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Fire Rescue

2017-2020

Rolling Greens Fire Station

MCFR had been leasing the property at which the old Station #28 was located.

The building owner had other plans for the property, so the building needed to be replaced.

 

The new station is more centrally located within its response area, providing improved response times and giving fire crews a permanent home in the region.

Cost: $2,649,333.04

Status: Rolling Greens Fire Station #28 is operational as of FY18-19

Fire Engines

Fire engines carry thousands of gallons of water so crews can fight fires even when located far away from hydrants.

Cost: $4,787,306.06

Status: Nine new engines and two refurbished engines currently serving Marion County.

Ladder Truck

Ladder trucks are used for large or multi-story buildings and high-angle rescues.

They also carry specialized ladders for above-ground work.

Cost: $763,664

Status: One new 78-foot ladder truck currently in service at Station 18.

Water Tankers

Water tanker trucks transport large amounts of water to fire scenes, enabling crews to fight fires even far away from water sources.  

 

Cost: $2,649,333.04

Status: Two new water tankers are currently in service.

Brush / Grass Trucks

Brush and grass trucks provide remote access to fight wildfires in wooded areas.

 

 

Cost: $280,423.80 

Status: 3 new trucks are currently in service out of Stations 1, 4 and 21

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.​

Cost: $1,084,450

Status: Two units are currently in service for special operations.

Ambulances

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.​

Cost: $6,185,136.13

Status: 30 new ambulances have been placed into service. 4 more have been ordered and will be placed into service Jan. 2021.

Utility / Staff Vehicles

Utility vehcicles 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.​​

Cost: $350,230.62

Status: 12 new staff / utility vehicles are currently in use throughout the county.

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.

Cost: $2,396,406.81

Status: 300 units have been placed into service.

Toughbooks

MCFR EMS crews use these custom heavy-duty laptops to navigate to emergencies and input patient care data.​

Cost: $381,222

Status: 85 toughbooks have been purchased and are currently in use.

Marion County Board of County Commissioners

 

601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471

352-438-2300
marioncountyfl.org

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