Prescott Fire Department

Prescott Fire Department (PFD), covering 41.5 square miles in Yavapai County (Arizona) including the areas of Aspen Creek, Copper Basin, Deep Well Ranch, Granville, Iron Springs, Northridge, Prescott National Forest, Route 66, Watson Lake, Watson Woods, Whipple, Wildwood Estates & Yavapai Hills.

Prescott Fire Department is the oldest fire department in the state of Arizona, established in 1885 as the Prescott Volunteer Fire Department with the Toughs Hose Company No. 1, Dudes Hose & Ladder Company No. 2, Mechanics Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, & the O.K. Hose Company No.3 organized. In 1954 the old Volunteer organization was overhauled and streamlined, and all four companies were merged into one and the name changed to Prescott Fire Department.

In 2001 the Granite Mountain Hotshots was founded as a fuels mitigation crew within the Prescott Fire Department whose mission was to fight wildfires and when not so, engaged in work to reduce growth of fire-prone vegetation. In 2004, the crew formed into Crew 7, a Type II IA hand-crew, and eventually transitioned into a Type I Inter-agency hotshot crew in 2008. On June 30th, 2013, 19 of the 20 members of the group perished fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. The crew was disbanded in 2014.

Station 71 – Prescott
*Station 72 – Whipple
Station 73 – Airport
*Station 74 – Smoke Tree
*Station 75 – Sunny Gove
**Station 77 – Wildland Station
*No Station Information at this time
**Station no longer in service
Granite Mountain Hotshots
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