Fire & Rescue
The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department is a professional career department consisting of 63 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 three ALS (Advanced Life Support) engines, one ALS tower (100 foot aerial) truck, two ALS rescue units and a Battalion Chief vehicle. The department also has three reserve engines, three reserve ALS rescue units, a brush truck, a special event AWD unit and a 32 foot command / safety trailer; all available to respond as needed. In 2021, these units responded to over 6,043 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 fire-based EMS system, in which medical patients are treated and transported to the hospital by the Fire Department. This system improves the level of service and ensures continuity of care from patient contact to transfer of care to hospital staff.
In 2020 the city improved its Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification Rating from a Class 4 up to a Class 2. 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.