Presently the department has 70 full-time firefighters and 17 administrative staff assigned to fire administration and fire stations 16, 33, 34, 35, and 36.
The Department provides a multitude of services to the community including Pinellas County Hazardous Materials Response Team and Technical Rescue Team, Pinellas Park Police SWAT Paramedics, CPR training center, public education, emergency management, and Fire Explorer Post.
The Administration division maintains all payroll, training personnel, fire alarm, inspection, and emergency medical service records. It also formulates immediate, mid and long-range plans, and formulates and administers new policies, collective bargaining agreements, rules, and regulations.
Emergency Management leads the City's mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and maintains the City’s emergency plans which provide guidance in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural, technological, or human-caused hazards.
PPFD Operations Division is responsible for supplying services relating to fire suppression, emergency medical response, HAZMAT, and technical rescue.
The Operations Division is responsible for protecting the lives and property of more than 63,000 citizens within a fire district comprised of 26.1 square miles.
Firefighters respond to over 1,200 calls a month on average, with an average response time of four minutes or less.
The Emergency Medical Services division provides advanced medical care to residents who suffer injuries or serious illness, stabilizes victims of cardiac failure or serious injuries, and prepares them for transportation.
It provides an expanded training program of CPR and other life saving methods for residents as well as continuing training programs for paramedics to ensure that residents receive the most advanced and proven methods of care.
The Emergency Medical Services division is managed by the District Chief of EMS and is part of the Operations division of the Pinellas Park Fire Department. Fully staffed Advanced Life Support vehicles are housed at all city fire stations. The department responds to an average of 1,000 medical calls per month.
The mission of the Fire Prevention Division is to reduce and prevent injuries and property damage from fire and other hazards in an effort to provide the citizens of Pinellas Park with a safe environment in which to live, work, and play.
The division is responsible for fire inspections, fire investigations, construction plans review, and public education.
The Pinellas Park Fire Department Training Division is responsible for managing the training requirements of all fire department personnel.
Firefighters receive approximately 300 hours of training per year. This includes continuing education as well as specialty training such as Fire Officer and Truck, Engine, and Squad Driver. Our Training Chief also coordinates with neighboring fire departments to offer county-wide drills and multi-jurisdictional training.