In October of each year, the department sponsors Fire Prevention Week, which focuses on a "Learn Not to Burn" program for 700 children in the local schools.
Auxiliary/Administrative members choose to volunteer with the Badlands Auxiliary by contributing their time in the areas like fund-raising, public relations and education. These are vital functions that support the Springerville Fire Department and its day to day operations. People who do not have the desire to participate in emergency operations, or those who cannot meet the physical condition requirements are encouraged to join as Auxiliary members.
A cadet member is between the ages of 16-18. Cadets learn valuable knowledge, skills, and training that prepare them to become firefighters and EMT’s once they reach their 18th birthday. Cadet members meet during the weekly trainings to practice skills such as CPR, first aid, basic fire operations, rescue operations, team building, leadership, and much more!
Fire prevention and safety involves education and awareness programs and wildfire mitigation activities to increase the safety of our community and protect property. Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives, and fire prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens. With assistance from Eagar Fire Department and the Forest Service, every October we visit the local schools and daycares to teach children about wildfires, smoke detectors, Stop, Drop, and Roll, and what to do if there is an emergency.
The Springerville Fire Department is committed to providing its citizens with the most comprehensive information and assistance possible about home and business safety. If you have questions, please contact us.