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As an innovative and data-driven leader in the International Fire Service, the Phoenix Fire Department will continue to evolve with the modern world. We remain committed to delivering customer service excellence to our communities through pride and professionalism. We will honor our diversity and inclusion while striving to improve the well-b​eing of our Fire Department family, respecting our past while planning for the future.

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​​The Phoenix Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and resources to our community and members. We save lives and protect property through fire suppression, emergency med​ical and transportation services, all-hazards incident management, and community risk reduction efforts.

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Phoenix Fire Honors January As Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, Combating Sleep Deprivationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2620Fire1/5/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2620/cancer decon.jpghttps://youtu.be/tFRBQuUU8GEPhoenix Fire Honors January As Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, Combating Sleep Deprivation<div class="ExternalClass7619323E228C43ABB6C071C507E0C472"><html> <p>​</p>Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters according to the Centers for Disease Control. To bring attention to this troubling statistic, the month of January has been designated Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month.  <br><br>The Phoenix Fire Department in collaboration with city leadership and U.P.F.F.A. Local 493 are steadfast about keeping our firefighters healthy and supporting their longevity. In order to achieve this, the Phoenix Fire department puts an emphasis on the health and wellness of its first responders through a myriad of programs and resources.  <br><br>The department conducts mandatory annual health screenings, issues the safest possible protective gear available, and provides supportive resources to empower firefighters to seek early cancer detection and treatment. <br><br>One of those resources includes comprehensive cancer screenings for all Phoenix first responders at Vincere Cancer Center. <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com/</a> .  The program consists of comprehensive visits for Phoenix first responders to identify potential exposures to carcinogens on the job. In addition to discussing any risks the individual may have.<br><br>Sleep deprivation is another potential peril to firefighter's health and one that may cause cancer. According to a recent study at Harvard Medical School, almost 40% of firefighters suffer from sleep deprivation. The study demonstrated that sleep deficiency can be linked to cancer. <br><br>The Phoenix Fire Department has also addressed this issue.  As the number of emergency dispatches continues to rise, busy firefighters now have an opportunity to rest more comfortably in between emergencies thanks to a generous donation of mattresses by Temper-Pedic. It is one more wellness tool that can be applied to our firefighter's health and welfare. <br><br>These are just a few of steps being taken to ensure our emergency responders have the most optimal resources available to protect them during their careers. <br><br><p>The Phoenix Fire Department is committed to offering the highest level of customer service to the community. Meanwhile, leadership of the Phoenix Fire Department and U.P.F.F.A. Local 493 continue to work hand in hand to protect firefighters long-term health.<br><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofire
Phoenix Fire Makes History In 2022 With The Highest Call Volume Ever Recorded In One Yearhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2617Fire1/4/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2617/call volume cover photo.jpgPhoenix Fire Makes History In 2022 With The Highest Call Volume Ever Recorded In One Year<div class="ExternalClass28350A593B0F4A63959C4341E32F1756"><html>​​​As the city of Phoenix continues to grow, so does the demand for services from Phoenix firefighters. According to the Phoenix Fire Data Team, the Phoenix Fire Department saw its busiest year ever in 2022. Overall, Phoenix Fire unit call volume was the highest ever at 405,290 total responses. In comparison, Phoenix firefighters saw a total of 385,573 responses in 2021. That's nearly an additional 20,000 calls for service. <br><br>Located near 7th street and Hatcher, Phoenix Fire Engine 7 finished with the highest annual unit call volume ever recorded in the region. That total volume included 6,057 calls for service. <a href="/newsroom/fire/2541" target="_blank">One of those calls saved the lives of a man and his dog after they were trapped in a structure fire.​</a><br><br>Other major takeaways from the 2022 annual totals include six Phoenix Fire engines finishing their unit call volume over 5,000. Ranked in order, Engine 7 topped the list with 6,057. Second busiest was Engine 15. Located near 43rd avenue and Camelback, Engine 15 had a total of 5,183 total responses. Engine 18 was third busiest. Located near 23rd avenue and Camelback, Engine 18 responded to 5,102 calls. Fifth busiest was Engine 42. Located near 35th avenue and Greenway, Engine 42 responded to 5,036 calls for service. Rounding out as the sixth busiest in Phoenix was Engine 33. Located near 23rd avenue and Cactus, Engine 33 had a total of 5,022 responses.<br><br>To further showcase hard work of Phoenix firefighters, 18 Engines within the city of Phoenix finished with their unit call volume over 4,000. Other key points from the yearly annual totals show Ladder 33 having the highest total ever for a Ladder unit with 4,816 dispatches. Rescue 33 finished with the highest total ever for a Rescue for dispatches including 5,158. That included 3,707 transports.<br><br>“The Phoenix Fire Department is aware of the rapid growth our city is experiencing. Along with that comes a higher demand for our emergency services. We are working diligently with city leadership, and our partners in U.P.F.F.A. Local 493 to project the needs of the community and build a response system that matches the need and improves response times," Phoenix Fire Chief Mike Duran added. “In addition, we are ever mindful of the wellness of our responders, providing the best support services possible to support their needs."<br><br>As 911 calls continue to rise, the city of Phoenix is working to support Phoenix firefighters. In early December, the City Council unanimously voted to allocate $7.8 million in annual funding for the creation of 58 new sworn positions. Some of the new positions are dedicated to Phoenix Fire's aviation and rescue unit. The others will be assigned to Phoenix Fire Station 62, that is still in the works.<a href="/newsroom/fire/2592" target="_blank"> Learn more about new firefighter positions and Station 62. <br></a><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfire
Phoenix Fire Crime Intelligence Analyst Wins 2022 Award https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2615Fire1/3/2023 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2615/jenn hill cover.jpeghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWub0Q1q7Aw&feature=youtu.bePhoenix Fire Crime Intelligence Analyst Wins 2022 Award <div class="ExternalClassCD088C22368C403DB9D7C4FE7D1BEE31"><html> <p>​​</p>The Phoenix Fire Department is proud to highlight Jennifer Hill's exceptional work for the city of Phoenix as a Crime Intelligence Analyst. That high quality work is demonstrated by her recognition by the Arizona Association of Crime Analysts. Jennifer received the 2022 Analytical Product Award for the work she did in support of a false call investigation and prosecution that resulted from the string of false 911 calls at the end of 2021.<br><br>The case did not only impact Phoenix's first responders, rather it was in collaboration with the Tempe Police Department. Jennifer stumbled upon the information when she was mapping other projects. That mapping includes all suspicious fires in the Phoenix area. She uses fire data to look for trends and possible hot spots.<br><br>Jennifer's ability to document the information surrounding the case and its impacts including call duration and resources was a key factor for detectives to successfully close the investigation to the benefit of local first responders and residents. <br><br>“I feel like I have the best job in the department, because I get to help everybody who needs help," Hill said. <br><br>Many of the false calls were said to be large in scale or violent in nature, requiring a major response from first responders. Jennifer's mapping showed how many times the suspect falsely called 911 and the volume of response.<br><br>“I think that was the most important part of this," Hill added. “Not just showing how many times he called, but all those people (first responders) are tied up on this call that isn't actually an emergency, and they aren't responding to actual emergencies like they should be."<br><br>With Jennifer's comprehensive, clear, and logical understanding of analytics, she has been asked to present a case review of her award-winning investigation to the Arizona Association of Crime Analysts. In addition, she's been asked to teach a class on the creation of analytical timelines for the organization. <br><br>The analytical work Jennifer has done has led the Arson Task Force to several high-profile arson arrests and her fire data contributions have assisted with obtaining additional funding and support for the gated alley program.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofire
Phoenix Approves $7.8 Million to Add New Firefighter Positionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2592Fire12/8/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2592/smoke - Edited.pngPhoenix Approves $7.8 Million to Add New Firefighter Positions<div class="ExternalClass72DA9E50658F45C89F4DA6815CD768F2"><html>The city of Phoenix took action to add additional resources to the Phoenix Fire Department during its City Council meeting on Wednesday. The council unanimously voted to allocate $7.8 million in annual funding for the creation of 58 new sworn positions in the 2023-2024 fiscal year.<br><br>“The Phoenix Fire Department is very grateful to the city leadership for supporting this critical need," Phoenix Fire Chief Mike Duran added. “This will place more resources in the system that will improve response times so that we can help our residents as quickly as possible."<br><br>Some of the new positions are dedicated to Phoenix Fire's aviation and rescue unit. The others will be assigned to Phoenix Fire Station 62, that is still in the works.  <br><br>“It is important to hire the staff prior to the completion of Fire Station 62 so that we can hit the ground running," Chief Duran said. “In the interim, we can benefit from the added personnel."<br><br>As the Phoenix Fire Department works to address higher call volumes as the city continues to rapidly grow, this approval will help optimize the Phoenix Fire Department's mission. That mission includes saving lives and protecting property through fire suppression, emergency med ical and transportation services, all-hazards incident management, and community risk reduction efforts.<br><br>During Wednesday's City Council meeting, Mayor Kate Gallego described the action as an “important vote" that the city needed to make.​ Councilwoman Ann O'Brien echoed the importance. She said, "As the city grows, we need to ensure our public safety services are adequately growing."<br><br>To learn more about careers within Phoenix Fire visit the Phoenix Fire Department's <a href="/fire/employment/firefighters" target="_blank">homepage</a>.​<br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNewsfire
Phoenix Fire and Police Save Man and Dog from Burning Homehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2541Fire10/28/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2541/home fire 7.jpeghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45eTPReV5zkPhoenix Fire and Police Save Man and Dog from Burning Home<div class="ExternalClassCB210029A27C4473ADF52219353BCA72"><html>​<br>Both police officers and firefighters helped a man and his dog escape from a fire that occured in September. The incident happened on September 18 near Peoria Avenue and Cave Creek Road. <br><br>Just after 9 p.m. first responders were called to the scene. The closest crew was located at Phoenix Fire Station 7, near 7th street and Hatcher.<br><br>When police officers and firefighters arrived, they found a man yelling for help, stuck in a room where there was a fire. Officers and arriving firefighters were able to help the man escape through a window and then get him and his dog over the fence safely.<br><br><br><p><br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideofire