480-858-7230 Community Risk Reduction
Tempe Fire Medical Rescue
The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department is an “all hazards” department that responds to all types of incidents including fires, automobile accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous materials response, technical rescues and much more. Additionally, we pride ourselves on being involved in promoting emergency preparedness, fire prevention and a variety of life safety programs. Learn more about us.
Continuous Compression (hands-only CPR) classes
We are gearing up to offer a monthly class to the public. Dates have yet to be scheduled but if you'd like to receive notice, please sign for FireNews by going to our notification page: www.tempe.gov/firenews.
Short-term vacation rental fire and life safety
As peer to peer and short-term rental services expand to include a range of property types, regulatory challenges create uncertainty over the level of safety those spaces should provide. The Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department highly encourages anyone looking to stay at a peer to peer and/or short-term vacation rental to ask the following questions before you book a vacation rental. Make sure your prospective host takes fire and life safety seriously!
1. Does the property have working smoke and CO detectors?
2. Is there a working fire extinguisher on the property?
3. Does the property have an emergency safety card?
4. Is there a first-aid kit in the property?
5. Does the property meet local safety regulations?
6. Is there a clearly marked fire escape plan posted in the rental?
7. Does the swimming pool, spa or hot tub have an appropriate enclosure and/or barrier in place?
For more information on peer to peer and short-term vacation rental fire and life safety questions, please contact the Community Risk Reduction Division at 480-858-7230.
Firefighters train in dementia awareness
Tempe Fire Medical Rescue is committed to the City’s Dementia Friendly Tempe initiative to make Tempe a livable place for people with dementia and the people who care for them. As first responders answering medical calls for patients who may have dementia or are experiencing memory loss, recent dementia awareness training helped us learn more about identifying those patients and how better to communicate with them.
Watch our training covered by Channel 15
Tempe's newest fire station is becoming reality. Tempe Fire Medical Rescue broke ground for Fire Station 7 which is expected to be in service summer 2019. See the renderings on the project web page and follow its progress.