The City's Fire/EMS Department is responsible for all types of emergency response within the community. This page contains information regarding the day-to-day operations of the TIFR department and resources to answer many frequently asked questions. Please review this information presented and explore what a day in the life of the TIFR department is like.
All commercial properties in Treasure Island are subject to routine and necessary fire inspections. Identifying potential hazards in these properties is vital to ensure safety in an emergency situation, both for the tenants of the property as well as the first responders showing up to help. Since compliance is the ultimate goal, the TIFR department has provided a Pre-Inspection Fire Checklist to help these properties routinely self-identify their own hazards throughout the year.
The Treasure Island Fire and Rescue Department is dispatched by and is a member of the Pinellas County Regional 9-1-1 network. If you are ever curious about any emergency response, you may access all active 9-1-1 calls on the Pinellas County Safety & Emergency Services website. All calls are displayed in both a list and map format.
Pinellas County EMS/Sunstar
In Pinellas County, after stabilization by Fire Department paramedics, EMS patients are transported to the hospital the county’s Sunstar Paramedics partner. If you have any questions about Pinellas County’s renowned EMS system, you may access their website and review the plentiful information provided to the public about their system and operations.
The phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure,” is especially relevant when it comes to fires. While TIFR staff regularly trains to meet the emergency needs of the city, any steps the community can take to prevent accidents keeps our residents safer. TIFR has completed a short list of essential tasks residents can perform to possibly prevent a fire at their own house.
Fire prevention and safety should be a particular concern for older adults and their loved ones. As the National Fire Protection Association notes, seniors 65 and older carry twice the risk of injury or death in a fire compared with the general population. See https://www.seniorliving.org/fire-prevention-guide/ for a useful guide to fire safety geared specifically to seniors.
Unlike many other parts of the country, Florida’s weather means that the grilling season isn’t limited to the summer months. With the number of multi-family dwelling units and condominium buildings, TIFR wants to remind residents of the potential hazard of unsafe grill operation. This one-page information sheet provides the pertinent fire code regulations and some tips for safe operation.