South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department

Fire Prevention Month

 In a fire seconds count.Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having thier lives end in tragedy

Draw a map of your home with exits marked

Practice a home fire drill

Teach children how to escape on thier own

Make sure your HOME address is clearly marked for FD

Once out stay out


EMILY is an Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, basally a floatation device on steroids. She is remote controlled and weighs 25 pounds and can be launched from anywhere. She has the ability to hold four full grown swimmers afloat once she arrives on scene. She travels at bursts of 25mph so it doesn’t take long for her to get there. WE NOW HAVE ONE AT EACH OF OUR FIRE STATIONS LOCATED AT EACH END OF THE CAPE.

After a near drowning we decided we needed to have the best equipment we could find to help when help is needed. So with the generosity of our community we purchased EMILY 1&2.

New Fire Trucks

In the past couple of years, we have received delivery of 4 new vehicles.
A Ford F-150 Beach Rescue Vehicle #596 and a Ford F-250 support truck #594.  Truck #596 paid for out of our generous donations and butt roasts.  It has been used extensively for transport from the beach to the ambulance, and as a quick response and basic life support vehicle.
We also received our new E-One 50' Teleboom aerial pumper #591.  This is permanently positioned at Station#2 and is availble for use 24/7.
Finally, we have just received delivery of the new Ford F-450 Brush Truck #597.  The chassis was paid for out of donations received and the build was paid for from part of a State Grant received by the Fire Control District. 

Click here for pictures of these new trucks.

A Really Big Thank You

Major grants and donations have been received from the T Douglas Hale Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation and The Miller Charitable Foundation Inc. as well as other amounts received from local businesses, organizations and individuals.

Safety Blog

Construction on the Cape Complete

Road work complete but speed limits have been reduced to 45MPH and in some areas 35MPH

Please drive safe