Fire and Emergency Services

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

JFES Accreditation 2013-2018Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services is an internationally accredited agency through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), providing excellent customer service through prevention, readiness, and response to threats of the lives and property of the people we serve.

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.  

Employment with Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services includes tests to assure that applicants meet the stringent job requirements. Firefighters also work to educate citizens about fire safety through outreach in schools, community organizations, and at special events like Fire Prevention Week and National Night Out.

We provide additional services such as the Child Passenger Seat Program, Smoke Detector Program, Remembering When Program (for our Senior Citizens), Honor Guard, educational puppet shows, and fire extinguisher training.

station1Stay Safe While Preparing Thanksgiving Meals

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety tips are now available from Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services.

While homes across the City are planning their Thanksgiving feasts, JFES wants to make sure it is a safe holiday. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, more than three times than the average day.  By prepping your home for safety as you bake, fry or smoke your turkey, you can prevent household fires. 

Read the full list of Thanksgiving Fire Tips


Emergency Calls

Did you know that the majority of calls are false alarms or calls that are not truly an emergency? If you are in need of Jacksonville Fire & Emergency Services, call 9-1-1. 

"Text to 9-1-1"    The Jacksonville Public Safety 9-1-1 Center now has the ability to communicate with callers by text messages. This program will work with all cellular service providers. Texts to 9-1-1 will allow callers to communicate directly with 9-1-1 Telecommunicators via text when the text is sent within the City limits. Callers utilizing Text to 9-1-1 can also provide photos via text.

If you have a non-emergency, please call our Administration Office at 910 455-8080. 


Not sure what constitutes an emergency? Visit Emergency Calls 9-1-1.  

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