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If you have an emergency, Dial 9-1-1 from any telephone. If you have an emergency in Venice or anywhere in Sarasota County and you are calling from another city or state, Dial 1-941-316-1201.

We wish good health and safety for our residents and guests. However, in the event of an emergency, world class fire and emergency medical services are available.

Fire and Emergency Medical Services are provided through interlocal agreements between departments. Automatic response agreements allow emergency responses to cross jurisdictional lines without delay for the benefit of the public. A centralized dispatch center answers all 9-1-1 calls.

Venice Fire Department responds to fire calls within the incorporated City of Venice. Sarasota County Emergency Services responds to fire calls throughout the remainder of the County with the exception of jurisdictions belonging to Englewood Fire Department and Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department.

Emergency Services are provided by Sarasota County Emergency Services with Advanced Life Support units supported by each of the Fire Departments.



Emergency Medical Services - EMS

Sarasota County Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Services to the cities of Venice and Sarasota, the unincorporated areas of Sarasota County as well as Nokomis and Englewood.

The Department operates 21 Advanced Life Support (ALS) Transport Ambulances, 4 ALS fire engines, and two critical care interfacility transport ambulances. The…

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Englewood Fire Department

The Englewood Fire Department protects 83 square miles of Sarasota and Charlotte Counties from six fire stations using 57 Firefighter/EMT’s. The Englewood Area Fire Control District has a year round population of over 50,000 expanding to over 80,000 “in-season”. They average 8 calls per day and protect the citizens they…

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Nokomis Fire Department

Nokomis Fire Department is a public fire department staffed by volunteers that operate from a single station. They were established in 1949 and have approximately 33 members. Covering an area of 35 square miles, their dedicated personnel protect a population of 13,000. The Nokomis Fire Department runs approximately 11,000 calls…

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North Port Fire Rescue

More information coming soon………

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Sarasota County Fire Department

Sarasota County Fire Department operates 21 Fire-Rescue stations and 7 EMS only stations that protect 350,000 residents over 412 square miles. The Department handles over 5,653 fire incidents annually and over 44,652 total incidents. The department employs over 236 Firefighter/Paramedics and over 264 Firefighter/EMT’s. The Operations Division of the Fire Department…

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Trauma Centers

Bayflite Aeromedical Services provides helicopter transport for critical trauma patients from the emergency scene to Bayfront Medical Center in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Emergency Medical Services and Fire Department personnel provide scene stabilization and establish safe landing zones. Bayflite maintains a flight crew of one pilot, one flight nurse, and one…

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Venice Fire Department

The Venice Fire Department operates from three fire stations: Station 1 at 112 S. Harbor Drive, Station 2 and the administrative offices at 200 N. Grove Street, and Station 3 at 5300 E. Laurel Road.

The Department boasts an ISO (Insurance Services Offices) rating of 3 which places it…

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