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Winter Haven Fire Department

The Winter Haven Fire Department responds to all fire emergencies within the city as well provides automatic aid and mutual aid when needed. This can be due to large or multiple emergencies that can exceed a neighboring departments capacity and can receives those services in return when applicable.

The Department has 60 uniformed personnel assigned to fire suppression operations. All fire engines are staffed with 4 personnel with a minimum of 3 at all times. All shift personnel work a 24 hour shift and have 48 hours off.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

All fire stations in the city have Advance Life Support (ALS) fire engines that are staffed with two paramedics, one minimum at all times. All uniformed personnel are medically trained as EMTs or Paramedics.

The Winter Haven Fire Department provides the best medical attention possible to the citizens they serve providing advance and basic life support.

Special Operations

The departments Tactical Rescue Team (TRT) is comprised of 18 members, 6 on each shift located out of Station One.

All team members continuously train to be proficient in the five disciplines of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). Trench, Confined Space, High/Low Angle Rope, Structural Collapse and Vehicle Machinery Rescue.