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.
Seventeen engines are currently serving Marion County.
MCFR is planning to acquire four new fire engines, which are currently being ordered or built.
Ladder and Tower Trucks
Ladder trucks have extendable ladders for accessing upper floors and rooftops, while tower trucks feature telescopic towers for reaching greater heights. Both vehicles play vital roles in enabling rescues from elevated structures.
One 78-foot ladder truck is currently in service at Station 18.
MCFR has two tower trucks in service as of 2023.
Water tanker trucks transport large amounts of water to fire scenes, enabling crews to fight fires even far away from water sources.
Four water tankers are currently in service.
MCFR has ordered two more tankers to put into service.
Brush and grass trucks provide remote access to fight wildfires in wooded areas.
MCFR has six new trucks that are currently in service.
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.
Three 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.
41 ambulances have been placed into service.
17 additional units are planned.
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.
32 staff / utility vehicles are currently in use throughout the county.
4 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.
319 units have been placed into service.
MCFR EMS crews use these custom heavy-duty laptops to navigate to emergencies and input patient care data.
158 toughbooks have been purchased and are currently in use.