The Rincon Valley Fire District was formed in 1985 by residents of Tucson’s southeastern metropolitan area to ensure that the community receives consistent high-quality emergency services at a reasonable cost. Since its inception, the district has provided increasingly higher levels of fire protection and emergency medical services to a rapidly growing population
There are two stations, one at 14550 E Sands Ranch Road, Vail, AZ 85641, (520) 647-3760, and another at 8850 S Camino Loma Alta, Tucson, AZ 85747, (520) 647-3760. The latter station is closer to The Arizona Senior Academy.
The district currently provides emergency and community services to 20,000 residents over a 50-square-mile area. The two stations are staffed 24 hours a day and 365 days a year with 39 full-time state certified fire fighters who are also paramedics.
Join us in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (March 30) to hear Captain Rich Reed talk about the operation of the Rincon Valley Fire District. He will also hand out a fire safety sheet along with a description of the Knox Box system that stores a key to your front door and is openable only by fire fighters who might need access to your home.
In addition, Reed will answer questions from the audience about fire safety and the operation of the Rincon Valley Fire District.
Written by Charles Prewitt, Academy Village Volunteer