Through the combined efforts of the City’s Fire and Utility Departments, St. Augustine Fire Department’s public protection classification was increased to a Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) in 2018. We are extremely proud as it is a true rarity, being a fraction of the top 1% of all fire departments nationwide.
This division is responsible for the supervision and management of the department and its’ two stations, as well as the daily operation and coordination of the various divisions.
Firefighters provide fire protection and basic life support medical services to City residents with Florida State certified firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
The Fire Prevention Division focuses on educating the community about the benefits of proper fire safety practices and identifying and mitigating all types of hazardous conditions, which post a threat to life, property and the environment.
The training division is under the command of Division Chief Chris Pacetti who is a certified State of Florida Fire Instructor III and is responsible for providing continuing education to our personnel.