Feb 15 Fire CPR Event Registration

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

new logo
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

2019 Novel Coronavirus Information Resource

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is part of a larger family of viruses called coronavirus, some of which are in circulation normally and can cause illnesses like the common cold. For additional information and frequently asked questions concerning the coronavirus, please go to the MCDPH website at https://www.maricopa.gov/5460/Novel-Coronavirus . Additional information can also be found on the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .

Tempe Fire Medical Rescue continues to work closely with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services on this subject to keep our community safe.  For the most current information on this and other public health related items, please visit their sites at:  https://www.maricopa.gov/5302/Public-Health and https://azdhs.gov/ .

Cold and Flu Season—simple tips to stay healthy during this time:

Public health officials are advising residents that flu and other respiratory diseases are continuing to circulate in the community, and are recommending everyone get a flu shot and follow basic prevention guidelines.

The best ways to prevent the spread of flu and respiratory viruses are to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer