Fire Department

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the DeLand Fire Department to provide our citizens and visitors with the highest level of life safety and property protection available.

Vision StatementDeLand Patch Transparent

To be the most efficient, effective, and safest all-hazards response agency in Volusia County.


  • The safety and well being of employees
  • The safety of the public
  • Pride and dedication to providing quality service in a professional manner
  • Transparency and open communication
  • Keeping each other's back
  • Honor and dedication to the work
  • Respect for each other

Core Goals for Current Fiscal Year

Each fiscal year the DeLand Fire Department prepares and operates within a budget approved by the city commission. The budget is developed with intentions of achieving and managing core goals established for the fiscal year.

  • Provide for safety and welfare of the public by responding to all emergency fire and medical calls within the National Fire Protection Association 1710 standards.
  • Provide training for personnel to meet growing demands of the City and Fire Department.
  • Enhance shared response with neighboring jurisdictions to best utilize interagency resources.
  • Maintain a proactive business inspection program to enhance public safety and prevent fires in commercial buildings.
  • Provide specific fire prevention and life safety efforts during special events with large crowds in the downtown area.


The DeLand Fire Department aims to provide the citizens of our community, as well as our visitors with all of the professional services that are delivered by a current and modern fire department. These services include Public Education for safety awareness and fire prevention, a robust Fire Inspection and Plan Review service, Emergency Preparedness for disasters as well as man-made emergencies. We provide a rapid response to all calls for service with properly staffed, highly skilled, and technically trained professional firefighters for Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services, and Special Operations. Our community can rest assured that the City of DeLand has an all-hazards fire department protecting them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Our services are performed economically and efficiently with P.R.I.D.E. because we care about the quality of life and welfare of the community we serve.

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