The Mt Lemmon Fire District provides Fire Protection (both structure and wildland), EMS, Rescue and Public Assistance to a 12.5 square mile area of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest. Established in 1979 as a fully volunteer agency, the District has grown into a combination department with a Fire Chief, a full-time staff of Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics, as well as over a dozen Volunteers.
Located in the Ponderosa forests of Southern Arizona’s Sky Islands, wildfire continues to be one of the main focuses of the District. The Mt Lemmon Fire District is dedicated to the continued rebuilding efforts on Mt Lemmon following the Aspen Fire in 2003 which consumed over 80,000 acres of forest and destroyed over 330 structures.
"To minimize the threat to life and property due to fire, medical or other emergencies through education, prevention, preparedness, prompt response, treatment and effective customer service."
To consistently provide our Mount Lemmon residents and visitors with quality services, in a professional and efficient manner, and provide leadership that ensures progress and success.