Martin County Fire Rescue proudly serves and protects roughly 160,000 residents across 528 square miles of suburban & agricultural/rural lands, and waterfront along the southeastern coast. Officially established in 1994, MCFR has roughly 430 employees spread throughout multiple departments, including Fire/EMS, Emergency Management, 911 Dispatch, Fire Prevention, and Ocean Rescue.
Approximately 335 Martin County firefighters provide lifesaving service from 11 stations, each of which is manned by at least 5 firefighters / paramedics, 1 Rescue, and 1 Engine twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
MCFR has been at the forefront of progress over the last few years, expanding its effort to increase public safety through multiple projects, including the construction of 4 new fire stations and a fire training facility, as well as a more cost-effective LifeStar contract that features a state-of-the-art medical helicopter.
Leadership at Martin County Fire Rescue has also made investing in lifesaving technology a priority, as work is underway to install the Glance traffic signal preemption system and Click 2 Enter technology throughout the county.
Martin County Fire Rescue is led by Fire Chief Chad Cianciulli and Deputy Fire Chief Rodney Robertson.
“Martin County Fire Rescue embodies an all-hazards response organization. We have a very diverse culture, enabling us to connect with our residents and provide the highest level of service that they expect and deserve,” said Chief Cianciulli, “Our organization is committed to being progressive and innovative, and is constantly searching for safer and more efficient ways to provide emergency response to our community.”
Martin County Fire Rescue has been recognized statewide and within the community for its efforts, receiving fire prevention awards, and winning the 2023 HAZMAT Competition and Beach Patrol of the Year by the Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association in 2022.
MCFR recently hired and trained an additional 26 recruits - the department’s largest recruit class in years - which will help the department continue to address a 63% increase in call volume since 2009.