Welcome to the City
of Minneola Fire & Rescue Departmentís website! During your visit,
please take a moment to browse through the various links which contain
safety information, media releases, public education information, as
well as links to various other sources of safety information.
We hope you will find this site to be both helpful and educational.
The City of
Minneola Fire & Rescue Department is the newest Fire Rescue Department
in the state to start as a brand new service to the City of Minneola
from scratch; we did not evolve from a volunteer fire department, which
is usually the case of new career or combination departments. We began
operations on the morning of 1 October, 2005 at 0800 hrs as a All Risk/Full Service
Department committed to providing the highest level of service in the
most efficient manner to the citizens and communities we serve.
Our services are provided from Fire Station 1, which is currently
located at 811 South Galena Avenue in the southwest section of the city.
We have an Advanced Life Support (ALS) engine company, which has a full
time crew of three staff members, one Lieutenant and two
Firefighter/Paramedics rotating in three shifts that competently carry
out the mission of our organization.
In addition, we have
Volunteer/Reserve Firefighters that augment our crews and enable us to
staff multiple units when available. Lastly, we have a backup (or
reserve engine company) that is staffed as needed and a Heavy Rescue
Squad Unit which serves as a service company per the Insurance Services
Office (ISO). This Heavy Rescue Unit carries a large assortment of
specialized tools and equipment for fire fighting, vehicle extrication,
lighting for night operations as well as rehab equipment such as fluids
and a misting fan to help reduce firefighter fatigue in the hot Florida
As you can imagine, this presents quite a challenge. We are very
proud of the personnel that make up the City of Minneola Fire & Rescue
Department, and we appreciate you taking the time to visit our website.
We encourage you to check back often and keep an eye on one of the
newest and most progressive fire and rescue departments in Lake County