About the Department 

The City of Punta Gorda Fire Department is a community-oriented, career fire/rescue service dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of public services. The Department strives to meet the challenges presented by public needs and demands for a progressive and high quality fire organization.

The function of the Fire Department is to protect lives and property through fire prevention, medical life support, fire suppression, hazardous materials response/identification, water rescue, and other emergency incidents during both natural and man-made emergencies in the most effective, professional and efficient manner possible.

The Fire Department has grown from an all-volunteer organization to a combination department with three stations and twenty-four paid Firefighter-EMT/Paramedics. Stations are manned twenty-four hours a day in three eight-man shifts. The department has also maintained the Punta Gorda Volunteer Fire Association with active volunteer firefighters