About Us

Founded in 1883, the DeLand Fire Department has a rich history and continues to be one of the premier fire departments in Volusia County as well as Central Florida. 

Staffing

In total, the DeLand Fire Department employs:

51 Shift Employees:

  • 3 Battalion Chiefs
  • 12 Lieutenants
  • 12 Driver/Engineers
  • 24 Firefighters

5 Fire Administration Employees:

  • Fire Chief
  • 3 Division Chiefs
  • 1 Office Administrator

4 Full-Time Fire Prevention Employees:

  • Fire Marshal
  • Deputy Fire Marshal 
  • 1 Fire Inspector
  • 1 Administrative Assistant
  • Several Part-Time Fire Inspectors

The DeLand Fire Department staffs 3 fire stations 365 days a year and 24 hours per day. More information on the fire stations and apparatus is located here

Calls for Service

In 2022, the DeLand Fire Department responded to 8,226 calls for service. The 2022 calls for service are broken down as follows: 

  • Fire Responses 2022Fire - 186
  • Rupture/Explosion - 3
  • Rescue/Emergency Medical Services - 5,279
  • Hazardous Conditions - 236
  • Service Calls - 910
  • Good Intent - 991
  • False Alarms - 545
  • Severe Weather - 72
  • Special Incident - 4


Communications

Our department responds to nearly 8,000 calls for service annually. All communication services including 9-1-1 access and countywide dispatch are handled by the Volusia Sheriff's Office Communications Center.

911:  CALL if you can – TEXT if you can’t. 

Text to 911 is the ability to send a text message (SMS) from your messaging-enabled mobile phone to your local 911 service. Texting during an emergency could be helpful if you are deaf, hearing impaired, have a speech disability, or if a voice call to 911 might otherwise be dangerous or impossible. 

Additional information on the VSO Communications Center and information on Text to 911 can be found here.

Transport

The DeLand Fire Department provides pre-hospital emergency medical services. Transportation of patients is provided solely by Volusia County Emergency Medical Services (VCEMS, formerly EVAC) in the DeLand area. Additional information about VCEMS can be found here