Our Partners

The Prescott Fire Department actively collaborates with response agencies throughout central Yavapai County. This partnership is extremely important to ensure efficiency and reduce the overall cost of emergency services in the region. It also ensures that we are well-prepared to handle emergencies of any magnitude, as our personnel respond and train together regularly. Ultimately, this collaboration saves lives and extends our reach beyond our borders.

One of the ways we ensure fast response times in emergencies is through our “closest unit” dispatch agreement with Central AZ Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA). This agreement ensures that the nearest appropriate unit, regardless of the home agency, is immediately dispatched to an emergency using Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) technology. This maximizes the efficiency of the 10 fire engines staffed by CAFMA and the 5 engines staffed by the Prescott Fire Department (PFD). This system is all coordinated through the Prescott Regional Communications Center (PRCC) who is a key partner in our response system.

For emergency medical transportation services, the City of Prescott contracts with Lifeline Ambulance and partners with Priority Ambulance Yavapai. We also have a mutual aid agreement with Groom Creek and Walker Fire, who provide vital protection to areas directly adjacent to the City of Prescott. 

Additionally, we work closely with our partners in law enforcement, primarily the Prescott Police Department, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Yavapai College Police, and the Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

In addition to our daily emergency response collaborations, we work together with the US Forest Service and the State Division of Fire and Forestry Management to both prevent and respond to wildfires. This allows us to quickly access resources such as the Prescott Hotshots and air resources at the US Forest Service tanker base located at the Prescott Regional Airport. For comprehensive response and preparedness, we are active partners with the Yavapai County Office of Emergency Management, which provides us with an emergency management structure to help us prepare, respond, and recover from large-scale emergencies and disasters.

To learn more about our regional partners, we invite you to check out their webpages for more information:


Prescott Regional Communications Center (PRCC) 

Groom Creek Fire District

Walker Fire Protection Association 

Prescott PD 

Yavapai County Sherriff’s Office

US Forest Service 

State of AZ 

Lifeline Ambulance 

Priority Ambulance 

Yavapai Office of Emergency Management 

Yavapai Prescott Tribe