Our MISSION STATEMENT
Provide safety and security for lives and property in our community.
The VISION of the San Luis Fire Department is;
To exceed the community's needs and expectations.
The VALUES which guide our interaction with those we serve and ourselves are;Honesty
The GOAL of the San Luis Fire Department is;
To provide high quality, timely and compassionate services to those we serve.
We will evaluate all of our actions and decisions by;What is best for our firefighter's safety,
What is best for our Community,
What is best for the City of San Luis Fire Department.
Our actions at emergency events will be guided by the principals of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500.We will risk our lives to save a life,
We may put ourselves at risk to save property,
But, we will not place ourselves at risk if the lives and property are already lost.
San Luis Fire Department Profile
The San Luis Fire Department was formed on a volunteer fire department on or about 1981. In 1988 the City Council authorized the hiring of full-time firefighters which began the transition to a fully paid, professional fire department. Today our department is comprised of 33 full-time, 4 part-time employees and 5 Fire Cadets (student firefighters). These employees are assigned as follows;
Fire Administration: 3 full time positions; Fire Chief, Administrative Assistant and Office Support Specialist.
Fire Suppression: 30 full-time and 4 part-time firefighters; consists of 17 Certified Emergency Paramedics (3 are certified as Toxicology Paramedics), 13 Emergency Medical Technicians; 15 Hazardous Materials Technicians and 15 Hazardous Materials First Responders. Fire Suppression personnel are assigned to one of three crews (10 personnel each), working an average of 53 hour per week, under FLSA guidelines. Part-time firefighters are used to augment daily staffing levels.
We are the recipient of a SAFER FEMA Grant providing 3 additional firefighters per crew until May of 2014. In December of 2011 we began operations under an intergovernmental agreement with the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department to provide advanced live support (ALS) emergence ambulance transport services. Under the provisions of the IGA, two additional certified firefighters and two additional ambulances operate under the supervision of and in conjunction with the City of San Luis Fire Department.
The San Luis Fire Department proudly protects over 28,200 people in an area of approximately 35 square miles. Currently we operate out of one station.
We have a split 4/9 ISO Insurance Rating. Our efforts and goal is to reduce this rating, therefore reducing the insurance rates to our citizens.
Emergency response services are provided utilizing: a 1250 GPM pumper (Engine 1) and a 1250 GPM Tele-Squrt (Ladder 1). Daily minimum staffing for each apparatus is 3 persons, one of which is a CEP. We also have a third fire truck that has been placed in reserve status, which we use for civic duties, such as: parades, school and fire prevention presentations, etc.
Our Haz-Mat Response Team is comprised of 15 Haz-Mat Technicians, utility truck with lighting and portable generator and a trailer with durable and disposable equipment and supplies.
Our department provides pre-hospital Advanced Life Support Services to our community with medical direction through our base hospital, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC).
For Emergencies: call 9-1-1.
The San Luis Fire Department is located at 1165 North McCain Avenue. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 445, San Luis, Arizona, 85349-0445.
Fire Chief: Hank Green
Administrative Assistant: Diana Hernandez
Office Support Specialist: Leanna Beltran
Fire Administration Office: (928) 341-8550, FAX number is (928) 627-1426
Fire Department Public Information Officer: Luis Cebreros (928) 446-3158.
Fire Protection Services: Fire Suppression / Extinguishment, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Transport, Commercial Building Inspections, Residential Building Inspections, Fire Prevention / Public Education Presentations for our Schools and Community, New Construction Plan Review. Learn how to use and the importance of having Fire Extinguishers and Smoke Detectors in your house.
Emergency Medical Services: Emergency Pre-Hospital Health Care, Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation (CPR) & First Aid Training, and Blood Pressure Checks.
Hazardous Materials Response Team: Protection from hazardous materials (chemical leaks, spills, etc.)