Fire/Rescue Department

The Micanopy Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) was established in 1976. The Department, which maintains the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and requirements, is staffed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year with a minimum of two Florida State Certified Firefighters/EMT’s and/or Firefighter/Paramedics operating under the direction of the current Fire Chief, Jesse Modican.  MFRD strives to provide the best possible service to the citizens living within the Fire District 64 (formerly 26) response area through continued education as well as yearly training drills.  MFRD is a Basic Life Support (BLS)/Fire Response unit that responds to over 400 calls per year ranging from structure fires, brush fires, vehicle fires, motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, extrications, hazmat incidents, hazardous conditions, medical, and trauma calls. MFRD is the primary response station for the incorporated Town of Micanopy, as well as a fifty-three square mile portion of Alachua County providing first response service for approximately 10,000 rural residents who make their homes here. MFRD also falls under the Waccasassa District of the Florida Forest Service and provides fire protection for a large area of land comprised of scrubs, forest, agricultural acreage (including timber), grasslands, and undeveloped wetlands all located within the fifty-three square mile response area.                

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(352) 466-3741