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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

Is to protect and preserve our community through prompt and professional delivery of services.

City of Winter Park COVID-19 Updates

City of Winter Park Emergency Information

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Emergency Management

Winter Park Fire-Rescue serves as the city’s official emergency managers.
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Fire-Rescue Operations

The largest portion of the agency and the bread & butter of the fire service.
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The knowledge and skills necessary to provide extraordinary service.
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Public Education

Education on fire prevention and emergency medical services.

Recent News

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How to Navigate Hurricane Season with Medical Disabilities

Posted on 06/07/2021

Disaster planning is imperative, especially for those that are diagnosed with a medical disability. A 'disaster kit' will often contain basic survival supplies while also catering to your specific medical needs. Some examples of these particular items are outlined below:… Read More

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Do you know your home?

Posted on 05/21/2021

As hurricane season approaches, it is important for residents to know if they live in an area that is in an evacuation zone. Evacuation zones are generally low-lying or flood prone. Residents living in these areas are the most likely… Read More

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Hurricane season is approaching! Are you ready?

Posted on 05/12/2021

Before a hurricane is expected to make landfall, make sure your family has a disaster plan in place. Including locating evacuation shelters, finding the most secure place to shelter in your home, identifying outdoor items that should be brought inside,… Read More

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April is National Pet Month! Are you ready?

Posted on 04/15/2021

Did you know that April is National Pet Month? We'd like to take a moment to discuss pet fire safety tips with you so you can keep your furry loved ones safe. While pets provide us with friendship, love, and… Read More

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Learn CPR and Save a Life

Posted on 02/22/2021

Join the Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department to learn CPR. Students will earn their American Heart Association CPR certification through this course. Participants will learn adult, child, and infant CPR. This class is perfect for parents, care providers, and older siblings.… Read More

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