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RVFD News

Winter Holiday Safety

December 9, 2019

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.

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

October 6, 2019

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

National Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15, 2019

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.

Woodbury Fire

June 12, 2019

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.

Deputy Chief Merrill retires

April 30, 2019

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.

Snow hits the hills

February 28, 2019

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.

2019 Pancake Breakfast

December 7, 2019

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!

9-11 Firefighter Identified

September 11, 2019

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...

Woodbury Fire Update

July 2, 2019

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.

Deputy Chief Merrill

June 10, 2019

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.

Paper Shredding Event

April 18, 2019

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.

Happy 107th Birthday, Arizona!

February 14, 2019

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

RVFD purchases back up ambulance for $1

October 30, 2019

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

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Emergency Management

September 3, 2019

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.

Summer Safety Tips

June 25, 2019

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.

Proposed budget 2019/2020

May 21, 2019

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.

Dave Bullard named RVFD Firefighter of the Year

March 12, 2019

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

2018 Pancake Breakfast

November 30, 2018

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.