As our community continues to grow, MCFR sees the need to remodel, rebuild, and build new fire stations to deliver the best care for our community. Below are the projected stations that will benefit from the Penny sales tax.
Fire Station #28 Rolling Greens - New Build - Complete
Fire Station - New Build (Identify/Acquire/Design) (OTOW Area)
Fire Station 2 - Rebuild (Citra)
Fire Station 11 - Rebuild (Lowell)
Fire Station 9 - Rebuild (Orange Lake)
Fire Station 24 - Remodel (Marion Oaks)
Fire Station 20 - Parking Lot (Golden Ocala)
Fire engines carry thousands of gallons of water so crews can fight fires even when located far away from hydrants.
Nine new engines and two refurbished engines currently serving Marion County.
MCFR is planning to acquire twelve new fire engines and refurbish one existing engine.
Ladder trucks are used for large or multi-story buildings and high-angle rescues.
They also carry specialized ladders for above-ground work.
One new 78-foot ladder truck currently in service at Station 18.
MCFR is planning to acquire an additional ladder truck.
Water tanker trucks transport large amounts of water to fire scenes, enabling crews to fight fires even far away from water sources.
Two new water tankers are currently in service.
It is projected that MCFR will acquire three new tankers.
Brush and grass trucks provide remote access to fight wildfires in wooded areas.
Three new trucks are currently in service out of Stations 1, 4 and 21
MCFR plans to acquire two new brush trucks in and four new grass trucks.
Heavy Hazmat / Technical Rescue
Both of MCFR's special operations teams, Heavy Hazmat and Technical Rescue, use these specialized units to bring specialty equipment to especially hazardous scenes.
Crews also use these units at structure fires for additional staffing and air quality monitoring, in order to improve safety for personnel on scene.
Two units are currently in service for special operations.
Ambulances are used by MCFR for emergency medical response and transport to medical facilities. During FY 15/16, approximately 73% of emergency calls assigned to MCFR were medical in nature.
34 new ambulances have been placed into service.
Utility vehicles enable MCFR district captains and district chiefs to directly respond to emergencies and travel around the county on business.
Staff vehicles are used by fire inspectors and other staff to conduct business within the county.
12 new staff / utility vehicles are currently in use throughout the county.
7 additional units are planned.
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
SCBAs are breathing systems utilizing compressed air that firefighters use when working in conditions that are immediately dangerous to their health. They allow firefighters to breathe clean air regardless of environmental air quality.
These SCBA units are also outfitted with thermal imaging cameras to assist with victim rescue. All components are warrantied for 15 years.
300 units have been placed into service.
MCFR EMS crews use these custom heavy-duty laptops to navigate to emergencies and input patient care data.
85 toughbooks have been purchased and are currently in use.