to the Web page of the Volunteer Firefighters of Clay County Florida -
are a part of the Clay County Fire Rescue Department. We are a force of
65 volunteers that are dedicated to saving life and property in Clay
County. We are only here to fill a need that has not been met by a
fulltime career force.
A little history of our department.
Years ago the fire protection for Clay County was provide by an all
volunteer force made up of several Volunteer Fire Departments with the
County providing EMS services at the ACLS level. As Clay County grew
the awareness that a more dependable fire service was needed, not that
the volunteers were not doing a great job, but the call volume had
increased to a point that a career force was now required. The Clay County
Fire Rescue Department now has 10 manned stations that are complimented
with volunteer firefighters and one all volunteer station.
In 2005, the Board of County
Commissioners for Clay County hired a new County Manager. The new
County Manager hired a new Fire Chief, Frank Ennist,
in November of 2006 and I took over as Volunteer Chief in December of
2006. We now have a new Chief, Lorin Mock
from Jacksonville. I am now operating in the Volunteer Coordinator
position. Since these changes in the upper management, the Clay County
Fire Rescue has made great strides forward in staffing, equipment and
fresh new ideas.
I encourage you to explore this web
page to see what we are doing and if you live in Clay County and would
like to volunteer with us feel free to print the application and send
it to me at Public Safety:
2519 SR 16 West
Mail: P.O. Box 1366
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
If you have any questions or
suggestions please e-mail me at:
Richard A. Darby Volunteer Coordinator