Zephyrhills Fire Rescue is a 23 member career Fire Rescue organization that provides response to all requests for assistance with the Zephyrhills city limits to:
- Emergency management/disaster response
- Emergency medical services (EMS)
- General public assistance
- Pertinent public education
The department provides a non-transport Advance life Support (ALS) response to all medical calls within the City and is assisted by Pasco County Fire Rescue who provides medical transport to receiving facilities. The career members of the Department are augmented by a cadre of 10 volunteer firefighters. Firefighters work a "three shift‟ - a 24 hour on duty followed by 48 hour off duty schedule.
Stations & Staffing
Service Delivery is provided from two locations within the City. Fire Station 1 is located at 6907 Dairy Road and Fire Station 2 is located at 38410 6th Avenue. Staffing is provided 24 hours a day/365 days of the year with seven personnel assigned to each shift. Each responding Engine Company is staffed with at least one State Certified Paramedic/Firefighter and a Fire Officer.
Engine 1 is a 2007 75 foot 1,750 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) Quint (ladder truck) capable of reaching the highest building currently in Zephyrhills. Engine 2 is a 1,250 GPM pumper. Both carry typical firefighting equipment as well as all State required EMS equipment for ambulances but lack the ability to transport patients to medical facilities. The Department responds to approximately 3,000 calls annually with 90% or better of the responses being for medical emergencies.
Command and oversight of the Department is provided by the Fire Chief and the Senior Executive Assistant.