Ensure your smoke alarms are working properly this winter

As the temperatures drop, people are beginning to turn on their heaters, cook on the stove more often and use space heaters. With the increased hazards for house fires, it is the perfect time of year to ensure you have smoke alarms and they are working properly, according to a release. The location of the […]

Regional governments radio network agreement amended by Queen Creek council

An amended regional cooperative agreement for radio communication recently approved by the Queen Creek Town Council streamlines the admission process, a fire department official says. The Trunked Open Arizona Regional Wireless Cooperative Network is a public safety and general government system. It links the radio systems of area jurisdictions to promote interoperability, according to topazrwc.org. […]

$301,796 design contract approved for fire station at Signal Butte and Queen Creek roads

The Queen Creek Town Council has approved plans to increase the size of a new fire station, and include a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office substation, due to projected town growth. Fire Station No. 4 is planned to be on the east side of Signal Butte Road, just north of Queen Creek road. On Sept. 19, […]

Construction manager at-risk sought for Queen Creek Fire Station No. 4

The town of Queen Creek has issued a request for qualifications for a construction manager at-risk for Fire Station No. 4, on the northeast corner of Queen Creek and Signal Butte roads. RFQ paperwork is due at 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at the front desk at the town of Queen Creek Municipal Services Building, 22358 […]

East Valley Regional Cadet Program accepting applications

The East Valley Regional Cadet Program is accepting applications through Monday, Sept. 10. “The program provides a fun and exciting opportunity for youth ages 14-18 to learn more about fire and medical services,” according to a release. Sponsored by Mesa Fire & Medical, Gilbert Fire & Rescue, Queen Creek Fire & Medical and Superstition Fire […]

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 […]

$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 […]

Deputy to replace retiring Queen Creek fire chief

Queen Creek Fire and Medical Chief Ron Knight has announced his retirement effective June 30 and will be replaced by Deputy Fire Chief Vance Gray. “Ron has been an integral component to the success and growth of the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department,” Town Manager John Kross said in a prepared statement. “The town […]

MCSO: Boy pulled from Queen Creek pool remains in critical condition

A 3-year-old boy pulled from a swimming pool Feb. 17 at a home in Queen Creek remains in critical condition, according to a representative from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. 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 […]

QCHS girls volleyball upsets No. 1 Chaparral

The Queen Creek High School girls volleyball team will be playing in the state championship against Sunnyslope game at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. at Mesquite High School,  500 S. McQueen Road in Gilbert. The Lady Bulldogs, ranked No. 5 in 5A Division, beat Chaparral in three sets in the semi-final game on Nov. 7. The […]