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
5/17/2018
Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department releases 2017 Year in Review.
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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