The Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department serves about 900,000 residents in an area covering 840 square miles. The department employs approximately 1,400 personnel.

jfrd fire truckJFRD's budget for Fiscal Year 2018 is $217 million.

There are five divisions:

  • Rescue
  • Operations
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Training


JFRD has 58 fire stations, 55 engine companies, 49 full-time rescue units, and 13 ladder trucks.

JFRD responded to 155,349 calls for service in 2017. Of those, nearly 85,000 calls included patient transport to area hospitals.