About Tubac Fire "Community Strong"

Cheryl Horvath,  Fire Chief


Tubac Fire District

 

Established in 1974 and operating out of four fire stations, the Tubac Fire District provides fire and emergency medical services, which include fire suppression, emergency medical response, rescue, fire prevention, public education and a host of non-emergency services such as venomous creature removal.  

Currently deploying normal daily operational staffing of 8 personnel, the District responds to approximately 1600 calls per year.  TFD provides service with a Type I engine, an ALS/BLS ambulance, one water tender, and one Type 6 brush truck operating out of each fire station. The District administrative office is located at 2227 E. Frontage Road; this location is also home to TFD Station 1. Station 2 is located at 1360 W. Frontage Road in Rio Rico; Station 3 at 333 Camino Josefina in Rio Rico; and Station 4 at 149 Ruta Camaron in Rio Rico.

With a budget of $3.5M, the District is primarily financed by property taxes assessed within the District, as well as by ambulance transport revenues and wildland contract revenues.  The District has always had a philosophy of meeting the emergency response needs of the community by providing high quality and cost effective service. This has been accomplished while maintaining one of the lowest tax rates in the State of Arizona for comparable size fire districts.

 
Genaro Rivera, Assistant Fire Chief
Genaro Rivera became a member of Tubac Fire District in 1990.  He worked his way through the ranks to his current position of Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tubac Fire District Mission Statement

The mission of the Tubac Fire District is to create a safer environment within our community in order to increase the quality of life which our citizens may enjoy. The Tubac Fire District provides a wide range of programs and services designed to protect lives and property from the adverse effects of fire and medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature.