Professional Standards and Values

The Picture Rocks Fire and Medical District is dedicated to providing life safety to our community through protection, prevention, and education.

We believe in doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

  • Our Community

  • Team Work and Communication

  • Integrity and Trust

  • Our Employees

  • Excellence and Accountability

  • Fiscal Responsibility

Some Facts

Residents Served
Public Meetings
Square Miles Serviced
Emergency Responses per Year

They Say

These guys must be a very well trained team. Very Fast at responding and knocking a fire down very very fast!

My old house caught on fire and they ended up saving 80% of the place. It was amazing to see how quickly they got the fire under control.

Ryan WhitePicture Rocks Resident

They are so helpful. Response time when I needed them was great!

Nichole ForbesPicture Rocks Resident

Our History

The Picture Rocks Fire and Medical District was established July 1, 1977 under the laws of the State of Arizona to provide fire protection and life safety services for the area within the Fire District boundaries.  The District was formed as a direct result of the tragic deaths of two children on March 1, 1977 that occurred in a structure fire less than two blocks from where Picture Rocks Fire Station 120 is now located.

In approximately 1980 we instituted 24 hour dispatching service. In 1984 we moved into Station 120.  At about this same time, Station 2 was also constructed.  Station 2 property was sold in June 2000.

In 1985 the District established advanced life support ambulance service in accordance with regulations set forth by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the laws of the State of Arizona.

In 1986 Advanced Cardiac Life Support was instituted to meet the needs of the District.

In 1988 we instituted 24 hour full time personnel to answer emergencies.  This consisted of two personnel for each 24 hour shift.  In 1994 we went to staffing of four personnel per shift.  In 2001 we went to staffing of five personnel per shift. The Picture Rocks Fire District serves a population estimated to be over 9,000.  The area of the District is approximately 33 square miles.  The District also services the Saguaro National Park via an Intergovernmental Agreement.

Honor. Commitment. Service.