Fire & Rescue
The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department is a professional career department consisting of 47 total personnel covering a city of approximately 18 square miles. Winter Garden's Fire Rescue Department operates out of three fire stations, outfitted with state of the art vehicles and equipment strategically located throughout the City to provide an exceptional level of service. All of Winter Garden's Firefighters are certified to meet the professional Firefighter qualifications for the State of Florida and are medically trained and licensed as either Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics.
Fire / Rescue personnel respond to emergencies with two ALS (Advanced Life Support) engines, one ALS tower (100 foot aerial) truck, an ALS Medic unit and a Battalion Chief vehicle. The department also has two reserve engines, a reserve ALS medic unit, a brush truck, a special event AWD unit and a 32 foot command / safety trailer; all available to respond as needed. In 2013, these units responded to over 4,265 alarms.
The Winter Garden Fire/Rescue Department provides automatic joint response services with Orange County Fire Rescue Department and the City of Ocoee Fire Department. This allows the closest fire department engine to respond regardless of jurisdictional boundaries.
Winter Garden utilizes a 2-tier medical response system, in which medical patients are treated and prepared for transport by the fire department. The Winter Garden Fire/Rescue Department then transfers patient care to Rural Metro Ambulance who transports the patient to the hospital.
In 2011 the city improved its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification Rating from a Class 5 up to a Class 4. The new rating will apply to businesses and residents located in the city who are within 5 miles of a fire station and within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant.