An ISO Class 1 Community
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Provide Exceptional Public Safety Services in a Safe, Compassionate and Professional Manner.
The North Port Fire Rescue District is a full-service, career department offering fire suppression, advanced life support emergency medical services; disaster preparedness, response and recovery; and fire prevention functions. The District provides emergency services to the City of North Port, and under interlocal and mutual aid agreements to portions of unincorporated Sarasota County and Charlotte County.
Whether you dial 9-1-1 for a fire or medical emergency, or visit one of our five fire stations to meet your firefighters and paramedics, District personnel will conduct themselves in a professional, sensitive, service-driven manner. All of our line personnel are highly-trained Florida State-certified firefighters, and emergency medical technicians or paramedics. Our Emergency Services Division also maintains the State-certified technical rescue team, a mass casualty incident trailer, and an utility-terrain vehicle outfitted for patient transport and wildland firefighting.
Our Emergency Management Division ensures City government, as well as our residents and businesses are prepared for any hazard for which we are at risk. Additionally, Emergency Management maintains the City’s Emergency Operations Center for emergencies and disasters which require support from all departments of City government. The North Port Community Emergency Response Team is supported by Emergency Management through organizational guidance, resource support, and mission assignment during emergencies.
Training, Safety and Health is a critical component of our Department. We strive to ensure our personnel are highly trained, equipped, and operate in a safe and efficient manner. We provide refresher training, and comprehensive annual physicals to all our members.
Our Fire Prevention Division provides fire inspection services during building construction, and annual re-inspections to ensure compliance with the State Fire Prevention Code. Outreach to the community we serve allows us to personalize our service. Smoke detector checks, station visits, and presentations are a part of our every day duties.
Administrative Services provides full support to the Department through budgeting, fiscal and property accounting, reception services, and facility maintenance.
North Port Fire Rescue fire stations are designated as "Safe Places." Safe Place is the first step to help for any youth in crisis or at risk. This community collaboration program, operated by youth shelters or youth serving agencies make it possible for any youth to access help at locations including fast food restaurants, convenience stores, fire stations, libraries and city buses which display the Safe Place sign. Youth can easily find help at Safe Place sites in their own neighborhood whenever they need it. Safe Place connects youth to immediate help and safety and offers supportive services to both youth and their families.
North Port Fire Rescue fire stations are also designated as "SafeHavens for Newborns." The Safe haven law is a safety net for both the mother and the newborn infant. Instead of abandoning a newborn to an almost sure death, it allows mothers, fathers or whoever is in possession of an unharmed newborn, approximately seven days old or less, to leave them at a Safe Haven facility: Any Hospital, Staffed 24/7 Fire Rescue Station, or Staffed 24/7 Emergency Medical Service Station, with no questions asked, totally anonymous, free from fear of prosecution.
The North Port Fire Rescue District is a member of several State, National, and International associations: