- If using a phone in ANY of the facilities on Mt. Hopkins, you MUST DIAL 9 FIRST.
- When calling from a 879- number at the MMT, the caller ID will show up as ‘Steward Observatory’. You MUST EMPHASIZE THAT THE EMERGENCY IS AT THE WHIPPLE OBSERVATORY COMPLEX OR ON TOP OF MOUNT HOPKINS so the call can be transferred to the Santa Cruz County emergency coordinator.
- In the case of serious injury that requires Life Flight Evacuation, there are TWO helipads. There is one near the Ridge support building (7750 ft elev) and one at the parking lot of the basecamp.
Critical Phone Numbers
|Pima County Dispatch||9-911|
|Tubac Volunteer Fire Dept.||9-911|
|DPS Helicopter Airlift||9-911|
|Santa Cruz County Sheriff Dispatch||9-398-2571||Admin Non-emergency number|
|Green Valley Fire Dept.||9-629-9200|
|Arizona Dept. of Public Safety||9-1-800-352-4557||Highway Patrol|
|Poison Center||9-1-800-362-0101 or 9-626-6016|
|Forest Service Tucson Dispatcher||9-202-2710 or 9-1-800-549-0661||Forest fire on Mountain|
|Nogales Ranger District Office||9-1-520-281-2296|