North County Fire & Medical District
The North County Fire & Medical District is an internationally accredited special district created in 1981 by a vote of the residents in the area. The property owners wanted to have a voice in their fire and medical care and, at the same time, to monitor costs. The Fire & Medical District currently includes the communities of Sun City West, Coldwater Ranch, Corte Bella, Cross River, Dos Rios, Rancho Cabrillo, Rio Sierra, and other unincorporated portions of Maricopa County. The Fire & Medical District is governed by a five member non-partisan board elected at large by the registered voters of the District.
The Fire & Medical District provides state-of-the-art fire suppression, hazard mitigation, and emergency medical services including ambulance transportation. Emergency services are provided from strategically located fire stations positioned throughout the District. Each station is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with highly trained, multi-role firefighters and emergency medical personnel. District personnel respond to calls for assistance via a fleet of modern fire and medical response vehicles including fire engines, ladder trucks, and ambulances.
The level of protection provided by the District is one of the highest in the nation as rated by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) which translates into lower annual fire insurance premiums for residents and businesses. Caring and quality service delivery has always been and will continue to be the trademark of the North County Fire & Medical District.
Fire Corps Volunteer Program
North County Fire & Medical District has a very active volunteer program. The program averages 50 volunteers who focus on a variety of non-emergency Fire & Medical District services including: emergency lock box installations, smoke detector checks and battery installation assistance, home safety surveys, community event assistance and administrative office support. The District’s Fire Corps Program won the prestigious national 2013 Fire Corps Award of Excellence for their outstanding volunteer efforts for the District.
For more information regarding the North County Fire & Medical District or the Fire Corps Volunteer Program, please visit the District’s website at www.scwfire.org.