MFMDMesa Fire and Medical Department

Training and Special Operations


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Deputy Chief Jim Frye is the Officer in charge of the Mesa Fire Department Training Division and Special Operations Section. 

Special Operations:


The City of Mesa currently maintains two airports, each with an associated on-site fire station.

  • Station 208, located at Falcon Field Airport in northeast Mesa
  • Station 215, located at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport in southeast Mesa

 The Mesa Fire Department provides emergency medical services, structural firefighting and aircraft rescue/firefighting to both.  The firefighters at these two airport stations are FAA certified as Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters, and receive monthly continuing education training to stay proficient.

Bike Team
The Bike Team is "medical help on wheels", and has the ability to arrive quickly and render emergency care in a multitude of situations utilizing  bikes.  The team is highly effective in providing first aid at crowded special events or celebrations where maneuverability for a large fire apparatus is slowed, extremely difficult or not possible at all.
A working unit consists of two members, one who is a paramedic and one who is an emergency medical technician.  Each two person team carries a full complement of advanced life support medical equipment on their bikes, including an automated external defibrillator.
Hazardous Materials Team
The Mesa Fire Department Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Team has the capability to respond to any hazardous situation within the City of Mesa, including those involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). 
Automatic Aid Agreements with neighboring cities ensure for a rapid and adequate response to these types of incidents. The HazMat Team is comprised of members certified as HazMat Technicians and are assisted by a large support vehicle which holds most of their specialized equipment and product identification capabilities. 
Each technician has completed a 200-hour certification course, and maintains their skills with required continuing education. 
The team also engages in training specific to major incidents involving WMD.
Technical Rescue Team
Each member of the team has completed a minimum 200 hour certification course, and maintains their skills with many hours of required continuing education. The technical rescue team is trained for a variety of situations, including high angle rescue, trench collapse, palm tree rescue, swift water rescue, confined space rescue, tower rescue and structural collapse.  A special support vehicle, called Utility 204, responds on all technical rescue incidents and carries an equipment inventory to support the team members.
Tox Medic

Toxicology Paramedics are trained to recognize and treat a variety of toxicological syndromes ranging from industrial agents to nuclear, biological or chemical weapons and are trained to provide medical treatment at Hazardous Materials incidents.

The Mesa Fire Department Toxicology Paramedics are equipped with additional drugs and reference resources, allowing enhanced therapeutic treatment of toxic exposures in the pre-hospital setting.  Additionally, Mesa Fire Department Toxicology Paramedics respond as part of the Regional Metropolitan Medical Response Plan, interface and train with the Mesa Fire Department Hazardous Materials team, providing a valuable resource for the citizens of Mesa as well as the surrounding communities.    

Wildland Team
The Mesa Fire Department Wildland Response Team was established in 2002.  The team has responded to several major Wildland fires in several states. 
The team consists of 20 members that are National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Red Card certified.  The membership is divided into 3 teams with an Engine Boss (NWCG certified) as the leader of each team.  Each Engine Boss is Incident Command 4 (ICT4) certified with extensive training in firefighter safety and Wildland tactics.
The Wildland Team is also a member of the Central Arizona Wildland Response Team (CAWRT) that participates in annual refresher training and responds frequently as a Task Force to Wildland fires in Arizona.  The program provides several benefits.  The experience and lessons learned on Wildland incidents are implemented each year during refresher training to all Mesa Fire Stations. 
The City of Mesa is reimbursed by Arizona State Land and the Federal Government for labor and apparatus costs while assigned to a Wildland incident.  The City also receives cost recovery for covering the positions that are vacant while those personnel are deployed at an incident.








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3260 N. 40th Street
Mesa, AZ. 

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