New Fire Graduates Rafael Davalos (from left) and Luis Pascual, with Cpt. Mike Love from the Bagdad Fire Academy.
By Denise Mundy
On Saturday, May 25 the Aguila Volunteer Fire Department had two more fire graduates from the Bagdad Fire Academy. These young men took classes every Saturday for six months to obtain their diplomas.
On Wednesday, July 24 the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department had quite a few officers visiting the residents of Aguila at a community meeting held in the Aguila Elementary Auditorium. Sheriff Penzone told us he intends to hire more officers, deputies, and detention officers this year. About 430 total. He also mentioned the Sheriff’s department is trying to be more involved in our communities so the young people can see how they work and hopefully will be willing to join their ranks as they become of age. Captain McWilliams was promoted in March and is in charge of District 3, which Aguila is a part of. He answered questions, concerns, and asked us to continue to call in problems with three different ways to do that. Non-emergency calls to 602 876-1602, comments or complaints to 602 876-5429 and 602 876-TIPS (8477).
On Tuesday, July 30 the Aguila Library held their party for those that finished the Summer Reading program. The library held their party at Tom Walden Park. They had a food truck, Mariachi’s and a sound bite truck that recorded seven stories of residents in Aguila. Approximately 150 people showed up and all who attended seemed to have a great time.