Central Arizona Wildland Response Team

East Resource Group

CAWRT Photo Gallery (Click to go to Flickr)

CAWRT East Home Page

East Valley Wildland Resources:

11 - Type 6 engines

2 - Type 3 engines

7 - Type 1 engines (Additional engines can be staffed in times of high need)

1 - Type 1 tactical tender 

2 - Support tenders

Updated 3/1/2016

Welcome to the CAWRT East Wildland Resources Group member's web page! For all training, announcements and other general CAWRT information, please click on the CAWRT MAIN link.

The Central Arizona Wildland Response Team (CAWRT) is a consortium of over 20 local fire agencies in central Arizona that participate in state and nationwide wildland fire response.  The CAWRT is divided into two groups for fire resource mobilization and deployment. CAWRT personnel and equipment is dispatched for wildland fire assignments by the Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center (AIDC) through established Inter-Governmental Agreements with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. This site is designed to provide coordination between agencies and a deployment system for the dispatch of CAWRT East fire resources to Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center deployment requests.

The CAWRT East Group specifically coordinates equipment from the following fire agencies:

Guadalupe Fire Department

Mesa Fire and Medical Department

Queen Creek Fire Department (2015 update: Not currently available)

Rio Verde Fire District

Scottsdale Fire Department

Sun Lakes Fire District

Superstition Fire & Medical District

Tempe Fire Medical Rescue


Chevelon Fire (AZ) 2009

Cedar Fire, San Diego County (CA) 2003


Resources can be dispatched by calling the AIDC at


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