Hernando County BOCC to Consolidate Fire Fee Structure Eliminating a 0.5 mil Tax

The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners is considering eliminating a fire protection ad valorem tax and modifying the current fire protection Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU) rates to fund the fire department. This consolidation provides for fire assessments based on a court-tested benefit methodology where fees are consistently applied to all properties within certain categories.

Fire Destroys a Mobile Home, Several Vehicles and Several Utility Sheds in Rural Hernando County.


(Brooksville, FL) Feb. 25, 2018 at 4:23 p.m., Hernando County Fire Rescue(HCFR) received reports of a brush fire at 4370 Neff Lake Rd, a rural area of Hernando County. Initial reports were that several structures and a vehicle was on fire from a fast-moving brush fire.

Long time Firefighter/Paramedic passes away while on duty.


(Brooksville, FL) It is with a heavy heart that Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) announces that Firefighter/Paramedic Steven R. Terry passed away while on duty October 16, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m.

F/P Terry was found unresponsive by his fellow Fire Station #9 crew members who then initiated resuscitative measures. He was transported by HCFR paramedics to Bayfront Brooksville Hospital. Despite the exhaustive efforts by Bayfront Brooksville Hospital ED team, F/P Steven R. Terry passed away.

Pickup truck loses control, plows into parked car, car hits house


photo by HCFR

(Spring Hill, FL) At 1:40 p.m. today May 22, Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) received reports of a truck hitting a house at 11094 Tilburg St. A pickup truck had lost control and hit a car inside the garage. The pickup hit the car with such force that it pushed the car "into the residence." The resident who was home at the time of the accident, fortunately did not suffer any injuries.

The driver of the pickup, a middle aged male is reported as stable but in guarded condition.