Sarasota County’s Fire service represents over 100 years of dedicated and heroic service by the professional firefighters, paramedics and EMTs of your Fire Department.
Our history dates back to the early 1900s. As a result of some major fires in 1910, the first organized fire department was established. As our community grew, we went from being a volunteer fire department to a paid professional department that provides world class services such as Fire Suppression, Special Operations, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Prevention, Public Education, and other services. We pride ourselves in becoming involved with community events and believe in showing our support in local and national causes.
Throughout our history, we have much to be proud of and thankful for. Starting with the tenuous beginnings of the first group of volunteers and culminating with a high-performing professional organization, a tremendous amount of work and support from many people has helped build this organization into what it is today. This work refers to the devoted efforts made to improve our service through continuous training and enhanced service delivery to those we serve.
The Sarasota County Fire Department is one of the finest fire departments in the world. The Sarasota County Fire Department will never waver in the relentless pursuit of our mission: “Saving Lives and Protecting Property.”