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Educating Fire and Life Safety to 273 school children between Vail Inclusive Pre-K, Willcox Elementary and Senita Valley Pre-K. Thank you for visiting RVFD! ... See MoreSee Less

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Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Spyro Rouch. Spyro came to RVFD 2 years ago as part of a summer school program supported by District Supervisor Ray Carroll. He was tasked with a portion of our hydrant program along with various other projects around the stations. His Eagle project, a new "House Fire" prop is an outstanding addition to our Fire and Life Safety Education Program. Thousands of children will use this in this year alone and learn about fire and life safety. Thank you Spyro!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Spring Fling at Christ Lutheran Vail ... See MoreSee Less

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Carmele LauberThank you guys for coming out!! Thank you to both stations and Sparky!! You guys are awesome!3 weeks ago

A little fire trivia..... Origin of the Maltese Cross When a courageous band of crusaders known as the Knights of St. John, fought the Saracens for possession of the holy land, they encountered a new weapon unknown to European warriors. It was a simple, but a horrible device of war, it wrought excruciating pain and agonizing death upon the brave fighters for the cross. The Saracen's weapon was, fire. As the crusaders advanced on the walls of the city, they were struck by glass bombs containing naphtha. When they became saturated with the highly flammable liquid, the Saracens hurled a flaming torch into their midst. Hundreds of the knights were burned alive; others risked their lives to save their brothers-in-arms from dying painful, fiery deaths. Thus, these men became our first firefighter and the first of a long list of courageous firefighters. Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded each here a badge of honor - a cross similar to the one firefighter's wear today. Since the Knights of St. John lived for close to four centuries on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross. The Maltese Cross is your symbol of protection. It means that the firefighter who wears this cross is willing to lay down his life for you just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago. The Maltese Cross is a firefighter's badge of honor, signifying that he works in courage - a ladder rung away from death. History of the Bugle In the early days, of North American fire departments, orders were given to the troops, by officers, through the use of a large brass device that resembles a megaphone. These were very ornate brass horns. They were commonly called “bugles” or speaking trumpets. The person with the bugle hanging from his neck or shoulder was easily identified as the person in charge. Officers became identified with these objects so a small pin in the shape of a bugle became a type of rank insignia for officers. The more “bugles on his collar” the higher the rank. An expression still used today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our new Engine on display at the Arizona Fire Chief's Conference ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Lisa DeMoss WrightSo sweet! Will you get to drive this? 🚒👍3 weeks ago

Tom LouisNice!3 weeks ago

Helen MiddaughSweet!3 weeks ago

Rincon Valley Fire District added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Badge pinning ceremony for Matt Kappes. Congratulations Matt! Welcome to RVFD ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Ezra DursemaCongrats buddy. Good job4 weeks ago

Natalie MooneyCongrats Matt!!4 weeks ago

Got this fire on my last day as a C-shifter! ... See MoreSee Less

Tractor trailer fire on I10 MP 282 on 2/27.

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Tractor trailer fire on I10 MP 282 on 2/27. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Jaron MonhollandYou all get some serious calls right by your fire house. Good work! We drove by this Friday morning but no news coverage of it anywhere.1 month ago

Jump for American Heart! Acacia students enjoy many activities; Relay Races, Tug of War, Hula Hoops, and Jump Rope. ... See MoreSee Less

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