Elected Officials and JFRD's Interim Director/Fire Chief Keith Powers and Capt. Kenny Keene officially open Fire Station 73 on June 28.
7/16/2019

In late June, JFRD Opened Fire Station 73 in the Cecil Commerce Center and broke ground on the site of Station 61 in Argyle/Oakleaf

6/4/2019
JFRD's Fire Chief Retires Effective May 31.
Operations Chief Keith Powers Appointed Interim Director/Fire Chief.
Lt. Henry Carrow (center) with his Engine 2 crew Engineer Ben Pickett and Firefighter Garrett Powers
4/1/2019

Lt. Henry Carrow Named Firefighter of the Year

Firefighters Work to Extricate a Simulated Patient During National Competition
11/28/2018
Firefighting Team that Extricates Patients from Vehicles will Advance to World Competition
10/11/2018
Hundreds of firefighters to participate in Nov. 15 memorial march through downtown Jacksonville.
7/3/2018
District Chief Frank Gillis and District Chief David Squires are JFRD's Firefighters of the Year.
Director of Emergency Preparedness Steve Woodard makes introductions with members of a Japanese delegation that traveled to Jacksonville to learn about best practices in disaster management, especially hurricanes and massive flooding.
5/31/2018
Japanese government officials, civil engineers and college professors learn about Jacksonville's response and recovery to Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma last year
2/28/2018
JFRD hires largest class in recent history.
12/29/2017

​As a contributing editor to Firehouse Magazine for three decades, Robert Burke has covered hazardous materials in depth.

12/20/2017

The timing couldn’t have been better.

​Cullen Chalker liked his job with Delta Airlines, but he didn’t want to relocate to Atlanta to keep his job as a hydraulics mechanic. Born in Jacksonville and happy to be home from serving in World War II, the 22-year-old soon discovered an enticing option. Jacksonville’s fire department was hiring.

At the Firefighter Memorial Wall at Fire Station One
10/10/2017

​Don’t be fooled by how shiny it is. The 3,000 pound bronze bell that is the centerpiece of the Firefighter Memorial Wall at Fire Station 1 has been around for a long time – just not always at Station 1.

Visiting Station 42’s B-shift
5/5/2017

Melissa Bartley, a registered nurse who works for Concierge Home Care, knows how to demonstrate gratitude. So does Megan Sams, who works for VITAS Healthcare.


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