The Town of Sahuarita has been made aware of Rural Metro's decision to eliminate fire and emergency response services to the northern area of the Town. In a letter from Rural Metro to their subscribers dated February 8, 2023, they explained the reason for the decision,"...the number of current subscribers does not provide the appropriate funding for the two fire stations currently serving your community." Media reports that Rural Metro was leaving the area because of an annexation effort by Green Valley Fire District were incorrect.
While the Town of Sahuarita is not statutorily required to be in the fire protection business, we are deeply concerned that businesses and residents in the north half of our community will be left unprotected in the near future. Because of this concern, the Town has entered into discussions with both Rural Metro and Green Valley Fire District in order to find a reasonable solution to this problem. The Town stands ready to act as an honest broker to ensure that our residents have the fire and emergency services needed to maintain public safety.
We will keep Town residents and other interested parties updated by posting on the Town of Sahuarita website and engaging in social media posts as we seek a resolution of this critical issue.
For more information read: Sahuarita Sun/Green Valley News Rural Metro Fire and the Green Valley Fire District.