Daylight saving time 2020 in Florida will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 8, 2020
The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Most fatal fires occur at night. Every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Install smoke alarms in all sleeping rooms, hallways that lead to sleeping areas, and each additional level of your home. Prepare and practice an escape plan! Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you are out, stay out!
Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody’s life.
Smoke Detector Checks
If your smoke alarm was installed before May, 2002 it needs to be replaced.
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue will check the smoke detector batteries of any elderly or disabled citizen of Palm Bay free of charge. Palm Bay Fire-Rescue also supplies smoke detectors at no cost to citizens who cannot afford to purchase their own. This is a first come, first served distribution depending on availability.
Contact (321) 409-6300
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue consists of six fire stations that cover the City 24/7 with fire and medical services. However, a station may not be staffed at all times due to emergency responses and assignments.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CALL OR GO TO THE STATION INSTEAD OF CALLING 911! This could delay the response to your call, and every second counts!
Station 1 1201 Port Malabar Boulevard, NE
(current location opened in October of 2012 / Palm Bay Rd location opened in 1967)
Station 2 150 Malabar Road, SE
(opened in 1982)
Station 3 790 Jupiter Boulevard, NE
(opened in 1997)
Station 4 1200 San Filippo Drive, SE
(opened in 1990)
Station 5 - Coming Soon!
New location is currently under construction - 1525 Foundation Park Drive, SE
(San Filippo Location opened in 1998)
Station 6 2051 DeGroodt Road, SW
(opened in February 2014)
Palm Bay Fire Rescue conducts candidate testing periodically. Check for testing announcements on the HR site: Employment Opportunities
To be considered for employment as a firefighter with the City, the following requirements must be met:
- Valid Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance from the Florida State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
- Current State of Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician license
- Current Basic Life Support certification from a state approved provider
- United States Citizen or permanent resident
- Florida Driver’s License, Class E
- Sign an affidavit attesting that you have been tobacco free for at least one year prior to application, and remain tobacco free
- Ability to pass a criminal and driving background investigation
- Successfully complete a firefighter physical examination
For out of state fire certifications and reciprocation please visit the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training: Florida BFST
For out of state EMT or Paramedic and NREMT reciprocity and test challenge, please visit the Florida Department of Health Division of EMS: Florida DOH
THE "JEFFERY ALLAN BURGIN" SCHOLARSHIP
February 26, 1962 – June 20, 2012
The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent, Inc. and the Family of Jeff Burgin, have established this Scholarship to honor Jeff’s memory. Jeff served three (3) years with the Florida Forestry Service as a Firefighter and sixteen (16) years as a Firefighter with the City of Palm Bay Fire Department. He was a Driver/Engineer, Paramedic, and was posthumously promoted to Fire Lieutenant.
Contact the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent Fund to apply at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 1465 Georgia Street NE Unit B Palm Bay, FL 32907.
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue participates in Brevard County's Sharps Program. 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 to 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.
You may take your sharps to any fire station in Brevard County.
Again, sharps containers are not to be left unattended per biomedical waste laws.
Palm Bay Fire Rescue does not accept medicines for disposal. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has information online on how to dispose of unused medicines at home. FDA Guidelines for drug disposal.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, working with state and local law enforcement agencies, periodically sponsors National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days where you can turn in your unused or expired medicine for safe disposal.
PALM BAY ARSON TIP HOTLINE (800) 342-5869
Calls may be anonymous
Palm Bay Fire-Rescue has made arrangements to use the CRIME LINE as the ARSON HOTLINE. If you have information on possible causes of recent fires, call the hotline, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Caller should state:
- The date.
- The location of the fire.
- Any other information the caller feels is pertinent.
All tips on the hotline will be researched. Rewards are possible for those who leave their names. The information does not necessarily have to be about fires in the Palm Bay area. If anyone knows information about fires in other areas of the county, they may call the hotline and leave the information.
WILDLAND FIRE/ARSON HOTLINE (800) 342-5869
This toll free hotline number is through the Florida Forestry Arson Alert, Inc. Program. You can also call this number for information leading to the arrest of an arsonist. In the event you require additional information, please contact the Division of Forestry or Office of the Agricultural Law Enforcement at (800) 342-4869, anytime day or night.
899 Carlyle Avenue SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909
Phone: (321) 409-6300
Wildland Fire / Arson Hotline: (800) 342-5869