Tusayan Fire Department proudly protects 500-1000 residents. Our first due area is 5 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily commercial area, that includes seven 3 story hotels, with over 930 rooms, various restaurants,retail stores. Our department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status, and we currently average around 300 incidents a year.Tusayan is the gateway Community to the Grand Canyon National Park,with 4.5 million visitors each year. The Tusayan Fire District was originally created in August of 1996 to provide Fire and EMS services for the community of Tusayan. Included in our first response area is the Grand Canyon Airport the third busiest airport in Arizona in the summer. We also provide coverage from the Grand Canyon National Park Entrance gate south on Hwy 64 to mile post 219. The Tusayan Fire Districts personnel are currently in the process of assisting the Kaibab National Forest with urban interface area surrounding Tusayan. This is in conjunction with the Tusayan Community Wild Fire Protaction Plan (TCWPP)this program is being used to remove the threat of a castastrophic wildland fire event. With mechanical thinning and prescribed burning projects being used to remove ladder fuels and years of accumulated forest litter, around the community. We have a consistent volunteer base of approximately 17 personnel,with a bi-weekly training scheduled every Thursday night at 1830hrs. We have a very proactive Fire Board who strive to keep our Department supplied with all necessary equipment to maintain NFPA compliance.