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November 1, 2020

Mobile Stroke Assessment Saves Crutial Time

A new telemedicine initiative available through Mayo Clinic's Center for Connected Care is bringing quicker access to crucial stroke treatment for patients in the Rio Verde area.

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July 29, 2020

RVFD welcomes two new firefighters

We would like to welcome David Bacon (right) and Jerry Dvorak (left) to our Rio Verde family as our newest career Firefighter/EMTs. Both have been with us as Reserves since 2018 and now officially join A and B shifts, respectively.

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May 14, 2020

Rio Verde Drive Maintenance

MCDOT will be performing shoulder and roadway turnout maintenance on Rio Verde Drive from 144th Street to Forest Road beginning mid-May and lasting through June.


March 10, 2020

Josh Johnson named RVFD Firefighter of the Year

Fountain Hills Rotary Club marked its 25th year of honoring first responders who serve the surrounding area at its luncheon on Tuesday, March 10.

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December 9, 2019

Winter Holiday Safety

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy & fire-safe holiday season.


September 11, 2019

9-11 Firefighter Identified

A firefighter who died on September 11 was laid to rest Tuesday after his remains were identified 18 years later. Firefighters and loved ones gathered to mourn Michael Haub...

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July 2, 2019

Woodbury Fire Update

The Rio Verde Fire District Wildland team returned from the Woodbury Fire on June 25th.  The fire has now grown to more than 123,000 acres and is the 5th largest in Arizona History.

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June 10, 2019

Deputy Chief Merrill

RVFD Deputy Chief Merrill's life was celebrated at CCV in Peoria. Chief Merrill was tragically killed May 25th in an auto accident - 3 short weeks after retiring. He will be greatly missed.

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April 18, 2019

Paper Shredding Event

Saturday, May 4, 2019

This is a residential collection event only open to residents o Fountain Hills, Rio/Tonto Verde and the Fort McDowell Indian Community.


February 28, 2019

Snow hits the hills

Arizona as a whole experienced what by most standards was an historic winter storm that passed through last week.  There was a record one-day snowfall in Flagstaff.

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October 1, 2020

Questions regarding Fire Bond

With the general election closing fast, I would like to speak on the Fire Bond in our Fire District.  Many residents have seen the "Fire Bond" signs in our community and have asked some great questions. 


July 20, 2020

Free cloth masks for vulnerable populations

Arizona Department of Heath Services has teamed up with Hanes to provide free face masks to Arizona's most vulnerable populations (individuals with medical conditions or those 65 years or older).

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April 24, 2020

Verde Handmade Face Masks

Verde Cares, in partnership with RVFD, Community Church of the Verdes, & Saint Dominic Catholic Mission, has been distributing handmade masks to the community. Thank you to the community seamstresses who made this possible!

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March 9, 2020

Stop the spread of germs

The coronavirus is similar to seasonal flu. The best way to protect yourself and others from any virus is to use good hygiene and stay away from those who are sick.

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December 7, 2019

2019 Pancake Breakfast

This year's pancake breakfast was a huge success - raising over $16,000 for Verde Cares and collecting a U-Haul full of toys for kids. Thank you to everyone who took part!

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September 3, 2019

Emergency Management

In the wake of recent wildland fires around our community, a number of questions were raised regarding emergency preparedness. Please click the link below to learn more.

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June 25, 2019

Summer Safety Tips

Please click the link below for summer safety tips including Firework Safety, BBQ Tips, Smoking on the Golf Course, and how Defensible Space Protects Your Home.

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May 21, 2019

Proposed budget 2019/2020

Please click on the link below to view the 2019/2020 Proposed Budget for the Rio Verde Fire District. To request a detailed version, please call Jennifer Jacobe at 480-471-2304.


March 12, 2019

Dave Bullard named RVFD Firefighter of the Year

Fountain Hills Rotary Club marked its 24th year of honoring first responders who serve the surrounding area at its luncheon on Tuesday, March 12.

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February 14, 2019

Happy 107th Birthday, Arizona!

PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey issued a proclamation declaring February 14, 2019 Arizona Statehood Day and issued this statement:


September 9, 2020

Temporary 2nd Fire Station

The Rio Verde Fire District began staffing a two-person paramedic truck at the Verde River maintenance yard at 178th St. and Rio Verde Dr. on September 3rd.

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June 15, 2020

RVFD Wildland Team Deployed to Bush Fire

The Rio Verde Fire District's Wildland Team and Brush 441 have been called to the Bush Fire.  For more information on the Bush Fire, please click the link below.


April 21, 2020

Chief Ducote turns 60!

Even though we couldn't throw the party we wanted during social distancing, we weren't going to let this momentous occasion pass without a celebration!

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March 3, 2020

RVFD moves forward with Fire Station Bond

At its 02/24/20 public meeting, the RVFD Fire Board unanimously approved moving forward with a bond to be placed on the November ballot.


October 6, 2019

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

“Arizona honors the many firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty,” said Gov. Doug Ducey in a news release.

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July 15, 2019

National Pet Fire Safety Day

On National Pet Fire Safety Day, it's important to remember to include your furry family members into your emergency plan should a fire ever occur & Fido needs to find a way out.

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October 30, 2019

RVFD purchases back up ambulance for $1

We recently replaced our 22 year old back up ambulance with a newer model.


April 30, 2019

Deputy Chief Merrill retires

Deputy Chief Eric Merrill retired today with over 40 years of dedicated service.  Congratulations, Eric!  Rio Verde Fire District wishes you the happiest of retirements.

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June 12, 2019

Woodbury Fire

The Rio Verde Fire District Wildland team was deployed Wednesday, June 12th to the Woodbury fire near Superior. To learn more about the fire, please click the link below.


November 30, 2018

2018 Pancake Breakfast

Annual Free Pancake Breakfast at the RVFD Fire Station on Saturday, December 1st from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Pancake Breakfast will also be a location for Operation Santa Claus.

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