Important Update:
Tempe passed new rules for bike and scooter riders, find out what you need to know here.

480-858-7200 Administration
480-858-7230  Community Risk Reduction
480-967-7511 After Hours, Non-Emergency

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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.

Current Issues

Summer of Safety

Tempe is sending out an SOS of information to keep you summer safe in the extreme heat. In our weather, you need to take precautions and know what to do in emergency situations.  

Fireworks: know when you can buy and use

If you are planning a patriotic celebration using consumer fireworks. Sales begin on May 20 ending on July 6.  However, the use of these fireworks is only permitted from June 24 to July 6.  Get more information about consumer fireworks.

Notice of Proposed New or Increased Fire Permit/Inspection Fees

We will be holding two public forums to provide information on the proposed changes and to obtain feedback on the new schedule of permit and inspection fees.

The public forums will take place on Friday, May 10th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 22nd from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282.

The following documents will provide more information:

Proposed Fee Schedule

Fees Case Study

Background Information

Please complete our survey to provide feedback.

Reporting an Emergency

Prepare to answer questions about an emergency and learn about other safety programs offered by the City such as Smart911.

About Fire Medical Rescue

Meet Chief Ruiz, learn about the history of the department and how we are organized, and find important staff contact information.


Information on job descriptions, professional development and gaining experience.

Community Risk Reduction

Programs, services and tips for home and life safety.

FAQ - frequently asked questions 

Answers to some of the common questions we get asked.

Fire News

Sign up for emails about the department programs, services and events.

Fire Stations

Tempe has six fire stations around the city.  Learn about the staff and vehicles assigned to the various locations.

Fire Station 7

Tempe's newest fire station is becoming reality. Fire Station 7 which is expected to be in service summer 2019.  Follow the project's progress and see the building renderings.

Medical Services

In addition to responding to emergency medical calls, we other medical services that help our community. 

Permits, Fees & Forms

Including pre-plan application, hazardous materials, inspections, tent and canopy, and fireworks.

Public Safety Memorial

The memorial honors the firefighters, police offers and canines who died protecting our community.


  • Fire Cadet Program for people interested in fire careers and supporting the department.
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) for everyday citizens who want to aide our community.

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