The City of Casa Grande Fire Department proudly protects over 50,000 people living in an area of over 112 square miles. The Fire Department operates out of four fire stations that protect a primarily residential area. The department is a public department whose members are on a paid status. The Casa Grande Fire Department is one of the oldest in Pinal County, Arizona, dating back to the City’s incorporation in 1915. The department celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2016.
- Fire Suppression
- Emergency Medical Services
- Hazardous Materials Response
- Search and Rescue
- Technical Rescue Confined Space
- Fire Prevention
Fire Department Mission Statement
Provide quality customer service, professional fire protection, and life safety to meet the needs of the community.
Fire Department Vision
The Casa Grande Fire Department will be on the leading edge of fire service trends, as they expand to meet the dynamic needs of the growing community.
Public Safety Communications Division
The Public Safety Communications of the police department provides the personnel that link the public with the sworn officers in the field. The division has sixteen full time Public Safety Clerk positions whose functions include 911 operator, public safety dispatcher, records clerk, receptionists, secretary, and supervisor.
Civilian personnel are most often the first line of communications with the general public, whether handling “walk in” citizens requests for service, or answering 911 emergency calls for both the Police Department and Fire Department. Civilian employees classify and prioritize the calls for service, dispatch officers as needed, record dispositions of calls, then handle the follow up paper work.
Public Safety Dispatchers (911 Operators) attend to incoming calls on seven phone lines, seven 911 lines, and one silent witness line. They must also enter all calls for service into the police computer to dispatch the calls. Other duties required of this position include; fulfilling records requests, processing and filing incoming paperwork, data entry of all citations and police reports into the computer system, criminal history inquiries in the State’s crime computer, submitting fingerprints through the State’s automated fingerprint identification system, and numerous other tasks to keep the internal operation of the department organized and efficient.
When not assigned as a 911 Operator or Public Safety Dispatcher, the Public Safety Clerks function as records clerks assisting in the records duties. These duties include; forwarding reports to other criminal justice agencies, preparing statistical information, uniform crime reporting to the State of Arizona and FBI, and other secretarial duties for the Chief of Police and his three division commanders.
Classes and Courses
The Casa Grande Fire Department offers American Heart Association (AHA) certification courses to the public for CPR and First Aid.
- $45 pre-registration required one week prior to class start date
- Minimum of 6 students per class
- 48 hour cancellation notice required
HeartSaver Course and First Aid CPR AED
The HeartSaver Courses are made available to the layperson, home care givers, daycare workers, babysitters, personal trainers, teachers, etc. (This course does not meet the AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Standards for medically trained professionals or students in the medical field).
For those who wish to take the HeartSaver Course online, please click here.
First Aid Only
First Aid Only class is for those who do not need CPR certification. $35 class fee includes certification card.
BLS Healthcare Provider
This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings using medical equipment & medical terminology. These classes are geared to the medical professional such as CNA’s, EMT’s, CEP’s, RN’s, MD’s, as well as students pursuing a career in the medical health field. You must pass the written exam with no less than 84% to receive your certification card.
E-Learning CPR Class
For registrants who have missed the deadline for the onsite class, the certification requirement can be taken online by clicking here. Once completed, call the instructor at (520) 421-8777, ext 5980 and schedule the skills portion. Registrants will meet with the instructor, provide a printed certificate from the online course completion, perform the skills, and receive a certification and card. These skills tests take approximately an hour to complete.There is a registration cost for the online class through the American Heart Association and a registration fee of $20.00 for the accompanying skill testing through the Casa Grande Fire Department. Please contact the Fire Prevention Officer to set up an appointment for the skill test portion of the course.
The Casa Grande Fire Prevention Division provides a safe environment for citizens to live, work and visit. This is done through a comprehensive program of education, enforcement, engineering, and fire investigation within our community.
Some of the functions handled in the fire prevention division include:
- Public Education
- Building Fire and Life Safety Plan Reviews
- Fire protection system Plan Reviews and Inspections
- Business Inspections
- Code Enforcement
- Fire Investigations
A smoke alarm is a device that detects smoke and sounds an alarm to alert people nearby that there is a potential fire. All smoke alarms are pretty much similar in their function but may vary slightly by manufacturer. You can find some basic smoke alarm safety precautions here.
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Fire Department News and Updates
Each October, the Casa Grande Fire Department joins with the National Fire Prevention Association to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. This year’s celebration will be during the week of October 8 – 14, 2017. Be [...]
In honor of National CPR Awareness Week, the Casa Grande Fire Department is proud to partner with Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Pulsepoint Foundation to launch a registration campaign for local automated external defibrillator devices [...]
Casa Grande Fire Department History 1916-1930 The first fire station was built in 1916. Local citizens of the newly formed City of Casa Grande organized the Casa Grande Fire Department. The department had approximately 15 [...]