OFR call stats for February 2024

Turner Dowling, a firefighter/EMT from Station 3, right, gets his air tank changed out by Chris Reynolds, a fire equipment operator, left, at a simulated burning house during Ocala Fire Rescue fire ground engine company operations training on Southeast 13th Avenue in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, March 12, 2021. Ocala Fire Rescue was able to acquire the Murphy house for the training that allows firefighters to prepare for incidents in a more real setting than can be replicated in a training facility. Members of Ocala Fire Rescue completed non-destructive simulations that focused on search-and-rescue, salvage and overhaul, ladder operations and protection of exposures during the training from Wednesday, March 10 to Friday, March 12. In all, 7 Engines, 4 Rescues and a Tower went through the training for Ocala Fire Rescue. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2021.

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Posted March 14, 2024 |

For February, Ocala Fire Rescue reported the following calls:

Fire Alarms                         85

Structure Fires                   6

Rescue/EMS Calls          1,124

Hazmat                                 24

All Others                            807

TOTAL                                 2,046

OFR is recruiting non-supervisory entry-level positions for their department. According to the city’s job posting, the starting pay for an EMT/firefighter is $50,000.26; paramedic/firefighter is $60,208.26 and comes with the following benefits:

  • Life Scan Physicals
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • In Rank Upgrades
  • Low-cost Group Health Coverage
  • Free Employee Clinic
  • Annual Sick Leave
  • Annual Vacation Leave
  • Six-week Kelly Day
  • Defined Benefits Pension Plan
  • Licensing Renewal
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Educational Incentives
  • Opportunities for additional pay and incentives for Specialized Teams


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