Pensacola Fire Department

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Pensacola Fire Department
Established 1898
Type Fire protection
Location 475 East Strong Street
Fire Chief Ginny Cranor
Budget $9,600,300 (FY 2018)
Website [1]

The Pensacola Fire Department is the fire department for the City of Pensacola. The current Fire Chief is Ginny Cranor.

The department maintains six fire stations and is comprised of six engine companies, two ladder companies, and two Aircraft Rescue Firefighting units.


Volunteer era

Fire service in Pensacola dates back to 1810, when Spanish officials imported two fire engines, fifty leather buckets, hoses and nozzles from a British firm. A formal volunteer firefighting brigade was formed in 1821 when Florida was transferred to the United States.

Germania Fire Company

The Germania Steam Fire Engine and Hose Company was formed in 1870 and was headquarted at 17 East Zaragoza Street. In 1888, the Germania Company merged with two other fire companies to form the Fire Association of Pensacola, a city-run volunteer association.

Formation of paid department

Volunteers continued to be the only means of fire protection until January 1, 1898, when the city established a full-time department of paid firefighters under Chief John Baker.


Station 1

Station 1 is located at 400 East Cervantes Street, in front of the department's administrative offices at 475 East Strong Street. Station 1 is home to Engine 1, Engine 5, Ladder 11, a rescue boat, and the Battalion Chief. Station 1 also has an antique fire engine sitting amongst the modern apparatuses.

Station 2

Station 2 is located at 4132 North Davis Highway. Station 2 houses Engine 2 and Rescue 34.

Station 3

Station 3 is located at 2750 Summit Boulevard. Station 3 houses Engine 3.

Station 4

Station 4 is located at 1 North Q Street. Station 4 houses Engine 4, Reserve Engine 101, Reserve Ladder 116, and the fireboat.

Station 6

Station 6 is located at 6550 North 9th Avenue. Station 6 houses Engine 6 and Ladder 16.

Station 7

Station 7 is located at Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport.