SERVING THE COMMUNITY BY " PROTECTING THE EAST SIDE "
Message from the Chief
Thank you for visiting the East Niceville Fire District homepage. We hope that you will find our web site informative and helpful for you and your family. The men and women of the East Niceville Fire District are proud of being part of this community and providing the necessary services- Fire Suppression, Rescue, Prevention, Emergency Medical, and Disaster preparedness.
I ask that you take the time to go through this site and learn exactly what we do and who we are and all the different types of services we provide. Hopefully, you will never need our emergency services, but if you do, we will respond with a fast, professional, well trained and courteous team to answer your call for assistance.
In East Niceville, we are neither too small to teach nor to large to learn. Let us here from you. Were anxious to study, to share, and to improve the service we provide to our citizens and our visitors. Our enthusiasm is contagious. CATCH IT!
A Little Bit about the
East Niceville Fire District
The East Niceville Fire District is combination fire agency established in June 15, 1976.
The ENFD is staffed by paid firefighters and volunteer firefighters who have chosen a career in the fire service. In addition to fighting fires, the firefighters must deal with a wide range of emergency situations, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and natural disasters.
To handle these emergencies effectively requires a great deal of training and practice. The firefighter will study the science of fire and fire service hydraulics, rescue, emergency medicine, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, hose, rope rescue and ladder procedures, and forcible entry. Firefighters also learn to operate and maintain fire apparatus and equipment. To assist in the Fire Districts goal of preventing fires, our firefighters study fire cause and origin, conduct facility pre-event planning inspections, presents fire safety programs, and education and conduct station tours. The position of a paid firefighter works a 24 hour shift and is off duty for 48 hours before returning back to another 24 hour shift. The district is augmented by volunteers who respond at all hours of the day and night to assist not only our paid firefighter but also the citizens in the community in which they live.
The Response time to an emergency with our full time personnel in our district is 1 minute out of the station and 2-5 minutes on scene and our volunteer response is 4-6 minutes out of the station and 7-9 minutes on scene.
When an emergency occurs, every second makes a difference and staffing the fire station helps us provide a better service.
Medical emergencies & Minor emergency calls (like a car fire or power line down) are handled by our full time personnel. For critical emergencies (like a house fire) we call all our firefighters in from work or from home. Structure fires are labor intensive and dangerous work and it takes 15-25 firefighters to handle a critical fire.
Our emergency response vehicles include 2 fire engines, heavy rescue,air supply truck, rescue truck and a command vehicle. both engines utilize state-of-the-art equipment to save lives and to reduce property damage by fire. they both have Class A and B firefighting foam capabilities and carry automatic defibrillators. Our 1st out engine carries the Jaws of Life. high pressure air bags,Ajax air chisel,and a full compliment of necessary equipment needed on the fire scene.
Our Heavy rescue has a CAFS system for fighting all kinds of fires and protecting from radiant fires.
Our air supply vehicle responds to incidents to help resupply our firefighters with the much needed air for our self contained breathing apparatus aka. scba's. This truck can resupply up to (60) 2216psi cylinders.