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).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.