Brevard County Fire Rescue Fire & Special Operations

District Chief Pat Voltaire

Patrick Voltaire
Assistant Chief of Fire Operations

The Assistant Chief of Fire Operations oversees the daily aspects of our BCFR firefighting resources. Through the guidance of the Deputy Chief and Fire Chief of the department, the Assistance Chief organizes the operations and service delivery to the citizens and visitors of Brevard County.

District Chiefs

The Department staffs (5) District Chief positions throughout the County.  Each District is responsible for the units inside of their geographical areas and provides guidance and structure to the personnel under their supervision.

District Chief 20

Covers stations 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29.

The area includes all un-incorporated areas from State Road 528 to the North County Line.

District Chief 40

Covers stations 40, 41, 42, 43, 60, 61.

This area includes all of Merritt Island and the rescue units assigned to Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach.

District Chief 45

Covers Stations 44, 45, 47, 48, 80.

The area covers from State Road 528 to Lake Washington Road in the mainland areas.

District Chief 60

Covers Stations 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 81.

This area covers all beach side areas South of Patrick Air Force Base as well as mainland areas from Lake Washington to St Rd 192.

District Chief 80

Covers Stations 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89.

This district covers all of the main land areas south of St Rd 192 in the un-incorporated County areas.

Daily Operational Personnel

Station 41 crew

BCFR operates under a three shift system for staffing. The men and women of the operations section work a 24 hour on and 48 hour off traditional fire service schedule. BCFR operates out of 32 stations across the County including cohabitation locations with municipal partners.  BCFR responds to all un-incorporated areas of Brevard. Through our partnership agreements with local municipalities we are able to seamlessly assist both City and County residents in their time of need.

Engine Companies

Fire Engine

Our fire engines are staffed with a Lieutenant, Paramedic Fire Fighter, and an EMT Fire Fighter.  This engine resource provides for Advanced Life Support capabilities, and a fully equipped crew for fire-fighting operations.

Ladder Companies

Brevard County Ladder Truck

Our ladder trucks are staffed with a Lieutenant, Paramedic Fire-Fighter, and (2) Fire-Fighter EMTs. In an effort to reduce maintenance costs for our ladder trucks, we have implemented a squad program that uses smaller pick-up truck brush fire units to respond to emergency medical calls.  This shared staffing profile of the ladder trucks  has allowed the department to reduce ladder truck maintenance costs.

Tender Fleet

Brevard County Tender Truck

Tender/Tanker trucks are used in the rural areas of Brevard County where hydrants are not available. These tender units provide up to 3000 gallons of critical water supplies for fire extinguishment.

Haz-Mat Team

Haz-Mat truck

The BCFR Hazardous Materials Team is a shared staffing profile apparatus utilizing the crew members at Station 48. The Hazardous Materials Team provides response services throughout the incorporated and un-incorporated areas of Brevard. BCFR provides technician level training and capabilities for our department team members.

Technical Rescue Team

Brevard County Search and Rescue Truck

Our Technical Rescue Team (SOT) supplies not only hazardous materials response, but provides for technical rescue capabilities throughout the County. Our capabilities include:

  • Rope/High Angle Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Trench Rescue Operations
  • Vehicle/Machinery Rescue
  • Light Structural Collapse Equipment
  • Large Animal Rescue

Wildland Urban Interface


The Department’s wildfire operations section consists of (22) strategically placed brush fire apparatus. Our brush truck fleet includes reutilized military surplus vehicles, and newer pickup based light attack units. Brevard County Fire Rescue is proud to be one of the few fire departments in Central Florida to have a full-time position dedicated to Wildland Urban Interface issues and wildfire prevention. All of our operational department members are trained and equipped in wildland fire fighting tactics. Although Spring is our typical brush fire season, these units are ready and available year around.