The goal of the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) is to minimize the loss of life and property from the effects of fire, medical, or other emergencies, and to render assistance as required.
Inherent in this goal is the desire to protect and enhance the quality of life of our citizens and community by responding quickly, performing with excellence, serving at every opportunity, and providing public education with special emphasis on programs for children. All emergency and non-emergency services are developed, maintained, and provided by highly trained professionals dedicated to excellence.
In order to carry out its mission effectively, The Office of the Fire Chief provides direction and policy to the entire department. The Tucson Fire Department is organized into three bureaus: Operations, Businesses Services and Community Risk Reduction, and Administrative and Personnel Services.
The Operations Bureau is in charge of day-to-day emergency services operations, including emergency medical services. Our operations division is divided into 4 battalions that each cover a portion of the city. Our commissioned fire personnel operate on a 3/4 schedule, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Business Services and Community Risk Reduction Bureau works to keep the citizens of Tucson safe through public outreach, fire inspections, and effective communication. This bureau oversees the Tucson Fire Department inspectors, code enforcement staff, fire investigators, and our community risk reduction team.
The Administrative and Personnel Services Bureau oversees our training academy, human resources, firefighter safety and wellness, as well as ambulance billing.