The mission of the Dixie County Emergency Services Office is to provide for, supervise, support, and train Fire and EMS departments within Dixie County. Further, this office will strive to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Dixie County in accordance with Florida laws, county policies and sound emergency management practices.
Dixie County Emergency Services provides fire & rescue services, emergency medical services, and is responsible for coordinating mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for emergency events in the county. Through planning and coordination we help to prepare Dixie County for threats from hurricanes and tropical storms, other weather emergencies, as well as man made or technological emergencies such as hazardous materials spills and wild fires.
The Dixie County Emergency Services Office will strive for professionalism in all areas of performance. We will provide the best possible services at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers of Dixie County and the State of Florida. We will apply the law and county policies fairly and consistently throughout the county. We will communicate openly with the public, elected officials, fellow Emergency Service departments and the law enforcement agencies we serve.
Dixie County Emergency Services serves a population of over 16,000 and has a service delivery area of 701 square miles. We also have over 7,000 visitors each year. We also hold a C.O.P.C.N for eastern portion of Taylor County, which adds approximately 1,500 residents and approximately 100 square miles.