Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:00 am
For over 35 years, the Golder Ranch Fire District has been proudly providing fire and emergency medical services to the communities of Oro Valley, Catalina, and SaddleBrooke. Operating from seven fire stations, the men and women of Golder Ranch Fire stand ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But we are much more than a fire department.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:00 am
Last week, local author Patty Vallance dropped off 28 copies of the book she wrote for the classes at Copper Creek Elementary School.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 12:00 am
Sue Clark, the community services director for Golder Ranch Fire
District, carries bags of gifts to a waiting family at the
district’s main station last Wednesday morning. With the help of
about $15,000 in donations, the district gave six to eight toys to
412 children this Christmas.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, In addition to the numerous gifts given to each family that applied for assistance, there were also dozens of board games that families could take home for their children.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Sue Clark, the community services director for Golder Ranch Fire District, carries bags of gifts to a waiting family at the district’s main station last Wednesday morning. With the help of about $15,000 in donations, the district gave six to eight toys to 412 children this Christmas.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Adriana Dominguez looks through a large pile of donated stuffed animals while picking up gifts from the Golder Ranch Fire District’s main station. This year, 412 kids up to age 17 received gifts.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:00 am
Traffic passes by the construction site of a
new Golder Ranch Fire District station near Linda Vista Blvd., and
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, Traffic passes by the construction site of a new Golder Ranch Fire District station near Linda Vista Blvd., and Oracle Road.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:00 pm
A slow, steady expansion of services in its coverage area, while
maintaining a reasonable tax rate for its residents, is a main goal
at the Golder Ranch Fire District.
courtesy photo, Golder Ranch firefighters extend a hose line and use a ground ladder to access a second floor balcony during a training exercise.
courtesy photo, Golder Ranch Fire District's 105-foot aerial ladder platform was utilized at the scene of a recent three-alarm fire.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:00 am
Golder Ranch Fire District has collected more
than 1,000 toys and grocery gift cards for needy children, so many
that it is making a donation beyond its borders to the Marines'
Toys for Tots program.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:00 am
The Northwest Fire District Board has decided to investigate the
possibility of consolidating its operations with Golder Ranch Fire
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:00 am
The Golder Ranch Fire District Board has said
"no thanks" to the idea of an analysis to explore potential
consolidation of services with neighboring Northwest Fire
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:03 pm
Through the Toys for Kids program, Golder Ranch Fire District distributes holiday gifts to the families of our Fire District and the Tri-Community area of Oracle, San Manuel, and Mammoth. Each of the fire stations serves as a drop off point for new and unwrapped toys.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:45 pm
The Golder Ranch Fire District was created in 1977 by a vote of the residents in the area. The homeowners wanted to have a voice in their fire and medical care and at the same time, monitor costs. Today, the district serves a 210 square mile area with a population of nearly 65,000 residents. Included in the district are the communities of Oro Valley, Catalina, SaddleBrooke and southern Pinal County.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 1:34 pm
Officials of the Golder Ranch Fire Department are seeking leads to capture the arsonist or arsonists responsible for intentionally setting fire to a playground in Catalina Neighborhood Park, located at 16562 N. Oracle Rd.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:50 am
Golder Ranch Fire Department Hosted a Fire & Police Academy.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 am
Life-saving efforts by first responders from the Oro Valley
Police Department were recognized April 20 by officials from the
Golder Ranch Fire District. During the Oro Valley Town Council
meeting, the four police officers – Cmdr. Jason Larter, Sgt. Carmen
Trevizo, Officer Simon Emidy and Officer Matt Roth – were presented
with Golder Ranch’s Golden Axe Award for actions they took March 16
to save a citizen’s life during a motor vehicle accident near
Lambert and La Cholla.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 11:00 pm
May 31, 2006 - Golder Ranch Fire District and Rural/Metro Fire
Department got the first real test of their mutual aid agreement
when units from both responded to an Oro Valley house fire on May