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Taking steps to keep a wet spring from becoming a dangerous summer
By establishing defensible space around your home, you could help the Fire Department protect your property from brush fires.
Desert Mountain, Cactus Shadows students crash in mock distracted driving event
On April 26, Desert Mountain and Cactus Shadows high school students got a firsthand look at the results of a deadly crash during a mock presentation on the football field.
Be prepared before hitting hiking trails as heat rises
The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve and other hiking trails in the area are hot spots for some outdoor fun. However, as temperatures rise, the risk of injury while hiking also increases.
Female-targeted academy to spark interest in fire careers
Scottsdale Fire Department is hosting an introduction to the fire service for females ages 16-21 this spring.
Reduce risk of child and pet deaths in hot car deaths
More than half of hot-car death cases are because caregivers simply forgot their child or pet was in the back seat. Help prevent leaving your loved one behind by looking before you lock.
Spring clean for home fire safety
It's time to clean up and make repairs around the home before temps get too hot to handle.
Heavy rains put Scottsdale at risk for wildland fires
Recent rains have greened up our desert, which will soon become dry fuel as our summer heats up.
Scottsdale Teen Academy offers best summer experience
Teens gain life skills while learning about careers in law enforcement and fire services during premier Public Safety Teen Academy.
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.
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, but this festive activity often lands people in the hospital.
Black Friday kicks off Scottsdale Fire's annual toy drive
Black Friday is the official kick-off for Scottsdale Fire's Annual Toy Drive; unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all Scottsdale fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 21.
Scottsdale Fire highlights outstanding service, promotions
Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony.
Keep holiday meals picture perfect
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Make sure Halloween is more Fun than Fearful
It's Halloween! Keep your Ghouls and Goblins safe with these tips!
It's still Hot: Hikers encouraged to be off trails before Noon
The weather is cooling and hikers are anxious to hit the mountain recreation areas. Unfortunately, it’s still too hot to be too confident on the trails.
SFD captain provides medical support during lying in state of Senator McCain in Washington, DC
Scottsdale Fire Captain-Paramedic Michael Norling deployed to Washington, DC, to provide medical support during the lying in state of Senator John McCain today in the United States Capitol.
SFD offers free mouth-to-mouth CPR awareness class
Mouth-to-Mouth CPR is critical to stop the drowning process by providing the brain and heart the oxygen it so desperately needs.
Enjoy a cool, safe Fourth of July in Scottsdale
Scottsdale invites everyone to celebrate the holiday in a cool, safe environment – and to be vigilant in protecting our irreplaceable desert.
SFD promotes 3 Captains, 3 Engineers
Scottsdale Fire recently promoted six to new positions within the department, including three to Captain and three to Engineer.
Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy Starts Monday for 40 Valley Teens
Almost 40 teens are gaining life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 4-8 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy. This is the 12th year that Scottsdale Police and Fire departments offer a total public safety experience, which includes exposure to both police and fire training.
Splish, splash bubbles fill new aircraft hangar
In less than three minutes, a 30,000 sq. ft. hangar was filled with foamy bubbles – like a massive bubble bath! – for a fire foam suppression test to ensure airport users and luxury jets are well protected in the event of a fire.
Born in fire: Scottsdale’s fire sprinkler ordinance continues to save lives
Scottsdale was the first U.S. city to require home sprinklers, a move that’s saved more than a dozen lives and multiple properties. But getting there wasn’t easy.
Fire sprinklers prove to be guardian angel
A recent electrical fire in a residential care home could have been deadly without fire sprinklers -- and the quick action of the Scottsdale Fire Department.
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.

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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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