PRFR announces new leadership

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

We are proud to announce, that by a majority vote, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors has appreciated the definitive need for improving emergency services here in the Copper Corridor, and on August 6th approved the Impact Statement to form the Pinal Rural Fire Rescue and Medical District (PRFR&M).

Pinal Rural Fire & Rescue has always been dedicated to improving the health, welfare, comfort and convenience of the residents in our 911 service area since we formed in 2011. Many residents have already been recipients of these services and have expressed their many thanks. PRFR&M will continue to build upon existing services to become a state of the art fire rescue and medical service organization.

Formation of the fire district is the next step in the process to continue to grow and enhance the services we will be able to provide to the residents in the proposed district. Not only will it give PRFR&M a known budget for its capital plans, but will also allow for the hiring of Firefighter I/II EMTs and Paramedics. This will allow PRFR&M to continue its distinction of being the only fire based Paramedic level of service 24/7 in the Copper Corridor.

This Friday evening we will be offering a free BBQ dinner at the PRFR&M’s Fire Station 625 on AZ 77 in Mammoth for the residents of the future district. There will be information available about the transition, a tour of our equipment, as well as petitions to sign.

We are also announcing that there will be a change in the position of Fire Chief. Bud and Deanna Paine will be retiring to Idaho so that they can be closer to her elderly father who is beginning to develop health issues. Rod Prast, a Firefighter/Paramedic with over 30 years of experience will be taking over the helm, following a transition period, to carry the district into the future. Rod will be at the meeting Friday so that the public can meet him.

We want to thank all the people that attended the Board of Supervisor’s Hearing and expressed their hearty endorsement to create this district, and we look forward to all of you coming to visit YOUR fire department on Friday August 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. for a BBQ!

Sincerely,

/s/ Rear Admiral Steve Turcotte, USN (ret)

Organizing Chairman of the Board of Directors of PRFR&M

Staff (4247 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes for New Roads! Propositions 416 & 417 are good for everyone

    October 16th, 2017
    by

      Registered Voters of Pinal County should have received a mail in ballot for Propositions 416 and 417.  These propositions […]


    Letter to the Editor: Frost on the Pumpkins

    September 14th, 2017
    by

      It’s great to feel the mornings start to cool down a bit after the hot Arizona summer! Back in […]


    Dry Heat: Trump Making America Hate Again

    August 31st, 2017
    by

    President Trump’s recent deplorable comments about the events in Charlottesville has sent a message to Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, the KKK […]


    Minutes matter for First Responders: why Propositions 416 and 417 will improve public safety

    August 31st, 2017
    by

    By Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb   Pinal County is a great place to […]


  • Additional Stories

    Letter to the Editor: New principal speaks to students, families of Mountain Vista School

    August 25th, 2017
    by

    Mt. Vista Community: My name is Crystle Gallegos and I’m honored to be the new assistant principal at Mt. Vista […]


    Along the Gila: Rural Policy Forum, Copper Basin Chamber and Prickly Pears

    August 18th, 2017
    by

    The Arizona Rural Policy Forum took place in Thatcher and Safford this past week. Over three days, the group held […]


    Along the Gila: Accentuating the Positive

    August 10th, 2017
    by

    So, what’s a town to do in this day and age? The economists talk about how Arizona has come back […]


    Dry Heat: Pardon My Interruption

    August 3rd, 2017
    by

    President Trump’s idea to ban transgenders from the military is wrong! He should have spoken to his military leaders before […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger