Fire Administration location:
439 W. Hwy 50, Clermont
- Station #1: 439 W. Hwy 50
- Station #2: 2200 Hartwood Marsh Rd.
- Station #3: 2155 Legends Way
- Station #4: 13341 Hartle Rd.
- Support Services Station: 882 W. DeSoto St.
Our goal is to protect the life and property of our customers – the citizens and visitors of the City of Clermont – by providing Public Safety Services, Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention and Education, Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services and Hazardous Incident Mitigation at the highest level of service in a courteous and ethical manner.
Fire Suppression, Rescue, Fire Prevention (including Inspections and Public Fire Education), (ALS) Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services, Vehicle and Machinery Rescue (Extrication), Hazardous Material Incident Response, Confined Space Rescue, Technical Rope Rescue, Trench and Excavation Rescue, Structural Building Collapse Response, Water Rescue, and Search & Rescue Operations. Our Special Operations Team has been designated by the state as an Urban Search and Rescue (U.S.A.R.) 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
ALS Engine Companies, 75' Ladder Truck (ALS), 102' Tower-Ladder Truck, 1 Heavy Rescue (Haz-Mat and Technical Rescue), 1 Quick Attack/Brush Apparatus, 1 ALS Battalion Commander Vehicle, 7 Staff Vehicles, Reserve Engine Company, and ATV support vehicle (John Deere "Gator").
The Clermont Fire Department is proud of its ISO Class 2 rating. This nationally-recognized standard is based on extensive criteria that evaluate a fire department's ability to protect people and property. This rare rating is only achieved by about 2 % of the fire departments evaluated in America. The rating is considered by many insurance companies when deciding the rates on insurance premiums.
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.
The Clermont Fire Department currently has 51 full-time, 6 part-time, 6 reserve combat and 10 volunteer support positions, as well as a twenty-member Explorer Post.
Construction and opening of three fire stations have been completed, including one to replace the headquarters station and an administrative office addition to Fire Station No. 1. Advanced Life Support emergency medical services was implemented beginning July 1, 2001. We currently have 4 ALS units running out of three fire stations.
Responding to Large-Scale Incidents
- Clermont Fire Department has participated in several large-scale incidents, including:
- the "Black Friday" fires in the Ocala National Forest.
- Part of the Region 5 Task Force to the Panama City Beach area after landfall of Hurricane Opal.
- Part of the initial response to several tornado and severe storm disaster areas.
- Part of the task force for the wildfire operations during the summer of 1998 in Brevard and Volusia Counties, along with several wildfires in Lake County.
- Major contributor during the search for 6-year old murder victim Kayla McKean in Clermont.