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Physical Address:
Page Fire Department
Public Safety Facility
808 Coppermine Road
Page, AZ 86040
U.S. Mail Address:
Page Fire Department
Public Safety Facility
P.O. Box 1180
Page, AZ 86040
Express Mail Address:
Page Fire Department
Public Safety Facility
808 Coppermine Road
Page, AZ 86040

 

Telephone: (928) 645-4340
Fax: (928) 645-4346
E-Mail: firechief@cityofpage.org


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The City of Page Fire Department is founded on the fundamental principle that our staff are the foundation of this organization and that our Department can be no stronger than its membership. Being a member of the Page Fire Department is not just a job. It is a commitment to other Department members and to the citizens of Page. We are a group with selective membership, and everyone is a member because he/she wants to belong. The Page Fire Department will always strive to improve our level of service and commitment to one another and to the citizens we protect. As our city grows so shall our resolve to protect and serve our community. To accomplish this we will never fear change as that is the process for improvement. We will consider change as a regular, well-managed event. Our motto is "Proudly Serving the Citizens of Page." We do this in a professional manner striving always for excellence.

 


Equipment |Training Grounds |Burn Permits | ISO Rating |
Drug, Tobacco, and Alcohol Policy | Emergency Medical Services|


 

Emergency Medical Services
Currently, Page Fire Department has nineteen full-time employees, one part-time employee, and approximately fifteen reserves. Besides the Chief, Assistant Chief, Fire Marshal, and Office Manager, there are 15 full time and 1 part-time fire/EMS personnel that keep the city staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The full time staff consists of 8 paramedics or student paramedics and 12 EMT’s. The Department handles approximately 3,600 assignments per year with about 50 % of the calls being medical in nature.

Additional training, including Firefighter I/II and basic Emergency Medical Technician courses, is provided through the local community college.

Training2 Advanced training, such as Intermediate EMT and Paramedic courses, requires travel as far away as PhoenixThe Department - working out of a new state-of-the art Public Safety Facility located at 808 Coppermine Road - operates one 75 foot quint, three engines, four ambulances, two Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) units, 1 fast response truck, and various support vehicles. Page Fire Department has three stations; Station 1 and Headquarters are located in the Public safety Facility; Station 2 is an un-staffed station at the corner of 7th Avenue and North Navajo Drive; and Airport Station is an un-staffed station at the Municipal Airport.

Numerous services are provided including Airport Rescue Fire Fighting services at Page Municipal Airport and Interfacility Medical Transports from the local area to destinations as far away as Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV. There are five units (two ambulances, one engine, one quint and one rapid response truck) equipped with extrication equipment (cutters, spreaders, rams, air lift bags, saws, and cribbing).

The City of Page is very remote. The closest city of any size is Flagstaff which is 135 miles to the south. The City of Page is located on a mesa surrounded by vast, rugged, and beautiful terrain with high cliffs, deep canyons, and extreme weather. The conditions make providing fire and EMS services an incredible challenge. Nearby Lake Powell extends for 180 miles up into the canyon lands of southern Utah and has over 1900 miles of shoreline.

With breathtaking scenery, national parks, and monuments in virtually every direction, the Page area is a popular tourist destination. In fact, nearly three million tourists from all over the world visit the area every year.

Because of the extreme distances, it is not uncommon for Page Fire Department units to provide mutual aide assistance as far as fifty miles away including areas of southern Utah and the Navajo Nation. Page's remoteness also means that having good working relationships with the other fire and EMS agencies in the area is vitally important. Page Fire Department personnel routinely work with the National Park Service (NPS), Big Water (Utah), and Greenehaven (Arizona) Fire Departments and the Navajo Generating Station (power plant) Fire Brigade. The local air ambulance service, Classic Lifeguard, is second to none. Classic Lifeguard operates two medical helicopters from its facility at the Page Municipal Airport.

Currently, Page Fire Department has nineteen full-time employees, one part-time employee, and approximately fifteen reserves. Besides the Chief, Assistant Chief, Fire Marshal, and Office Manager, there are 15 full time and 1 part-time fire/EMS personnel that keep the city staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The full time staff consists of 8 paramedics or student paramedics and 12 EMT’s. The Department handles approximately 1,500 calls per year with about 80% of the calls being medical in nature. Department Reserve fire training is held every Monday and Reserve EMS training is held every Wednesday evening. Additional training, including Firefighter I/II and basic Emergency Medical Technician courses, is provided through the local community college. Advanced training, such as Intermediate EMT and Paramedic courses, requires travel as far away as Phoenix.

 

Training Grounds

Page Fire Department’s Fire Training Grounds are located in Industrial Park region. The new area has been graded, reclaimed asphalt placed for road ways, two hydrants have been installed and the area fenced. The new training ground is triangular in shape covering about 2.5 acres. The current Fire Training Grounds have grown and assist keeping a well trained staff in a ready state to fight fires as safe as possible. The Training Grounds will all so have High Angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Live Fire Exercises, and many other possibilities.

 

Burn Permits

1......Burn Permits are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Records Office located in the Main Lobby of the Page Public Safety Facility, 808 Coppermine Road. Failure to have a permit on file may result in the unnecessary dispatching of police or fire units to check out the burn and can result in citations and/or billing for callout being issued to the responsible parties.

2......Only the burning of weeds is permitted. It is illegal to burn plastics, tires, garbage, limbs, rubber, trash, flammable liquids, asphalt roofing, wood scraps, etc. These items of waste must be disposed of in another appropriate and legal manner. Special burn permits are available from the County or State for unusual circumstances.

3.......No burning is allowed within 25 feet of a structure, fence, or vehicles or in:

  • Chapman’s Mobile Home Resort
  • Lake Powell Mobil Home Village
  • The area encompassed by Sage Avenue to 10th Avenue to North Navajo Drive to Seventh Avenue to Elm Street to Ninth Avenue to South Navajo and back to Sage Avenue.

4......Burning is allowed only during the following time periods:

 

  • March through October – 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • November through February 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

5.....Burning that produces excessive smoke, or smoke or odors that are a health hazard is prohibited.
6......Burning is not permitted during weather inversions.
7......Page Fire Department has the authority to require the extinguishing of any permitted fire which is not being conducted properly or which becomes a safety or health hazard.

ISO Rating

Page Fire Department has a “6” ISO Rating. ISO (Insurance Services Office) is a non-profit organization that rates the efficiency of fire departments and supplies that information to insurance brokers for the setting of insurance rates for rental, residential, commercial, and industrial application. Insurance rates for all insurance companies are based in some manner on ISO rating. The best rating is a “1” and the worst is “10”. The rating is based on numerous complex factors ranging from the moment water is introduced into the municipal water system until it is pumped out a nozzle on a fire. ISO counts the number of feet of hose, nozzles, axes, etc.; the frequency that hydrants, hoses, ladders, and pumps are tested; the distance between fire hydrants, how far a building is from a hydrant, and how much water the hydrant flows; the training of permanent and reserve firefighters and their response time to incidents; and a wide variety of other factors. Very few departments are able to acquire a “1” rating. It is the goal of Page Fire Department to improve the ISO rating from a “6” to a “5” in the next three years. The new ladder truck, addition of Un-staffed Station 2, improved records keeping and transition from a volunteer to a career department with reserves should make that goal feasible. If you have any questions concerning the ISO rating or how it applies to your situation, you should contact your insurance broker as different companies use different methods to calculate the cost of insurance. For instance some commercial fees have changed because the department has a full time staff on 24 hours per day. If you have any questions concerning the local rating, please feel free to contact this department.

Drug, Tobacco, and Alcohol Policy

The City of Page is a Drug Free Workplace and Page Fire Department is a Tobacco Free Workplace with a Zero Alcohol Tolerance Policy (no alcohol consumption within the previous 8 hours).







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