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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

 Tempe Fire Medical Rescue and the City of Tempe are looking forward to the opening of Fire Station 7 in early Fall of 2019. Please stay tuned for additional messaging, as we will publish the opening date once it has been confirmed.

New Schedule of Permit and Inspection Fees

Resolution no. 2019.47 was passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Tempe, on June 6th, 2019 updating the schedule of permit and inspection fees. The implementation of Resolution no. 2019.47 will take effect October 1st, 2019.

The intent of the new schedule of permit and inspection fees is to create an equitable fee assessment methodology based upon factors including size, complexity, and time associated with completing tasks.

Construction permit and inspection fees will be collected at the time of the permit application. Additional system features and/or labor may be added to the initial fee assessment. Additional fees will be required to be collected prior to issuance of the permit.

The new resolution will also establish a perpetual, automatic annual fee adjustment at the beginning of each fiscal year based on a published Consumer Price Index (CPI) provided through the City of Tempe’s Financial Services Department.

 The link below will take you to the city code:


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.  

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 Fall 2019. 

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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