Fire Rescue

DunedinFire 60 DunedinFire 61 DunedinFire 62



To promote fire and health safety preparedness through prevention and educational activities that will enhance the quality of life for all citizens and when needed, make a rapid response to control and eliminate the emergency situation.


Jeff Parks
Fire Chief
1042 Virginia Street
Dunedin, FL 34698

Station 60
1046 Virginia St, Dunedin, FL 34698

Station 61
903 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698

Station 62
2833 Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33763




The operations of the Dunedin Fire Rescue is composed of three shifts, each containing16 people: 1 District Chief, 4 personnel assigned to Engine 60, 4 assigned to Engine 61, 4 assigned to Engine 62 and3 personnel assigned to Truck 60. They work a 24-hour shift. There are three different shifts, which means that one-third of the department is on duty and two-thirds are off duty at any one time. Dunedin Fire Rescue operates three fire stations.

Also known as the Rick Seissian Fire Station 60 is located at 1046 Virginia Street. This is the main station and is next door to Fire administration. It is home to Engine 60, Truck 60, District 60 and Brush 60. Engine 60 is one of the busiest ALS engines in Pinellas County.

Station 61 is located at 903 Michigan Boulevard. This station has one engine, Engine 61.  Station 61 is now the new home of the old 1922 LaFrance, the original Engine that served Dunedin as a first response vehicle from 1922 to 1947; it was previously housed at Station 62. Today it is used for parades and special events.

Station 62 is located at 2833 Belcher Road. This station has four personnel assigned to Engine 62.

Fire Prevention

The duties of the Fire Prevention Division are twofold: The prevention of fires and unintentional injuries and, to provide quality life safety education to the public.

The Fire Prevention Division consists of a Fire Marshal and two State of Florida certified Fire Inspectors. The Fire Prevention Division mission is to perform timely commercial fire inspections ensuring Life Safety Code Compliance, conduct professional arson and explosive investigations and provide quality life safety education programs to the citizens of Dunedin.

Many in the general public do not fully realize the constant danger that fire represents to the community. With an ever-increasing population, the construction of larger and more closely spaced residential buildings, the complexities in systems and processes in commercial buildings, and the crime of arson, the Fire Prevention Division mission of ensuring the life-safety of our citizens and visitors has become a complex task combining fire science, forensic science, code enforcement, arson and explosive investigation and community awareness education and preparation.


The primary goal of our life safety education effort is to reduce the incidence of fire and unintentional injuries by heightening the life safety awareness of our citizens. Our programs target audiences from pre-kindergarten to senior citizens teaching lifestyle changes that can help prevent fires and unintentional injuries by providing them with the information necessary to recognize hazardous conditions and take appropriate action before hazardous conditions result in a fire or injury.

Our Life Safety Education Program offerings include:

  • Home Safety Program - Fire safety for the home, as well as, water and pool safety at the home. At the homeowner's request, an inspection can be made of their residence, with recommendations and suggestions being given, to provide a more "fire and injury" safe home.
  • Business Safety - Informative talks with business owners and their employees.
  • School Safety Programs - We teach fire safety with programs such as STOP, DROP & ROLL, Crawl Low in Smoke.
  • Adult Programs - We have programs targeted for the elderly citizens such as; fire extinguishers, fire safety for the elderly and smoke detector use.
  • Hurricane and Tornado Preparedness - Information provided in a variety of ways to emphasize what to do "before, during and after" a major storm.
  • CPR Classes - At this time we do NOT offer CPR Classes to the public. Please call American Heart Association (727-563-8013) or the Suncoast Safety Council (727-442-5121) for available classes and locations.
  • Car Seat Installation - At this time we do NOT offer this service. Please click on the following link for a list of various locations with certified technicians able to assist you: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
  • Safe Haven - You can leave your baby, up to 7 days old, with an employee at any hospital, emergency medical services station or with a firefighter at any fire station in Florida. For more information on the National Safe Haven Alliance and the Florida Safe Haven Law, please click on this link: National Safe Haven Alliance.
Disaster Preparedness

Dunedin Fire Rescue also provides disaster preparedness services to our Fire District. This involves planning and organizing the emergency response to any natural or man-made disaster. The Fire Department becomes one of the lead agencies during any disaster situation.
Disaster Preparedness programs include:

  • Special Needs Evacuation Registration - This program is for anyone within an evacuation zone or in a mobile home park, who needs assistance to evacuate to a public shelter, nursing home or hospital.
  • Disaster Mitigation - Information is available for homeowners and businesses advising them on how to lessen the impact of a disaster before it occurs. Hurricane preparation and other types of disasters are covered including Disaster Recovery following an event.
  • Mapping - Maps are available showing evacuation zones, evacuation shelters, and routes out of the City of Dunedin and Pinellas County.
Fire Pension and Trust Fund

The Dunedin Municipal Firefighters Pension Trust Fund is a City of Dunedin board responsible for administering a defined benefit pension fund for the certified Firefighters of Dunedin Fire Rescue. The five-member committee consists of two citizens appointed by the City Commission, who live in the City of Dunedin, and two Firefighter members who Dunedin Firefighters elect. These four members nominate a fifth member who is also a citizen of Dunedin.

The Board of Trustees hires its consultants and investment managers to administer the Fund and acts as a due process body for retirement applications from the Firefighters.

The current Board of Trustees consists of Debbie Clough (Chairperson), William Gray, Division Chief Kevin Naylor, Scott Bartholmey, and Lieutenant Mike Miklinski (Secretary).

For more information regarding the Dunedin Municipal Firefighters Pension Trust Fund please contact the Plan Administrator, Patrick Kroeger at (727) 773-1598.

Record requests should be directed to the Custodian of Records - Public Records Request Information

Firefighters' Retirement System Documents:

Fire Contract

"This Agreement is entered into by the City of Dunedin, Florida, hereinafter referred to as the "City" and Local #2327 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the "Union" to provide for the continuous efficient operation of the Fire Department, for the purpose of promoting harmonious relations between the City and the Union, to establish an orderly and peaceful procedure to settle differences which might arise, and to set forth the full agreement between the parties concerning terms and conditions of employment and employee benefits."

Fire Contract 2021 - 2024(PDF, 15MB)