The Englewood Area Fire Control District (Englewood Fire Department) was founded in 1949 and created by Florida Legislation in 1983 as an independent special taxing district. EAFCD has a governing board of five (5) Commissioners who are elected by registered voters within the district and serve 4-year terms. Our Fire District provides a multitude of services including fire suppression, first responder medical services – Advanced Life Support (ALS), fire code enforcement, public education, hazardous materials response and mitigation, technical rescue operations, marine operations, and disaster planning to the Englewood area. These services are provided through six (6) strategically located fire stations that serve an area of 83 square miles and a population of over 48,000, which increases to over 70,000 during the winter season. The District protects over $10 billion dollars of property. The district spans across southern Sarasota and western Charlotte County boundaries. Bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the west, Venice on the north, Boca Grande on the south, and the Port Charlotte and North Port to the East, the district includes Englewood, Grove City, Cape Haze, Rotonda, and Englewood East. The district includes thirty-four (34) miles of inter-coastal and coastal waterways. in 2022, the district responded to 3568 emergency calls.
The mission of the Englewood Fire Department is to provide the highest level of Public Safety Services to our citizens and visitors accomplished through progressive training and education.
The members of the Englewood Fire Department, through our commitment to innovation and service excellence, will always strive to be role models in fire and life safety services. Firefighters who choose to wear our uniform strive to be confident, competent, and caring and are willing to place the needs of others above their own.
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