RFRD has been proudly serving portions of unincorporated Pinal County known as the Casa Grande Valley for 17 years! Established in 1995, we currently operate out of one fire station located at the intersection of McCartney Road and Overfield Road, one mile south of Central Arizona College in the north east Casa Grande area.

RFRD is an IRS non-profit, and public charitable organization. WE ARE NOT FUNDED BY TAX DOLLARS, but funded by home and business owners who subscribe (pre-pay) on an annual basis to establish fire protection service. Our department consists of four full time firefighters, along with the Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, one administrator and up to 16 reserve firefighters who are paid on a "paid per call" basis.

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Local Paramedic recognized for 20+ Years of Service

Steven W. Kerber, Founder and Fire Chief/Paramedic of Regional Fire & Rescue Department, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered Paramedic as of March 2013. This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs, or Paramedics.

To maintain his status as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Kerber completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for Emergency Medical Technicians in America. He not only completed courses to refresh his fundamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum number of two hours per month of additional continuing education courses to advance his knowledge on new lifesaving skills.

By maintaining his Nationally Registered status and completing regular continuing education courses, Steve is among the few elite EMT-Paramedics with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation.

Steve was first State certified while living and working in Tucson as a Firefighter/EMT in 1989, then became Nationally Registered as an EMT-Intermediate in March 1990. His Paramedic certification followed additional training when he achieved the Paramedic certification in March 1993. Steve continues to serve as the Fire Chief of Regional Fire & Rescue, which has provided fire protection service under individual homeowner or business owner agreements for service in the unincorporated areas of the Casa Grande Valley over the past 18 years.

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the national EMS certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.



Firefighter of the year award

Former Firefighter Miller of RFRD, who currently works for Casa Grande Fire Department was awarded firefighter of the year on September 7, 2000. Firefighter Miller performed a life-saving rescue at 40,000 feet.

Miller spent three hours administering oxygen and basic life support interventions to keep the 5 year old unconscious child breathing.