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

  • 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.  Learn the details.
  • Holiday and New Year's Fireworks. Permissible consumer fireworks are allowed December 24 through January 3. Get the details.
  • 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.