Emergency Services

Monroe County’s Emergency Services works around-the-clock to protect paradise and its unique people and property with well-trained emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighter-paramedics, registered nurses, and well-prepared disaster planning and response to all emergencies.

Monroe County's Emergency Services includes:

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Monroe County FIRE RESCUE

Monroe County Fire Rescue responds to fires, major traffic accidents, and medical emergencies. The crew responds during to events that threaten the health and safety of Monroe County residents and visitors, and that may damage property and affect the local economy.

Fire Rescue provides on-scene emergency medical treatment and transport patients to local area hospitals by land. For critically injured patients, Trauma Star air ambulances, based in Marathon and Key West, transport injured patients specialty care facilities in Miami.

Fire Rescue also conducts extensive preparatory work and training before emergencies strike at the Joe London Fire Training Academy, as well as provide EMT and paramedic training. The Monroe County Fire Marshal office works to prevent fires and accidents, with routine inspections of businesses and multi-unit residences for fire code and life-safety compliance.

Monroe County Emergency Management

Monroe County Emergency Management keeps disaster response plans up-to-date, whether it’s to deal with Mother Nature’s wrath as we did with Hurricane Irma and the Big Pine Key Brush Fire, an act of terrorism, infectious diseases like Zika and infestations of New World Screwworm, or a man-made catastrophe.

Learn more about preparation, evacuations, and more.