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Sun Lakes Fire District places new ambulance in service.

Brian Curry As part of their continuing dedication to provide the finest in emergency medical services to the residents of the Sun Lakes fire district a new 2016 Ford-Horton ambulance was recently put into service. “In addition to all the medical devices expected in any advanced life services ambulance, this ambulance has the latest in…

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Deputy Chief Rob Helie smiles as Allie, wife of new engineer Adam Flynn pins his badge

Sun Lakes Fire District promotes two engineers Brian Curry What is an engineer as it pertains to the fire service? An engineer is the person who drives the fire engine and is responsible for the safe operation of the apparatus when responding to an alarm and the fire crew within. They must know the placement…

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SLFD Captain Ron Puchta (right), who is also President of the firefighters union, accepts a donation from the President of the Sun Lakes Breakfast Club, Jim Brotherton, for the union’s SLERF (Sun Lakes emergency relief fund) fund. The SLERF fund is used to help people who need immediate assistance and need with a large majority…

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Sun Lakes Fire District Troy Maloney (left) congratulates new Battalion Chief John McBride. McBride, who has been an acting battalion chief for the last several months, was promoted due to Battalion Chief Rob Helie’s promotion to Deputy Chief. Not pictured is newly promoted Battalion Chief Robert Olmsted. These promotions fill out the SLFD command structure. (Photo by LouAnn Sedgwick; caption by Brian Curry).

Sun Lakes resident Jerry Rex and his four year old grandson Brendan Rex visited Station One of the Sun Lakes Fire District to thank the crew of engine 231 and ambulance 231 who came to Brendan’s aid recently. Brendan was visiting his grandparents when he went into respiratory distress and the SLFD crew responded and…

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Firefighter celebrates 20th anniversary Sun Lakes Fire District Chief Troy Maloney (left) congratulates firefighter Kirk McEnaney on his 20th anniversary with SLFD. McEnaney who started with Sun Lakes in 1996 has been an EMT (emergency medical technician) for 23 years and a paramedic for 16 years. He also has been a firefighter for nine years…

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Sun Lakes Fire Department Chief Troy Maloney (left) congratulates Emergency Medical Services Coordinator Chris Barden on his 10th anniversary with the department. Barden, who was hired as a paramedic on the ambulances in 2006, was promoted to coordinator in 2008. He holds a degree from Clark County Community College in Nevada and along with his…

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Sun Lakes Women’s Association President Collette McNally presents a check for $8,000 to Sun Lakes Fire Department Union President Captain Ron Puchta (left) and SLFD Chief of Department Troy Maloney. The SLWA has been a loyal and consistent friend to the Sun Lakes Fire Department since its early days. The funds will go to the…

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Sun Lakes Fire District’s fire board members pin the Chief’s badge on the new SLFD fire Chief Troy Maloney at a board meeting where he was introduced to the community. Pictured left to right are fire board members Bernadette Halpin, John Crawford and Chairman Michael Sellers, Chief Maloney and fire board members Forrest Kohler and Diane Price.

Sun Lakes Fire Board names new fire department chief Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Fire District, after an exhaustive nationwide search, has named a new fire chief to succeed Chief Paul Wilson who left for a new position in California last spring. Chief Troy Maloney comes from the Timber Mesa fire district in the White…

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The crew for the Montana deployment from the Sun Lakes Fire Department, left to right: Dave DeGraaf, Martin Lain and Ariel Barr. For Barr, as wild land fire engine boss, it is his second deployment this summer having worked fires in northern California as well. Photo by Brian Curry

SLFD’s “Brush 231” Brian Curry During unprecedented wildfire season Sun Lakes Fire Department’s Brush 231 deployed again, this time to northern Montana. Firefighters receive anniversary recognitions Acting Chief of Department, Dan Guerra, recognized three members of the Sun Lakes Fire Department including his number two in command at the monthly fire board meeting. Acting Deputy…

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Pictured left to right are Battalion Chief Rob Helie, firefighter Brandon Johnson, Captain Cory Evans, Sun Lakes Anglers Vice President Doyne Cole, engineer Nate Van Briesen, firefighter Rich Mixer and firefighter Nate Stringfellow.

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Anglers Club presented a photo collage in thanks to the Sun Lakes Fire Department for their involvement and participation in their annual field trip. This catch and release program invites children from various service groups in neighboring school districts to enjoy a day of fishing and friendship. Four Sun Lakes…