Our Fire Station’s Humble Beginnings and Current Operations
The Elfrida Fire District provides fire/EMS/Rescue emergency response. Our district runs approximately 14.5 miles north to south and 10 miles east to west at the widest point. Within this service area is a wide range of land uses, including, but not limited to, residences, schools, rural open lands, farms, and ranches.
Elfrida is a small, unincorporated community in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona in Cochise County. Elfrida is located on U.S. Route 191, approximately 26 miles (39 km) north of the Mexico border.
We are a public safety fire district supported by taxes levied on property owners within the district at a current mill rate of $3.25/$100 property value.
We hold CON 17, Certificate of Necessity, issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services, authorizing the Elfrida Fire District the ability to provide ground ALS and BLS ambulance services for the transportation of individuals who are sick, injured, wounded, or otherwise incapacitated or helpless.
Communities not within the Elfrida Fire District but within our CON include McNeal, Double Adobe, Gleeson, Courtland, Rucker Lake area, and Leslie Canyon area.
We operate from one station located at 10293 N Central Hwy. Our fleet consists of 2 ALS ambulances, 1 rescue engine, 1 engine, 2 tenders, 2 brush truck, 1 command vehicle, and 1 support truck.
We are currently comprised of 17 personnel—4 career, 8 part-time/reserve, and 5 seasonal employees.