Emergency Services



Emergency Services in Tempe

Emergency services are an important part of any community. In the city of Tempe, Arizona emergency departments are available to handle just about any problem that may arise. Here is a list of emergency services. The types of benefits they provide to the community and contact information for each department are presented in this list.

Tempe Police Department
The police department serves and protects a community of 170,000 people who reside within this municipality. This state community institution ensures that the community is safe by patrolling the streets, curbing violent crimes and working with schools and local residents. This organization is located on 120 E. 5th St. in Downtown Tempe. The department's phone number is (480) 350-8311.

Fire Department
Not only does this city organization keeps residents safe it also helps them whenever an accident occurs and when people have to be taken to the hospital. The main headquarters of the department is located in the downtown area at 1400 E. Apache Blvd. They can be reached at (480) 858-7200.

Ambulance Services
Keep in mind that ambulance companies are typically independent organizations in Arizona or they are a part of an emergency service provider. For example, the fire department inside of the city provides ambulance services to the community and some hospitals have their own ambulance services as well. When people call 9-1-1 they will send out an ambulance or connect them to a private ambulance dispatcher.

Other Emergency Operations
Tempe has special emergency response teams available for dealing with uniquely dangerous situations that might arise. For example, poison control is available for the citizens who might have accidentally taken a poisonous substance. The poison control number is 1 (800) 222-1222 and residents should call this number for non-life threatening situations involving poisonous substances. Life threatening calls are to be directed to 9-1-1.

Tempe Buttes are a popular mountain area near the city that many people hike on and explore. If an emergency arises on this mountain or hills in the area, a mountain rescue squad will be sent for assistance. If hikers end up in this type of situation they should contact 9-1-1 or the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association. This organization will then send out a team to retrieve lost or injured individuals. Animal control can be contacted at (602) 506-7387.

Local residents who need FBI assistance should contact the office in Scottsdale at (480) 945-6917. Since Tempe and Scottsdale are located inside of Maricopa County, the FBI agency in Scottsdale serves the entire area. A visit to www.tempe.com will provide local residents with more information about the city and its many businesses and services.

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