Queen Creek Fire and Medical to offer free ‘Stop the Bleed’ trainings beginning Sept. 28

In a medical emergency with uncontrolled bleeding, seconds matter. “Stop the Bleed” is a national awareness campaign and call to action. Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department is offering free Stop the Bleed trainings to increase the number of bystanders prepared to help in an emergency, according to a release. “The more people we can […]

$7M OK’d for northeast Queen Creek fire station

Spending $7 million for a fire station to be constructed on the east side of Signal Butte Road to the north of Queen Creek Road was recently approved by Queen Creek Town Council. The town manager has the authority to sign and enter into individual contracts and/or agreements valued at $100,000 or more for the […]

Refresh on the ABCDs of water safety during National Drowning Impact Awareness Month

Enjoying water is the perfect way to cool off during the warmer months, but it comes with risks if the proper precautions are not taken. Nationwide, the month of August is dedicated to help remind people about the impact of drownings. Locally, August was declared Drowning Impact Awareness Month at the Aug. 7 Queen Creek […]

3 acres near Combs Road, Gantzel purchased for new Queen Creek fire station

At the Aug. 7 meeting, the Queen Creek Town Council approved the purchase of 3 acres in the southeast area of town for Fire Station No. 5. Located on Combs Road, west of Gantzel, the strategic location supports the recommendation of the Fire Master Plan. As Queen Creek continues to grow, it is essential that […]

QCFMD to offer free CPR class on Aug. 10

To help increase the number of those prepared to administer CPR in an emergency, Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department is offering free CPR classes on Saturday, Aug. 10. The free classes will be held at the Law Enforcement and Community Chambers Building, 20727 E. Civic Parkway, according to a press release, describing the importance […]

$150,000 Queen Creek fire support-services contract with Gilbert approved

An annual intergovernmental agreement with the Town of Gilbert for support services provided to the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department was recently approved. The agreement is for July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, with the $150,000 in funding included in the fiscal year 2019-20 emergency service fund. The Queen Creek Town Council approved the agreement […]

Queen Creek Fire and Medical recognizes Kimberly Key for her life-saving efforts

At the May 15 Town Council meeting, Queen Creek Recreation Technician Kimberly Key was recognized by the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department for her life-saving efforts. “Kimberly’s swift action and calm demeanor helped one of our senior-program participants when she became unresponsive,” Deputy Fire Chief Andy Marlar said in a release. “Immediate CPR can […]

Protecting Queen Creek

Of 302 Priority 1 or emergency calls in Queen Creek last year, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on patrol nearby — “on view” — and responded immediately to 19 of them, according to MCSO records. The on-view incidents were not dispatched by a 9-1-1 operator and had an average response time of one second. […]

Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department offers water safety tips

As the temperatures continue to rise, the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department is reminding residents to be safe around water and help prevent drownings. According to the Children Safety Zone, there have been 23 water related incidents in Maricopa and Pinal counties this year, and 10 water related deaths, a press release states. “Sadly, […]

Girl, 3, found unresponsive in pool in Queen Creek, transported to hospital

A 3-year-old girl found unresponsive Friday in a swimming pool northeast of East Rittenhouse Road and South Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department crews were dispatched to the 21000 block of East Nightingale for a drowning at 6:11 p.m. on April 19, […]