Located in Seminole County, Florida, Sanford is the county seat. Over 26 square miles in size, with a population of over 59,000. The Sanford Fire Department operates 3 Stations with a total of 9 units consisting of 1 Battalion Chief, 3 Advanced Life Support Engines, A 100′ Aerial Platform, 3 Advanced Life Support Rescues, and 1 Dive/Water Rescue Team with a 22′ Fire Boat.
In 2019, the Sanford Fire Department responded to over 10,800 calls for service and provide 4800 Emergency Medical transports to area hospitals.
The Sanford Fire Department announced that it has recently improved to an Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating of 2. The department is actively implementing practices to continue to improve this rating. This is a national classification system used by ISO to reflect a community’s local fire protection for property insurance rating purposes. The ISO has rated more than 47,000 fire departments nationwide and 725 in Florida. ISO classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst) based on how well they score on the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule, which grades such features as water distribution, fire department equipment and manpower and fire alarm facilities. Communities with the lowest ISO ratings receive the most competitive property insurance rates. Contact your Property Insurance Provider to see if you are eligible for reduced premiums due to our improved ISO rating.