High Country Fire~Rescue (HCFR) is a private, non-profit volunteer fire and rescue company providing services to the entire community north of the historic “Route 66” town of Williams, Arizona. Our range of coverage is along Sate Highway 64, from mile marker 188 (southern boundary) to 219 (northern boundary), which includes private properties up to ten (10) miles on either side of the highway.
High Country Fire~Rescue provides all emergency services, including fire and medical, as well as community educational programs, for the residents within our response area. Additionally, we provide mutual aid to neighboring fire departments, and state and federal land agencies bordering our response area. In times of need, HCFR also relies upon this mutual aid to assist our department when responding to major vehicular accidents and structural fires.
MISSION & MOTTO
Our mission is to provide medical and fire services via cost-effective personal contracts with interested property owners within our boundary area.
High Country Fire-Rescue is committed to providing services twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week, no matter the season or reason for a call requesting emergency aid.
Our department is dispatched via the 911 operators in Flagstaff. This dispatching service provides the critical link for our volunteers and apparatus to provide aid for those in need, whether it be for medical, fire, or other related emergency needs of our residents and visitors traveling throughout our boundaries.
Our motto is to provide our community with “Acts of Random Kindness.” High Country Fire-Rescue’s staff are dedicated to ensuring all residents and travelers encountered in our area are treated in such a manner.
Our Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Statement
High Country Fire-Rescue is a volunteer fire and emergency medical services organization and as such, we are recognized by the IRS as having the tax-exempt status. We are a registered non-profit corporation in “good standing” in the State of Arizona. Our department was incorporated and federally recognized as a “tax exempt” public charitable organization as of July 9, 2008.
No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in this document.
No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing of or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
Upon dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for their charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Board of Directors shall determine.
Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the County in which the principal office of operation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
Community Out-reach Program via the Web
As part of our safety education out-reach program for our rural residents, we’ve uploaded a number of documents covering wildfire preparation, evacuation plans, dealing with bees, and much more. Please feel free to view any of these documents at our document center on Scribd: http.www.scribd.com/HCFR/shelf
Our Volunteer Staff
Our Families Helping Your Family
We are an all-volunteer department with fully trained and certified personnel in fire response and emergency medial services. HCFR’s Officers consists of Chief, Fire Captain, EMS Captain, Communications Director, and Noah Rescue Director. Under the direction of their respective Captain, all volunteers meet monthly for training in all areas of their assigned duties and responsibilities. Additionally, our volunteers reside within our service area, allowing for more effective and timely service to fellow residents and the traveling public.
High Country Fire-Rescue volunteers fill a critical role as they assist in the fulfillment of the primary mission of the Department. They also provide services in the area of general Station operations in support roles, such as equipment maintenance and repair. Other volunteer staff attend mandatory and optional training as part of their commitment to the department and membership at large. No matter the role, and for various personal reasons, our volunteer staff finds their experiences to be fulfilling, rewarding and exciting.
Our department volunteer staff members are trained and certified for their particular positions, which include:
- Corporate Board of Directors, Officers, Administration, Training Coordinators
- Firefighters, EMTs, 1st Responders
- Bee Removal Experts, Victim Advocate, Animal Services
- Junior Firefighters, Honorary Members
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