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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 to help us maintain an open means of communication with our community. We hope that the site exceeds your expectations, and 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. Today’s WPFD is accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulance Services and has received a fire protection classification rating of Class 1 from the ISO. Our firefighters and staff feel it is our obligation to not only provide our citizens the absolute best and the highest level of service but to advance our profession and exceed expectations.

Our Mission

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

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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We are Hiring!

Posted on 08/20/2020

The Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department conducts a comprehensive selection process for the position of firefighter. Every applicant is required to complete all steps of the process before being placed on our eligibility list.

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How to Make a First Aid Kit!

Posted on 07/24/2020

A well-stocked first-aid kit is essential for every home and vehicle. Emergencies can be handled quickly by having the right supplies ahead of time.

Group of kids in pool.

Summertime Swimming Safety Tips!

Posted on 07/02/2020

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy swimming. Swimming is also a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Person cooking over a gas stove with potatoes in one pan and a fire flame in another pan.

Cooking Safety

Posted on 03/29/2020

For centuries cooking has brought families and friends together. Did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries? You can do your part in preventing a cooking disaster by following a few simple… Read More

Plugging a phone power bank in.

Lithium Battery Safety Tips

Posted on 03/03/2020

Lithium-ion battery accidents and fires are on the rise but can be prevented! We rely on lithium-ion batteries to power our everyday lives from cell phones and remotes to vehicles, so it is essential to be aware of the potential… Read More

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