Fighting Fire With Fire

Florida Is Burning, Too. Why Aren't Our Skies Orange?

“We set good fires, or else we get bad ones,” says Jay Bailey, Sarasota County’s wildfire mitigation officer.

06/09/2023 By Isaac Eger

Don't Burn, Baby, Burn

Sarasota County Fire Department Issues Recreational Burn Ban

The only exception to the ban is cooking fires used on outdoor grills.

04/15/2022 By Staff


Sarasota County Fire Chief Lifting Recreational Burn Ban

Seasonal rain patterns have begun, and officials say they are seeing a reduction in the wildfire threat throughout Sarasota County.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Working Overtime

How the Fire Department Is Handling Emergencies Safely Amid the Pandemic

Covid-19 has added a new wrinkle to the difficult jobs of first responders.

11/23/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Good Deeds

Oaks Club Raises $13,000 for Sarasota County Firefighters

Nearly 200 members of The Oaks Club contributed to the "Gifts of Gratitude" fund.

06/12/2020 By Staff


Grand Opening for Bee Ridge Fire Station Held Monday

Sarasota County yesterday celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station No. 12, located at 3110 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

06/27/2016 Research by staff


New Fire Station Unveiled Next Week

Sarasota County will host a grand opening celebration for Fire Station No. 14 at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31.

05/26/2016 Research by staff


Vintage Sarasota: Henry Behrens and A.B. Edwards

This week: Henry Behrens and A.B. Edwards sitting atop Sarasota's first fire engine in 1915.

06/05/2013 By Chelsey Lucas