Our Mission Statement:
The Harquahala Valley Fire District exists to serve the citizens and guests of our community, whenever needed. This is performed through prevention programs, assistance activities, and emergency operations.
Realizing this honor, our fire service family will only consist of superior professionals that are highly trained, caring, honest, and willing to sacrifice.
This will be accomplished in a cost-effective manner with maximum utilization of resources, realizing our greatest resource is our members. As such, we will strictly adhere to the Risk Management Profile and properly compensate and provide our members with the best work environment possible.
Professional Service with Honor.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Fire Chief Steve Sandell, Harquahala Valley Fire District goes over what’s new in
Harquahala with Chief Doug Mummert from the Phoenix Fire Department.
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Thank you to everyone that attended the JR Firefighters Skills and Public Safety Education Event. We the firefighters of Harquahala enjoyed showing you the kids of our community what we do and how to be safe at your own home. Don’t forget to STOP, DROP, COVER YOUR FACE, AND ROLL if anything happens such as your clothes catch fire. Remember your stove safety also. Again thanks for joining us and we hope to see you again at our next event coming soon.
Summer Safety Tips:
- Before using a grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line. Make sure the venturi tubes – where the air and gas mix – are not blocked.
- Do not overfill the propane tank.
- Do not wear loose clothing while cooking at a barbecue.
- Be careful when using lighter fluid. Do not add fluid to an already lit fire because the flame can flashback up into the container and explode.
- Keep all matches and lighters away from children. Teach your children to report any loose matches or lighters to an adult immediately. Supervise children around outdoor grills.
- Dispose of hot coals properly – douse them with plenty of water, and stir them to ensure that the fire is out. Never place them in plastic, paper or wooden containers.
- Never grill/barbecue in enclosed areas – carbon monoxide could be produced.
- Make sure everyone knows to Stop, Drop and Roll in case a piece of clothing does catch fire. Call 911 or your local emergency number if a burn warrants serious medical attention.
- Build campfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves.
- Keep campfires small, and don’t let them get out of hand.
- Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the fire when you’re done. Stir it and douse it again with water.
- Never leave campfires unattended.
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