Breakfast Lions Donate to AFMA Firefighter Charities

Pictured (left to right) are paramedic Tanner Hill, President Glantz, SLBLC Treasurer Kay Glantz, paramedic and engineer Evan MacKenzie, firefighter and paramedic Justin Roggeman, firefighter and paramedic Matt Nasr, Captain and emergency medical technician Mike Molite, and firefighter and paramedic Ben Merten. (Photo by Brian Curry)

Brian Curry The Sun Lakes Breakfast Lions Club (SLBLC) presented a check to the Arizona Firefighters Charities for their many charitable works behind the scenes in the Sun Lakes community. AFMA Firefighter Charities have been hit hard in their fundraising this past year with both Art at the Lakes and the Built By Referral Designer…

Volunteer Fire Corps Returning to Service

Pictured is Fire Corps member Nancy Roberts completing a lockbox for a Sun Lakes homeowner. AFMA’s Asst. Fire Marshal John Teixeira said, "We are enthused to have our volunteers back.” (Photo by Brian Curry)

Brian Curry The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) announced that their volunteer Fire Corps members in Sun Lakes have started returning to service to support the community in safe ways post-COVID-19. Those who have been fully vaccinated are doing activities that maintain social distancing, such as lockboxes and business inspections.

Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Fire Corps members LouAnn Sedgwick (left) and Colleen Mitchell (right) are just waiting to return to “active duty” in Sun Lakes, as AFMA medics do battle with COVID-19. (Photo by Brian Curry)

AFMA Fire Corps ‘Standing By’ Brian Curry It’s been just over a year since the volunteers of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) Fire Corps were told to temporarily cease their operations as the AFMA paramedics, EMT’s, and firefighters began to do battle with the new, deadly, COVID-19 virus. With this virus that does…

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…

The Hot Spot

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…