Mission Statement

“The mission of the South Daytona Fire Department is the preservation of life and property by providing quality emergency services, fire suppression and disaster preparedness as well as educating the public in fire prevention and safety and to do so in a professional manner, dedicated to the citizens we serve.”

Department
South Daytona prides itself in providing the high quality fire and rescue services. The department is staffed with career fire professionals. Headed by Fire Chief Dave Giles, service is provided to more than 12,000 residents, covering an area of just over 3.2 square miles.

The fire department furnishes fire suppression and emergency medical services to its citizens and to a portion of the unincorporated county area along its borders. The department also assists and receives assistance from area fire departments through automatic and mutual aid agreements. Our department consists of one fire/rescue station, 13 full-time professional firefighters and advanced life support/paramedic emergency medical service.

Staff
Fire suppression and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are delivered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of 13 career firefighters. The crews work a 24-on, 48-off schedule.

Training
Continuing training is provided utilizing traditional and alternative delivery methods. The department routinely trains with neighboring departments to ensure the highest level of knowledge and consistency is maintained.

Apparatus
The South Daytona Fire Department operates 2 class A fire pumpers (one of which is a reserve), a battalion vehicle and an inspector’s vehicle. The fire department currently maintains a Class 2 Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating. Our front run engine is equipped with a full set of ALS equipment to respond to the emergency medical needs of the community.

Inspections & Code Information
In an effort to safeguard the lives of our residents and visitors, the city has adopted the most stringent and progressive fire and life safety codes available. Fire inspections are completed on an annual basis and the fire department reviews all plans for new construction.