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The Hot Spot: Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!

John Teixeira Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (AFMA) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important…

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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…

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Raffle winner is Awarded Lunch with the Firefighters What do you call a group of firefighters and one lucky lady? Lunch partners! At a sold-out Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Charities, this lady had this AFMA crew all to herself as they celebrate her win of a raffle for…

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CAP members pictured (Left to Right) are Sherry Cameron, Karen Snow, Nancy Roberts, and Brian Curry. Photo by Burt Williams.

AFMA Fire Corps Member Advance to Fire Inspector Carl Schell, an Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Fire Corps volunteer, recently attended the 2019 Arizona State Fire School where he completed classes for “Arizona State Fire Inspector 2.” Previously, Schell and fellow Fire Corps volunteers Brian Curry and Roger Fell had certified as “Arizona State Fire…

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Three Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Fire Corps members celebrated their first anniversary with the volunteer Community Crisis Response team. Pictured (left to right) are Fire Corps Coordinator and Assistant Fire Marshall Kim Campbell, Advisory Board members Nancy Roberts and Jim Mottern, new one-year members Joy McDonald, Colleen Mitchell and Joe Sarro, Advisory Board…

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AFMA celebrates anniversaries The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Fire Corps Community Crisis Response team recently celebrated the one-year anniversaries of members Deena Bunzel and Karen Snow. Pictured (left to right) are Advisory Board members Jim Mottern and LouAnn Sedgwick, Bunzel, Snow and Advisory Board members Nancy Roberts and Roger Fell. (Photo by Brian Curry)…

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Sun Lakes Chordaires donates to Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund In appreciation for the firefighters and medics of the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes helping them to set up for their annual show every year, the Sun Lakes Chordaires show chorus donated to the firefighters SLERF (Sun Lakes Emergency Relief Fund). The SLERF fund…

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AFMA training day A large contingent of Arizona Fire & Medical Authority/Sun Lakes Community Crisis Response volunteers attended a training given by Joanne Cacciatore, PhD, on “Traumatic Grief and Loss” at the Chandler Public Safety Training Academy. Fire Corps members of CR231 pictured with Doctor Cacciatore (front row, second from right) are (front row, left…

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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…