When visitors or residents become trapped or injured while hiking, SFD is called to rescue them.

The Sedona area features a diverse range of scenic landscapes. Although Sedona’s natural beauty is one of its greatest attributes, it also presents special challenges. SFD responds to calls for help using a unique set of technical rescue skills developed to mitigate the geographic hazards associated with steep terrain.

All SFD’s firefighters are Rescue 3 certified, giving them a high level of expertise and making them crucial to our rescue force. We also have a Technical Rescue Team that specializes in high-angle rope rescue for mountain and tower environments. This team of 18 firefighters is deeply versed in advanced rescue techniques. They are available every day throughout the District to ensure an expedient response to any technical rescue scenario.