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 Bullock Fire in 2002, which consumed over 33,000 acres of forest and the Aspen Fire in 2003 which consumed over 80,000 acres of forest and destroyed over 330 structures. MLFD strives to keep the neighborhoods on Mt Lemmon recognized as a FireWise Community.
At around 8000 feet above sea level, Mt Lemmon offers 4 distinct seasons just a 45 minute scenic drive from Tucson. With the abundance of outdoor activities, from hiking to skiing, the District sees a large visitor population year round. This accounts for the bulk of the emergencies MLFD responds to.
The Mt Lemmon Fire District will continue to provide the highest level of service to both the community and the visitors of Mt Lemmon and would like to thank you for visiting our website.