The High Springs Fire Department (HSFD) is a combination fire department consisting of full-time, part-time and volunteer members. Our daily staffing consists of a minimum four-person crew working 24 hour shifts. This staffing does not include volunteers who also typically work 24 hour shifts and provide our crew with a fifth member.
We operate four primary pieces of apparatus out of one station located in the heart of High Springs. One engine, one tanker, one brush truck and one squad. We also have a reserve engine that can be used as needed. Click Here to see the trucks.
HSFD covers 85 square miles within city limits as well as unincorporated areas of Alachua County and southeastern Columbia County. We have an automatic-aid agreement with Columbia County and respond for major vehicle accidents, fires and major medical emergencies.
The mission of the City of High Springs Fire Department is to enhance the quality of life of our community. We will accomplish this through community interaction, fire prevention education, aggressive planning and response preparation. We will respond in a safe and timely manner delivering our services with the best equipment and by a family of employees committed to exceeding the needs and expectation of our citizens.
To be recognized by our community and employees: as a model of excellence in providing services through education, prevention and mitigation: as a department that is synonymous with the term leadership; as a department that fosters an environment of involvement, trust and cohesion; as a department responsive to the needs and concerns of the community.
- The faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through attitude, conduct, and accomplishments. We recognize that the community is the reason for our existence.
- The talents of our members and encourage responsible decision making at the most appropriate level. We recognize the importance of personal and professional development.
- The level and quality of service we deliver to the community. We are committed to continuous improvement and are attentive to the changing needs of the people we serve.
- Open and honest communication. Communication and consensus form the foundation of our department. The system is a unique and complex collection of agencies, citizens, elected officials, hospitals, firefighters, and medical personnel and countless others dedicated to the success of the department. Maintaining open communications and commitment to cooperation and consensus building are essential to our continued success.