Submitted by Hernando County Fire Rescue
(Brooksville, FL) Effective today June 8, 2018, Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) will be relocating HCFR Engine 10 from the city of Brooksville, where it currently shares a fire station with City units, to reconstitute HCFR Engine 5 in Spring Hill.
HCFR Station 5 is located at 9490 Eldridge Road, Spring Hill, FL 34608. In February 2017, HCFR immediately assumed fire protection services to the area of Hernando Beach after HCFR Administration was notified that Hernando Beach Volunteer Fire Department would be abruptly closing. At that time, it was decided to reassign HCFR Engine 5 and personnel to provide consistent and professional fire protection services to the Hernando Beach Community.
As HCFR administration is continuously reviewing the delivery of service to the citizens of the County, it was determined that Engine 10 was providing approximately 1,700 of its calls in the City of Brooksville’s (COB) fire protection area, and approximately 1,000 of their calls in the areas of the County that surround the City, over the course of a year. In saying that, HCFR Engine 10 is being relocated to the area known as Zone 5, to cover the approximate 2,700 calls for service that occur throughout the course of the year in the County’s area of Zone 5.
Fire Protection services to the citizens of the City is provided by the City of Brooksville Fire Department. Mutual Aid fire services between HCFR and the COB Fire Department will continue as currently detailed in the current Mutual Aid Agreement, which is currently in the process of being updated.
HCFR currently provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) emergency medical transport services to the citizens of the City and will continue to do so.