Fort Walton Beach Fire Department releases response times, number of calls for 2020
The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department recently released an assessment of how they served the city in 2020.
"The stress of 2020 has had a lasting effect on how we all live and do business. But, one thing has remained true. Our community relies heavily on the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department for emergency response and business-related services," a press release form the department said.
In 2020, firefighters responded to more than 4,100 calls for service, kept up with training, found grant money for needed purchases and helped businesses get back on their feet. They assisted neighboring communities and made time to share with some of our residents in need.
2020 In Review
5 Hollywood Blvd. NE Engine 6, Truck 6, Battalion 6
1968 Lewis Turner Blvd. Engine 7
4,163 calls for assistance (11 calls/day)
4 min., 15 sec. response time
7,683 hours of training
Emergency medical care continued during the COVID-19 Pandemic
$628,406 Grants Secured: Safety and communications equipment, 6 new firefighters and new fire hose
Half-cent Sales Tax Use: New fire engine and cardiac monitors
Wildlife Deployments: Assisted neighboring Santa Rosa and Walton Counties with major wildfires
Fire Services Assessment: Added 6 new firefighters to staff the new fire engine and reinstituted the deputy fire chief position.
Giving Back: Adopted over 40 families and delivered Christmas gifts on Christmas Day.
440 new construction/renovation inspections
931 hours of new plan reviews for fire code compliance
752 annual inspections performed
12 fire prevention and safety social media campaigns
Assisted local schools and businesses with reopening plans to create safe environments amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Fire Chief
- Deputy Fire Chief
- Admin. Coordinators
- Fire Marshal
- Captain Fire Inspector
- 5 Battalion Chiefs
- 9 Captains
- 9 Driver/engineers
- 18 firefighters
- 16 Certified Firefighter/Paramedics
- 26 Certified Firefighters/EMTs