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As an agency dedicated to maintaining the safety and well-being of this city, Ocala Fire Rescue is often summoned to the scene of a newsworthy event. On this page you will find media releases and advisories pertaining to noteworthy fire and rescue calls, community outreach events, and more.

Archived News
  • Ocala Fire Rescue Stations to Serve as Collection Site for Food and Toy Drive

    Ocala Fire Rescue (OFR) stations will serve as food, toiletries, and toys collection sites for various local charities including Interfaith, Salvation Army, and Brother’s Keeper – through the Bring the Harvest Home campaign; as well as Pay it Forward Ministries and Toys for Tots.


  • Structure Fire at Laurel Park Apartments

    Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at Laurel Park Apartment, this morning.


  • Vehicle Catches Fire at McDonald’s on East Silver Springs Blvd.

    A vehicle making its way through a McDonald’s drive-through caught on fire shortly after its driver pulled over in the parking lot to verity the cause of smoke emitting from the hood.


  • Fall Back Safely: Change Your Clocks Change Your Batteries

    It’s that time of the year again; the end of daylight savings time is fast approaching. The night of November 5th marks the end of that extra sunlight hour, and while it’s important to change the time of our clocks, there is another task that should be done simultaneously– changing the batteries in


  • Ocala Fire Rescue is Ready for Kimberly's Center Fundraiser

    With twenty-four hours to go before Ocala Fire Rescue’s Station #1 opens its doors for “business”, firefighters work on finishing touches to ensure the upcoming fundraiser for Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection is a success.


  • Snake. Turtle, and Cat Rescued from Kitchen Fire

    A snake, a turtle, and a cat were safely removed from a smoke-filled home after a self-cleaning oven function led way to a stove fire.


  • Structure Fire Claims SW Ocala Home

    A fire reported this afternoon left a homeowner displaced.

    10/18/2017 5:00 PM

  • Every Second Counts, Plan Two Ways Out!

    Consider this; it is two o’clock in the morning when your family is awakened by the chirping of smoke alarms and the smell of smoke. With as little as one to two minutes to exit safely does your family know what to do, or are they at the mercy of the smoke and flames?


  • Everyday Safety, After Hurricane Irma

    Days after Hurricane Irma’s passing through Ocala, residents are still feeling its effects. Though the community remains resilient and is rapidly adapting to the improving daily conditions, hazards from the aftermath remain.


  • Generator Fire Destroys Shed in Ocala

    A generator being used to power a home without energy, as a result of Hurricane Irma, caught on fire, destroying a shed in Ocala.