Rural Metro Fire Department is proud to provide fire and emergency medical services to Rio Verde Foothills residents.

Rural Metro operates on an individual subscription basis with the residents of Rio Verde Foothills; fire protection and emergency medical services are not paid for through taxes and residents are responsible for establishing a fire service account directly with Rural Metro Fire.

In the Rio Verde Foothills area, Rural Metro has one primary responding fire station, bringing the total in Maricopa County to nine. There are four firefighters on duty at all times, including at least one paramedic.

Rural Metro Fire crews in the Rio Verde Foothills area are led by Fire Chief John Kraetz.