Destin Fire Control District

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month


  • Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 8-14, 2017

    Every Second Counts … Plan 2 Ways Out!™

    According to the National Fire Protection Association, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

    Use these helpful tools to develop your own plan or stop by your local fire department for more information.

    How to make a Home Fire Escape Plan

    Fire Safety Word Maze


    Perfect Penelope story




    “Every Second Counts … Plan 2 Ways Out!™” is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association.





  • Autism Awareness

    The Destin Fire Control District and it’s Employees are collecting donations in support of Autism awareness.  Show your support by donating and wearing an Autism Awareness T-shirt.

     –  Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability which impacts the normal development of the brain.  Autism generally appears in children before the age of 3 and effects the areas of social interaction, communication skills and cognitive function.


    • Stop by the main fire station at 848 Airport Road, Destin to make a donation and mention “Creating Awareness for Autism” and you will receive a limited edition, Autism themed T-shirt (while supplies last.)  Please support our efforts by donating $20.00 or whatever you can give.


    All net proceeds count towards this fundraiser and will be donated to the Autism Spectrum on the Emerald Coast, Inc.. (Cash and check only please.  No credit cards)


    Learn more about how our local community is working to fight this disability:

    • The Autism Spectrum on the Emerald Coast, Inc. is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the leading voice and resource of the local autism community. We are the area’s leader in raising community awareness while providing support for individuals with autism and their families through outreach opportunities, educational programming and providing inclusion opportunities within schools and the community. Click here for more information  –
    • The Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating and improving the lives of young children with autism in Okaloosa and Walton counties and surrounding areas.  Click here for more information –

    Other sources for information:



    A special Thank You to

    The Big Red Truck

    for the wonderful food and service in support of the Autism Awareness fundraising event on Monday, April 24, 2017.  It would not have been such a success without you.



  • Hurricane Preparedness

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    Everyone needs to be prepared for the potential of a land falling hurricane or tropical storm and being prepared for any emergency requires planning.  Damage from a storm could be due to winds, heavy rain, or tornadoes.  If you are able to stay at home, electricity, water, heat, air conditioning, telephone service and transportation could be disrupted or lost for some time.  Emergency management planners suggest having food, water, medications and other essentials on hand to last your family for three to five days.

    You should always refer to your local media for any pertinent information as it relates to possible evacuations, closings, and the opening of shelters.

    The following links can help you become better prepared:



  • Smoke Alarm Installation Program

    Smoke Alarm Installation Program

    Don’t have a smoke alarm, or the one you have does not work?

    Through a partnership with the American Red Cross, the Destin Fire Control District is proud to provide a Smoke Alarm Installation Program.


    Smoke Alarm Program Notice


    Residents of Destin who do not have a smoke alarm, or do not have a working alarm can sign up today to receive a free smoke alarm.

    Call us at (850) 837-8413.  Smoke alarms SAVE LIVES!!!







Fire Statistics                   EMS Statistics


Jan: 72 Jul: 137 Jan: 113 Jul: 315
Feb: 59 Aug: 68 Feb: 145 Aug: 208
Mar: 68 Sept: 71 Mar: 213 Sept: 167
Apr: 68 Oct: 0 Apr: 182 Oct: 0
May: 67 Nov: 0 May: 194 Nov: 0
Jun: 110 Dec: 0 Jun: 239 Dec: 0
                Year To Date       720                 Year To Date  1,776
        2016:             890         2016:          2,146
        2015:             819         2015:          2,147
        2014:             919         2014:          2,278