Alachua County Fire Rescue
Chief Harold M. Theus
Welcome to the Alachua County Fire Rescue website. Please
take the opportunity to scan through our various pages to learn more about what
we do and the faces of our organization.
Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) serves the citizens and
visitors throughout 963 square miles of Alachua County by way of direct and
indirect contract services. Emergency Medical Service Transport is handled
exclusively through ACFR’s (13) thirteen Advanced Life Support (ALS) Rescue
Units that operate 24 hour a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, ACFR operates
(5) five ALS Peak Load Rescue Units that are on duty each day during the highest
demand for responses. Together, these
rescue units respond to over 42,000 requests for services annually. Our fire
service delivery system is very effective but can be complicated to understand.
ACFR has partnership contracts with various municipality and non-municipality
fire departments for fire response. We also provide direct services in
unincorporated areas as well as the cities of Alachua, Archer, Hawthorne, and
Waldo. ACFR fire units (all ALS) respond to over 15,000 requests for services
The mission of Alachua County Fire Rescue is very clear:
Public Servants dedicated to
enhancing and caring for the lives of those in our community through
preparedness and an immediate response to any and all of life’s’ emergencies.
The men and women wearing the ACFR badge take our mission
statement to heart. We continually strive to be a diverse group of individuals who
are “whatever it takes” public servants, the citizens and visitors of our community
are our customers and we train diligently to make sure we are prepared for all
emergencies. Our goal is to provide superior customer service every time.
I hope that that this website offers you the information you
are seeking but if you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.