Pasco, Zephyrhills Fire Rescue Merge
The merger of the two departments became complete Tuesday (Sept. 29).
ZEPHYRHILLS – The merger of Zephyrhills Fire Department into the Pasco County Fire Rescue department was finalized Tuesday (Sept. 29).
Over the past few months, there has been a lot going on behind the scenes, officials said. Firefighters have trained on new protocols, facilities, and vehicles changed from the city to the county, and IT has been busy changing over computer and radio systems.
Pasco fire officials said they recognize the contributions that Zephyrhills fire gave to their community for more than 100 years and thank Zephyrhills residents for their trust in Pasco County Fire Rescue. Starting as an all-volunteer department, ZFD saw a large amount of growth over the years. The changeover Tuesday marked a new chapter in the city’s history.
Zephyrhills residents now have increased staffing levels in their fire stations, and two ambulances stationed inside the city limits. The increased staffing will help with response times inside Zephyrhills and response times on the East side of Pasco County.
Pasco County Fire Rescue officials said they feel honored to carry on the esteemed reputation and service level to Zephyrhills residents.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF PASCO COUNTY FIRE RESCUE.
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