The department that never sleeps - Public Safety is responsible for keeping citizens safe from emergencies and both man-made and natural disasters. Its divisions include Emergency Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services and Fire Rescue.
The Emergency Communications division provides the vital link between emergency medical, fire rescue and law enforcement services and the citizens who call 9-1-1 for help.
The Division of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for emergency events in our community. Our all hazards approach to emergency planning includes threats from hurricanes and tropical storms, other weather emergencies, as well as man-made or technological emergencies such as hazardous materials spills, chemical releases and acts of terrorism. Planning, continuous training and teamwork have been the key to a quick response and successful recovery from the many disasters that have impacted our community.
EMS is the primary provider of Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support pre-hospital care for Escambia County.
Escambia County Fire Rescue proudly operates as a combination fire service, utilizing the talents and diversities of volunteer and career firefighting personnel. Volunteer firefighters operate out of 16 districts, while career firefighters operate out of ten districts throughout Escambia County. Six of the career companies are staffed 24 hours a day. Four of the career companies operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. with volunteer companies providing firefighting and other emergency services the rest of the time. Escambia County Fire Rescue also offers other emergency services such as hazardous materials response, special operations and ALS non-transport.