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Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department

Dan Hagedorn, Fire Chief

Welcome to the Official Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department website. Our goal is to provide as much information as possible about our services and maintain an open means of communication with our community. We hope that the site exceeds your expectations. As always, we stand ready to serve.

Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department, WPFD, is a full-service, high-performance emergency service agency. Our history of dedicated service dates back to the founding of our community more than 120 years ago.

Today, WPFD is one of the most respected high-performing fire and emergency medical service providers in the country. WPFD is accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulance Services. The Department has received a fire protection classification rating of Class 1 from the ISO. Our firefighters and staff believe in providing our citizens with the absolute best and highest level of service.

Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department Mission

To protect and preserve our community through prompt, professional delivery of services, teamwork, and partnerships.

City of Winter Park Emergency Updates

City of Winter Park Emergency Information

Firefighter / Paramedic talking on his radio outside an EMS vehicle.

Emergency Management

Winter Park Fire-Rescue serves as the city’s official emergency managers.
Firefighter / Paramedic pulling a stretcher and first-aid kit towards the opened back of an ambulance.

Fire-Rescue Operations

The largest portion of the agency and the bread & butter of the fire service.
Firefighters lifting a training manikin up on a stretcher while performing trench rescue exercises.


The knowledge and skills necessary to provide extraordinary service.
Firefighter addressing a group of young children beside a fire truck about fire safety.

Public Education

Education on fire prevention and emergency medical services.

Recent News

#GoWildcats - Astonishing 1500+ Winter Park Students learn hands-only CPR on World Heart Day

Posted on 01/26/2023

In partnership with OCPS, World Heart Day has become an annual tradition among Winter Park students, and one that is sure to save a life. Every year, on World Heart Day, the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department teams up with the… Read More

Medical director looking at an iPad and a firefighter stand in front of fire ambulance

You Called 911 for a Medical Emergency, Now What?

Posted on 08/25/2022

The individuals who answer Winter Park’s call for help are highly trained, skilled and compassionate professionals. They excel under pressure and aid in getting the right help, to the right location, as fast and safely as possible. First, we understand… Read More

Firefighter sitting in chair with children and parents surrounding

Deemed the “Hottest” Storytime in Town, Firefighters and Park Ave Businesses Team Up 

Posted on 07/26/2022

It wasn’t just the outdoor temps (soaring above 100) that made this story time the hottest ticket in town (for the under 5 age group). With their fire hats on, dozens of kids sat excitedly for the chance to meet… Read More

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At the Peak of Summer Swimming, Firefighters ask Residents to Check Pool Drains, Prevent Drownings 

Posted on 07/14/2022

It has been nearly fifteen years since the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) was passed into law. The bill, which was named in honor of Virginia Graeme Baker who died after being trapped under water by a… Read More

Group picture of instructor with children holding training props used for CPR.

High-Five to Safe Sitter Graduates: Aspiring Youth Babysitters Earn Life-Saving Certifications

Posted on 06/24/2022

Although it’s summertime, nearly a dozen kids between the ages of 11 and 13 signed up for class! While most of these students are already babysitting, they stepped up their game to earn the title of Safe Sitter.  Safe Sitter… Read More

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