Sarasota County Fire Department protects 412 square miles with a population of approximately 350,000. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Operations operates 21 fire-rescue stations and seven EMS only stations. Sarasota County Fire Department employs over 500 Firefighter/EMT’s of which 236 are Firefighter/Paramedics, and are supported by 60 volunteer firefighters. Our department responds to over 44,652 emergencies annually, of which, approximately 5,653 are fire-related incidents.
Sarasota County Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality customer service. In order to meet this commitment, we kindly ask for your input on a few survey questions about your experience with our staff.
Customer Service Survey
Sarasota County has constructed five new fire stations in the following areas:
Station 9 – 840 Apex Road
Station 10 – 35 Vic Edwards Road
Station 15 – 9102 Bloomfield Blvd.
Station 16 – 5875 Hummingbird Ave.
Station 17 – 298 N. Cattlemen Road
Fire Operations operates:
16 Basic Life Support (BLS) Engines
25 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances
Six ALS engines
Three ladder trucks
One special operations vehicle
One fire boat
Other emergency support vehicles
Fire Operations provides the following services:
- Fire suppression
- Fire mitigation
- Special operations
- Firefighter volunteers
- Fire prevention
- Public education