The City of Flagstaff is currently experiencing significant development activity across its southern zones. Based on information gleaned from the Flagstaff Regional Plan Vision 2030: Place Matters, and discussions with local officials, the present condition is a harbinger of the future, with ongoing growth expected in multiple areas of the City during the coming years.
Local fire and emergency medical services (EMS) agencies in growing communities often must provide additional resources and/or higher levels of service to effectively address changes in their community’s overall dynamic risk profile; this is the current situation facing the Flagstaff Fire Department (FFD). As the City continues to grow and face 21st-Century challenges, it has reached a point where the demand for all-hazards emergency response services cannot be met without additional FFD resources.
Although growth is occurring throughout the City of Flagstaff, two new development areas are causing immediate pressure on the FFD’s existing response system.