The Central Mat-Su Fire Department (CMSFD) is also known as Mat-Su Borough Emergency Services District 1. CMSFD is the second largest and second busiest fire department in Alaska. The department operates a combination system of full-time and paid-on-call responders. There are two sections within the department, fire and rescue; each with its own funding, membership requirements, and equipment. The department currently has over 125 members which includes full-time, paid-on-call and auxiliary volunteers.
Fire: Fire protection services are provided to the Central Mat-Su Fire Service Area through eight (8) fire station/public safety buildings. The Central Mat-Su Fire Service Area includes the Trunk Road corridor and lands west including the entire City of Wasilla, plus the entire Knik Goose Bay Road area and up to mile six (6) of Point MacKenzie Road.