Northwest Fire District was formed in 1983 by residents of the northwest metropolitan Tucson area to ensure that the community received consistent, high-quality emergency services at a reasonable cost. Since its inception, the District has provided increasingly higher levels of fire protection and emergency medical services to a rapidly growing population.

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After The Fire's Out

Even when a fire has been extinguished and it seems safe for firefighters to take off their respirators, it's possible that dangerous chemicals are still causing lung damage. Researchers from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health have partnered with the Northwest Fire Department to better understand these risks and to design new ways to further protect firefighters.

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Northwest Fire District
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Fire Chief Michael J Brandt
Chief Brandt

Fire Chief Michael J Brandt has led the Northwest Fire District (NWFD) since 2012 in its mission to save lives, protect property and care for the community. NWFD provides fire suppression, emergency medical and prevention services to approximately 110,000 citizens. Based on residential population, the Northwest Fire District is the largest in the state of Arizona.

Chief Brandt is known for a saying he often uses to guide the actions of his staff: "Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason."

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