Pima County, Arizona
Rural/Metro Fire Department has been providing fire and emergency medical services in Pima County since 1962.
With eight strategically placed fire stations staffed by highly trained firefighters and emergency medical personnel, Rural/Metro Fire Department is the sole fire protection agency for numerous unincorporated communities in Pima County, Catalina Foothills, the Town of Sahuarita, and the following five fire districts: Mountain Vista, Hidden Valley, Sabino Vista, Tanque Verde, and Tucson Country Club Estates.
Unlike fire district residents who pay for their fire protection services through property taxes, residents, business owners and property owners in the Town of Sahuarita and the unincorporated areas of Pima County are responsible for setting up an account directly with Rural/Metro. This means fire protection and emergency medical services are not paid for through taxes and residents are responsible for establishing fire service directly with Rural/ Metro Fire.