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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 2:49 pm

Northwest Fire District

Northwest Fire/Rescue District was formed in 1983 by residents of the northwest metropolitan Tucson area to ensure that the community received consistent, high-quality emergency services at a reasonable cost. The District currently provides emergency and community services to 110,000 residents and 3,300 commercial occupancies over a 140 square mile area.

The Northwest Fire/Rescue District is located at 5225 W. Massingale, Tucson, Arizona. 85743. For more information, call (520) 887-1010, or visit the website at www.northwestfire.org.

Mountain Vista Fire District

The Mountain Vista Fire District was formed in 2008 by the merger of the North Ranch/Linda Vista, Heritage Hills, and La Canada Fire Districts. The district boundary includes approximately 15 square miles of properties in northern Pima County and is comprised of approximately 22,000 residents.

The Mountain Vista Fire District is located at 1175 West Magee Road, Tucson, Arizona 85704. For more information, call (520) 575-4087, or visit the website at www.mountainvistafire.org.

Rural/Metro Fire

Rural/Metro Fire Department has been providing fire and emergency medical services in Pima County since 1962.

Rural/Metro Fire Department is the sole-fire protection agency for numerous unincorporated communities in Pima County, Catalina Foothills, Sahuarita, and the following five fire districts: Mountain Vista, Hidden Valley, Sabino Vista, Tanque Verde, and Tucson and Country Club Estates.

Rural Metro Fire can be reached at (520) 297-3600, or by visiting the website at www.rmfire.com.

Tucson Fire

The Tucson Fire Department has been fighting fires and saving lives in the Old Pueblo for more than 120 years. Starting in 1881 as a scrappy, all-volunteer force, the department has grown into a modern department nationally recognized for its overall excellence.

From the beginning, Tucson firefighters made every effort to respond to the needs of the community, as it grew from a lawless territorial outpost into a modern city-today the state’s second largest.

The Tucson Fire Department’s main headquarters are located at 300 South Fire Central Pl. Tucson, Arizona 85701.

For more information, call (520) 791-5780, or visit the website at  cms3.tucsonaz.gov/fire.

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