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Off-duty nurse saves 4-year-old from drowning
On June 1, several Scottsdale families were enjoying some sun and water play at a community pool. Shelby became distracted chatting with other moms when her 4-year-old son Ryan slipped out of his floaties and began to struggle in the water. Shelby soon realized he was not within sight and found him at the bottom of the pool. Thankfully, help was nearby.
Martial arts students save man in cardiac arrest
Father’s Day will be extra special for some families this year. Richard Farkas was attending class at the Aikido Studio on May 30 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. Fellow students Dennis Scribner and Santosh Rao, who also happen to be doctors, immediately recognized the problem and jumped into action, calling 911 and beginning CPR.
Public Safety Teen Academy underway for 40 Valley teens
Almost 40 teens are gaining life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 5-9 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. This is the 11th year that Scottsdale Police and Fire departments offer a total public safety experience, which includes exposure to both police and fire training.
Scottsdale's bike units provide service on spokes
No matter the department or the activity, Scottsdale’s bike units agree – providing service on spokes is a different and often times better way of connecting with the public they serve.
The heat is on! Take steps to avoid heat emergencies
It's hot! Make sure you are taking precautions for you and your pets to avoid heat illness and even death while out enjoying the magnificent trails and activities offered in our area.
Joint effort to address wildfire risk around Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve
With the increased threat of wildfire this year, Scottsdale Fire Department is teaming up with Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Community Services and Fields Services departments, and the Tonto National Forest on May 16 for a joint wildfire prevention exercise in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale joins multi-city recruitment for firefighters
Scottsdale, Chandler and Tempe, are working together to conduct an open registration and written exam for the 2017 Firefighter Recruitment process.
Hiking prep important for locals, visitors
Arizona's weather and special events bring an influx of visitors and locals to the abundance of hiking trails available in the City. Concern is high as inexperienced hikers may find themselves in precarious condition if they have over-estimated their hiking abilities and preparation.
Townhouse fire takes life of Scottsdale resident
At 5:39 this morning, fire departments from Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix responded to a house fire in the 7600 block of Meadowbrook Ave. The fire was in a small 2-story townhome with a working fire to the rear of the structure.
Seats available for Spring SFD Citizens Academy
The community is invited to get an up-close and personal experience with Scottsdale Fire Department and all it does for the community.
Application process open for Public Safety Teen Academy
More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 5-9 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
SFD works to keep event, nightclub revelers safe in the city
Scottsdale is a destination community with approximately 9 million visitors a year and has more than 100 bars, nightclubs and pubs. Scottsdale Fire Inspectors proactively make night inspections of these facilities to check for overcrowding, blocked exits and to ensure all safety systems are operating properly.
Waste Management Phoenix Open safety tips
Scottsdale Police and Fire departments suggest these tips for a fun and safe time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Heart month challenge: Learn how to save a life in under an hour
No matter how many paramedics and EMT’s are on duty, bystanders are always the first to arrive on scene. These first responders can have the biggest impact on preventing serious injury or death. Learning a few basic, but extremely important skills can be the difference between life and death.
Fire investigators: Scottsdale fatal house fire caused by unattended cooking
The residential house fire that killed Scott Michael Stephens (51) on Dec. 23 has been determined as unintentional by Scottsdale Fire Department Fire Investigators.
Ladder falls top injuries during holiday decorating
It’s the time of year when many people work to make their homes “Merry and Bright” by hanging holiday lighting on their homes. Unfortunately, this festive activity often lands people in the hospital due to falling from ladders.
SFD Annual Toy Drive kicks off Nov. 25
Black Friday is the official kick-off for the Scottsdale Fire Department Annual Holiday Toy Drive. New, unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters from through Dec. 23.
SFD honors best of the best
Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Scottsdale Museum of the West in the South Plaza.

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City of Scottsdale - Fire Department

Witzeman Public Safety Building
8401 E. Indian School Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
General Information: 480-312-8000
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: 480-312-8911
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