Privacy Information

Web Site Privacy Policy

We thank you for visiting our web site and for reviewing this Privacy Policy.

We want to ensure you we collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected whenever you visit most any web site. Additionally, we never share information when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

As you browse our web site, you do not have to give us any personal information during your visit.

If you do choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an e-mail message, form, survey, etc., our policy is to only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.

However, communications addressed to the Webmaster may be maintained for historical purposes. Such communications are also protected by the Privacy Act which restricts our use of them.

Patient Privacy Statements

In addition to our website privacy policy, we as fire and rescue responders want to ensure you we respect your privacy whenever we respond to your call for assistance from our department. As your first link to the health care system, we are duty bound to respect your privacy.

We understand that your medical and health information is personal. High Country Fire-Rescue is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information, to follow the requirements of this Notice, and to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. The following information describes state privacy laws that are stricter than the requirements of the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) guidelines. Our state law provides additional restrictions on any uses and disclosures.ARIZONA
Communicable Diseases – We will not disclose any confidential communicable disease related information about an individual, except in situations where the subject of the information has provided us with a written authorization allowing the release or where we are authorized or required by state or federal law to make the disclosure.

Learn more about your privacy rights via the below documents. Feel free to download them if you so desire.
Our department’s printer-ready statement: Privacy of Your Medical Information
USDHHS Publication: Privacy and Your Health Information
USDHHS Publication: Your Health Information Privacy Rights

Additionally, visit the this site for more information concerning The HIPAA Privacy Rule.