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Wildfire Smoke

What is the health threat from wildfire smoke? Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. The quantity and length of smoke exposure, as well as your age and Read More

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Barrier Dunes Beach Flags

Jim MeElroy and Ken Castrucci of the Barrier Dunes Homeowner’s Association contacted the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department (SGCVFD) requesting support for better signage and posting of surf conditions. With a high volume of rentals in the summer, this area of the north cape is heavily populated with visitors unfamiliar with changing surf. To Read More

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Travel Trailer Fire

About 2:15 am on 11/28/18, renters in a house in the 5000 block of Cape San Blas Rd. reported that a Airstream travel trailer parked nearby exploded and was in flames.   We responded, along with Port St. Joe Fire Department.  The trailer was totally destroyed and the woods nearby were in flames.  All was extinguished Read More

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Visitor Information

Please use this site as a starting point for safety information during your visit to South Gulf County. Some of our primary areas of concern are; We have had several fires start by fireworks. Under Florida law, only sparklers, approved by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, are legal for consumer usage. It is illegal to Read More

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New Disentanglement/Mayday Training Module

A big shout out and thanks to Scott Carter of Beach House Builders. Scott gave of his time, tools, and talent to professionally construct a Disentanglement / Mayday Training Module for SGFR. This training prop will allow our Firefighter’s to practice survival skills they need to endure the dangers of structure fires.

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Training Report

Five members of the department attended training at the Florida Fire College in Niceville the weekend of 9/14/18. Adam Hodge, Allix North, and Keith Crosmun completed a 16 hr Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVOC) course. Mark Knapke attended two classes, an eight hour Statewide Emergency Response Plan (SERP) and an eight hour Firefighting with Limited Resources. Read More