About Us


The Clermont Fire Department operates four stations, including one joint station with Lake County, and employs 89 full-time staff.

75 Shift Employees

  • 3 Battalion Chiefs
  • 21 Lieutenants
  • 21 Engineers
  • 30 Firefighters

8 Administrative Employees

  • Fire Chief
  • 2 Assistant Chiefs
  • Office Manager/PIO 
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Logistic Manager
  • EMS Training Captain
  • Fire Training Captain

6 Inspection & Prevention Employees

  • Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal
  • Life Safety Educator
  • 3 Inspectors
  • Fire Plans Reviewer/FF

Calls for Service

In 2022, the Clermont Fire Department responded to 7,600 calls for service including the following:

  • Fire – 116
  • Medical Emergency – 5,158
  • Rescue - 55    
  • Public Service Assistance – 328
  • False Alarms – 95
  • System Malfunction – 344
  • Dispatched and canceled en route – 1,121


All calls for service, including 911 are handled by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue Communication Centers.  In an emergency, you can call or text 911 for help.


The Clermont Fire Department responds to calls and provides pre-hospital emergency care. All patient transportation is handled by Lake County Fire Rescue.


As early as 1917, records show Clermont had an Ajax Chemical fire truck and in 1923, a volunteer fire department was organized.  In response to a rapidly growing city, the Clermont Fire Department became a combination department consisting of paid and volunteer members in 1999. 

Advanced life support services and paramedics were implemented in 2001. The transition to a fully paid department occurred in 2010. The performance of the department’s men and women has earned accreditation by the fire service industry through the CPSE. 

In addition, the public protection services delivered by the department have been rated as “Class 1” by the insurance industry in 2020.

The City of Clermont Fire Department successfully achieved re-accredited status in March of 2023 from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.