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The North Port Fire Rescue District has created this web page to provide information to the residents and citizens of North Port regarding its Special District status (Florida Statute 189.069).  Links within the information below will take you to other sections of Fire Rescue pages or City website which also contains District information.


Public Purpose Statement

The public purpose of the North Port Fire Rescue District is to provide fire suppression, advanced life support services, and fire prevention within the geographical boundaries of the City of North Port.  The West Villages section of the City receives primary fire suppression and advanced life support services from the Sarasota County Fire Department under an agreement between the City and County. 


Governing Body

Our governing body is the North Port City Commission who are elected by residents within the geographical boundaries of the City and hold a term of four years. View our currently elected Commissioners  and meeting dates and times of the governing body. 


Mission Statement

Provide Exceptional Public Safety Services in a Safe, Compassionate and Professional Manner.


Creation Document

State Statute directs that the creation of a dependent Special District be adopted by ordinance of the municipality having jurisdiction.  On October 24, 1983, the North Port City Commission adopted Ordinance 83-149 which established the North Port Fire and Ambulance District.  The District was renamed to its current North Port Fire Rescue District in subsequent amendments to that original ordinance.  View the current authorizing ordinance.

Budget and Finances 

The District begins its operating budget year on October 1st of each year and completes on September 30th of the following year.  Budgets are created by staff and proposed and adopted by the Commission through public workshops and hearings.  View the current adopted and preliminary budget(s).  Each year the District has an independent audit conducted pursuant to State and Federal laws.  View the adopted Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.


Contact/Mailing information for the District

North Port Fire Rescue
4980 City Center Boulevard
North Port, Florida  34286
Phone 941-240-8150
Fax 941-240-8182
Website home page: http://www.cityofnorthport.com/government/city-services/fire-rescue


Fees and Assessments

City of North Port funds fire rescue, first-response medical services and fire prevention for its citizens through non-ad valorem assessments and fees.  Click the below links to view current schedules:


Ethics

Everyone representing the District maintains a high ethical standards of conduct.  The Florida Commission on Ethics has a website containing generally-applicable ethics provisions.


Retirement Plan

The City of North Port has established a defined benefit pension plan to provide eligible firefighters with retirement and related benefits.  The Pension Plan is set forth in Part II, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 6 of the City of North Port Code of Ordinances.  The Pension Plan is also governed by certain provisions of Part VII, Chapter 112 and Chapter 175, Florida Statutes, and various Federal laws.  Some firefighters and all non-firefighting personnel are covered by the Florida Retirement System.


Any questions about any information found on this page or for any inquiries, contact the registered agent:


Fire Chief Scott A. Titus
North Port Fire Rescue
4980 City Center Boulevard
North Port, Florida  34286
Phone 941-240-8150
Fax 941-240-8182
Email: stitus@cityofnorthport.com

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