City of Largo, Florida

City of Largo, Florida
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Fire Rescue

Largo Fire Rescue was formed in the early 1900s and operated as an all-volunteer department until 1921. In 1970, the department became fully career-staffed. Today the department has 133 sworn firefighters and 8 civilian employees. Professionally trained personnel provide fire protection, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response and mitigation, technical rescue operations, fire prevention and inspection, community education, and disaster planning service.

Pinellas County is the fifth most populated county in the state with 929,050 residents and is the most densely populated with 4,407 persons per square mile. Largo Fire Rescue provides fire suppression and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) services to more than 100,000 residents in a service area of approximately 30.5 square miles. Largo Fire Rescue's Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating is a Class 1.

Call Volume and Statistics:

In 2014, Largo Fire Rescue responded to 25,087 incidents, including:

  • Approximately 2,722 Non-Medical Calls (Including: Structure Fires, Vehicle Fires, False Alarms, HazMat, Tech Rescue, etc.)
  • 22,365 Medical Emergency Calls
  • 1,527 Vehicle Incidents

 These numbers represent more than 69 calls for service every 24 hours.

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Our Mission

Largo Fire Rescue is dedicated to providing education, prevention, and emergency services to safeguard the lives and property of our community.

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Fire Chief:
Shelby Willis

201 Highland Ave
P.O. Box 296
Largo, FL 33779
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