Welcome to the Northwest Fire District.
Northwest Fire District has served residents and businesses in the northwest Tucson metro area for more than 30 years. A group of conscientious community members who wanted quality service and protection established the District in the early 80’s. Since the District answered its first call, it has provided increasingly higher levels of fire protection and life safety services to a rapidly growing population. These services are offered from ten strategically located fire stations situated across the 144 square miles that make up the Northwest Fire District.
The District currently provides emergency and community services to:
Square Mile Area
Northwest Fire District is a nonprofit, community service organization, funded through limited assessed values on property taxes (You can see an example here). It is governed by a five member Board, whose members are elected in even numbered years during the November general election. Board members live within the District, and serve four-year terms, which are staggered so at least two members are elected every two years.
The Board establishes policy, recommends a tax rate or a tax levy through the budgeting process, operations and other issues concerning the District. The primary goal of the current board is to provide service for District residents and a continued low tax rate.
Monthly meetings of the Board are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Northwest Fire District Training Facility, 5125 West Camino de Fuego Road, and are open to the public. More information on Board Meetings is available here.
Northwest Fire District provides a wide range of dedicated services to its residential and commercial property owners. In addition to fire protection, multiple Paramedic-staffed units located throughout the District provide advanced life treatment and transport within minutes.
Northwest Fire District continues to be a leader in adopting new fire suppression techniques, firefighter safety equipment and training, as well as the adoption of progressive fire prevention. In addition, outreach programs and business inspections help prevent injury and fires in our rapidly growing community.
A District-wide fire safety program for elementary students teaches children the skills they need to protect themselves and their families if faced with a life safety situation. Safety lessons include instruction in fire and burn prevention, 911, electrical safety, and hazard recognition.
Other educational programs and community services offered to the District residents include:
- Hands-only CPR
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Prevention Programs in Schools
- Fire Extinguisher Demonstrations
- Babysitter Courses
- Drowning Prevention
- Car Safety Seat Inspections
- Brush Fire Prevention
- Educational Station and Truck Tours
- Contractor Coffee Forums