Tag: Sun Lakes Fire Department

AFMA cooks at Art at the Lakes

  Brian Curry The men and women of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Fire District take a break from their cooking duties at this year’s Art at the Lakes. Art at the Lakes, which raises funds for the firefighter’s SLERF fund (Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund), is one of the firefighters’ and medics’…

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  AFMA/Sun Lakes Fire Chief discusses Ambulance Membership Program Brian Curry With an invitation from Judy Caniglia, President of the Sun Lakes Women’s Association, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) Deputy Chief Rob Helie came to speak to the group recently. The main subject of the discussion was AFMA’s proposal to implement an Ambulance Membership…

Feed A Fire Fighter Program

Angie Timm Have you heard about the First Friday Feed a Fire Fighter Program here in Sun Lakes? The program was started in 2015 by Linda Shanahan as a way for the Sun Lakes residents to thank the crews at the two local Fire Stations #231 and #232. Volunteers prepare a meal on the first…

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…

Sun Lakes Lady Niners give back

Sun Lakes Lady Niners Secretary/Party Chair Sheila Barton and 1st Vice President Celeste Dorsey present a check for $3,000 to the Sun Lakes fire district, including Chief Troy Maloney and Deputy Chief Rob Helie and the on-duty firefighters and medics from the SLFD’s stations.

The Sun Lakes Lady Niners have continuously raised funds for causes they believe in. This year, instead of supporting a national group, they decided to raise money that would stay here in our Sun Lakes community. The first name that came up was the Sun Lakes fire district. The Sun Lakers Niners wanted to purchase…

New Fire and Medical authority forming

Brian Curry The governing fire boards of both the Sun Lakes fire district and the North County fire and medical district have approved the adoption of an intergovernmental agreement forming the first fire and medical authority in Maricopa County. The fire and medical authority has been established pursuant to Arizona revised statues governing a “Joint…

Art at the Lakes donates to SLFD’s Union SLERF Fund

Brian Curry Art at the Lakes committee members (L to R) Joyce Weary, Treasurer Pat Merkle and Cathy Lawson present a “check” for $10,286.00 to Sun Lakes firefighters and emergency medical personnel. That figure represents their donation to the firefighter’s union (Local 3560) S.L.E.R.F. (Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund) fund that helps Sun Lakes residents…

CAP volunteers

Executive Board members (far left) LouAnn Sedgwick and Pat Weitzel made presentations to volunteers who man the crisis response unit of the SLFD. (photo by Brian Curry)

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes fire district’s Community Assistance Program, the volunteers who man the “crisis response” unit of the SLFD, recently recognized some of their members for their multiple years of service on their anniversaries in January and February. Honored were Mike Berry, Mary Ann Miller, Michael Andrews and Donna Andrews (two years); Sheila…

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SLFD Chief Troy Maloney (left) and Deputy Chief Rob Helie (right) pose with newly-promoted Captain Nate Stringfellow with his wife Rochelle after his badge pinning.

New Captain at SLFD 10th Anniversary Celebration Safeway donation Safeway Manager Matt Clarke presented a check for $2,000 to Sun Lakes Fire District Captain Mike Molite, who is also the Treasurer of the Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund, which is run by the firefighters union and firefighter Justin Roggeman. Safeway’s grant underwrites SLFD’s Local 3560’s…