Regional Fire & Rescue Department, Inc., proudly serves roughly 8,000 people living in an area of approximately 160 square miles. We operate out of one station that protects a primarily rural area. Our fire department is not tax-funded. We are funded by individual home & business owner subscribers who pay an annual fee for fire department service (fire protection) based upon under-roof square footage of their home or business and outbuildings, garages, etc. Other than the typical services the fire departments generally provide, we provide our Subscribers with Home or Vehicle Lock-out assistance, Snake and Africanized Bee Removal, fire-safety evaluations of homes or businesses, and CPR/First Aid training. Our personnel are on paid hourly, or per call status.
Regional Fire & Rescue Dept. is a subscription based non-profit fire company which serves primarily Rural-Residential, and light Commercial areas within Central, and expanding to Western Pinal County, Arizona.
Our Staff includes our Founder and Fire Chief Steven W. Kerber, and the Vice President of Finance & Administration Tess Kerber. Four Full-time firefighters consists of A-Shift & B-Shift Captain or Lieutenant, and one Firefighter/EMT on each 24 hour shift. This does not include rotating (paid-per-call) Reserve Firefighters working two 24 hour shifts per month, and filling occasional shift vacancies.
We serve an area of approximately 160 square miles in our first due however, we also respond at the request of the Arizona Highway Patrol (DPS) to Interstate-10 from MP 185 to 192 near Casa Grande, and areas of Interstate-8 from MP 172 half way to Gila Bend, Arizona (MP 150). Interstate-8 responses half-way to Gila Bend are not included within our 160 square mile response area, as well as the occasional response to Interstate-10 MP 211-219 as an alternate provider on that stretch of highway toward Tucson. All tolled, including portions of Highways 84, 87, 287, 387, we cover just under 100 miles of Arizona State Highways and Interstate. Also within our first due area, we have the potential for incidents involving several miles of Railroad, and this includes several miles of Natural Gas Pipeline from El Paso Natural Gas Co., as well as the Southwest Gas Company and the Kinder-Morgan (fuel) pipeline on their easement.
1995 Pierce Dash Pumper, 1,250 GPM/750 Gallon Water Tank with Type A & B Foam. Currently under cosmetic refurbishment, this apparatus will soon become our primary responding engine.
1989 Pierce Arrow Pumper, 1,500 GPM/500 Gallon Water Tank. E586 is currently our primary responding engine.
1996 Freightliner FL-70 Water Tender/Pumper, 500 GPM/2,000 Gallon Water Tank with Type A Foam. T586 is our primary water tender that responds to multiple types of incidents.
1984 International Water Tender, 500 GPM/4,000 Gallon Water Tank. T587 is our secondary Water Tender and generally responds to major fires with in a 5 mile radius in accordance with our ISO Dwelling Class-8b fire protection rating when needed.
1999 Ford F-550 XLT 4X4, 150 GPM/400 Gallon Water Tank with Type A Foam. BR586 responds to brush/vehicle fires, & EMS/Rescue incidents including quick response to Interstate 8.
2006 Ford Expedition 4X4 SUV, Paramedic Equipped, Haz-Mat, Fire Investigation, Command Vehicle. C586 Responds to most all incidents.
2003 Ford Expedition 4X4 SUV, EMS Equipped. BC586 is our alternate assigned/take home supervisor vehicle, and serves as the Assistant Fire Chief's command vehicle when taking calls locally.
- RFRD is currently accepting applications for Reserve Firefighters.
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