The Department of Emergency Services serves the community through public safety protection in the areas of fire protection, fire prevention, emergency medical response, beach safety, disaster response, disaster planning, public safety communications support, and 9-1-1 technology support.

The department works closely with many first response agencies across the county in the shared mission of citizen safety. The department also works with the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office to maintain and support operations of the emergency 9-1-1 call center allowing our citizens, and visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week access to emergency services. 

The Department includes four divisions; Public Safety Communications, Fire and Emergency Medical Services Operations, Emergency Management, and Lifeguard Operations. The team strives for service and operational excellence to make sure that our services stand out as a premier model in the Public Safety industry.