Fire causes total loss of residence

(Brooksville, Fla) At 4:14 p.m. Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) received a 911 call for a residential fire in the 9000 block of Erma Rd. The caller reported that a mobile home was on fire.  HCFES responded to the scene within 8 minutes and found heavy smoke and fire in the rear of the double-wide manufactured home.  All 3 occupants evacuated the structure prior to the arrival of the fire department.

Hernando County Boat Ramp Boat Fire Injures 4, 6/27/2020

On 06-27-20 at 8:47 a.m., Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) received a 911 call for a boat fire at the Hernando County Boat Ramp, located at 4477 Caliente St. There were reports that there were 5 family members on board, 4 of them with burn injuries. HCFR arrived on scene within 6 minutes and found flames in the rear of the boat and began to triage the 4 burn victims.

CARES Grant, other funding for HCFR

Hernando County Fire Chief Scott Hechler advised the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on Tuesday, April 28, 2020  that Hernando County Fire-Rescue (HCFR) is the recipient of funding from the CARES Act.  The BOCC unanimously approved this funding and additional funding from reimbursements from Medicare, Medicaid and other insurance companies.  The appropriate budget resolutions were passed.

HCFR Responds to Commercial Truck Fire in Spring Hill 12/23/19

(Spring Hill, FL) at 2:06 am, Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responded to a
reported residential house fire at 5000 Odin Street.

First units arrived on the scene within 7 minutes and reported a commercial tool truck and
passenger vehicle with heavy smoke and fire showing. Crews immediately identified a live
power line had fallen on the truck causing the fire. As soon as the power line was secured,
crews made an aggressive fire attack, preventing fire spread to the residence in close
proximity of the vehicles.

Hernando Beach Community Firehouse Fall Festival & Lighting Ceremony

VFW members Sue Preuss and Lisa Spencer provided the hot cocoa and coffee, welcoming and warming the visitors of the Hernando Beach Fire Rescue (HCFR 6) on Saturday, November 30, at the Community Firehouse Fall Festival & Lighting Ceremony.  

Local artists filled the bays usually occupied by fire engines and equipment while those vehicles were toured by local kids getting an insider peek into the daily life of a Hernando Beach Firefighter Paramedic.

Firefighters extinguish fire at Explorer K-8

UPDATE: (Brooksville, FL) Hernando County Fire Rescue and Hernando Schools continue to work together in response to a fire that occurred at Explorer K-8. No students were injured. One school resource officer and one faculty member were treated for smoke inhalation. The building has been cleared and students can return to class. If desired, parents may pick up their children through the normal after school pickup line. A mobile check out station is available at the front of the school. Please be patient as the pickup line will be long.