Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department News

JFRD And City Officials Break Ground On Fire Station 63

On Sept. 23, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, City Council Members Danny Becton, and Randy White, and IAFF Local 122's Randy Wyse joined JFRD Director/Fire Chief Keith Powers in the groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station 63 on Gate Parkway. Fire Station 63's permanent facility is JFRD's third new station project in as many years, continuing a trend of growth and strategic allocation of fire suppression and emergency medical services. Neighborhood Around Station 63 Squad 63 and Rescue 63 have...

Jacksonville Fire And Rescue Department Inaugurates JFRD Fire Station 61 To Serve The Argyle/Oakleaf Community

Jacksonville’s Argyle/Oakleaf community has a new and welcome neighbor, the JFRD Fire Station 61. Located at 7965 Old Middleburg Road South, next to the Argyle Branch Library, Station 61 will protect the rapidly growing region on Jacksonville’s Westside. JFRD Fire Station 61 will serve more than 200 businesses, approximately 14,300 residences and four schools. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department officially opened the station on March 6, 2020. JFRD Fire Station 61 The addit...

JFRD Opened Fire Station 73 And Broke Ground On The Site Of Station 61

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department recently broke ground on Fire Station 61 and then opened Fire Station 73 three days later. In late June, Interim Director/Fire Chief Keith Powers joined City of Jacksonville officials in grabbing a golden shovel and ceremoniously digging into the soil on which Station 61 will stand early next year. Three days later, Powers used oversized, gold-handled scissors alongside Station 73’s Captain Kenny Keene and city officials as they cut through a br...

Japanese Delegation Visits Jacksonville's Emergency Preparedness Division To Learn About Response And Recovery To Hurricane Matthew In 2016

Japanese government officials, civil engineers, and college professors learn about Jacksonville's response and recovery to Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma last year Many of us would just as soon forget the last two hurricane seasons, but members of the Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism delegation and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently visited the City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness Division to meet with the staff and...

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