Ponderosa Fire District (PFD) is a rural fire district in Northern Arizona located 10 miles west of Flagstaff; the District encompasses approximately
25 square miles serving a population of 2,500 in the communities of A-1 Ranches (Flagstaff), Bellemont, and Parks, Arizona. In addition, PFD provides emergency services for 20 miles of Interstate 40 from Exit 171
to Exit 191.
Bellemont is a diverse community comprised of a modern 300-home subdivision,
small manufacturing and industrial businesses, and a busy travel/truck fueling
station. The Navajo Army Depot is also
located in Bellemont south of the I-40. Parks is a rural community with
homes on one-acre or larger lots, two convenience stores, and a K-8 grade
school. The entire southern boundary of the District is bordered by the
Station 81 is a small unmanned station located in Parks. Station 81 houses two live-in firefighters at night and some days. Station 82 is located in Bellemont, and houses the Administrative Office, two dormitory type bedrooms, and an all-purpose/training area. PFD is an all-hazard agency that provides traditional fire services, emergency medical services, wildland firefighting, public education, and prevention inspections.
Medical emergencies comprise the majority of our calls particularly on the I‑40
during inclement weather; however, with much of the District located in densely