Fire and Rescue Department
Welcome to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department website. In addition to helpful information about safety and health, emergency preparedness and fire safety, this site offers details about JFRD's divisions and their chiefs.
Visitors to these pages will find a brief history of the department, information on previous JFRD fire chiefs and a tribute to firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Anyone who has been a victim of fire knows how difficult recovery can be. The site offers some help after a fire with immediate tips on necessary actions to take as well as information on replacing lost documents. There's even a page with information about what to do after calling 911 and waiting for the ambulance.
The director of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department oversees a department with over 1,300 firefighters and emergency medical personnel. The department provides service to about 850,000 people living in Jacksonville, which covers about 840 square miles.
If working for one of the nation's most progressive fire departments appeals to you, check out the employment section to learn about the requirements for a job as a firefighter or emergency medical technician. Click here to view our latest recruiting Public Service Announcement. (5.4 MB .mov) Launching the PSA requires Quicktime.
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) provides an easy and convenient method for making online payments and is now accepting e-checks, as well as credit card payments.