Sarasota County Fire Department is proud to be an internationally accredited agency

Sarasota County’s fire service represents over 100 years of dedicated and heroic service by professional firefighters, paramedics and EMTs. The Sarasota County Fire Department (SCFD) is an all-hazards department that provides fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and special operations, which includes response to hazardous materials and technical rescue incidents. SCFD protects over 451 square miles of land and is surrounded by 37 miles of open shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico. Sarasota County provides services to approximately 433,742 permanent residents (2020 Census). SCFD is dedicated to providing quality customer service and achieving its mission: Strengthening community through a network of skilled professionals dedicated to saving lives and protecting property. 

The department is a participant in the Insurance Service Office’s (ISO) Protection Classification Program with a PPC classification of 2/2Y according to the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS).

Serving our Community with P.R.I.D.E.

Professionalism - Respect - Integrity - Dedication - Excellence

Click here to view our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan Executive Summary, which outlines the department's strategic initiatives, goals and objectives.

Open House Events

Save a Saturday! Join Sarasota County Fire Department during one of our free, monthly open house events at fire stations across the county. Meet your local firefighters, receive free car seat safety inspections, bike helmet fittings and lots of fire and swimming safety information!

Open House events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Saturday, June 22 at Station 4, 3530 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota
  • Saturday, July 20 at Station 12, 3110 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota 
  • Saturday, Aug. 24 at Station 21, 721 Center Road, Venice
  • Saturday, Sept. 21 at Station 9, 6750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
  • Saturday, Oct. 12 at Station 15, 9102 Bloomfield Blvd., Sarasota
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 at Station 22, 4531 Englewood Road, Venice
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 at Station 17, 5431 Desoto Road, Sarasota 

Careers with the Sarasota County Fire Department


Interested in the career of a lifetime? Visit keyword "firefighter" to see the latest job posting or email for more information. Sarasota County uses the National Testing Network (NTN) for careers within our fire department. All inquiries regarding the hiring process should be directed to NTN at

Fire Safety Inspector/Fire Code Plans Examiner

These positions work within our Fire Prevention Division to perform code enforcement work and conduct life and fire safety inspections of commercial and multi-family occupancies to ensure compliance with adopted fire and life safety codes and standards.


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Sarasota County Fire Stations

The Sarasota County Fire Department provides both fire suppression and emergency medical services to unincorporated Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota, and EMS-only to Laurel, Nokomis and Englewood.

The department provides fire suppression and EMS from 21 county-owned stations. 

Station #
1445 4th St., Sarasota
2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota
47 N. Adams Drive, Sarasota
3530 Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota
400 N. Beneva Road Sarasota
4100 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota
840 Apex Rd, Sarasota
6750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
35 Vic Edwards Road, Sarasota
2200 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota
3110 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
1170 Beach Road, Sarasota
8821 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
9102 Bloomfield Blvd., Sarasota
5875 Hummingbird Ave., Sarasota
5431 Desoto Road, Sarasota
7232 Myakka Valley Trail, Sarasota
15911 Rawls Road, Sarasota
721 Center Road, Venice
4531 Englewood Road, Venice
1930 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis (Rescue Only)

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SCFD also provides mutual aid and/or automatic aid to surrounding fire departments and municipalities. SCFD has shared service agreements with East Manatee Fire Rescue, North Port Fire Rescue, and Englewood Fire Control District from four stations.

Station #

Shared Services with…



East Manatee Fire Rescue

14500 Covenant Way, Bradenton


North Port Fire Rescue District

19955 Preto Blvd., Venice


Englewood Area Fire Control District

599 S. Indiana Ave., Englewood (SCFD provides EMS)


Englewood Area Fire Control District

1967 Englewood Road, Englewood (SCFD provides EMS)







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