Queen Creek firefighters save newborn puppy stuck in shower drain

Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department officials were successful in extricating a newborn puppy that was stuck in a shower drain. Engine 413 was dispatched at 9:15 a.m. June 30 to an “assist citizen” incident in the 18000 block of east Canary Way and arrived on scene at 9:16 a.m., Constance Halonen-Wilson, public information officer for […]

Queen Creek Fire, Medical offers summer heat tips

The Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department wants the community to be prepared for the heat, reminding residents it is important to drink plenty of water as dehydration is a common heat-related illness. “Our goal is to prevent heat related injuries and illnesses,” Queen Creek Fire and Medical Deputy Chief Vance Gray said in a […]

Firefighter joins Queen Creek department

A man with “deep roots” in Queen Creek is now a member of the town’s fire and medical department. Jake Hansen was among the joint fire academy class of 18-1. The class celebrated graduation Friday, May 25. Mr. Hansen was raised in Queen Creek and stated in a release that he was inspired by Queen […]

$407,105 modular building approved for temporary fire station, apparatus garage

A $407,105 modular building for an apparatus storage bay and a temporary fire station to serve the east side of Queen Creek was approved recently by the town council. Also approved for funding was $60,000 in well equipment for a separate project. “Funds have been identified within their line-item budgets as approved in the fiscal […]

Gray: Important to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Stop for just a moment and give some thought to the feeling you would have if you were responsible for saving someone’s life. Think about your own destiny and what impact there would be if you were no longer here to enjoy the many positive aspects of life, including those who are left behind. Well, […]

Queen Creek, Apache Junction officials stress water safety

Preventing drowning incidents is a year-round effort that is especially on people’s minds as summer approaches and thoughts turn to swimming pools and the lakes and rivers near Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and Queen Creek. There have been no drowning incidents in 2018 in the Apache Junction, Gold Canyon and unincorporated Pinal County areas that […]

Queen Creek Fire and Medical encourages safety around water

As the temperatures continue to rise, the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department reminds residents to be safe around water and help prevent drownings. According to the Children Safety Zone, there have been 10 water related incidents in Maricopa and Pinal counties this year and seven water-related deaths. “Water safety should be practiced year-round,” QCFMD […]

3-year-old boy pulled from pool, transported to hospital

A 3-year-old boy was pulled from a swimming pool at a home in Queen Creek and taken to the hospital. On Feb. 17, crews from Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department responded to a reported drowning in the 19000 block of East Happy Road in unincorporated Maricopa County, according to a Tweet on the Town […]

Free blood pressure checks conducted Nov. 1 in Queen Creek

What’s your blood pressure? Find out for free Nov. 1 when members of the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department conduct free blood pressure checks 9-10 a.m. at the Queen Creek Library Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. The service is offered on the first Wednesday of each month at the annex. (Read related story) […]

New fire station to have safety, possible financial benefits for those in northwest Queen Creek

Residents in Queen Creek’s northwest communities could see shorter response times and reduced fire insurance rates now that a new fire station has opened to serve that area. On Aug. 29, the town of Queen Creek held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate the opening of the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department […]