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Mission Statement:

We are a dynamic, combination (paid/volunteer) Fire/Rescue Department dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of the citizens in the City of Dunnellon.

We rapidly deliver our highly trained personnel and resources whenever and wherever required.

We actively serve as role models and respond to community needs in order to provide timely, quality service for the citizens in the City of Dunnellon.


At minimum, a two person-Florida Certified Firefighter/EMT (paid/volunteer) crew provides Basic Life Support-Emergency Medical Services (BLS-EMS) and fire protection in one of our Class A Pumpers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to the citizens in the City of Dunnellon as well as the surrounding jurisdictions.

We average 800 calls for service per year. Most (93%), are to provide BLS-EMS and a small fraction (12%) involve mutual aid to either Marion, Citrus or Levy County.

Basic Life Support is emergency medical care for traumatic injury victims or serious illness patients to maintain Airway, Breathing and Circulation prior to hospital arrival.

We are involved in many community activities, celebrations and festivals. We organize the annual Children's Christmas Party. We provide fire extinguisher and fire safety training for the citizens in the City of Dunnellon as well as the students in local schools. We also teach American Heart Association (AHA) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) classes.

We review building plans for new commercial structures and perform fire inspections on local businesses as required for obtaining a privilege license.


A few years after the City of Dunnellon was incorporated in 1890, fire protection was provided by an all volunteer bucket brigade, supplemented in 1902 with a human–drawn fire wagon.

A $6,000 grant from President Roosevelt’s New Deal funded construction of a new fire station in 1936 to replace the small building used to house Dunnellon’s fire wagon and other firefighting equipment.

Dunnellon Fire Station Three currently houses two Class A Pumpers (Engine 3 & Engine 503), a brush truck (Grass 3), four auxiliary vehicles and a special operations trailer. 

The first paid firefighter has hired in 1983. Today, Dunnellon Fire/Rescue has four paid Firefighter/EMTs, six parttime Firefighter/EMTs, a dozen volunteer Firefighters, four junior Firefighters and another dozen support/auxiliary members. 


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Ph: (352) 465-8595
Fx: (352) 465-8588

Mailing Address:
12014 S. Williams St.
Dunnellon, Florida 34432

Fire Rescue Station
20612 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Dunnellon, Florida 34432
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