About the Department

Built on more than 200 years of service, the Pensacola Fire Department strives to provide first-class fire protection services to the 39.7 square miles within the Pensacola city limits.

Message from the Chief

FireOn behalf of all the dedicated men and women of the Pensacola Fire Department, I would like to welcome you to our department. Our members work everyday to provide the highest quality services to the citizens and visitors of the city. We provide fire suppression, first response emergency medical services, fire code enforcement and public education programs. We serve a very diverse city population of almost 60,000 with multiple hazards. The City of Pensacola has a dense downtown area, suburban homes and shopping, a busy airport and a port facility. In addition, railway lines run through the middle of downtown.

Our members provide services from 6 fire stations through 6 engine companies, 2 ladder companies, 3 rescue companies and 2 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting units. We are also one of the regionally certified training centers for Northwest Florida. Please enjoy your visit to our site and please feel free to visit us in person.

Fire Chief Matt Schmitt