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Public Safety Department

DeSoto County Fire Rescue

We are the sole provider of emergency medical services and fire suppression within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of DeSoto County. DeSoto County Fire Rescue’s service area consists of 637 square miles and maintains three stations 24 hours a day. The department is comprised of 54 career firefighter members and 20 volunteers on a 24 hrs. on /48 hrs. off rotation. It is the intent of the department to utilize evolving technology to enhance all emergency services through effective training and professional development. 


It is the mission of DeSoto County Fire Rescue to prevent the loss of life and property to all of its residents and visitors through efficient and quality fire prevention programs.



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Chad Jorgensen
Public Safety Director
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Ph:   (863) 993-4842
Fax:  (863) 993-4844

122 N Hillsborough Ave | Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Department News

DeSoto County Fire Rescue Employees Return Home
Our crew is on their way home from Mexico Beach. They have accomplished much in a little time and...  read more

Erin Clark, William Daniels and Matthew Vesce of DeSoto County Fire Rescue attended the Great...  read more

DeSoto County sends Rescue team to panhandle
DCFR is proud to be sending two more personnel to the Bay County area to be part of an ambulance...  read more

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