MESA, Ariz. (Dec. 16, 2013) - During the festive holiday season, children build memories with family and friends. Their faces light up experiencing new traditions and the joy of giving to others. Keeping children safe during the excitement ensures their memories will always be good ones.
The holiday season is, unfortunately, the time of year thousands of people visit emergency rooms due to holiday-related injuries.

San Tan Valley, AZ (April, 2019) - A NOTE OF THANKS

MESA, Ariz. (Aug. 13, 2013) – The Rural/Metro family of companies, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Southwest Ambulance and PMT Ambulance, serve more than 50 communities in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yuma and Graham counties. All of these operations have been designated as Premier EMS Agencies by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).

The ADHS Premier EMS Agency Program is a quality improvement initiative for Arizona’s EMS agencies who are dedicated to improving the care they provide to their patients. Premier agencies, including all of Rural/Metro’s operations, have implemented quality assurance measures in four key areas:

  • Major Trauma
  • Acute Stroke
  • Myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation (STEMI)
  • Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Rural/Metro Fire Department & Southwest Ambulance Provide Practical Halloween Safety Tips


MESA, Ariz. (Oct. 22, 2013) – Halloween is one of the most anticipated holiday celebrations of the year for kids and kids at heart across the country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 41 million ghosts, goblins and tiny princesses will be trick-or-treating and Rural/Metro wants to help ensure all community members to have a safe and healthy Halloween. 

MESA, Ariz. (March 11, 2013) – Having expired or unnecessary prescription medications in your home can be a dangerous idea. People can misuse, steal or ingest the incorrect medication. The best thing to do is properly dispose of unnecessary medications.
Rural/Metro Fire Department has teamed up with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, County Attorney’s Office and the San Tan Valley Substance Abuse Coalition to offer a safe, secure and accessible drug drop box for residents in and around San Tan Valley starting Thursday, March 12. The drug drop box will be located at the Rural/Metro fire and Southwest Ambulance station at 28353 N. Main St. in the Copper Basin area.