FIre Rescue FAQ


How many alarms does the fire department receive?

In 2001, Lake Park Fire Rescue responded to 188 fire alarms and 1138 medical alarms.

How many operations personnel are on duty each day?

There is a minimum of three firefighters/emergency medical service personnel on duty around-the-clock.  About 20% of the time, there are four operations personnel on duty.

How many volunteer firefighters does the department have?

Eleven volunteer firefighters provide backup to our career personnel. They are alerted to all fire calls via a pager.  One or more volunteer  firefighters responded to 49% of fire alarms in 2001.

How can I become a volunteer firefighter?

You must have a high school diploma, a valid driver license, and live within five miles of Lake Park's municipal limits.  You can pick up an application at the Central Fire Station, 1000 Park Avenue, during regular business hours. A background check will be conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Successful applicants must complete between 15 and 20 hours (depending on the individual) of in-house training before attaining active status.

Can I get my blood pressure checked at the Central Fire Station?

Yes, but please call 881-3384 first to make sure there are emergency medical personnel in the station to help you.

How do I contact the Fire Department?

In an emergency, always dial 9-1-1.

Our non-emergency number is 881-3380.  If you reach our voice mail, please leave a detailed message, including a phone number for returning your call.

Our address is 1000 Park Avenue, Lake Park, Florida, 33403

Why isn't there someone in the station at all times?

The administration office is open between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  It is staffed by the fire chief and his administrative assistant.  Although we make every effort to coordinate our schedules, there are inevitably times when both the chief and his assistant must be away from the office at the same time.

The operations staff is frequently out of the station answering fire and emergency medical calls, doing inspections, procuring supplies, or providing apparatus maintenance.