Annexation / Contracts for Services

Per Arizona Revised Statutes 48-814, a fire district may provide or assist in providing emergency fire or emergency medical services outside of its own district boundaries if those services are otherwise unavailable and if those services are provided at the request of any law enforcement agency, fire district, fire department or private person, and may receive reimbursement for the costs of providing the emergency services.  The person receiving the services, or on whose behalf the services are provided, is liable to the fire district for the costs and these costs constitute a debt of that person and may be collected by the fire district. 

Property owners that are not within the District's boundaries can petition to annex their property into the District or can contract for services with the Fire District.  A contract for services provides the same protections and services as being a resident of the District.  Some of these services include, but are not limited to:

Emergency Services provided at no additional cost to in-District residents:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services / Ambulance Service (VVFD residents are not billed for the amount that is not paid by their insurance company)
  • Rescue Services (auto extrication, building collapse, trench rescue, swift water rescue, rope rescue, etc.)
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Wildland Fire Response

Non-Emergency Services provided at no additional cost to in-District residents:

  • Snake Removal
  • Bee Problems
  • Invalid Assist
  • Welfare Check
  • Smoke Detector Check, Battery Replacement, Detector Installation
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Hands Only CCR Classes
  • Sand Bags Available for Residential Use (Limited Quantities Available)
  • Building Inspections
  • Car Seat Installation and Inspection
  • Public Education
  • Other Services

For more information, please contact either Fire Chief Nazih Hazime at (928) 634-2578 extension 1 or Assistant Moore at extension 3.


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