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About Santa Rita Fire District


The Santa Rita Fire District (SRFD) is an all-hazards fire department nestled in the base of the beautiful Santa Rita Mountains protecting the Town of Sahuarita and the community of Green Valley.   Originally founded in 1975 as the Green Valley Fire District, the small department protected the retirement community of Green Valley.  With the incorporation of the Town of Sahuarita, the Green Valley Fire District grew to protect a much larger area than just Green Valley.  Following the annexation of a large portion of the Town of Sahuarita, the Green Valley Fire District elected to change its name to the Santa Rita Fire District to reflect the broader communities it serves. 

Today the Santa Rita Fire District covers an area spanning 55 square miles and provides fire, emergency, and non-emergency services to more than 55,000 constituents.  The District is governed by five publicly elected officials and operates out of 5 fire stations covering both residential and commercial areas. 

SRFD enjoys a good relationship with its District residents, established over many years through effective, highly responsive services and community interaction which has developed into a mutual respect.  Pest removal, smoke detector checks, educational programs for adults and children, our nationally recognized Fire Corps program, CERT training and participation in local community events are all part of the District’s significant non-emergency role in the community.

“To Provide” – Conveys our energy & dynamic effort in fulfilling a vital role in the community.

“Our Community” – The reason for our existence. We recognize that our citizens are also our customers and that they expect excellence in all we do. Our commitment is to maintain a positive, cohesive and effective relationship with the community.

“Proactive” – We will meet the current needs of the Fire District while having a vigilant eye on the future. We will anticipate, plan for and act on the future needs of the District.

“Fire & Emergency Medical Services” – The core of our existence. We place a high priority on firefighter safety & training, extensive fire prevention activities & quality community education. As professionals, we dedicate ourselves to delivering exemplary emergency service.

“Compassion” – Service above self. We shall deliver a level of customer service beyond reproach. We understand that we are there to solve a problem no matter how small. Our caring and concern is genuine. We shall act as the patient’s advocate at all times. We will be there to help even after the fire is extinguished.

“Competence” – We shall strive to exceed standards at all levels. We will accomplish this through training, education, and participation in professional organizations. We shall build positive relationships with other fire & EMS departments and across professional disciplines to increase our knowledge and skills.

“Character” – Everything we do is with integrity. We hold a deep respect for our unique population. We shall earn and maintain the community’s trust. Respect & trust among our peers come from a shared dedication to high ideals.

“Fiscal Responsibility”– We share a critical role in providing our citizens with the highest possible value for their hard-earned income.