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Polk County Fire Rescue

Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) is a division of the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. PCFR provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, 9-1-1 addressing, emergency management, emergency operations center, emergency radio services and fire inspections to Polk County. Our network of 45 fire and rescue stations provide the highest level of professionalism and a series of inter-local agreements with most of Polk's 17 municipalities and surrounding counties supply the highest level of services to Polk's residents and visitors. These inter-local agreements exist in the form of Automatic Aid, Mutual Aid, and contracted service. We also provide fire suppression services for the City of Eagle Lake, the City of Polk City, the City of Mulberry, the Town of Lake Hamilton, and the Town of Hillcrest Heights. It truly is an honor to serve the more than 600,000 residents and countless visitors within the nearly 2,000 square mile area known as Central Florida's Polk County.

Polk County Fire Rescue periodically seeks highly trained, dedicated and motivated individuals as perspective members of our team. For information on employment visit our career opportunities page.

Polk County Fire Rescue by the Numbers

  • 600 Career Employees
  • 600 Volunteers
  • $65 Million Annual Budget
  • 45 Stations
  • 150+ Vehicles
  • In the top 1% of America’s largest Fire Departments
  • Provides all types of  emergency services to a nearly 2000 square mile area with 600,000+ residents 24/7/365
  • Employs 1/3 of all Polk County employees
  • One of the top 20 largest employers in Polk County
  • 24 Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • 75,000 incidents per year
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In the Spotlight


Register for Public Safety Notification SystemRegister for Public Safety Notification System - Thursday, July 17, 2014
During situations which may affect the health, safety and welfare of Polk County residents, designated officials send out messages to telephone numbers and email addresses within a geographic area. When the message is sent the system will notify you, giving specific information about the current announcement. Register at more ...
Polk County Fire Rescue Reminds Residents to Check Smoke AlarmsPolk County Fire Rescue Reminds Residents to Check Smoke Alarms - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Polk County Fire Rescue reminds residents that testing smoke alarms on a monthly basis can save lives. Take this opportunity to talk with your children regarding your family’s fire and disaster plans. read more ...
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