Rural/Metro Fire Department

Until the winter of 1962, residents in the surrounding areas of Tucson, Arizona's city limits were without a fire department. Rural/Metro Corporation (then called Rural Fire Protection Co.), which had been providing fire department service for the Scottsdale area since 1948, was requested to establish fire protection for Tucson's suburban areas shortly after a residential fire in the Indian Ridge area northeast of Tucson resulted in the tragic death of a small child.

Rural/Metro is proud to have been a trusted partner in Pima County communities since 1962. We currently serve more than 275 square miles of the county from 12 strategically located fire stations.

We consider it an honor to serve you, and we stand ready to respond quickly and professionally when you need us most. Our hope is that when you see us in your community, you'll be reminded and assured that we're on watch for your family's safety 24x7.

To learn more about Rural/Metro Fire Department and our committment to the community, please visit our website at