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 use exploding and/or flying fireworks in Florida, which include: shells and mortars, multiple tube devices, Roman candles, rockets and firecrackers. Note: In 2020 a law was passed allowing fireworks on July 4, December 31, and January 1. Please be careful if you exercise this option, it still does not release you from any liability.
- Our beach conditions change daily. Rip currents are present very often, and we have already has loss of life this year due to them. The facebook feed on this page will give you the current beach conditions. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sgcfire for updates.
- Weather conditions change rapidly. Pop-up thunderstorms are frequent in the afternoon and can blow kayakers across the bay or out to sea very easily.
If you have an emergency, call 911. Gulf County dispatchers will notify the appropriate agency, be it police, fire, or EMS. If you have a non-life-threatening injury, you may want to consider driving to Sacred Heart Hospital, located about one mile east of the C-30a/US 98 split.
Visit our safety links here for more information.