Escambia County Fire Rescue proudly operates as a combination fire service, utilizing the talents and diversities of volunteer and career firefighting personnel. Volunteer firefighters operate out of 11 districts, while career firefighters operate out of 13 districts throughout Escambia County. Twelve of the career companies are staffed 24 hours a day. One of the career companies operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. with volunteer companies providing firefighting and other emergency services the rest of the time. Escambia County Fire Rescue also offers other emergency services such as hazardous materials response, special operations and ALS non-transport.
In March 2019, Escambia County received an ISO rating of 4/4X. This includes the unincorporated areas of Escambia County. This rating does not pertain to the City of Pensacola or military bases located in Escambia County.
What determines the rating for my property?
- Properties within 5 miles of an Escambia County fire station and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant will have insurance premiums based on a classification of a 4 ISO rating.
- Properties within 5 miles of an Escambia County fire station that is beyond the 1,000 feet limit from a fire hydrant will have a 4X ISO rating.
- Properties farther than 5 miles from an Escambia County fire station will have a 10 classification. Based on geographic location, some properties in the county may fall under this designation.
What is ISO?
ISO is a for-profit organization that assesses municipal fire suppression systems and provides insurance companies statistical information about the level of risk in a community. ISO ratings range from 1-10, with 1 being the best. In 2019, Escambia County’s ISO rating improved from a 5 to a 4.