Orange City Fire Department
215 N. Holly Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
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The Orange City Fire Department was established in 1890 and has been proudly protecting our citizens for 125 years. Our firefighters are dedicated to reducing the impact of fire, medical emergencies, potential disasters and uncontrolled events that affect the community’s environment. Additionally, the department provides fire prevention education and CPR instruction.
The Fire Department is under the direction of Fire Chief Ronnie Long, who oversees three Divisions and other staff roles: Operations (EMS, Training, and Maintenance), Fire Prevention and Support. Presently, there is one Deputy Chief, three Battalion Chiefs, three Lieutenants, 11 Career Firefighters, and 15 dedicated volunteer and reserve members, assigned to Station 67 at North Holly Avenue and Station 68 at Harley Strickland Blvd. In addition, we provide three Lieutenants and eight Career Firefighters to the City of DeBary through a contract service.
The Department consists of Firefighters, Paramedics, Officers and Administrative staff. The department’s two stations each have an Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine staffed with two firefighters (one being a Paramedic) 24 hours a day. Additionally, a peak load EMS quick response vehicle is staffed with two firefighters that provide ALS from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The staffing is supplemented through the use of reserve firefighters.
The Department’s Fire Prevention Division is managed by the Deputy Chief and has a Fire Marshal and two part-time Fire Inspectors who conduct plan reviews, fire investigations, and inspections of all City businesses. Free home fire-safety inspections are available by appointment.
The Fire Department enjoys a Public Protection Classification of a Class 2 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Fire Department is fully equipped and responds with a compliment of apparatus and vehicles that include: three fire engines, one 75’ ladder truck, a quick response rescue, a military 6x brush truck, and four service and staff trucks. The Department’s staffing levels and response times (less than 5 minute average), are critical elements to rapidly assemble an effective firefighting force to save lives and property.