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


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 following documents will provide more information:

Proposed Fee Schedule

Fees Case Study

Background Information

Please complete our survey to provide feedback.


Misleading home inspection offers.  Please be aware that a person or persons falsely claiming a partnership with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department tries to gain personal information about you and your household.  The initial contact comes in the form of a Notice left at homes that an item is being held for you.

  • Update: 

    Recently, flyers had been distributed in several Tempe neighborhoods from a company offering to sell fire safety products.  When community members called, a person with the company purported the company was working in conjunction with local municipal fire departments, however there is no agreement or affiliation between this company and the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department. 

    Tempe Police investigated and found the company was properly registered through the Arizona Corporation Commission and maintains solicitation permits through the City of Scottsdale and the City of Phoenix for similar business ventures.  The owner of the company was interviewed and provided with information as to how to properly go about applying for a solicitation permit through the City of Tempe.  No crime has been established, and it remains to your discretion as to whom you choose to invite to your residence to conduct business. 

    We certainly appreciate all the inquiries regarding this situation and hope this follow-up message provides some further resolution to the situation.  As always, we encourage you to continue to report suspicious activity in the Tempe community.  If you have concerns about the flyer, please contact Interim Assistant Fire Chief Andrea Glass at 480-858-7201.

  • Short-term vacation rental fire and life safety
    Make sure your prospective host takes fire and life safety seriously.  Vacation rentals are popular vacation accommodations but there can be uncertainty over the level of safety those spaces should provide.
    Ask questions before booking a vacation rental. Take a look at our list.
  • 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 up for FireNews.

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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