Currently the fire district utilizes a three-platoon system for community emergencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each platoon has a Battalion Chief who directs day-to-day shift operations, while station captains direct station operations. All district fire stations are strategically located throughout the fire district to provide effective coverage, a quick response time, and protect critical infrastructure. It is the responsibility of Emergency Operations to utilize the district’s personnel and apparatus to deliver a wide variety of both emergency and non-emergency services. Emergency services provide by Superstition Fire & Medical District include:
- Advanced life support medical treatment
- Fire suppression
- Specialized rescue operations/TRT
- Response to weather-related emergencies
- Hazardous materials incident mitigation
The Superstition Fire & Medical District contracts with the City of Mesa for dispatch services. As an Automatic Aid partner, the district’s protocols mirror those of its consortium partners. City of Mesa communications employs dedicated fire call takers and dispatchers. All incoming requests are screened and triaged to establish the correct initial response. The first arriving officer can amend the response based on conditions found at the incident.
Primary non-emergency services include pre-incident planning and public safety education programs.