The Melbourne, Florida, Fire Department serves the community from eight stations, responding to some 13,000 incidents per year with an emergency response
time of four minutes or less. The Department is committed to responding to community needs by providing for the protection of life and property through innovative Emergency Medical Care, Fire Suppression, and Hazard Mitigation Services. All stations are licensed in advanced life support and are staffed by paramedics.
The Code Compliance Division is responsible for public education, building inspections, and fire investigations. Personnel also aid in community disaster relief.
Chief Paul Forsberg
Melbourne Fire Rescue has been serving the community since 1916. In 1969 the cities of Eau Gallie and Melbourne merged forming one fire department. In 1996 the fire department expanded its service level to include Advanced Life Support. We pride ourselves on providing high quality fire and medical services to our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Building/ Fire Prevention/ Code Compliance division places a priority on customer service.
Constant vigilance and training are required to maintain proficient skills for prevention and suppression of fires, delivering emergency medical care and educating members of community in health and safety issues. The 164 members of our career department are highly trained and dedicated individuals with the ability to provide assistance in a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations.
One hundred and thirty-one of our members are certified firefighters. We are extremely proud that 88 of our firefighters hold paramedic certification and 43 firefighters are Emergency Technicians. In addition 10 personnel are certified fire inspectors.
Our Building/Fire Prevention/Code Compliance Division provides a variety of services. We consult with project developers and contractors to ensure code compliance. We are involved in the planning process and conduct periodic inspections to ensure continued compliance and safety for our community. The Deputy Fire Official presents public education classes with assistance from the firefighters.
Melbourne participates in the Brevard County Mutual Aid program, enabling us to draw on resources throughout the county when a major incident occurs or when Melbourne personnel are committed to multiple incidents. We also participate in the statewide Emergency Response agreement.
I am proud to represent the men and women of Melbourne Fire Department in service to our community.
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at 321-608-6000 or send a message via e--mail me to firstname.lastname@example.org.