About MLFD

Services Provided

Mt Lemmon Fire District is dedicated to serve the members of our community and visitors to our mountain with the highest level of care and customer service.

Structural Fire Protection

Mt Lemmon Fire District provides structural fire protection to the communities of Summerhaven, Soldiers Camp and Willow Canyon. We also provide protection to other facilties including forest service, community camp buildings, University of Arizona structures and communications.

Wildland Fire Suppresion

MLFD works with the USFS to fight fire on National Forest land surrounding the communities we protect. We provide severity patrol on forest land during summer months to help educate and prevent abandoned and unlawful fire from spreading.

Emergency Medical Services

Mt Lemmon Firefighters are certified to provide emergency medical interventions and transport patients to the appropriate transport agency, including air and ground ambulances.


We work with local Firewise communities to help educate homeowners on firewising their homes and property to better protect their community from catastrophic wild fires.

Trail Rescue

MLFD personnel work with Pima County Sheriffs, Southern Arizona Rescue Association, and other fire entities to help rescue people who have become lost, injured or overexerted themselves.

Rope Rescue

We use rope systems to rescue injured and stranded individuals from moderate to high angle terrain.


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About MLFD

Our History

Established in 1984 as a volunteer fire station, Mount Lemmon Fire District was originally Summerhaven.
Now a combination fire department that maintains 2 firefighters with EMS qualifications on staff at all times. MLFD now provides fire support to the unincorporated areas of Soldiers Camp and Willow Canyon as well.

Our Mission

“To minimize the threat to life and property due to fire, medical or other emergencies through education, prevention, preparedness, prompt response, treatment and effective customer service.”

Hiring Process

We are currently not looking for any positions to be filled. To become a volunteer, we require persons to work or live at least part time on Mt Lemmon so that they are able to respond quickly to incidents.