Community Services

Bike Helmet Give-awayBike Helmet Program

The Bicycle Helmet Program is a grant-funded safety initiative to get bicycle helmets to children of all ages. This program teaches children and adults the importance of bicycle safety and the risks of falls while riding bicycles. Bicycle helmets are free of charge to all children in need of a helmet at all Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services stations and at some public education events throughout the year. This program is also available to organizations that provide bicycle safety classes, and bicycle rodeos. Please contact the Sierra Vista Fire & Medical Services at 417-4400 for further information or stop by a station today to pick up your free bike helmet

CARE Unit vehicle and paramedic walking to houseCARE Program

In partnership with the Canyon Vista Medical Center, Sierra Vista Fire & Medical is offering the Community Paramedic CARE Program to build a healthier community. Through the program, patients and their families receive Community Awareness, Response, and Education (C.A.R.E.). This service is available at no cost to the patient.

When a patient at Canyon Vista Medical Center has an initial diagnosis of congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cellulitis, the primary care physician may order a follow-up appointment with a Community Paramedic after the patient is discharged from the hospital. The discharging nurse will screen the patient and request consent if the criteria are met.

During a home visit Community Paramedics will:

  • Evaluate the patient
  • Assess their environment
  • Review discharge instructions to include medications
  • Make referrals to community resources as appropriate for ongoing support
  • Report to the patient’s primary care physician with any concerns

Our goal is to provide follow-up service, education, and resources, which will result in a lower hospital readmission rate.

The program’s service area is within the Sierra Vista Fire and Medical Services and Fry Fire District response areas, which serve about 62,000 community members.

For more information contact Battalion Chief Brian Jones or Battalion Chief Matt Irlmeier at 417.4400

Crisis Referral Program

The Crisis Referral Program helps those whose needs extend far beyond medical and fire emergencies. The purpose of this program is to provide the highest level of customer service, to the best of our ability by referring individuals to agencies better equipped to assist them.

Areas of service include:

  • Prescription medical assistance
  • Support groups
  • Clothing assistance
  • HUD, housing assistance, and shelters
  • Protective agencies
  • Food banks
  • Workforce development
  • Hotlines
  • Hospices
  • Chaplain (Dennis Nitschke)

Grief Packets: Developed to help guide those in need through the difficult process of losing a loved one.

After the Fire brochures: Helping guide people though helpful steps to follow after experiencing a house fire.

Cold Weather Blankets, provided through Operation Deep Freeze.

Red Cross packets, for families who experience natural disasters. These packets provide financial aid for food, lodging and clothing.

Voucher book, providing emergency lodging and food for those in crisis. Includes generous donations from Candlewood Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Garden Place Suites, Hampton Inn, Quality Inn, Sierra Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Texas Roadhouse, and Buffalo Wild Wings.

If you have any questions please contact Firefighter/Paramedic Tommy Rhoads at Station 362, 520-458-3319, or Tommy.Rhoads@nullSierraVistaAZ.gov

Youth Firesetting Prevention & Intervention

The Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program is geared for kids aged 5 to 17 who have played with fire or fireworks either inappropriately and/or without adult supervision. Our meetings are one-on-one and focus on fire prevention, fire safety, and the community, personal, and legal consequences of playing with fire. Anyone can refer a child to this program including mental health agencies, parents, law enforcement, courts, or even firefighters.

Youth Firesetting is a very serious safety hazard that needs to be addressed. If you know a child who has played with fire, or if you have questions, please contact Shawn Mott at Station 363, (520) 417-4400.