City officials use golden shovels to officially break ground on Fire Station 63.
9/23/2020
JFRD and City Officials Break Ground on Fire Station 63. Facility expected to open in Fall 2021.
WJXT News4Jax’s Vic Micolucci interviews Rescue 2’s Eng. Vince Harper and Capt. Latorrence Norris about the night when a patient attacked and seriously wounded Norris in their rescue’s patient compartment. Harper wrestled with the patient to protect Norris but also sustained injuries during the incident.
7/15/2020

American Legion's Florida Office Selects Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department's Engineer Vincent Harper as its Statewide Firefighter of the Year. Harper 

Photo of Ribbon Cutting during the March 6 opening of Fire Station 61
3/9/2020

Fire Station 61 in service.

1/23/2020
MAYOR CURRY APPOINTS STEVE RISKA DIVISION CHIEF OF FIRE OPERATIONS FOR JFRD
11/12/2019
MAYOR CURRY APPOINTS KEITH POWERS PERMANENT DIRECTOR AND CHIEF OF JFRD
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.
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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