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Battalion Chief Rob Helie thanks a Sun Lakes World War II veteran for his service as the gentleman cheered the SLFD group on.

Brian Curry A contingent from the Sun Lakes fire department participated again in the national Carry the Load fundraiser representing their union local 3560 of the International Association of Firefighters. Carry the Load was started by two retired Navy SEALs, Clint Bruce and Stephen Holly. Its goal is to restore the true meaning of Memorial…

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Sun Lakes firefighters from the Department’s Station Two proudly pose with their new fire engine red BBQ grill.

Sun Lakes firefighters from the Department’s Station Two proudly pose with their new fire engine red BBQ grill. The grill was able to be purchased at half price due to the generosity and appreciation for their lifesaving work by Mike West, the owner of BBQ Island on Emerald Drive in Tempe. Firefighters and medical crews…

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Chief Paul Wilson

Chief Paul Wilson leaves helm of the Sun Lakes Fire Department Brian Curry Chief Paul Wilson, who has led the Sun Lakes Fire Department since July of 2007, has left his Arizona post for a new fire chief’s job in California. Wilson, 60, has accepted the Chief of Department position with the Cathedral City Fire…

The Hot Spot – April 2015

Sun Lakes Fire Board Members reflect on Bob Price’s legacy Brian Curry After a recent Sun Lakes Fire Board meeting, long time board members Forrest Kohler, Mike Sellers and Bob Price’s widow Diane reflected on Bob’s long service to the Sun Lakes community. Price was a long time fire board member himself until he was…

The Hot Spot – February 2015

Co-leaders of the HLAOA group Regina Milgroom (left) and Liz Booth present SLFD members firefighter Roggeman, Captain Dimerling and firefighters Moreni and Johnson with a certificate thanking them for their presentation. (Photos and caption by Brian Curry).

Captain Craig Dimerling and his crew from the Sun Lakes Fire Department recently spoke at the Hearing Loss Association of America, Sun Lakes chapter about fire safety issues and how they impact the hearing impaired. The SLFD Community Assistance Program also talked about the new flash drive initiative which provides medical information in an emergency.…

The Hot Spot – December 2014

In recognition of their many years of unwavering support and help to the Sun Lakes Fire Department, a large group of firefighters and medics “responded” to “aid” their friends in the Sun Lakes Women’s Association as they prepared for their annual Bazaar. The SLFD members who have appreciated everything the Women’s Association has done for…

The Hot Spot – November 2014

Sun Lakes Chief of Department Paul Wilson congratulates Battalion Chief Steve McCoy on achieving 25 years with SLFD. McCoy has served as a firefighter, paramedic, engineer, Captain and Deputy Chief during his tenure. In addition to providing administrative and management services to the community he has worked with the Community Assistance Program and emergency medical…

The Hot Spot – October 2014

Retiring Battalion Chief Cheryl Van Horn

Retirement and promotions at Sun Lakes Fire Department Brian Curry One of the very first chapters in the history of the Sun Lakes Fire Department will come to a close early this month when Battalion Chief Cheryl Van Horn, a 27-year veteran of the Department retires after a long and distinguished firematic and emergency medical…

The Hot Spot – September 2014

Surrounding Mr. Marr in the blue shirt is the lifesaving crew (left to right) firefighter Tom Geffert, firefighter Ricky Quinn, paramedic Les Legarreta, firefighter Brent Kohl, engineer David DeGraaf and Captain Robert Olmstead. Mr. Marr said, “These men are my heroes.”

Sun Lakes resident Michael Marr stopped by the Sun Lakes Fire Department Station One recently to thank the crew that saved his life. Mr. Marr was in full cardiac arrest when the SLFD was called to his home on July 9. His wife, who had called 911, had been given instructions over the phone by…

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Sun Lakes Fire Department Chief Paul Wilson congratulates Capt. Craig Dimerling on his 15th anniversary with the SLFD.

Capt. Craig Dimerling celebrates 15th anniversary with SLFD   Sun Lakes Fire Department Chief Paul Wilson congratulated Capt. Craig Dimerling on his 15th anniversary with the SLFD. Dimerling, who has been a captain and paramedic since 2008, has been instrumental in many facets of wildfire training and response. He was involved in the purchase of…