Emergency Services Department
Statement of Function
The Emergency Services District's mission is to ensure a continued proactive approach to fire, life safety, and fire prevention activities. Provide resources and response times consistent with the needs of each community while continuing to retain and develop a highly trained workforce. Provide adequate resources for our personnel, facilities, and equipment to better protect lives, the environment, and property. The District is responsible for all fire rescue responses, including fire suppression, fire prevention activities, medical & trauma emergency care and transport, hazardous materials abatement, urban search and rescue, marine and dive rescue response, high angle and heavy rescue, and disaster assistance and shelter.
The Emergency Management Division is responsible for countywide mitigation, planning, response and recovery for any disaster event. Details
The Fire Rescue Division is responsible for: Fire Suppression/Combat, Fire Prevention & Life Safety, Arson Investigation, and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care. Details
The Animal Control Division is charged with the responsibility of enforcing the county's Animal Control Regulations. Details
The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Division is responsible for developing and coordinating with Federal, State, and Utility agencies a detailed emergency plan in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a radiological emergency at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant. Details
The 911 Administration Division maintains and manages vital 911 infrastructure and data to provide citizens reliable access to emergency communications and public safety agencies while promoting a safe, supportive, and thriving community. Details
2021/2022 Goals and Objectives
- Continue to identify additional sources of revenue to offset the impact to the citizens and The Emergency Services District.
- Continue enhancements of the Fire Rescue Training Program via additional internal and external classes, courses, and hands-on training exercises.
- Address the continued needs of Existing Fire Stations and construction of 2 New Fire Stations; (7) (15).
- Continue improvements in the Fleet Replacement Program for Emergency Response Apparatus, and Staff Vehicles
- Continue to investigate the use of new technology to enhance our response to fire and rescue activities to increase the protection of life and property.
- Continue our activities and obtain technology to enhance reporting modalities to increase revenue through improved data management.