Burning vegetation and/or trash is not permitted within Avondale city limits. Wood burning for fire places and outdoor fire pits may also be restricted on certain days. Click here to go to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s webpage to see the current burn status.
Does Avondale Fire & Medical offer CPR classes?
Avondale Fire & Medical has trained CPR instructors and holds regular classes. Please view the class calendar by clicking here.
Does Avondale Fire & Medical replace smoke alarm batteries?
Avondale Fire & Medical will change smoke alarm batteries for elderly, disabled or chronically ill citizens. We also will offer one free, battery powered smoke alarm per household, when available. If your smoke alarm is hardwired and needs replacement, the home owner must consult with an electrician since Avondale Fire & Medical cannot service or change out a hardwired smoke alarm.
How can I schedule a station tour?
Avondale Fire & Medical is happy to schedule station tours. Station tours are available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and must be scheduled in advance.
How do I get a child car seat installed or checked to see if mine is installed properly?
Child Restraint Installation & Inspection
Arizona law requires that any child under the age of 8 and under 4'9" tall must be in a child restraint when in a vehicle. A certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will be happy to inspect and help install your child safety seat at no cost to you. Car seat inspections are done by appointment at Avondale Fire Station 173, 11510 W. Durango Street.
Request an appointment on the Community Education page or call 623-333-6112.
You can schedule an appointment with Avondale Fire & Medical’s Community Outreach Coordinator who can assist with child car seat installations. Free car seats may also be available depending on supply and grant availability.
How do I request fire department records for a particular incident?
All records requests are handled through the Avondale City Clerk’s office. Click here to contact them for a records request. Even though you live in the city of Avondale, it is possible that another fire department responded due to our Automatic Aid system. In such cases, you may have to contact that City for any records.
How do I schedule a fire apparatus display?
Avondale Fire & Medical is happy to schedule fire apparatus displays. Apparatus displays are an excellent way to meet our firefighters and see the tools, equipment, and training they use in their day to day service delivery. Apparatus displays must have a safety and health focus and can be scheduled for schools or community based organizations. In order to provide the best emergency services possible, the apparatus will remain “in service” and available to respond to emergency calls. Click here to schedule an apparatus display.
How do I schedule a Ride Along with Avondale Fire & Medical Department?
Avondale Fire & Medical is happy to host citizens who are interested in experiencing what it is like to be an Avondale Firefighter. Per department policy, interested citizens are limited to two (2) four-hour Ride Along per calendar year. Participants must be older than 18 years of age and have no physical limitations of a nature that would jeopardize the safety of the individual or others. Individuals under the age of 18 years will be required to have waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Nobody under the age of 16 years are allowed to ride in fire apparatus under emergency response conditions. All Civilian Ride Along will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability and an Acknowledgement of HIPPA Obligation prior to participation. Please contact the Avondale Fire & Medical Administrative office at 623-333-6000 for more information.
How far is my house from the nearest fire station?
Sometimes citizens contact us seeking for information on the closest fire station to their residence for insurance purposes. The answer to this question may be more complicated than one might imagine given County islands and the Automatic Aid system Avondale Fire & Medical participates in to provide its services. Please contact the Avondale Fire & Medical Administrative office at 623-333-6000 for more information. You can also visit the My Avondale Services page for more information on City services close to you.
What can I do with my used sharps and needles?
Used medical waste such as needles are considered bio-hazardous waste. Avondale Fire & Medical does not accept bio-hazardous waste for disposal. However, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has information available on how and where you can properly dispose of your used medical sharps and needles. Click here for more information.
What do I do if I locate a active bee hive on my property?
Bees are sadly becoming an endangered species. They play an essential role in our food supply by pollinating more than 90 commercial crops. When bees are migrating and looking for a place to build a hive, they will travel in a swarm and pick a place to congregate into a cluster, also called a “bee ball”. These clusters are usually in trees and may be intimidating to people. The bees cluster with the queen and wait for scout bees to find an adequate place to build a hive. Since the bees are in-transit, they usually leave within 24 to 48 hours and are typically non-aggressive if they are left alone. Avondale Fire & Medical recommends leaving these bee balls alone since they will soon pass. If we were to spray them with foam, not only are we killing an insect that is vital for our own survival, we may just be agitating them and making them more aggressive.
Sometimes bees may be very aggressive and sting people and pets. In those cases, call (911) and the fire department will come out to investigate. For cases where there is a bee hive in a structure or tree, it is best to leave it alone and hire a professional bee keeper .
Why do I see fire trucks from other Municipalities responding in the City of Avondale?
Avondale Fire & Medical participates in an Automatic Aide agreement with 26 other fire departments and districts through the Phoenix Fire Department Regional Dispatch Center. Through this agreement, fire, medical, and rescue resources are shared as if it was one giant fire department without city borders. This ensures that the closest fire unit to an emergency responds, regardless of what it says on the side of the truck.