A Message from the Chief:
Welcome to the City of Deltona Fire Department’s website. Please take a few moments to browse our pages. Within these pages you will see a sampling of the programs we offer in our mission to reduce the loss of life and property to our citizens and visitors.
The Deltona Fire Department was founded in 1962 as a volunteer organization to provide basic fire protection to a growing population of mostly retirees. In 1977 began expanding its fire service with a combination of full time paid personnel combined with volunteers to include first responder and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) care.
In 1983 the fire department hired its first paid fire chief and soon after implemented Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical service provided by EMT and Paramedic firefighters.
Throughout the years the fire department expanded to its current complement of 5 fire stations, staffed with 4 engine companies, 1 ladder company, 1 rescue unit and a Battalion Chief. The minimum on-duty staff is 18 personnel per shift. All of our engine, ladder and rescue companies are staffed as licensed advanced life support units.
The fire department’s diverse workforce consists of 78 personnel serving in the operations, logistics and administration divisions with other support positions. The operations division is the largest consisting of 69 personnel evenly spaced over three twenty-four hour shifts. This group responds to requests to mitigate whatever situation they are presented with in a coordinated, professional manner.
The administrative and support positions of the department include Training and Safety, Operations, Administration, Emergency Management, Logistics, and the office of the Fire Chief. These personnel support the overall operation of the department in ensuring the personnel and associated services are in place and prepared at all times.
Together, these dedicated professionals serve Deltona’s population of approximately 86,000 residents and approximately 34,000 households.
The fire department responds to more than 8,500 requests for service annually varying in type from assisting persons back into bed, emergency medical services, motor vehicle accidents, weather-related, wild fire and structural fires. As an all-hazards department we are ready for most any situation that presents itself including high-angle, confined space and trench rescue, vehicle extrication and hazardous materials incidents.
We take great pleasure in serving the citizens and visitors of the City of Deltona which is reflected in our motto emblazoned on our vehicles: “Serving Our Community with Pride, Dedication and Honor” because we do each and every day.
If you have any questions, concerns, comments or suggestions about the fire department, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org