Statement of Function
Suppression/Combat - Firefighting, Basic Life Support medical response, Special Operations (Marine Firefighting, Dive Rescue, Airport Firefighting & Rescue. High Angle Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response and Confined Space Rescue) & provide public education.
Fire Prevention & Life Safety - Inspectors review new site and structural plans, inspect commercial buildings, inspect schools, issue county burn permits and provide public education about fire safety.
Arson Investigation - Investigators use accelerant detection dog and other investigative tools to convict people that deliberately set fires.
Pre-hospital Emergency Care - Fire Rescue staff provides emergency care to residents and visitors of Indian River County.
What to do if an Emergency Vehicle is behind you.
When you notice an Emergency Vehicle approaching you from behind with lights and sirens, slow down and pull to the side of the road after making sure all traffic is clear. If you are at a red light, use extreme caution before proceeding as the traffic that has the green light has the right of way, try to turn right only do not pull through the intersection.