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 […]

Dryer fire extinguished at KOA in Apache Junction

Firefighters were dispatched at 8:20 p.m. Jan. 24 to the KOA in the 1500 block of South Tomahawk Road for a report of smoke and fire in a structure. The Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department responded, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs said in a release. “The first […]

Retired firefighter paramedic saves unconscious driver in Apache Junction

Retired Superstition Fire and Medical District fire captain and paramedic Mike Gregorie on Jan. 14 jumped into action and helped to save the life of an Apache Junction woman. He witnessed a woman driving erratically in Apache Junction, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs said in a release. “Upon a closer look, Gregorie found the […]

Man ejected from vehicle died at scene of Jan. 9 accident, official says

A man died when the vehicle he was riding in rolled several times and he was ejected, a Superstition Fire and Medical District official said. The fire district responded to the single-vehicle accident at about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 on U.S. Highway 60, just west of Mountain View Road, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs […]

1 killed Jan. 5 in vehicle accident in Gold Canyon, official says

One person died and another was injured Jan. 5 in a vehicle and semi-truck accident on U.S. Highway 60 at Peralta Road in Gold Canyon, according to a Superstition Fire and Medical District official. The accident was reported just before 9 p.m. and required the response of about 14 fire district personnel, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire […]

No one injured in Jan. 1 Gold Canyon apartment fire, official says

Firefighters extinguished a New Year’s Day apartment fire in the 5800 block of East Estrella Road in Gold Canyon. Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched at 10:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, to the fire. The first fire truck arrived in six minutes to find smoke showing […]

Fire Christmas Eve started in Arizona room of Apache Junction mobile home, official says

Superstition Fire and Medical District firefighters were dispatched just before 7 p.m. Dec. 24 to a mobile home fire in the 600 block of South Idaho Road in Apache Junction. “Fire crews arrived in five minutes to find a small park-model mobile home with a fire burning in an adjacent Arizona room,” SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal […]

Nearly $2 million loss in fire at Arizona Desert Star Automotive, official says

About 50 firefighters from the Superstition Fire and Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department fought an early morning fire at an Apache Junction auto-repair business. Firefighters were dispatched at 1:28 am on Dec. 21 to Arizona Desert Star Automotive on 12th Avenue near Tomahawk Road, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs said […]

6 Superstition Fire and Medical District captains graduate from battalion chief academy

Six fire captains from the Superstition Fire and Medical District recently graduated from a local battalion chief academy. SFMD captains Alex Dupuis, Geof Shively, Tanner Fox, John Walka, Mark Gomez and Jeff Ehrlich graduated in a class of 55 representing several local fire departments. Hosted by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, the academy is designed […]

Superstition Fire and Medical District team deployed to California wildfire

The Superstition Fire and Medical District on Nov. 9 deployed a wildland engine crew to the Thousand Oaks area of southern California. It is the fourth time this year the SFMD wildland team has deployed members to California to assist with wildfires, SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs said in a release. “Although all SFMD […]