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AFMA Trains Renaissance Staff with Fire Extinguishers

Brian Curry Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) Assistant Fire Marshal John Teixeira, and Deputy Chief Eric Kriwer, representing AFMA’s Community Risk Management Division, conducted their annual training on the proper use of fire extinguishers with the staff at the Renaissance on Riggs Road. Among other things taught to Renaissance employees were how to pick…

AFMA Reminds … Ambulance Membership Program Still Ongoing

Brian Curry, Fire Inspector/Public Information Officer The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) reminds residents of Sun Lakes that their Ambulance Membership Program (AMP) is still enrolling Sun Lakers. The voluntary plan that went into effect in July of last year provides coverage for those co-pays and deductibles that your insurance does not cover. The…

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AFMA/Sun Lakes firefighters familiarize themselves with the new rehabilitation and rehydration unit in front of Station 231 on Sun Lakes Boulevard. (Photo by Brian Curry)

AFMA Rehabilitation Unit Responded to Tempe Derailment and Fire Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority’s special rehabilitation and rehydration unit was called to the scene of the recent Tempe derailment, fire, and bridge collapse. This unit is used at the scene of major fires and incidents. Firefighters anywhere are faced with high temperatures…

AFMA Celebrates Anniversary

Photo by Rachel Chiaramonte

AFMA Celebrates Anniversary Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Fire Corps celebrated member anniversaries at their monthly meeting. Pictured (left to right) are Bob Leteria (eight years), Fire Corps Lead LouAnn Sedgwick, Ron Betti (six years), Mary Ann Miller (five years), Ramon Rubio (six years) AFMA Coordinator Kim Campbell and Nancy Roberts…

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.…

Sun Lakes Fire Corp. Speaks at United Methodist Church

Brian Curry Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Fire Corps members Brian Curry and Dan Johnson spoke to the Faith Circle women’s group of the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church. A wide range of subjects included the CAP (Community Assistance Program) and various other AFMA programs such as lock boxes, medical information cards, the Home Safety…