* The Golder Ranch Fire District will now issue burn permits within district boundaries from Labor Day through Memorial Day. The online burn permit application tab will be active between these holidays. If you have any questions regarding the permit process, you may contact the Fire and Life Safety office at (520) 818-1017.*
If you or your organization is need of an emergency service stand-by, would like a crew to come by for a career day, or attend any other special event, please fill out the form found at this link.
Golder Ranch Fire offers a variety of fire and injury prevention programs to all Kindergarten through 7th grade students who attend schools within the Golder Ranch Fire district boundaries.
In the Spotlight
Golder Ranch Fire District
Operations Chief Scott Robb & Community Relations Manager Anne-Marie Braswell
The Golder Ranch Fire District has established a podcast to provide both employees and stakeholders with transparent communication from leadership. Season 1 was led by Division Chiefs Scott Robb and Josh Hurguy, with topics ranging from in depth leadership discussion, strategic planning, organizational vision and answers to hot topics and pressing issues within the organization. Season 2 now features co-host Anne-Marie Braswell, the GRFD Community Relations Manager. Our Community First series features leaders within our community and how we partner with them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
Yes! We would rather get on a ladder and take care of this important household chore than have our residents do that. All we ask is that you have your replacement batteries on hand so that when we arrive, we have what we need to get the job done. The best way to request our help with this is to call 911 and tell the dispatcher that it’s not an emergency and then provide them the pertinent information like the nature of your request and your home address.
Will you remove a snake from my residence?
Yes! Call 911 and tell them that you are requesting a snake to be removed from your property and they will get your address and send firefighters to your home. If you are comfortable keeping an eye on where the snake is in your yard, it will help direct the firefighters to the appropriate location once they arrive. We have a standing protocol on where we can re-locate the snake to that has been vetted by wildlife experts at Arizona Game and Fish.
Do you charge for your services?
Golder Ranch Fire District is funded through your property tax so there is no need to send separate payment for fire suppression or non-emergency related services. However, if you are transported to the hospital via ambulance, we will work with the patient and their family to bill the appropriate medical insurance provider.
Can I visit a fire station with my family?
Yes! We welcome you to visit any of our 10 fire stations. They are your stations after all. Use this link to request a tour and a member of our staff will contact you to confirm your visit.
Station Visit Request Form: https://grfdaz.gov/online-forms-and-services/station-tours/
Can I request for your firefighters to attend a community event or school event?
Yes! We want to engage our community members at events so that we get to know one another and can provide our residents and business owners an opportunity to ask us questions and learn more about services we provide. We also offer programing to school children to help them understand how to stay safe. Use the links to request our attendance at an event or in a classroom.
Public Event Request Form: https://grfdaz.gov/online-forms-and-services/public-events/
School Program Request Form: https://grfdaz.gov/online-forms-and-services/school-programs/
Why does a fire truck go to medical calls?
Every fire engine has 4 firefighters and three of them are emergency medical technicians and one is a paramedic. This means that the fire truck responding to a medical emergency can expedite early interventions by pre-hospital emergency medical providers and therefore, assist in the mitigation of the emergency. Simply stated, the only limitation the fire engine has is that it can’t transport the patient.
Can I go to a fire station if I’m having a medical emergency?
We want you to get help fast and the best way to accomplish that is to call 911 and use that system to request help be sent to your location. If you are transported to the hospital in an ambulance, the paramedic can begin treating you while driving to the hospital and will be in communication with the hospital about your pending arrival and condition. Also, a fire station is a dynamic environment so if you go to a station you may find that no one is there and therefore, medical attention is delayed for your emergency.