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 […]

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 […]