Brevard County Fire Reservists and Volunteers

Brevard County Fire Rescue fire operations are supplemented by our fire reservist program. Fire reservists are unpaid members of the department and serve alongside our career personnel on a variety of emergency calls including structure fires, brush fires, vehicle accidents, etc. Reservists can choose to ride at any one of BCFRs 31 stations. When necessary, reservists also provide stand-by coverage at special events throughout the county.

To be considered for the Fire Reservist Program, applicants must meet the following:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of Florida Firefighter One Certificate of Competency
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Attend an application/orientation meeting (held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month)

BCFR also has contractual agreements for service with the following volunteer fire stations:

  • Mims Volunteer Fire Department
  • Four Communities Volunteer Fire Department
  • Merritt Island Volunteer Fire Department

Fire reservists and volunteers will be required to attend regular meetings and training sessions in order to remain in good standing.

For more information on becoming a member of the reserve or volunteer programs, contact one of the volunteer departments below.

Contact Information

Four Communities Volunteer Department
Contact Name and Title: Brian Claudius, Volunteer Fire Chief
Station address: 4870 North US Highway 1, Cocoa FL 32927
Phone Number: (321) 636-6666

Merritt Island Volunteer Fire Department
Contact Name and Title: Thomas Johnston, Deputy Chief
Station address: 300 Alma Blvd, Merritt Island FL 32953
Phone Number: (321) 866-8116

Mims Volunteer Fire Department
Contact Name and Title: Ryan Hunt, Fire Chief
Station address: 2476 Taylor St., Mims FL 32754
Phone Number: (321) 267-9652