The Tusayan Fire District was created in 1996 to serve the public in the area surrounding Tusayan, AZ at the request of the Grand Canyon National Park. Until 1999 the department was all-volunteer, hiring fulltime Chief Robert Evans and a firefighter that year. T.F.D. has grown and transformed over the years, starting in an old helicopter hanger on the east side of Arizona Highway 64. The current Fire Chief is Greg Brush, who joined T.F.D. in 2005.
Tusayan Fire is a combination district made up of volunteer, part-time, reserve, and career firefighters. Our volunteers are the backbone of the department, and we are grateful for all the hard work they have put in over the years.
We respond to calls from local community members, as well as individuals from all over the world who are visiting our town. The majority of our calls are medical in nature (90%), but we respond to a variety of other calls including: structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, aircraft incidents, wildland fires, propane leaks, etc. We average 400 calls per year and assist over 6 million visitors annually. We also respond north into the National Park as far as the East Entrance, and can respond further south towards Valle & Williams, AZ.