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Fire/EMS Reports, Statistics and FAQs

To obtain a copy of a Fire or EMS report
please contact:

Shawn Treloar
Phone: (407)688-5047

Law Firms wishing to send a records request, please mail it to:

Sanford Fire Department
Attn: EMS Office
1303 William Clark Avenue
Sanford, Florida 32771

Statistics for Calendar Year 2020
Total Calls for Service: 10,990 total
Loss From Fires Report: $900,121 

Calls By Type
Fires (Structural, Vehicles, etc:): 166
Rescue/EMS: 6840
False Alarms: 548
Hazardous Materials: 28
Other Hazards: 100
All Other Types: 1518

Calls By Unit
Battalion: 675
Tower 31: 1278
Engine 31: 3305
Engine 32: 2312
Engine 38: 1880
Dive unit 31: 1518
Boat 31: 9 – ATV 31: 1
Rescue 31: 3112  – Transports: 1918
Rescue 32: 3143     Transports: 1770
Rescue 38: 1763     Transports: 909

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several types of Smoke Detectors available. Each has a very specific purpose and method of detecting products of combustion. Please consult with your supplier or our Fire Prevention Division to ensure you choose the correct type.

Building Address Signage

The address numbers for commercial buildings are required to be at least 6 INCHES in height and must be displayed in a clear, conspicuous space on the building, be of contrasting color to the building, and must be easily viewed from the opposite side of the street.  This assist the responding personnel in locating your correct location in the event of an emergency

Fire Extinguishers, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Hood Suppression Systems

Typically, a 2A10BC rated fire extinguisher is required. Kitchens with a hood suppression system, an additional K rated fire extinguisher is required. Buildings classified as Industrial require a 4A60BC rated extinguisher.   

One properly rated fire extinguisher for every 3000 square feet of space, and/or one properly rated fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travel. If you are unsure of the correct type of extinguisher for your location, please consult your fire extinguisher supplier.

Fire extinguishers: Annually, by a certified Fire Protection contractor  
Sprinkler systems: Annually, by a certified Fire Sprinkler contractor 
Hood Suppression systems: Every 6 months, the system must be serviced, cleaned, inspected and re-certified by a certified Hood Suppression System contractor. 

Yes. The panel should be labeled, clearly identifying each circuit.  This will decrease the amount of time it would take to isolate the power to an area if there was an electrical or equipment problem

Flammable or Combustible Fuel / Liquid Storage

ALL flammable or combustible fuels / liquids are required to be stored in approved, labeled containers