November 2007

Save The Date!

Grand Opening Of New Carefree Fire Station

The Town of Carefree and the Rural/Metro Fire Department would like to invite you to the Grand Opening Ceremony of the new Carefree Fire Station.

Construction started in February 2007 and will be on time and within budget. This was accomplished with great teamwork from LEA Architects, Arizona Builders Inc. and their subcontractors, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Carefree Town staff, the mayor and council.

Who: Town of Carefree and Rural/Metro Fire Department

What: Grand Opening of the Carefree Fire Station at 37401 N. Tom Darlington Drive, corner of Lucky Lane Street, Ariz., 85243

When: Nov. 17, 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

11 a.m. – Welcome by Mayor Wayne Fulcher -Keynote address by Governor Janet Napolitano or representative        

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Fire station walk-through hosted by the firefighters
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Food and beverages prepared and served by the Kiwanis Club of Carefree/Cave Creek

The total square footage of the fire station is 9,355 that includes 2.5 apparatus bays. These bays will house our new rescue/pumper, rescue ambulance and the chief’s vehicle.

There is room for three additional trucks if needed in the future. The fire station also includes sleeping quarters, showers, kitchen, dinning, dayroom area, chiefs/captains offices, laundry, and crew office for firefighters, paramedics and sheriff’s police.

We have two very important rooms, the medical exam room for walk-in emergencies and blood-pressure checkups. The other important room in the station will be a community/training/E.O.C. (emergency operational center) room.

It is approximately 27 by 16feet and will seat 20 people or more and will be available for use by HOAs, non-profits, etc. Rural Metro will use this room for training and will conduct training sessions for our citizens such as CPR classes.

This room will also become an E.O.C. along with the crew office in the event of a disaster in the Foothills area, such as the Cave Creek Complex fire. Should there be a major disaster, all emergency personnel and designated town personnel will have the best communication systems available to handle any type of disaster.

And, in case of any power outages, the fire station will operate on a full-load standby generator.

Contact the Town of Carefree or Alison Cooper, public relations manager for Rural/Metro Fire Department, for more information at or by mobile phone at (480) 229-9552.