Goodyear’s Fire History
September 18, 1948 - The Goodyear Fire Department was established by the Goodyear Common Council.
July 1, 1950 - Department’s first annual report published for previous eighteen months’ service.
December 14, 1953 - Firefighters purchase Department’s first two Self Contained Breathing Apparatus units (SCBAs) and donate to Town.
October 14, 1957 - First driving Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) initiated: In town paved roadways - 30 mph, In town gravel roadways - 40 mph, Outside limits paved - 50 mph.
August 11, 1958 – Salary of $5 per quarter authorized by Town Council to firefighters manning in-home fire phones.
November 10, 1958 – Salary rescinded upon recommendation of Chief and Assistants.
1975 – Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program begun.
1983 – Three-section-duty-weeks commenced.
1987 - 5000 square foot sprinkler ordinance.
1988 - 0 base sprinkler ordinance. - Volunteers purchase and donate LT181 to City certified Firefighter II. - First office automation.
1990 - No tailboard riding.
1991 - First career firefighter hired.
1992 - First custom pumper.
1994 - First recruit class from new station, first reserve program, and first Station 2 recruits. - First part-time public education specialist. - First dedicated station.
1995 - First aerial ladder apparatus. - Fire Department assumes joint responsibility for Code Enforcement.
November 1995 - Fire Department begins delivery of Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical services.
May 1996 - First full-time public education coordinator hired to manage Urban Survival program.
January 1997 - First full-time Fire Inspector hired.
September 15, 1998 - Department celebrates its 50th Anniversary!
January 1999 - Goodyear joins the Phoenix Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Consortium and is dispatched by Phoenix Fire Department.
December 1999 - Goodyear firefighters join the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
January 2000 - Goodyear signs automatic aid agreement with Phoenix CAD Consortium.
January 3, 2000 - Fire Station #3 staffing hired.
April 2000 - Public Safety Facility near Palm Valley (Station #3) opens.
May 2001 - Second career Deputy Chief hired.
May 2003 - Public Safety Facility in Estrella (Station #2) opens.
November 2004 - First full-time Emergency Manager hired.
May 2006 – Facility near Wildflower Ranch(Station #4) opens.
November 2007 – Temporary Facility (Station #7) opens in Mobile, Arizona.
June 2008 – Facility near Pebble Creek (Station #5) opens.
July 1, 2010 - Signed a 25 year contract to provide fire and EMS coverage to Litchfield Park proper residents and businesses.