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Video: State of the Fire Department
Learn about what you can expect from your Scottsdale Fire Department over the next three years.
Texting to 911 a reality in Scottsdale
Texting in an emergency is now an option in Scottsdale and across Maricopa County.
SFD Hosts Five Alamos Firefighters in Sister Cities Exchange
For 10 days, Scottsdale Fire Department is playing host to five firefighters from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, in a Sister Cities exchange.
Application process open for 2018 Public Safety Teen Academy
More than 40 teens gain life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 4-8 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
Do you have a Kidde fire extinguisher? It may be on recall list
Kidde recently announced a mass recall of their home fire extinguishers with plastic handles. Find out how you can get a replacement for free.
10 Tips when attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open
Have a fun and safe time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Collaborative Response Joint Training Session
Public Safety partners recently teamed up to conduct an active shooter training in Scottsdale.
Fire safety should be among your New Year's resolutions
It’s that time where many begin to think about what they might want to accomplish in the New Year. Scottsdale Fire and the US Fire Administration urges everyone to include some safety resolutions to keep their 2018 a healthy and fire-safe year.
SFD: Be Responsible with Fireworks; Know the Law
Every year fire departments brace for the possibility of fires and injuries caused by fireworks. Officials are concerned both about the fire danger these fireworks pose, as well as the potential for devastating injuries.
SFD Wraps 2017 Toy Drive
Scottsdale Fire Department wrapped its 2017 Toy Drive with more than 10,000 toys collected throughout November and December.
Partnership with Maricopa Ambulance will maintain high level of patient care
It is Scottsdale Fire Department’s responsibility to provide citizens with the most effective and efficient emergency medical care and service. The partnership with Maricopa Ambulance maintains this service.
John Whitney IVSFD Division Chief earns NPS-CHDS Master’s Degree
John Whitney IV, Scottsdale Fire Department Division Chief, earns his a Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security on Dec.15.
Black Friday kicks off SFD Annual Toy Drive
Unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 20.
Keep safety in mind for Halloween fun!
It's finally time to feel a chill in the air and for us to prepare for the first of several favorite holidays -- Halloween. Scottsdale Fire Department shares the 4 C’s of Halloween safety with ghosts and goblins of all ages to ensure a safe trick or treat season.
Dramatic crash demo kicks off year of teen driver safety for Chaparral High students
This Friday morning, Sept. 22, Chaparral students in Scottsdale will get to envision losing one of their own in a fatal crash scene. Chaparral High School is at 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave.
New fire stations are taking shape
The city is moving forward on building three new fire stations and refurbishing another, thanks to bond financing approved by Scottsdale voters.
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 puddle jumpers 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.
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.
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.
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.

Contact Information

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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