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  SLWA donation Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Deputy Chief Rob Helie accepts a check from outgoing Sun Lakes Women’s Association President Judy Caniglia for $8,400for the purchase of new state-of-the-art emergency portable radios. The Chief spoke at the SLWA’s annual Christmas party of the long partnership between the SLWA and the fire district, going…

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  Two members celebrate 3rd anniversary with Crisis Response Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Crisis Response volunteers LouAnn Sedgwick and Dick Rubin (center) were recognized for their third anniversary with the CR unit. Flanking Sedgwick and Rubin are (left) Nancy Roberts and (right) Rebecca Haro, Arizona Fire & Medical Authority’s Health & Medical Coordinator.…

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Arizona Fire & Medical monthly meeting Brian Curry On-duty fire and medical crews from the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes attended the monthly meeting of the volunteers of their Community Assistance Program (Crisis Response 231). They demonstrated their new Lucas Compression System, the newest weapon in dealing with cardiac arrest. Captain Nate Stringfellow explained,…

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  Brian Curry Old Long Island, NY, volunteer firefighters don’t fade away; they just move to Arizona and become “Crisis Response” volunteers. New recruit Joe Sarro (left) is a Freeport FD (Nassau County) volunteer firefighter, and Brian Curry (right) is from the North Patchogue FD (Suffolk County), both on Long Island. Curry, a nine-year CR…

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  Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions donate grill to AFMA/Sun Lakes Brian Curry. When the Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club heard that the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes station two was without a BBQ grill, they were happy to come to the “rescue” of the firefighters and medics of the district by donating a new…

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Recruiting them young… Four-and-a-half-year old Esteban Wodraska of Murrieta, California, was visiting with his Sun Lakes grandmother when he saw CR231, the vehicle operated by the Community Assistance Program for the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes, at a call. He came over and started asking questions about what the crisis response unit did and…

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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…

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The Sun Lakes Fire District, in response to recent retirements, sent three new recruits to the Phoenix Fire Department Regional Training Academy class 16-03 along with recruits from various other Arizona departments and districts. A delegation of off-duty SLFD firefighters attended the graduation of the three new recruits to wish them well in their new…

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Sheryl and Mike Marr thank Community Assistance Program volunteer Brian Curry who responded to their call that day two years ago with his CAP partner. “Mike was being worked on by the ambulance crew, we were there for Sheryl and whatever she needed” Curry said. Photo by Nancy Roberts

Still going strong Two years ago the Sun Lakes Fire District responded to Michael Marr’s home in the Sun Lakes Country Club area. Mr. Marr was in cardiac arrest and with first CPR done by his wife Sheryl with instructions from the 911 dispatcher and then multiple cardiac defibrillation and CPR administered by the trained…

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Firefighter Craig Daniels lets this young girl get a chance to put out the “fire.” Firefighter Brandon Johnson watches.

SLFD visits Robson Branch Library for “Awesome occupations…firefighting.” Brian Curry The Robson Library hosted children to see what it means to be a firefighter.