Fire Rescue News & Events

St. Johns County Fire Rescue Achieves ISO Rate Reduction

As of October 1, 2015, St. Johns County residents who reside within five road miles of a fire station and within 1000ft of a fire hydrant will now receive a class “3” Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating.  For those homes located within five miles of a station but greater than 1000ft of a hydrant you will receive the class “3X” rating.  This is a greatly improved rating for St. Johns County from the 5/9 rating we have been utilizing for the past seven years.  A class 10 rating remains in effect for structures located greater than five miles from a station.
This updated rating class for St. Johns County is a result of an extensive review process completed by ISO which evaluated the emergency response facilities and capabilities of St. Johns County.  The reduction from a class 5/9 rating to a 3/3X is a direct result of the commitment of our elected leaders who have supported public safety, our County Administration, and the many men and women of St. Johns County Fire Rescue who continually step up to meet the objectives of the Department and ISO.  Additionally, we are fortunate to have a supportive citizen base that cares about our Department, community and services. 

With this new rating now in effect, SJCFR encourages residents to make contact with their insurance company to see of a rate reduction will apply to your policy based on the new classification.  If you have questions relating to your homes proximity to a fire station or fire hydrant, please contact our Fire Prevention Office at (904) 209-1700, option #2 or you can email your question to

Fire Station 18 Dedication Ceremony

Fire Rescue, the Tolomoto Community Development District and the Board of County Commissioners hosted a Dedication Ceremony and Community Open House with fire truck and station tours, live music, bounce houses, and free refreshments on Saturday, June 6. Station 18 Dedication

AED Registry Program

SJCFR's Ancient City Heart Beat is a free online Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Registry. The Registry provides support for AED owners and enables dispatchers to communicate the locations of registered AEDs to callers reporting cardiac arrest incidents. AED Registration page.

Early CPR Saves Lives!

In cases of out of hospital cardiac arrest, statistics have proven that early Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation are key factors in patient survival. This was proven true in a emergency medical incident during an event in downtown St. Augustine. Read Dan and Sherry Hartman's success story and find out how you can learn these life saving CPR skills.

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