Rio Rico Medical & Fire
The Rio Rico Fire District (dba Rio Rico Medical and Fire District/RRMFD) is a political subdivision of the State of Arizona, legally established in 1976 as the Rio Rico Volunteer Fire Department. The department then became a fire district in 1985 with a defined service area and tax base. RRFD is established under ARS§ 48-261
Since that time the fire district has grown to three fire stations. including an administration building, and 50 employees. The RRMFD is governed by a five-member elected board since 2010. The board is elected to provide financial oversight and guide the policy of the district. RRMFD has been fortunate to have a very diverse and vested Fire Board, including years of experience in community improvement and public participation. RRMFD would like to extend our appreciation to our board for their dedication and commitment to our community.
Operating out of three stations and an administrative office, Rio Rico Medical & Fire District provides fire protection, emergency medical services, rescue, public education and fire prevention to all its residents; as well as most interfacility transports out of Santa Cruz County. Daily staffing of 11 personnel, the district responds to approximately 2,500 calls per year, including EMS, fire, rescue and prescheduled convalescent/interfacility transports.
Three first line engines, three brush trucks, three engine tenders, one ladder truck, eight ambulances, five support vehicles, one utility vehicle and three command vehicles. A career department, RRMFD employs 48 highly qualified and dedicated individuals, 42 of whom are sworn personnel, and 6 administrative staff. With an operating budget of approximately $5 Million, the District is financed by property taxes from assessed property valuations, as well as ambulance transport revenues, other various contract service fees and grant funding.
Recognized by the State of Arizona as a special taxing district, RRMFD is governed by a 5-person Board of Directors elected by the public. Reporting directly to the Fire Board, the Fire Chief has direct supervision of the Deputy Chief, Fire Marshal, Administrative Manager, Senior Advisor & EMS Coordinator and indirect supervision of all other District employees