Brevard County Fire Rescue Fire and Special Operations

Portraint of Richard Connor

Richard Connor, Assistant Chief of Fire Operations

The Assistant Chief of Fire Operations oversees the daily aspects of our Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR ) firefighting resources. Through the guidance of the Fire Chief and Deputy Chief, the Assistant Chief organizes the operations and service delivery to the citizens and visitors of Brevard County while also planning for future growth and needs of the community. Brevard County Fire Rescue operates under a three-shift staffing model. The County is divided into 5 geographical response areas, each under the command of a District Chief. Each District Chief is responsible for 5 to 8 stations inside of their geographical area.

Engine Companies

Our fire engines are staffed with a Lieutenant, Firefighter-Paramedic and a Firefighter EMT. This engine resource provides for Advanced Life Support capabilities and a fully equipped crew for fire-fighting operations. Brevard County Fire Rescue has seventeen (17) Advanced Life Support units.

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Special Hazards and Technical Rescue Team

In addition to fires and medical emergencies Brevard County responds to incidents that require specialty training that include hazardous materials mitigation. The HazMat and Technical Rescue Team handles all types of emergencies including gas leaks, hazardous materials response, confined space rescue, rope/high angle rescue, trench rescue and heavy extrication.

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Fire Rescue Truck
Hazmat truck 45

Ladder Companies

Our ladder trucks are staffed with a Lieutenant, Firefighter-Paramedic and two Firefighter EMTs. In an effort to reduce maintenance costs for our ladder trucks, we have implemented a squad program that uses smaller pick-up truck brush fire units to respond to emergency medical calls. This shared staffing profile of the ladder trucks has allowed the department to reduce ladder truck maintenance costs. Brevard County Fire Rescue has five (5) ladder trucks.

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Tender Fleet

Tender/Tanker trucks are used in the rural areas of Brevard County where hydrants are not available. These tender units provide up to 3000 gallons of critical water supplies for fire extinguishment. Brevard County Fire Rescue has eight (8) tender/tanker units.

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Tender Truck 22

Wildland Urban Interface

The Departments wildfire operations sections consists of (22) strategically placed brush fire apparatus. Our brush truck fleet includes reutilized military surplus vehicles and newer pickup based light attack units. All of our operational department members are trained and equipped in wildland fire fighting tactics.

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Brevard County Fire Rescue is divided into 5 response areas:

District 20

Includes Stations 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29

The district covers all unincorporated areas from SR528 to the North County line.

District 40

Includes Stations 40, 41, 42, 43, 60, 61

The district covers all of Merritt Island and the rescue units assigned to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.

District 45

Includes Stations 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 80

The district covers from SR528 to Post Road in the mainland areas including the Town of Palm Shores.

District 60

Includes Stations 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67/68, 81

The district covers all beach side areas South of Patrick Air Force Base as well as mainland areas from Post Road to SR 192.

District 80

Includes Stations 82, 83/85,84, 86, 87, 88, 89

The district covers all of the main land areas south of SR 192 including the City of West Melbourne, the Towns of Melbourne Village and Grant-Valkaria, and the unincorporated County areas.

Firefighter using torchLadder Truck 45Firefighters fighting big fireFirefighters and truck fire
Firefighter spraying firehoseFirefighters putting out car fireFirefighter spraying brush fire
Firefighter putting out brush fireFiretruck leaving station...
...Firefighters spraying car fireFirefighters and car fireTower 63 has a platform that extends atop a ladder 100 feet into the air.
Brevard County Fire Rescue Paramedic Unit truck in foreground with helicopter flying overhead.

Request a Ride-A-Long

Brevard County Fire Rescue offers the opportunity to ride with our personnel for the purpose of observation only.