Pascua Yaqui Tribe Opens Southern Arizona’s Largest Fire Station June3
26,125 Square Foot Facility is Newest and Largest Fire Station in Tucson
On Thursday June3,2004 the Pascua Yaqui Tribe opened Tucson’s newest and largest fire station in Southern Arizona. The new Pascua Pueblo Fire Station #1 is 26,125 square feet and has four fire truck bays to hold three brand new public safety vehicles including a new ambulance, a new pumper fire truck and a 100 foot aerial ladder truck.
The 26,125 square foot fire station building was built with federal grant funds and Tribal support made possible with gaming revenue. The new fire station includes the benefits of having a state of the art public safety facility in the Southwestern Tucson region without raising taxes. The Pascua Yaqui Fire Department will serve the Pascua Yaqui Reservation but future plans may include using the new facility as a regional training center that could benefit the entire greater Tucson community. The new fire station will support quicker response time to regional public safety incidents. The new training capability could further improve rapid response to local emergency situations.
Driving directions: From south bound I-19 Exit west on Valencia and drive 4 miles, turn south on Camino De Oeste. Take Camino De Oeste until it ends in 3/4 mile.
About the Pascua Yaqui Tribe
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe resides on reservation land near Southern Tucson. The Tribe has 13,000 registered members and is self-governed. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has an 11 member Tribal Council including the Chairman. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe owns and operates two casinos in Southern Arizona, Casino of the Sun and the recently opened Casino Del Sol, Arizona’s largest and unique entertainment destination.