Escambia County Fire Rescue proudly operates as a combination fire service, utilizing the talents and diversities of volunteer and career firefighting personnel. Career personnel operate in 14 stations throughout the county. Thirteen stations work a 24/48-hour shift and one station works Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer firefighters operate out of numerous stations throughout Escambia County. Escambia County Fire Rescue also provides other emergency services such as hazardous materials response, special operations and ALS non-transport.
Minimum Requirements for Career Firefighters
- High Scholl Diploma or GED
- Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance (Florida Firefighter 2)
- Basic Life Support & CPR for Healthcare Provider
- Florida Driver’s License
Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification
In the State of Florida, a person must hold a Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance (Florida Firefighter 2) before they can be employed as a career firefighter. Without the Florida Firefighter 2 certification Escambia County will not accept an application for a career firefighter.
A person with out-of-state firefighter certification will contact the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training to determine if their certification can be converted to Florida Firefighter 2.
Below are several links which provide more information on obtaining Florida certifications, including out-of-state and military personnel.