Tampa in Technicolor from Above

News Tampa Fire Rescue

News Tampa Fire Rescue

Find content by title
Updated:
As the Atlantic Hurricane Season approaches, starting this Saturday, June 1, and running through November 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting above-normal hurricane activity this year. There are an estimated…
Updated:
Don't be alarmed if you hear explosions, simulated gunfire, and low-flying helicopters on Wednesday, May 8, near the Tampa Convention Center, as U.S. Special Operations Command hosts a thrilling capabilities demonstration from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M.The…
Updated:
The second annual Memorial Park Cemetery Clean-Up will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18.Volunteers — more than 75 have registered — will be cleaning headstones, distributing flags, and picking up trash. The Parks and Recreation…
Updated:
  Road closures begin at 1pm on 3/16, and will remain closed until after the parade. It's going to be shamrockin' busy in downtown Tampa this weekend due to the St. Patrick's Day parade, spring break and a number of other events.  The City of…
Updated:
Tampa Fire Rescue unveiled a significant milestone in the city's commitment to public safety on Monday: the roll-out of eight new vehicles being added to its fleet. The three fire engines, three rescue vehicles, and two ambulance buses, or "…
Updated:
Tampa Fire Rescue will unveil its newly completed fire training tower constructed of modified shipping containers on Monday, September 18. PURPOSE: Grand unveiling of the newly constructed firefighter training tower which will be…
Updated:
Tampa Fire Rescue is proud to announce the addition of multiple new, state-of-the-art emergency response vehicles being added to its fleet. This significant upgrade includes three new fire engines, three new rescue cars, and two new Ambu-buses, all…
Updated:
With the Key to the City now on the minds of the pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, city staff across departments are working hard to prepare for their imminent invasion. From public safety, to clean up, it has been 'all hands hoay' the past…
Updated:
Tampa Fire Rescue will be conducting live fire training at Tampa International Airport on Wednesday, January 17, at 5 p.m. , an exercise that will include flames up to 40 feet in the air. The Tampa Fire Rescue Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Division…
Updated:
The City of Tampa is gearing up for a full-scale emergency exercise on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, during which the Tampa Police Department, Tampa Fire Rescue, and 25 participating agencies will train on responding to a mass casualty incident.…
Updated:
Just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2023, Tampa Police officers responded to the report of a house on fire in the 2500 block of E. Chelsea St. Officers arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames. Tampa Fire Rescue responded to…
Updated:
Just before 10:00 p.m. on September 1, 2023, Tampa Police were dispatched to the 8700 block of Hidden River Parkway when a family member reported his brother, a black male in his late 20s, was hallucinating and trying to run into traffic. Officers…
Updated:
PURPOSE: In its continuous efforts to keep residents informed on the approaching storm, the City of Tampa will be hosting regularly scheduled press updates at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), beginning Tuesday, August 29,…
Updated:
UPDATE: Sandbag locations will be open to the general public at 12 p.m. Sunday (not a.m.), as reflected in the revision below.

The City of Tampa's Emergency Management teams continue to monitor potential severe weather, which may impact…
Updated:
Investing in Safety: New simulator under construction at Tampa Fire Training Grounds The Tampa Fire Training Grounds is undergoing a major upgrade that underscores the crucial need for increased funding of the Tampa Fire Department. A new fire…
Updated:
The Tampa Fire Department is introducing the Drager Phase 5 Modified Multi Story System, an advanced training structure that replaces the current burn simulator. The Drager Phase 5, expected to be completed the week of September 11, features 15…
Updated:
A fire inside a Tampa Solid Waste truck on June 30, 2023, required the driver to quickly remove the load of trash to prevent flames from spreading throughout the truck. WHAT: The City of Tampa is hosting a press conference to raise…
Updated:
Tampa officials reminding residents of the hazards of trashing lithium-ion batteries The City of Tampa is taking proactive steps to raise awareness about the dangers of disposing of lithium-ion batteries and other hazardous household waste. The…
Updated:
Boom by the Bay, Hard Rock Takeover at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Powered by TECO is Today! Boom by the Bay, Powered by TECO, returns today with a Hard Rock takeover at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. In addition to fireworks, residents will…
Updated:
Boom by the Bay, Powered by TECO, will return on Saturday, July 1, with a Hard Rock takeover at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park.

This year's celebration will feature fireworks, live entertainment, food trucks, and tons of other new …
Updated:
Boom by the Bay, Powered by TECO, will return on Saturday, July 1, with a Hard Rock takeover at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park. This year's celebration will feature fireworks, live entertainment, food trucks, and tons of other new activations.…
Updated:
Boom by the Bay is Back for July 1 The annual Boom by the Bay Hard Rock Takeover of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park will return on Saturday, July 1, 2023.

This City of Tampa tradition kicked off in 2019 to celebrate Independence Day.…
Updated:
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, National Weather Service Meteorologists Brian LaMarre and Keily Delerme, Tampa Fire Rescue Fire Chief Barbara Tripp, Tampa Police Interim Chief Lee Bercaw, City of Tampa Deputy Administrator of Infrastructure…
Updated:
Tampa Fire Rescue is proud to host the Hurricane Preparedness Expo on Saturday, May 6 from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Barksdale Senior Center, located at 1801 N. Lincoln Ave., Tampa 33607.
 
At this free event, residents can:
Updated:
Tampa Fire Station 19 Receives New Rescue Vehicle Filling Critical Need in South of Gandy Community For the first time in 25 years, Tampa’s South of Gandy neighborhood will have a second rescue vehicle at Tampa Fire Rescue Station 19, filling a…
Updated:
Tampa Fire Rescue will dedicate “Tampa's LIGHT," a new mural commissioned by the City of Tampa, Arts & Cultural Affairs Division, showcasing a visual timeline of Tampa Fire Rescue's rich 128-year history. The mural is a captivating visual, that…
Updated:
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Barbara Tripp, Tampa Police Chief Mary O'Connor and Emergency Coordinator John Antapasis will address the media and answer questions regarding Hurricane Nicole.

DATE…
Updated:
HURRICANE IAN RELIEF DRIVE DONATIONS TO DEPART TO FORT MYERS 80 pallets of donations to assist the survivors of Hurricane Ian​ Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Barbara Tripp and Stepp’s Towing & Heavy Transport CEO, Todd Stepp, will be sending off two…
Updated:
The City of Tampa will host a donation drive to help families impacted by Hurricane Ian. Drop-off sites will open across the city starting on Monday, October 17.  DROP-OFF SITES (HOURS: 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM)
10/17…
Updated:
Tampa Bay Rays Postseason Celebration at City Hall As the regular season ends and the AL Wild Card series begins this weekend, the City of Tampa is inviting fans to cheer on the Tampa Bay Rays with Mayor Jane Castor, Tampa Bay Rays representatives…
Updated:
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Chief Mary O’Connor & Chief Barbara Tripp
DATE: Thursday, September 29, 2022
TIME: 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Emergency Operations…
Updated:
MEDIA AVAILABILITY TODAY
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor
DATE: Thursday, September 29, 2022
TIME: 12:30 PM 
LOCATION: Meet outside the City of Tampa EOC (711 E. Henderson…
Updated:
Be aware of hazards, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, fire and electrocution. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use the generator.  FEMA's Generator Safety information
Updated:
Mayor Jane Castor will be available to speak about the City of Tampa's efforts to ensure the community is prepared for potential severe weather on Sunday, September 25 at 9:15 AM at the MacFarlane Park Sandbag Distribution Site. In…
Updated:
The City of Tampa and Tampa Fire Rescue are proud to announce the grand opening of Fire Station 25, an exclusive “rescue station” to serve the Sulphur Springs community and the surrounding neighborhoods.
In September 2021, Tampa City Council…
Updated:
The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, May 29, 2020, and ends on Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. The sales tax…
Updated:
TAMPA FIRE RESCUE RECOGNIZES YOUNG HERO WITH FIRE CHIEF'S COMMENDATION
after alerting family to dangerous house fire   WHO: Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Barbara Tripp, Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Addison Davis, Jonathan…
Updated:
Strategic Property Partners, in conjunction with the City of Tampa, Tampa Fire Rescue, Massey Emergency Management and Cushman & Wakefield, will be conducting a state-of-the-art high-rise firefighting exercise at the center of one of the country…
Updated:
Five new weather stations are in now place across the City of Tampa, providing live weather data on current temperatures, hourly forecasts, wind speeds, rainfall, and lightning strikes, allowing faster and more efficient monitoring…
Updated:
The City of Tampa and Tampa Fire Rescue are making great progress in the transformation of Fire Station 25, where construction has already started to convert the existing building into an exclusive “rescue station” to serve North Tampa.  In…
Updated:
Tampa Fire Chief Nick LoCicero, Division Chief of Training Susan Tamme and Training Officer John Muralt have been placed on administrative leave effective immediately, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Allegations of misconduct and a…
Updated:
Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Tampa has postponed the 2020 Mayor’s River O’Green Fest scheduled for this Saturday, March 14. This decision was made after a meeting with the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group, which met earlier…
Updated:
The City of Tampa, in response to last night’s violence, will institute a citywide curfew which will apply to all businesses and persons with in the City of Tampa from 7:30 PM - 6:00 AM until further notice. “What I saw last night was not a call for…