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History of the Salt River Fire Department

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200?Opening of new Salt River Fire Academy
2009Opening of Station 294 at Center and Indian School
2008Graduated 20 members of SRFD Recruit class of 2008-01
2007August 30, 2007, the Salt River Fire Department celebrates "25 Years of Service!"
2006American La France 100' Platform delivered to Community (L293)
2003Opening of the "new" Station 293 on Indian Bend and Dobson
2002Opening of the "new" Station 292 on Stapley and Oak

Fire Chief Dave Bunce started with the Community

Eighteen new firefighters hired (MFD classes 00-01, 00-02)

Opening of third station at Casino Arizona at Indian Bend (Station 293)

1994Fire Chief Steve Maddox started in 1994 with the Community and served till 1999
1989Community Member Herman D. Ray purchased Community's first ambulance. The Salt River Fire Department begins (ALS) emergency medical transports with "Rescue 291."
1988First Fire Chief of the Community (Tom Birch)
August 30, 1982

Opening of second station in Lehi (Station 292)

Police Chief Rena was put in charge of the Fire Department as the contract with Rural/Metro was allowed to expire. Mutual Aid Scottsdale continued. All personnel were put through a Firefighter 1 and 2 class as well as an EMT course, both taught in-house.

Prior to August 30, 1982

Station 14 opened with Engine 14 and Tanker 14. Firefighters sent to Rural/Metro and received on-the-job training to run their own station. No EMTs and still backed up by Rural/Metro. Chief Mayhall was designated the Chief of the Department through the contract with Rural/Metro.

Contracted services with Rural/Metro and response came from Scottsdale Station 10 and Station 11. Normal response was an Attack Truck for EMS calls and two engines and the Attack Truck for structure calls.