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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

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CERT Training

Gulf County Emergency Management going to be offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes for members in the community who would like to gain more knowledge about disaster preparedness and/or become part of Gulf County’s CERT. The training will include basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical Read More

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House Fire on Lee St.

Dispatched at 00:11 to a fire reported under a stilted house on Lee Street, near Money Bayou.  SGCVFD arrived on scene at 00:31 to find the residence fully involved.  All residents had already evacuated.  Defensive measures were immediately taken on the neighboring residence.  Additional units from SGCVFD arrived along with units from Port St. Joe Read More

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Wildland Smoke Dangers

Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. This smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects, including: ·       Coughing·       Trouble breathing normally·       Stinging eyes·       A scratchy throat·       Runny nose·       Irritated sinuses·       Wheezing and shortness of breath·       Chest Read More

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Your Donations are Truly Life Savers

Because of your DONATIONS we can equip our first responders with these lives saving devices. Immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation, with an automated external defibrillator (AED), can more than double a victim’s chance of survival. In fact, early defibrillation, along with CPR, is the only way to restore the victim’s heart rhythm to Read More

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Meet Emily 1 and 2

EMILY is an Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, basally a floatation device on steroids. She is remote controlled and weighs 25 pounds and can be launched from anywhere. She has the ability to hold four full grown swimmers afloat once she arrives on scene. She travels at bursts of 25mph so it doesn’t take long for Read More