ENGLEWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT
Serving: Englewood, Cape Haze, Grove City, Manasota Key, Placida, Rotonda, Knight, Don Pedro Islands EFTC is now accepting applications for Firefighter 1 and 2 class 714. Applications are due by June 13th, at 4:00pm
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The Englewood Area Fire Control District operates the Englewood Fire Department utilizing seven fire stations and a professional staff of 57 firefighter/EMT's assigned to three shifts.  A minimum of 15 FF/EMT's are on duty each day. The professional firefighters are supplemented by 32 volunteer firefighter/EMTs

The Englewood Fire Department provides service to 83 square miles of Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, extending from South Venice in Sarasota County, to the Lee County line. 

 Englewood Fire Department Headquarters
516 Paul Morris Drive
Englewood, FL 34223

(941) 474-3311
Fax: 473-2600

 

Representative Vern Buchanan (L), Battalion Chief Rusty McCord (R)

Rep. Buchanan presents Career Service Award to BC McCord

Russell (Rusty) McCord has demonstrated great loyalty and leadership during his 24 years of service within the department.

He began his career as a firefighter on November 10, 1989. He has worked his way to become a Lieutenant, a past DVP for Englewood and now the C shift Battalion Chief. He has a degree in Fire Science, and has received his Fire Officer 2, Inspector, Arson Investigator and Fire Instructor certifications.

Rusty is married, has three children, one which is also employed with the district carrying on the McCord fire family tradition, and three grandchildren. He is very involved in their lives while still putting out 110% for his job at the department. He is a Florida native and has lived in the area all his life.


The Englewood Area Fire Control District is a self governing "special fire district" established by the Florida Legislature in 1983.  It is an independent governmental unit funded by a non-ad valorm assessment.

The Englewood Area Fire Control District  has a year round population of over 50,000 expanding to over 80,000 "in season"

 

 

  Englewood Area Fire Control District Administrative Office
516 Paul Morris Drive
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 474-3311
Fax: 473-2600