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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

Mayor’s Proclamation to Close Public Venues

Due to the local emergency that exists in the City of Tempe from COVID-19 virus outbreak it is ordered within the City to comply with the following:

Restaurants, nightclubs, and bars shall be closed to the public as of 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, except for services of delivery or curbside pick-up options;

Recreational and entertainment venues, such as comedy clubs, movie theaters, arcades and bowling alleys shall be closed to the public as of 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 19, 2020;

Gymnasiums, fitness centers and work-out studios shall be closed to the public as of 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 19, 2020. 

Additional Resources for Business Health During COVID-19

This information is provided by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health to assist businesses with how to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Additional resources for our small business owners in Tempe can be found here:

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information Resource



These guidelines are taken directly from the CDC.

15 Days to Slow the Spread

  • Listen and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider first.
  • IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
  • IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
  • IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at an increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.

Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Do your best to minimize gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

DO NOT VISIT nursing home, retirement, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

Please continue to practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow
  • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible

Please continue to exercise outdoors if you like to hike, bike, walk, run or enjoy other outdoor activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. While you do these activities, please remember to avoid doing so in groups of 10 or more people. 

For additional information please go to these following sites:

Maricopa Department of Public Health Hotline:  1-844-542-8201

Fire Station Tours and Truck Requests Suspended

To minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), station tours and truck requests will be suspended until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

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 seven 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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