Recent rainy seasons mean summer wildfires a concern, fire district says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District warns that wildfires are more likely to occur this summer because of the large amounts of rainfall that has occurred over the past two years. Firefighters are expecting to see more wildfires this year, including at lower elevations like the Apache Junction area, according to a release. The Superstition […]

Superstition Fire shaves 1 minute off response times

Firefighters recently entered a burning mobile home and safely recovered a dog and a cat, with the feline being treated for smoke exposure. The first unit arrived in four minutes to find the double-wide mobile home with smoke showing. That was under the Superstition Fire and Medical District’s optimal goal of a response time of […]

Mobile home fire results in total loss, Superstition Fire and Medical District says

The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded to a mobile home fire April 24 in the 100 block of South Ironwood Drive. Firefighters were dispatched just before 4 p.m. The first unit arrived in seven minutes to find a single-wide mobile home fully involved with fire, according to […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District may move administrative office to regional training center

The Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board on April 15 is to discuss moving its administrative office, 565 N. Idaho Road, to its Regional Training Center, 3700 E 16th Ave., both in Apache Junction. The work session begins at 4 p.m. Monday at the administrative office. The governing board may go into executive session […]

Dog, cat safely removed from burning mobile home

Firefighters saved a dog and a cat from a mobile home fire April 1, with the feline being treated for smoke exposure, Superstition Fire and Medical District said. SFMD and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched just after noon to a home fire at 3700 S. Ironwood Road, Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs, […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District receives class 2 public protection classification

The Superstition Fire and Medical District recently lowered its Insurance Service Office public protection classification rating to class 2. The district previously held a class 3 rating. “The ISO recently completed a detailed analysis of the fire suppression delivery system that SFMD provides to the community. The findings resulted in an exemplary class 2 rating, […]

Firefighter, transportation services employee of the year chosen at Superstition Fire and Medical District

Fire Engineer/Paramedic Ryan Ledbetter is the 2019 firefighter of the year and Paramedic Ryan Tonelli is the transportation services 2019 employee of the year at the Superstition Fire and Medical District. Mr. Ledbetter was selected for his drive and motivation, and his ability to serve as a role model for fellow firefighters, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire […]

Man burned and treated, dog dies in Apache Junction mobile home fire

An occupant had severe burn injuries and a dog died from smoke inhalation in a mobile home fire in the 900 block of North Plaza Drive in Apache Junction. The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded just after 8 a.m. March 2. The first unit arrived in four […]

Driver dies in vehicle crash east of Gold Canyon

The driver of a pickup truck that collided with the rear end of a propane truck east of Gold Canyon on U.S. Highway 60 died at the scene, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Queen Valley Fire District responded to the motor-vehicle accident at around […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District has 3 new firefighters

Three new firefighters — Clint Musgrave, Kevin Montgomery and Brian Dover — have begun serving with the Superstition Fire and Medical District, which services Gold Canyon and Apache Junction. “Although each of these individuals will be serving as new firefighters for the district, none are new employees.  All three have previously worked on an ambulance […]