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Volunteer Fire Departments

Six volunteer fire departments (VFDs) provide fire and medical first response services within the unincorporated areas of the County under Agreements with the County. The VFDs supplement the response of Leon County EMS and the Tallahassee Fire Department. The VFDs are independent organizations that provide the fire apparatus / vehicles (not owned by the County), equipment, and personnel to respond to incidents.

If you would like to volunteer at any of the VFDs or if you have questions about the services they provide, please contact the chief of the department listed below or call Leon County EMS at (850) 606-2100.


Department Head

Phone Number


Chaires – Capitola

P.O. Box 13356

4701 Chaires Cross Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32327



Chief Joe Parks



(850) 508-5362



P.O. Box 15405, Tallahassee, FL 32317


Chief Sean Ruane


(850) 510-8900


Lake Jackson

5329 Tower Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32303


Chief Marcus Gocker


(850) 363-3473


Lake Talquin

16614 Blountstown Hwy., Tallahassee, FL 32310


Chief Anthony Metcalf


(850) 566-5778



PO Box 13752,
 Miccosukee, FL 32317


Chief Brian Carroll


(850) 766-4289



1555 E. Oakridge Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32305


Chief Richard Meuth


(850) 933-4018



 Link to VFD forms