The Fire-Rescue Division makes up the largest portion of the department. This division is made up of three shifts, each working 24 hours and then off for 48 hours. Each shift is comprised of 23 firefighters who respond from three fire stations within the city limits. These stations are located on Canton and Lakemont Avenues, and Howell Branch Road.
The primary objective of the Fire-Rescue Division is to maintain a state-of-the-art emergency response force, capable of handling a wide range of situations. Continued professional development training, community safety education programs, and regular fire prevention inspections help to maintain their level of readiness for any emergency. Requests for service include the control and extinguishment of fires; the treatment of those individuals who experience medical emergencies, the rescue of trapped or endangered persons, and the control of hazardous material leaks and spills.
Personnel assigned to the Fire-Rescue Division maintain a rigorous training program. Winter Park is one of the few agencies in Central Florida which requires annual medical physicals of all of the members of its emergency response team. In order to maintain this level of readiness, all personnel are scheduled to participate in regular in-service training and professional development.
Fire-Rescue personnel also perform both daily and weekly performance evaluations on all division equipment which include the in-house testing of all fire hose, flow testing of fire hydrants, and the testing of pumping apparatus.
Visit the division on the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department website.
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