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Fireworks sales skyrocket; Officials send reminder of danger
The pandemic this year has significantly limited the number of professional firework shows in the valley. Fire officials suspect this is why fireworks purchased for personal use has skyrocketed.
City announces July 4 events, activities and general information
Most city offices will be closed to observe Independence Day (Saturday, July 4), on Friday, July 3. There is no change in garbage or recycling collection.
Scottsdale face covering Q and A
Read questions and answers about how Scottsdale's mandatory face covering order applies to dining in restaurants, exercising, participating in team sports and other activities.
Monsoons are upon us; Be prepared
The monsoon begins June 15. Prepare now so you know what actions you should take when a major storm rolls in.
Scottsdale Police and Fire HQ lobby opens
The lobby at the Police and Fire Headquarters reopens on Tuesday, May 26, by appointment. At this time, fire stations still remain closed to the public.
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.
Scottsdale Police is requesting assistance to identify arson suspect
Arson suspect also commits burglary at a jewelry store.
Summer expected to repeat last season's fire danger
The desert is a pretty green this Spring, but it turns into perfect fuel for a brush fire as temps rise and humidity falls.
Scottsdale Fire closes buildings to public, suspends programs during COVID-19 crisis
Due to health concerns with COVID-19, Scottsdale Fire Department has taken measures to protect the health and safety of employees and the public.
Scottsdale issues a declaration of emergency in response to COVID-19
Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane has issued a declaration of emergency in Scottsdale as part of the city’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scottsdale Fire crew transported a patient who was later diagnosed with coronavirus
Within the past week a Scottsdale Fire Department engine company was called to evaluate a man who later tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
10 tips to keep special event goers prepared, safe
As the city gears up for major events like Barrett-Jackson and the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Scottsdale Fire urges attendees to follow simple tips to be prepared and be safe.
SFD highlights outstanding service, promotions
Scottsdale Fire Department recognized outstanding employee and volunteer achievements and promotions at its annual ceremony in December at the Fountain Stage near the Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts.
SFD toy drive collects 12,000+ toys
Scottsdale Fire Department wrapped its 2019 Toy Drive with more than 12,000 toys collected throughout November and December.
Mumps is on rise in Maricopa County
Maricopa County is experiencing a community-wide outbreak of mumps, a contagious disease that can lead to serious consequences.
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.
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.
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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