sun Lakes Fire District’s Community Assistance Program, bottom row from left: Suzanne Boak, Carl Schell and Linda Hewitt; top row from left: Lead Instructor Brian Curry, Head of Training Bob Bruce, Benny Davis, Judy Banyai, Jim Mottern, CAP Coordinator Scott Jaeger and SLFD Chief Troy Maloney (photo by Mike Berry)

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Fire District graduated six new recruits from their classroom training into their Community Assistance Program. The six recruits will now move on to “hands on” training with CR231, the SLFD’s Crisis Response vehicle. There they will partner with experienced members and mentors as they respond on calls with firefighters and…

CAP anniversaries

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes FD CAP program celebrated three anniversaries last month. Pictured, left to right, are CAP Coordinator Scott Jaeger, Executive Board member Pat Weitzel, members Janet Bideaux (seven years), Jan Eshbaugh (eight years) and Donna Quinn (eight years) and Executive Board members Nancy Roberts and LouAnn Sedgwick.