photo Courtesy of Picture Rocks Fire District, The first fire station in Picture Rocks was a simple office with a carport attached. It was located where the current Picture Rocks Fire District Administration building sits today at 12121 W. Picture Rocks Road.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 11:00 pm
In March 1977, two children died in a residential structure fire
in the Picture Rocks community.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:00 pm
The governing board of the Picture Rocks Fire District has
unanimously voted to end all further study and discussions with
Northwest Fire District regarding a possible merger or
Monday, May 31, 2010 11:00 pm
A house fire in Picture Rocks that started in
a garage destroyed a double-wide mobile home, a single-wide home
that was used as a storage shed, and three vehicles last
Golder Ranch Fire District Battalion Chief Bill Foss, right, speaks with Picture Rocks Fire District firefighters prior to a training exercise at the Northwest Fire District’s training facility.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:00 pm
New fire stations are popping up in several of the fire
districts that cover Marana, Oro Valley and unincorporated
northwest Pima County.
Monday, December 17, 2012 2:23 pm
This morning around 11 A.M. Golder Ranch Fire District Units responded to a reported house fire in the 60,000 block of Alpine way in Eagle Crest. When units arrived on scene they found smoke coming from the structure and made an aggressive attack on the fire.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:34 pm
One year after the shooting which marked Jan. 8 as a tragic day,
The Northwest Fire District Interagency Corps of Chaplains
sponsored Moving Forward, an honorary ceremony which recognized
public service personnel for their dedication to the community on
Monday, July 30, 2012 1:42 pm
Sunday night’s monsoon storm kept police and fire officials busy with rescues, including one that involved a 93-year old woman.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:02 pm
At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, units from the Avra Valley Fire District responded to reports of a garage fire on Silverbell Road.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:00 am
Picture Rocks Fire District firefighter Scott Lackey hunkers low in the doorway with his fire attack team as Golder Ranch Fire District Battalion Chief Bill Foss twists a doorknob and opens a steel door. Blackish-brown smoke billows out of the entrance as the Picture Rocks firefighters start a ventilation fan to help clear the smoke, then crawl into the room, pulling a charged 1-3/4-inch hose line to extinguish the fire.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:48 pm
Northwest Fire District has responded to two motorcycle accidents this morning according to Captain Adam Goldberg.
Sunday, June 24, 2012 3:33 pm
Northwest Fire District responded to a motorcycle accident at Harman Lane and Cortaro Farms Road on Saturday.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am
The deadline for submission of an annexation petition for the
Teal Blue Trail area in unincorporated Pima County to be brought
into the Northwest Fire/Rescue District has passed without enough
property owners agreeing to be annexed.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4:00 am
Mountain Vista Fire District has surpassed the number of signatures of owners and the amount of property value required to annex nearly four square miles of Northwest Tucson into its district for fire protection.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:00 am
Northwest Fire District’s governing board approved a contract for Michael J. Brandt to become its fire chief, dropping the “interim” from his current title when the two-year contract kicks in on May 28.
Monday, October 8, 2012 8:43 am
Just after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, Northwest Fire District, along with the Picture Rocks Fire District responded to the area of Silverbell and Twin Peak Roads after several 911 calls reported a vehicle had left the roadway and rolled several times.
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
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:00 pm
Imagine a semi-trailer sized, 350-degree, Playskool-type
educational toy designed for firefighters.
Monday, July 8, 2013 9:22 am
On Sunday, June 30, at about 2 p.m., Avra Valley Fire District, Northwest Fire District, Picture Rocks Fire District and Southwest Ambulance received reports of several numbers of undocumented aliens suffering from heat exhaustion.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 11:00 pm
Lightning strikes on Tuesday, Oct. 5, damaged at least three
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:00 pm
Marana town worker, project earn top awards
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:00 pm
Hunt on for mass blooms at Tohono Chul
Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:38 am
Northwest Fire District crews were called to the 6500 hundred block of West Ina Road just before 6 a.m. after a car struck an above ground three-quarter-inch high pressure gas line. The gas line pressure was 350 psi.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:00 am
Since the tragic events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania 12 years ago, Americans have shown an even greater respect for the men and women in public safety. Their heroic actions are an inspiration to all of us who are fortunate to live in this great country.