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Service, Safety, & Support

The Mission of the Santa Rita Fire Corps is to provide Prevention and Safety Services to our Community that result in Superior Customer Satisfaction and Enhance the Effectiveness of the Green Valley Fire District.

The SR Fire Corps started in 2006, as the Green Valley Fire Corps with a dozen local residents interested in volunteering to help the Green Valley Fire District with day-to-day, non-emergent calls, such as desert pests and chirping smoke alarms. In addition, they offered to help with deliveries and errands, shuttling vehicles and supplies, clerical support, lock box installations, and home safety checks.

Now that the fire district has grown into the Town of Sahuarita, this has now grown to include five-day-per-week coverage for our Smoke Alarm Battery and Replacement Program, monitoring and replacing batteries in residential smoke alarms, as well as installing new A/C powered, battery back-up smoke alarms in local homes.

Meeting new friends at community events
Meeting new friends at community events

Fire Corps has over 75 volunteer members who work in the Field or Administration, and they have become an invaluable asset, both to the district and the community. In 2012, our Fire Corps was the recipient of the National Fire Corps Award of Excellence, for the best Fire Corps in the country. Recently, GV Fire Corps was awarded the Governor’s Volunteers Award for, ”Service to the Community”.

If you are searching for a way to make the greater Sahuarita / Green Valley community the perfect place to live, consider volunteering with Fire Corps. These volunteers make a difference.