See our new Statistical Brochure here
Emergency Services Week May 19-25
"In the spirit of this year's EMS Week theme - One Mission. One Team. - U.S. Fire Administrator Ernest Mitchell emphasizes the number one mission of the EMS team: take every measure to ensure your health and safety, not just for EMS week, but throughout the year."
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue responded to 11,914 calls for service in 2012, with 6,595 of those being emergency medical calls involving over 8,864 patients.
Read more about EMS week's history here.
Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2013 | Updated May 15, 2013
In Memory of Lt. Mike Marcinik
May is "National Stroke Awareness Month"
Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke,its prevention and recovery here. Know when to call 911 and what to do while you await their arrival. Remember, stroke knows no age, sex, or any other boundary. It can happen to you or a loved one. Do everyone a kindness and become informed.
Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Brush fire season is here!
Continue to be careful with combustibles. As a reminder, there is a no burn ordinance in the City of Palm Bay. How to protect your home from brush fires from Florida Fire Service.
What to do if you encounter smoke while driving on the highway from Florida Fire Service.
Posted Thursday, Jan. 3 | Updated Thursday, March 7, 2013
Hurricane Season begins June 1
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 26 - June 1
National Hurricane Center Website
Do you have someone in your family, a friend, a neighbor, who has special evacuation needs? Read below now.
Special Needs Registry
What exactly is "special needs"? Brevard County Special Needs Program is a space-limited program for which people with specific health and medical conditions can register, providing sheltering and transportation with the resources available in Brevard County. If you or a loved one meet the criteria, register today!
Palm Bay's Annual Hurricane Seminar will be held Saturday, June 8 at City Hall, 120 Malabar Road. WFTV's Meteoroligist Tom Terry will be there to present the latest information about the upcoming hurricane season. For more information, see here
Posted Tuesday, May 8 | Updated May 17, 2012|Updated Tuesday, February 19, 2013|Updated Thursday, March 21, 2013|Updated May 14, 2013 Emergency Preparedness
Weather, your vehicle, and keeping your kids safe
Is your car hot after sitting in the sun? Imagine what a child's car seat feels like after sitting in the sun. Imagine what it's like to be left in a hot car while mommy or daddy "runs inside real quick" to pay for gas, leaving the windows closed. My inside vehicle temperature was 97 yesterday, even with a sun shade in the windshield and cool outside temperatures. Read the stunning facts here. This site, SAFE KIDS.org, is a "must" site for parents, grandparents, babysitters, siblings - anyone who has contact with children.
Posted Thursday, August 2, 2012|Updated Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue participates in Brevard County's Sharps Program (see informational brochure here). Procedures for collection of used sharps must be followed to prevent any possibility of contamination. Sharps must be placed in the official sharps storage container by the owner of the sharps container. Sharps containers are not be be left unattended at any collection facility. Please understand fire personnel are on call 24 hours a day, and may be out of their station on a call when you arrive. Again, sharps containers are not to be left unattended per biomedical waste laws.
Posted Monday, August 20, 2012
Unsure of the disposal of old medications? The FDA has a site that provides guidance for a large number of medications - go here. This site also provides excellent information regarding food, cosmetics, medical devices, etc.
Posted June 11, 2012| Updated Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Is your home properly marked?
(This article is dedicated to D/E Jeff Burgin. It was his vision to see all residences and businesses in Palm Bay property marked.)
Our mission is to provide you with top-notch customer service. Our goal is to get to you as soon as possible when you have an emergency. Having your house number properly marked and very visible from the street is essential. City Code dictates the posting of numerals at least 3" high, 1/2" wide, and in a contrasting color (Code of Ordiances link here. Select Land Development, Street Numbering and Naming, Chapter 179.062C). Please check the numbering on your home as a part of your family's safety plan.
Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | City Ordinances
Protect Your Family with a Knox Box
Posted Tuesday, 10/19/10 | Resources