Escambia County Fire Rescue (ECFR) is seeking men and women interested in serving as volunteer firefighters for the communities in both emergency response and non-emergency support positions. Volunteer firefighting has a long tradition in Escambia County with most the volunteer fire departments being organized between the years 1940 to 1970. In 2000, Escambia County Fire Rescue was established to add career personnel to the fire protection ranks. The volunteer fire departments and ECFR were consolidated in 2008 to create a “combination fire department.” Today volunteers and career personnel work together to provide emergency and nonemergency services in Escambia County.
Interstate 10 (I-10) eastbound traffic near U.S. 90 (Scenic Highway) in Escambia County will be shifted to the south near the Scenic Highway overpass beginning the week of July 27.
Escambia County is hosting a community workshop for the RESTORE project submission portal on Monday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m., at the Langley Bell 4-H Center (3730 Stefani Road).
The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is currently hosting 13 international students from Mexico visiting Escambia County, who are eager to learn more about environmental management, conservation and other related interests. The students are participating in "Jovenes en Accion," a youth exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and private sector partners in both countries.
Escambia County Extension Service will host a special Volunteer Open House on Wednesday, August 19, for those interested in learning about the University of Florida's Master Gardener Volunteer Program.