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Hellsgate Fire Department
Phone: (928) 474-3835, Fax: (928) 468-0300
Currently accepting applications for Paid-Volunteer
Structural Firefighters & Wildland Firefighters
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Hellsgate Auxiliary looking for Volunteers
The purpose of the Hellsgate Fire Department Auxiliary is to support and serve through fund-raising activities and work projects. Meetings are held on the 1st Monday each month at 7 pm at the Hellsgate Fire Station, 80 Walters Lane in Star Valley. New members are always welcome. Contact: Angie Lecher, (928) 474-3825,
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Tonto Basin Fire District
Currently accepting applications for Volunteer
Fire Fighters & Emergency Response Personnel
Phone: (928) 479-2203 for more information.
LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES--
Gila County Sheriff's Office:
Currently accepting applications for
- Deputy Sheriff (Globe & Payson)
Salary: $40,081.60 (Certified)
Salary: $34,548.80 (Non-certified)
Applicants must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid driver's license, pass a psychological and polygraph examination as well as a background screen, and meet Arizona P.O.S.T. fitness standards upon graduation from the academy.
- Detention Officer (Globe & Payson)
Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid driver's license, and must be a U.S. citizen with no felony convictions.
- 9-1-1 Dispatcher (Payson)
[911 Dispatch Brochure]
[911 Dispatch Application]
Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, possess a valid driver's license, and must successfully pass a hearing exam. Computer experience a plus!
GCSO - Gila County Sheriff's Posse - Payson
Currently accepting applications for Volunteer Posse Members. Join the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse Payson and learn interesting activities to assist the Gila County Sheriff’s Office. Training is offered in communications, traffic control, crime security, search and rescue and more. Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm the at the old Posse Building located on South McLane. For membership, you can stop by the Sheriff’s Office at 108 W. Main St. for an application, download the
[Volunteer Application] here, or call for more information. Contact: Peter Orlando, (928) 595-2869; or Lorne Cory,(928) 472-9728;
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GCSO - Tonto Rim Search & Rescue Squad
Tonto Rim Search and Rescue is a volunteer group trained to respond to wilderness emergencies such as finding lost hikers and carrying out injured persons after an accident.
In continuous service to Arizona since 1964. Every year thousands of people visit our national forests and occasionally someone gets into a situation that is beyond their control. When the Gila County Sheriff's Office is notified, they call us to assist them in finding the lost person or extricating the injured. Our volunteers spend hundreds of hours training for this type of situation and are willing to respond, no matter
the weather conditions or personal plans they may have.
Must be a resident of Gila County and at least 18 years old with no felony history to join. Everyone is welcome to apply, we have many areas where your expertise can be applied.
Meetings: 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the Payson Public Library multi-purpose room, 328 N. McLane Road. We invite anyone interested in learning more about our organization to the monthly meeting.
Contact: Bill Pitterle, (928) 468-8685,
or Dave Pirtle, (928) 472-9494,
[Email]; Mail: Tonto Rim Search & Rescue Squad, PO Box 357, Strawberry, AZ 85544-0357
Payson Police Department
Become a Reserve Police Officer
via Email or
Phone: (928) 474-5242 x.275 for more information.
Payson Police looking for Volunteers
Meets: Monthly every 4th Monday 6:00 pm, Payson Police Station, 303 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson, AZ 85541-4399.
Contact: Lisa Lyons, Volunteer Coordinator, (928) 474-5177,
SERVICES OF THE AIR ('Airways' & 'Airwaves')--
Civil Air Patrol-Squadron 209-Payson
The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the United States Air Force and is a voluntary organization involved in performing
the three missions as established by the U.S. Congress: EMERGENCY SERVICES - search and rescue, disaster relief, civil defense and counterdrug activities; CADET PROGRAMS - designed to build character and inspire youth leadership for those in the 6th grade and up to 18 years of age through an interest in aviation; AEROSPACE EDUCATION - to keep the membership and public informed on vital aerospace issues and activities.
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Crosswinds Restaurant.
Don Hocker, (928) 474-7097,
Carl Damon, (928) 474-8861, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonto Amateur Radio Association
Affliated with the Amateur Radio Relay League. Organized to further the art/science of Amateur Radio, function for the enjoyment of members. To provide a source of education, information, experience, encouragement to members and the General Public; relative to Amateur Radio. Endeavors include providing communications for emergencies and public events, as much as our limited resources allow.
Meetings: Monthly business meeting held on the 1st Saturday of each month, with some exceptions, at the Payson Public Library meeting room. Our monthly social breakfast/gathering, is held the last Saturday at 8AM, at the Crosswinds Restaurants' west dining room, at Payson Regional Airport.
Contact: Wayne Troutman, President, KC7FKW, or Carole White, Membership Coordinator, KC7MMT; TARA P.O. Box 765, Payson, AZ 85547-0765
American Red Cross, Rim Country Service Unit
Trained volunteers are ready, willing and able to help families and individuals who have suffered loss from a disaster such as a home fire, flash flood, microburst, wildfire or other event that may affect one person or thousands. Volunteers respond
any time of the day or night, to assess needs and provide immediate emergency assistance, which may include food, shelter and clothing, as well as emotional support, assistance in the replacement of health-related items, and case management.
[Learn about Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities]
Meetings: 4th Tuesday at 11:30a at Sesame Inn.
Contact: Roxey Bowers, Rim Country Team Leader,
(928) 719-5008, (928) 474-4710, email@example.com,
or Carol Flowers, Volunteer Coordinator, (928) 472-7294, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mogollon Health Alliance
Promoting health education opportunities for members
of the communities of Payson, Pine, Strawberry, and the surrounding areas through programs, activities, and grants. Mogollon Health Alliance is a non-profit 503C-1 organization serving the Rim communities since 1954.The majority of the services we provide and projects we sponsor rely on monies received from fundraisers, public donations, grants, donations to our thrift shop,and fundraisers for their success.
For More Information, contact: Judy Baker, Director,
- Community Projects:
Annual Sponsorship of Women's Wellness Forum and Community Health Fair; Sponsorship of Children's Health Fair, Bicycle Rodeo, Car Seat Inspections, Children's Safety First; Funding and facilitating Lifesavers CPR classes for the general public; Operate LA Boutique, a gift shop at Payson Regional Medical Center and the Almost New Shop, a thrift store at 304 E Aero Drive, Payson; and Manage a volunteer and volunteer Program at Payson Regional Medical Center.
- Community Services:
MHAX III Cardiopulmonary Exercise Program located at Payson Athletic Club; Yearly health-related scholarships for high school students and adults; and Grants to Rim area fire departments for medical education of personnel.
The MHA Almost New Thrift Shop is in need of volunteers to help sort clothes and cashier. Volunteers work a four hour shift. The thrift store is open Monday through Saturday with a four hour shift in the morning and a four hour shift in the afternoon. We have openings on all shifts. What a great way to meet new people and help raise funds for our scholarship program!
- Meeting Schedules & Location:
Board of Directors Meetings 1st Tuesday Monthly 1:00 p.m., Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Rd., Payson, AZ (No meetings in July or August), The MHA Auxiliary meets quarterly 2nd Tuesday Monthly 1:00pm, MHA Activity Center, 807 W. Longhorn Rd., Payson
Mailing Address: 308 E. Aero Dr, Payson, AZ 85541
United Blood Services
United Blood Services exists to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement.
Contact: 928-607-1242, email@example.com,
Blood Systems, PO Box 1867, Scottsdale AZ 85252-1867
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