Ocala’s firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are equipped and ready to respond to fires, injuries, illnesses, hazardous materials incidents, arson investigations, and confined space rescue. Housed in six fire stations throughout the city, our emergency personnel stand poised and ready to serve at a moment’s notice.
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Smoke Alarms for Escape
Ocala Fire Rescue is proud to announce a new program known as S.A.F.E. (Smoke Alarms For Escape). City residents may stop by Ocala Fire Rescue’s administrative office to receive a free smoke alarm. The fire department’s administrative office, located at 410 NE 3 Street, is open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. The simple act of having a working smoke alarm in the home can double a family’s chances of surviving a fire. On average, nearly three children die each day in home fires. Overall, roughly eighty percent of home fire deaths in this country occur in homes without working smoke alarms.