Monsoon Safety Awareness

  • Driving around barricades is illegal and dangerous.
  • Do not let children play near storm drains or washes after a heavy rain.
  • Avoid low-water crossings.
  • Avoid camping in a wash or in the bottom of a canyon with steep side slopes.
  • Be especially cautious at night. Flood dangers are much more difficult to see in the dark.
  • Even a less serious urban flood can be dangerous. Driving too fast through standing water can cause a car to hydroplane. The best defense is to slow down or pull well off the road (with the lights off) for a few minutes to wait out heavy rains.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast.
  • Do not attempt to cross flowing streams.
  • Do not camp or park a vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc.
  • Roadbeds may be washed out under floodwaters. Never drive through flooded roadways.
  • If your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
  • If a traffic signal is out, treat the intersection as a 4-way stop.
  • As little as ten inches of water can float average-sized cars, mini-vans, SUVs and trucks. Strength of the flow is the critical force.
  • When in doubt, wait it out, or find a safer route. https://www.monsoonsafety.org/safety-prep/

Fire Stations

Fire Station #1

207 N. Second St.

(520) 458-6755

Fire Station #2

4817 S. Apache Ave.

520) 378-2222

Fire Station #3

5019 S. Arabian Ave.

(520) 378-2361

Emergency Call Statistics

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Fiscal year 2019
4153 Calls for Service

Staffing Statistics

Mark Savage, Fire Chief

Battalion Chiefs-3
Captains-6
Engineers-9
Firefighters-18
Ambulance Billing Specialists-2
Fire Marshal-1
Mechanic-1







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