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Palominas Fire District

"Rural, Responsive, & Proud"

Operations

Operations:

The Palominas Fire District currently operates three fire stations. We have two of these stations manned 24/7. PFD is a partner in the local Automatic Aid System with Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services, Fry Fire District, Bisbee Fire, National Parks Service, and Fort Huachuca Fire Department. The Automatic Aid System is a regional effort to increase service delivery to the community by ensuring the closest most appropriate resources are dispatched to an emergency regardless of jurisdiction. The Palominas Fire District also participates in an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the City of Bisbee for Automatic Aid services as well as Ground Ambulance Transport services. The Palominas Fire District has transitioned from an all volunteer fire department into a career-combination department. We now operate 3 fire stations. Two of these fire stations are manned 24/7. The Palominas Fire District has on duty EMTs and Paramedics that are ready to respond to any needs the community may present. Palominas Fire personnel are trained in specialized areas such as technical rescue, hazardous materials response, WMD/terrorism response, and wildland fire operations. The Operations Division works hard to ensure we maintain strong partnerships with our local agencies. Palominas Fire District responds to a unique area that requires strong relationships with local County, State, Federal law enforcement and fire agencies. 

                                       

Medical Services:

Palominas Fire District provides Advanced Life Support services to the community. This means we have on duty Paramedics & EMTs that are ready to respond to requests for service. The Palominas Fire District owns three ambulances which we operate through our IGA with the City of Bisbee Fire Department.

                                             

 

Fire Suppression & Rescue:

Palominas Fire District responds to all types of emergencies. We provide structural fire suppression and rescue services to the community. All personnel are trained to the NFPA standards regarding fire suppression and rescue qualification needs.

                                   

Special Operations:

Palominas Fire District participates in Hazardous Materials Response as well as Technical Rescue Response. The Palominas Fire District also has a Wildland Fire Division that responds to local and out of area wildland fires when requested to do so through our agreement with the Arizona State Forestry Division.

                                  

Training Division 

The Palominas Fire District Training Division is responsible for coordinating training needs to our organization. We also facilitate training needs of surrounding public safety agencies in order to ensure strong partnerships throughout the region. We host our training courses at our Training Center. The Training Center consists of a class room with seating for 50 students as well as a 3 story burn tower, vehicle fire props, extrication props, high angle and confined space rescue props as well as a roof ventilation prop. If you are interested in utilizing our training center, please contact Assistant Chief Mirabelli to coordinate the utilization of the facility.

 

Stations & Assigned Equipment.

PFD Administration:

10202 S. Highway 92, Hereford AZ 85615

(520)803-9919

 

Standard Staffing: 1 Fire Chief, , 1 Public Educator, Maintenance Firefighter

Equipment: Chief 19, Battalion 191, Prevention 193  

 

Fire Station 191

9903 S. Palominas Rd. Hereford, AZ 85615

Standard Staffing: 1 Engineer/LT 2 Firefighters

Equipment: Engine 191, Squad 191, Brush 191, Medic 191, & Support 191

 

 

Fire Station 192

9695 E. Highway 92. Hereford, AZ 85615

Standard Staffing: Day Staffing 0800-1700 Maintenance Firefighter and Public Educator

Equipment: Engine 192, Tender 192, Tender 1920, Medic 1911, & Brush 192

 

Fire Station 193 

10206 S. Highway 92. Hereford, AZ 85615

Standard Staffing: 1 Captain,  2 Firefighters

Equipment: Engine 193, Squad 193, Medic 193 (FFD & PFD),Tender 193, Brush 193, & Support 193

 

What is Automatic Aid?

"What is Automatic Aid? Why are there fire trucks from different cities or agencies here when we have our own department?" These are all very important questions. Palominas Fire, Fry Fire, Sierra Vista Fire-Medical, Bisbee Fire, National Parks Service, and Fort Huachuca Fire are operating as an automatic aid system. This means that a 9-1-1 caller will receive the closest and most appropriate unit regardless of who's "area" you are in. While each agency maintains it's own "identity" and operates as a single entity financially, we are work closely together in order to help better serve the entire community. 

This video demonstrates the automatic aid system as it functions in the East Valley (Mesa & Gilbert) area of Phoenix. While automatic aid is relatively new to our community, we tend to operate off some of the same general principles. The automatic aid system is still evolving within our local community every day.