During 2019, Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to 117 working structure fires, 178 outside fires, 68 vehicle fires, 841 vehicle accidents, and 1,445 medical calls. In total, the Department responded to 5,363 calls for the year which include false alarms, hazardous conditions and many other miscellaneous calls for service.
Operations is responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, water rescue, technical rescues, and disaster response. The Operations section oversees 14 active fire stations that provide these emergency services.
Other duties include: developing fire pre-plans to commercial buildings, inspection of all fire hydrants, and providing a wide range of services to the community including blood-pressure screening, tours of firehouses and apparatus, and safety presentations within the community.
In January 2020, due to the support of our community and its leaders, we were able to implement advanced life support (ALS) services at four of our ten career fire stations.
Above and beyond responding to emergencies, training, and public education to the business and public communities, all firefighters are responsible for cleaning and maintaining their apparatus, equipment, and the station.