The Humana Rock 'n' Roll marathon is coming to Tempe this weekend - find street restrictions here.

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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

Don’t lose heart, learn to restart: CALL-PUSH-SHOCK

While CALL-PUSH-SHOCK may not be the most romantic of phrases uttered during Valentine’s weekend, those three little words could save a loved one’s life. When a person has a heart attack, by taking these three immediate actions you can increase their chance of survival: call 911, start CPR and use an AED.

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike even a seemingly healthy person and at any age.

A free event to teach CALL-PUSH-SHOCK to the public will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Sun Devil Stadium, San Tan Ford Room, 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe.  Check-in begins at 10:00 a.m.

In recognition of February as American Heart Month, come with your loved ones to learn the basics of compression (hands-only) cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use an automated external defibrillator from the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department and the Arizona State University Fire Marshal’s Office.  

The national CALL-PUSH-SHOCK movement has a mission to motivate bystander CPR / AED action; taking immediate lifesaving actions can triple a victim’s chance of survival.

Free parking is available at the north parking lot of Sun Devil Stadium. The stadium’s north entrance has stairs and elevators and the south entrance has stairs to access the event location.

 For more information, the public can contact the Tempe fire department’s office: call 480-858-7230 or email

To secure a place, please register for the event. Walk-ins are welcome if space is available.

Register Here

Christmas Tree Disposal

Get rid of your tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. For more information on where you can dispose of your tree:

Firework Safety Tips for New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year.  Each year thousands of people, most often children and teens are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires and even death. 

 Follow these safety tips when using fireworks.

Remembering Fallen Firefighter Ed Gaicki 

On January 15th, 1980, at approximately 2:01 a.m. Tempe Police notified the fire dispatch center of a fire at the Bayless shopping center located at 1330 E. Apache Blvd. During the firefight and without warning a 50’ by 100’ section of the roof collapsed trapping ten firefighters in the debris. Of the ten firefighters, five were able to escape out the front of the building and four were able to make their way to the rear of the structure to exit to safety. The remaining firefighter, Ed Gaicki, was unable to escape and was lost in the line of duty. This year marks the 40th anniversary to celebrate and remember Ed’s life and his commitment to serving the City of Tempe.

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

Fire Station 7 officially opened on November 21, 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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