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    The Rio Verde Fire District will offer free CPR/AED classes November through April.

    The classes meet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rio Verde Community Center Multi-Purpose Room.

    Here is the schedule:

    To register, click on the event date listed above and you will be directed to the registration page.

    You can also register by calling the fire station at 480-471-2304, ext. 6



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    RVFD Firefighter Heath Hewson graduated from the Mesa Community College Paramedic Program on Saturday, August 18th. 

    The college program is one-year long.  28 students started the program and 23 students graduated. The program consists of extensive classroom studies along with hospital clinical rotations and fire department ride time where the students are precepted by other veteran paramedics.  

    Firefighter Hewson has also passed his national registry exam and is officially a RVFD Firefighter/Paramedic.

    Congratulations Heath!

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    RVFD strike team leader Josh Johnson was deployed to assist with the California Wildfires.  Josh was teamed up with the Avondale Fire Wildland Team.  


    Josh Johnson is pictured here with the team.   

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    The Rio Verde Fire District administrative staff recently moved from the Fire Station to the Alexander Homes Building next door.

    After the move firefighters installed an AED (Automatic External Deliberator) in the building in case of a cardiac emergency.

    Our firefighters also held CPR/AED classes for the many building tenants. RVFD offers free AED/CPR classes for all residents of Rio Verde and Tonto Verde October through May.

    The 2018-2019 class schedule will be announced in future Roadrunners. Questions? Call the Fire District's Administrative Office at 471-2304. (Note: In case of an emergency always call 911, do not call the Office.)

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    The Rio Verde Fire District recently deployed its Wildland Team to California for two weeks to help CALFire contain the state’s numerous wildfires.

    Team members include Josh Johnson (Strike Team Leader), Jeff Staples (Engine Boss) Jamie Hughes (Engine Operator) and Tyler Tinsley ( Firefighter)

    The team started by spending two days on the West fire in Alpine just outside of San Diego. After that the team spent five days covering the Cleveland National Forest and two days covering the Stanislaus National Forest area. The Rio Verde team was then deployed to the Ferguson fire where they spent five days doing structure preparation to help protect homes and businesses as the fire approached.

    A special thank you to our Wildland Team and to those firefighters that covered their shifts while they were gone. As a result of the experience our firefighters receive on these fires, our wildland vehicles, our mutual aid agreements and our communities are in excellent shape in the event of a nearby fire.

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