The Florence Volunteer Fire Department has been proudly serving our community since 1964. They provide fire protection and emergency medical care to the City of Florence and the surrounding, unincorporated areas of Rankin County. The Department has two fire stations which house three engines, two rescue vehicles, a tanker, and a brush truck. The Department, led by Fire Chief Chip Taylor, has over twenty-five members, many of whom have advanced firefighting training, hazardous materials expertise, vehicle extrication training, and rescue certifications. All of our firefighters are certified Emergency Medical First Responders, and several are EMT's and paramedics.
The City of Florence supports the Florence Volunteer Fire Department through monetary donations. If you wish to make a contribution to the department or are interested in becoming a member, please call (601) 845-2709 or (601) 845-5581. The department's mailing address is PO Box 242, Florence, MS 39073.
The main fire station is located on Dewees Street in Florence. It has a newly renovated activity room that is available to rent for birthday parties, classes, etc. Call the numbers listed above for more information.