Area residents and a business have donated personal protective equipment to first responders at the Superstition Fire and Medical District.
"SFMD would like to thank the following citizens for their donations of personal protective equipment for our first responders: Bob Mayes of Apache Junction, Karen Fischer-Smith of Apache Junction, Michael Fraioli from The Home Depot and Rob Williams of Mesa," SFMD Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Richard Ochs, public information officer, said.
"Collectively they have donated several N95 face masks, eye protection and medical gloves. Their kindness and support will help keep our first responders and the community safe during this time of crisis," he said.
Anyone wishing to donate personal protective equipment should contact Assistant Chief Ochs at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
"Our facilities are temporarily closed to the public so I will need to coordinate a meeting. We are happy to pick up any donations if persons prefer not to deliver them," he said.
SFMD was established in 1955 under what is now Arizona Revised Statutes 48-261. It was formed by property owners and registered voters who petitioned the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to create a special taxing district to provide fire protection services. The fire district encompasses 62 square miles.
The fire district provides fire suppression, fire prevention, wildland protection, advanced life support, rescue, extrication and medical transportation services out of five fire stations: Fire Station 261, 1135 W Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station 262, 3955 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station 263, 1645 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction; Fire Station 264, 7557 E. U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon; and Fire Station 265, 9294 E. Don Donnelly Trail in Gold Canyon.
Go to sfmd.az.gov.