The Clermont Fire Department mission and values are the foundation of this organization. Thus, every effort will be made to keep these current and meaningful to guide Clermont Fire Department members in accomplishing department goals, objectives, and day-to-day tasks.
Clermont Fire Department exists to protect life and property by providing a highly trained all-hazards response to our community through our commitment to compassionate and professional service.
Values embraced by all members of an organization are extremely important, as they recognize the features that make up the personality and culture of the organization. A workgroup met to revisit the existing values and proposed a revision that was discussed, enhanced further, and agreed upon by the entire group:
Integrity through honesty, respect, and ethics.
Professionalism through dependability, teamwork, education, and training.
Leadership through innovation, discipline, and mentorship.
The Clermont Fire Department’s vision is to be known as an internationally accredited department striving for continuous improvement and renowned for providing fire and rescue services with integrity, professionalism, and leadership. As a forward-thinking department, we will assemble and apply superb external communications and safeguard physical resources for responsible financial sustainability that delivers contemporary, transparent, and beneficial value to our growing community.
In pursuit of a balanced culture, while supporting honesty, respect, and ethics, we will improve our internal communication processes in preparation for the challenges which come through the prism of the future. Recognizing our greatest resource, our members, we will make every effort to acquire, develop, mentor, and prepare our employees to meet and exceed the expectations of our community. Our concept is to achieve this through appropriate and comprehensive human capital management, training, and professional development programs. We envision a department that recruits, welcomes, and retains innovative members with expertise and strong values of dependability, teamwork, education, and training.
We will be a pioneering department responsible for building a collaborative environment of excellence and service through individual and organizational accountability and mentorship while delivering our mission, living our values, and making this vision of living in a community that is the choice of champions a reality.
- Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Medical Services
- Confined Space Rescue
- Fire Prevention (including Inspections and Public Fire Education)
- Fire Suppression
- Hazardous Material Incident Response
- Search and Rescue Operations
- Structural Building Collapse Response
- Technical Rope Rescue
- Trench and Excavation Rescue
- Vehicle and Machinery Rescue (Extrication)
- Water Rescue
Our Special Operations Team has been designated by the state as an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Type IV Technical Rescue Team. Our department has an active honor guard. We also have an active Fire Explorer program for the youth of the community as well.
The fleet includes:
- 3 Advanced Life Support (ALS) Engine Companies
- 79-Foot Ladder Truck (ALS)
- 100-Foot Tower-Ladder Truck (ALS)
- 1 Heavy Rescue (Haz-Mat and Technical Rescue, ALS)
- 1 Quick Attack/Brush Apparatus
- 1 ALS Battalion Commander Vehicle
- 7 Staff Vehicles
- 2 Reserve Engines
- 1 Reserve Ladder
- Fire Boat
- Zodiac Boat
The city had an Ajax chemical fire truck as early as 1917. A volunteer fire department was organized in 1923. The City Council appointed G.D. Cribb as Chief. In 1924, F.B. Roe replaced Cribb and was instructed by Council to organize and drill a hose company.
Advanced Life Support emergency medical services was implemented beginning July 1, 2001. We currently have six ALS units running out of four fire stations.