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Message from the Fire Chief

Ehlers, Fire, Chief

Welcome to Clearwater Fire & Rescue!

It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to Clearwater Fire & Rescue’s website.  It is our responsibility to provide our citizens with the utmost professional fire suppression, emergency medical services, and fire prevention & life safety services.  We also take pride in providing state-of-the-art training to our firefighters and paramedics for their safety and yours.  Clearwater Fire & Rescue has been awarded ISO Rating 1 and became an internationally accredited fire department by CFAI in 2016. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication we bestow and will continue to provide each and every day. Through a multitude of resources and support from the community, we will continue to provide the highest level of service to the citizens and visitors of Clearwater.   

I believe communication and collaboration are two vital components to successfully reach the goals and objectives we set forth to obtain a highly effective, professional all hazards fire department. We will provide information on our website, through Facebook, and Twitter. I encourage our community and employees to provide input and constructive feedback that we can use to enhance our operations.

Working together we can validate the Clearwater Fire and Rescue Vision Statement: “To advocate and sustain a leading emergency service organization with a focus on quality, cost effectiveness, and all-hazard mitigation that exceeds our customer’s expectations”.

Fire Chief Scott Ehlers

Safety Tip of the Month

It is important to keep fire safety in mind when you are heating your home.

If you are using a portable heater:

  • Make sure the heater has an automatic shut-off so if it tips over, it shuts off.
  • Keep anything that can burn such bedding, clothing and curtains at least 3 feet from the heater.
  • Plug portable heaters directly into wall outlets. Never use an extension cord or power strip.
  • Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.

 If you are using a fireplace:

  • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out and starting a fire.
  • Do not burn paper in your fireplace.
  • Before you go to sleep or leave your home put the fire out completely.
  • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid. Store the container outside at least 3 feet from your home.

If you are using a wood stove:

  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned each year by a professional.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from the stove.
  • Do not burn paper in your wood stove.
  • Before you go to sleep or leave your home, put the fire out completely.

For more winter safety tips, please visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov

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In conjunction with the City's strategic direction, Clearwater Fire & Rescue's objective is "to advocate and sustain a leading emergency service organization with a focus on quality, cost effectiveness, and all-hazard mitigation that exceeds our customer's expectation". In furthering the City's mission to support a high quality of life and experience, our goal is "To Proudly Serve Our Community".

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Mailing Address:

Fire Administration
Clearwater Fire and Rescue
1140 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Telephone:
All Emergencies: 9 1 1
Voice (non-emergency): (727) 562-4334

Fax: (727) 562-4328

Hours:
Office: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Fire Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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