24/7 Fire Protection
Midway Fire District provides fire protection "around the clock" to residents within the 32563 zip code, as well as providing mutual aid to Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Navarre Beach, Pensacola Beach, and Avalon-Mulat areas. Midway Fire District staffs a total of 26 Operational personnel on three 24 hour shifts located at 2 fire stations.
Personnel are required to be State of Florida certified Firefighter 2 and Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, and most are certified as Hazardous Materials Technicians. Personnel are also required to complete 80 hours in apparatus operations and fire service hydraulics training within their first 12 months of employment.
Personnel assigned to operations work a shift schedule consisting of 48 hours on duty and 96 hours off duty.
Midway Fire District has crossed trained Firefighter/Paramedics that serve in a dual role capacity. Firefighter/Paramedics and Firefighter/EMT's work in a team concept providing initial stabilization to patients prior to transport. Emphasis is placed on good airway management, pain control, and initial stabilization of medical patients.
Very often, our crews are able to perform the initial assessment and treatment of a patient prior to the arrival of a transport ambulance. Once on scene, ambulance Paramedics and our Firefighter/Paramedics continue the joint treatment of the patient.
Midway Fire District utilizes state of the art rescue equipment to mitigate various rescue emergencies including motor vehicle accidents, rope rescue, confined space, and machinery extrication. The District also utilizes a 19ft Boston Whaler for quick deployment for water rescues.
Midway Fire District conducts inspections on all new occupancies, fire alarm systems, suppression systems, fire lines and periodic inspections of existing commercial occupancies. The District also conducts inspections on all day care, public schools and health care facilities.
Business owners, click HERE for details on the process of commercial building inspections.
Home fire inspections are also available upon request.
Midway Fire District reviews plans for all commercial occupancies and subdivisions within the District for compliance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code including site, building, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire line, hood suppression, special fire protection systems and subdivision site plans.
Builders, for further information on our process of site plans review, click HERE.
Midway Fire District conducts public education events including station tours, fire safety lessons, CPR classes, disaster preparedness and more. Events are held at the fire station, schools, churches, and day care facilities.
Please print, fill out and return Public Education Form to Midway Fire Administration if you are interested in scheduling a public relations event.
Every fire occurring within the Midway Fire District is investigated for origin and cause. If the fire is ruled as incendiary, involves a high dollar loss, involves a serious injury or death, or is the result of poor design, the Florida State Fire Marshal's office is called to conduct the criminal investigation.
Fire Reports are available by contacting Fire Administration at 850-932-4771. Please allow 3-5 business days after the incident before calling for a report.
The overall goal of Midway Fire Academy is to produce great quality entry-level firefighters for the surrounding fire departments. We are able to accomplish this due to our unyielding dedication from our staff of instructors. Courses include Firefighter Minimum Standards (FFI & II), Emergency Medical Response (First Responder), CPR, Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC), and many other firefighter related classes.
Please go to www.midwayfireacademy.com for further information.