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The Indian River County Fire Department goal is to provide prompt, skillful, and cost-effective fire protection and life safety service to protect the lives, the environment, and the property of the residents of Indian River County. The fire division responds to structure fires, automobile fires, emergency medical incidents and special operation incidents every year. Our response times, personnel staffing, equipment, and training contribute to a lower Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating. This rating directly affects commercial fire insurance rates.

The Indian River County Department of Emergency Services and functions are as follows: 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. The 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. The Arson Investigation Unit investigators use accelerant detection dog and other investigative tools to convict people that deliberately set fires.

Contact information:

Indian River County Emergency Services- Fire Division
1500 Old Dixie Highway
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 562-2028


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