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Black Friday kicks off 2019 SFD Toy Drive
Black Friday is the official kick-off for the Scottsdale Fire Annual Toy Drive. Unwrapped toys and gift cards are accepted at all SFD fire stations and headquarters through Dec. 20.
Long-time fire service leader ready to ride off into retirement
Scottsdale Fire Department is celebrating the retirement of Deputy Chief Steve Randall after nearly 40 years of service at 9 am, Nov. 13, at Scottsdale Fire Station 608, 9598 E. Cactus Rd.
SFD first in state to train in urban structure protection for wildland fires
SFD Firefighters will be training within the Rio Montaña community on Oct. 24. The training develops skills for protection of homes and buildings in an urban setting against wildfires.
National Suicide Prevention Week highlights need to "listen, refer, support"
Death by suicide in the fire service is higher than the average of non-public safety personnel. However, no matter the occupation, understanding the warning signs may get help to those who need it before it's too late.
Registration for Fall CERT class now open
Scottsdale CERT is for those who want to learn basic emergency response skills so they can better help their families, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Class begins Oct. 10.
An excessive heat warning for Maricopa County is in effect
The National Weather Service warning runs through Wednesday, July 16, when temperatures could reach 114 degrees - Scottsdale's Civic Center Library and Vista del Camino Community Center are designated heat refuge and hydration stations.
SFD: Safe and sane fireworks still pose danger; Leave shows to the pros
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.
Scottsdale Fire Captain hangs up helmet after 45 years of service, leadership
Captain Tim Cooper is considered the godfather of special operations in Scottsdale. He is retiring at the end of June after a 45-year career.
Annual “Safety Stand Down” addresses cardiac risk amongst firefighters
Firefighters have a 300 percent increased risk for cardiac disease over the regular population, according to a landmark FEMA study. This significant danger to firefighter lives has brought special consideration during the annual Safety Stand Down week observed by fire departments across the country, June 16-22, 2019.
SFD warns: Know signs of heat stress, avoid outside activity as excessive heat hits the Valley
Scottsdale Fire officials urge the public to know signs of heat-related stress and avoid strenuous outdoor activity as the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning this week.
Teens get public safety experience with combined police, fire academy
Almost 30 teens are gaining life skills while learning about future careers in law enforcement and fire services June 3-7 at the Scottsdale Public Safety Teen Academy.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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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