About the St. Lucie County Fire District

Mission


It is the mission of the St. Lucie County Fire District to preserve life and property by providing safe, efficient and professional emergency services, community risk reduction, and public education; together with community services for our residents and visitors now and into the future.


Overview


The St. Lucie County Fire District is an independent, county-wide special district which is governed by a seven member Fire Board, comprised of two commissioners from the City of Ft. Pierce, two councilmembers from the City of Port St. Lucie, two St. Lucie County Commissioners, and an appointee by the Governor of the State of Florida.

Fire & Emergency Medical Services


Fire and emergency medical services in St. Lucie were consolidated into this independent special district, which eliminated the need and cost for managing multiple fire/EMS agencies. Unlike typical fire departments, the St. Lucie County Fire District must also handle all support functions on its own.

Size


The Fire District is the largest fire/EMS provider on the Treasure Coast and the fifth largest in the State of Florida. The Fire District operates 17 fire stations, which protect 328,297 residents and covers 688 total miles with 572 square miles of land area. During 2019, the Fire District responded to 54,478 calls.

Strategic Plan


View the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan (PDF).
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