Local 3254 Mission
The Mission of Local 3254 is to elevate firefighting, emergency medical services, and all other services as related to the Department Public Safety - Fire/EMS/Rescue Division as a profession, by fostering and encouragement of a higher degree of skill and efficiency, by cultivation of friendship, fellowship, and cooperation among it members, public officials, members of governmental agencies, and citizens of our community, by the elevation and continual improvement of the members and fellow workers, by developing a harmonious relationship with other crafts and professions, by striving to maintain a good public relations program and activities at all times, by promoting proper remuneration, and/or providing benefits commensurate with duty performed services rendered, and to promote and foster a spirit of helpfulness and cooperation among members, fellow citizens, and with the merchants and encouraging our family and friends to do so similarly.
In 1974, the Seminole County Fire Department (SCFD) was created to serve unincorporated Seminole County. The Department was created from numerous volunteer fire departments that were established across the county. The Department grew to over 13 stations by the year 2000. In 2002, Seminole County Fire Department merged with the City of Altamonte Springs Fire Department to make one of the larger fire departments in Central Florida. In October 2008, the City of Winter Springs Fire Department merged into Seminole County increasing the number of Seminole County Stations to 18. In 2015 the City of Cassleberry merged further with Seminole County increasing the stations to 20 and over 400 lined firefighters.
This fire department operates under a sophisticated "First Response" mutual aid system. Every city in Seminole County, along with Volusia and Orange Counties participate in this sharing of resources. This concept dispatches the closest unit(s) to an emergency regardless of jurisdiction.
Seminole County Fire Department responds to emergencies that threaten life and property daily. A proactive approach is taken in many of these emergency situations by extensive training and disaster planning. The department operates under the Incident Management System of Incident Command for both daily operations and alarm situations.
SCFD operates 20 stations strategically located throughout Seminole County. Resources include; 18 Engines, 3 Tower/Ladder Trucks, 19 ALS (Advanced Life Support) rescue units, and 1 heavy rescue/special response unit. Other resources include 8 woods trucks, 2 EMS special event golf cart, 6 EMS bicycles, 2 four-wheel drive tracker units, one mobile command unit, 3 water tenders, and a prescribed burn unit. Field units are directed by Division Chiefs and directly supervised by four Battalion Chiefs.