Verde Valley Fire District History

Verde Valley Fire District was formed on January 1, 2002 with the merger of Verde Rural Fire District and Cornville-Page Springs Fire District. This merger was approved by the voters on November 6, 2001. Prior to the merger, Verde Rural Fire District was originally formed on December 21, 1964 and served the Verde Village and Bridgeport areas as well as portions of Camp Verde and Cottonwood. Cornville-Page Springs Fire District was originally formed on October 5, 1970 and served the Cornville and Page Springs areas including Verde Santa Fe.

On July 1, 2016, Verde Valley Fire District consolidated Clarkdale Fire District into the District’s boundaries. The process for the consolidation is outlined in A.R.S. §48-822. The boundaries of Clarkdale Fire District included the incorporated area of the Town of Clarkdale, including the Clarkdale Community of the Yavapai-apache Nation, plus an additional 0.82 square miles of unincorporated area within Yavapai County adjacent to the Town of Clarkdale’s boundaries. The consolidation of Clarkdale Fire District provided for the ability to maintain needed staffing levels and emergency medical care as well as reducing redundancies between the two districts.

The newly consolidated District covers approximately 104 square miles and serves a population of approximately 21,300 residents.