December 14, 1953 -
Firefighters purchase Department’s first two Self Contained Breathing
Apparatus units (SCBAs) and donate to Town.
November 10, 1958 –
Salary rescinded upon recommendation of Chief and Assistants.
1975 – Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT) program begun.
1987 - 5000 square
foot sprinkler ordinance.
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 -
August 11, 1958 –
Salary of $5 per quarter authorized by Town Council to firefighters manning
in-home fire phones.
1988 - 0 base
1988 - Volunteers purchase and donate LT181 to City certified
1988 - 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.
1994 - First part-time
public education specialist.
1994 - First dedicated
1995 - First aerial
1995 - 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 specialist hired to manage Urban Survival program.
January 1997 - First
full-time Fire Inspector hired.
1998-Department celebrates its 50th Anniversary!
joins the Phoenix Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Consortium and is dispatched
by Phoenix Fire Department.
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)
May 2006 – Facility near Wildflower Ranch(Station #4)
November 2007 – Temporary Facility (Station #7) opens in Mobile, Arizona.
June 2008 – Facility near Pebble Creek (Station #5) opens.