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Posted on: July 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Input Requested for Fire & Emergency Services


Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services is hosting two Public Input Sessions, 6-7:30PM, July 28 & August 5 at the Center for Public Safety, 200 Marine Blvd. 

Who should attend these meetings: Jacksonville Citizens, Business owners and homeowners. 

Those attending either Public Input Session will have the opportunity to provide valuable input and share ideas for future growth of the department. Fire Chief Edward "Tee" Tallman said, "We value what our community has to say about how we serve. Our goal is to provide the best of life saving care, and to have programs available that help to keep our citizens safe and free of fire risk. Our hope is to have a wide variety of people joining us for these meetings to help us determine the way we can better serve for the future."

The City of Jacksonville is covered in service by four fire stations, answering more than 12,000 emergency and non-emergency calls annually. Our crews train regularly to perform with the latest technologies and processes available. JFES includes five specialty teams comprised of firefighters with specific training in HazMat, Technical Rescue, Tactical Medic response, Fire Investigation Unit, and Honor Guard.  Some outreach programs include Car Seat Clinics Commercial Alarm registration and checks, as well as residential smoke and carbon monoxide detector checks and installation. 

At the meeting speak with firefighters and learn more about Your City Public Safety efforts. For more details, contact Deputy Fire Chief Shaun Hayes,

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