Rural Metro Fire provides fire protection services under a subscription-based model to individual homeowners and commercial property owners in unincorporated suburbs. These areas are not included within municipal fire department boundaries; therefore, property taxes do not include fire protection and Rural Metro fills that niche. These communities’ law enforcement are usually provided by a Sheriffs’ department, rather than municipal police department. This is the business model that our company was founded upon in 1948, by Louis Witzeman.
In other communities, Rural Metro Fire partners directly with cities, towns and fire districts under master fire contracts to provide a full complement of fire protection, prevention and emergency medical services and serve as those communities’ fire department.
We are a full-service provider of paramedic service personnel to numerous municipal fire departments and fire protection districts. We pride ourselves on maintaining some of the longest standing contracts and relationships within our industry. Our great success is due in part to our ability to recruit, educate, and retain dedicated people.
Our firefighters and paramedics are available round the clock in the fire stations to which they are assigned, ready to respond at a moment’s notice. All our firefighters must complete a state sponsored fire academy and maintain their certification throughout employment with us. Furthermore, every one of our paramedics must complete the state education requirements for licensure within their respective state of employment, the standards are based upon United States Department of Transportation requirements.
These are just a few of the factors that make Rural Metro Fire a leader in the private-sector fire protection business.
As the nation's leading private-sector fire protection provider, Rural Metro customizes our services to your community's needs. Whether a subscription, contract or staffing basis, we offer a range of services that include:
Cost of ambulance transport/services NOT included
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