If the property tax passes, the town council will initiate Auto Aid. Response times will be much much slower. Rural Metro response times are around 4 minutes and would still be around 3 minutes if the council had not told them to stop looking for a second building because they were about to be replaced with auto aid. Response times in Phoenix and Scottsdale under auto aid are around 8 to 9 minutes. Daisy Mountain will not disclose their response times.
Nearly all 911 calls in Carefree are for emergency medical help. Time is of the essence when someone is in need of medical help. People will suffer, some people will needlessly die.
As one member of the Public Safety Advisory Council recently admitted “response times don’t matter, this is about a property tax which the town needs and I wish the two issues had never been linked together.”