How many people work for the City of Oldsmar Fire Rescue?

The department is staffed with 20 personnel filling various roles and responsibilities. They include an administrative staff of the fire chief, administrative assistant, 1 fire inspector,1 training officer,  and a paramedic EMS coordinator. The administrative staff works a standard Monday through Friday 40-hour work week.

The rest of the staff is comprised of firefighter paramedics, firefighter EMTs, and officers. The firefighters work a 56-hour work week shift schedule of 1 24-hour work period followed by 2 days off. There are a total of 5 personnel assigned to each shift.

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1. How do I report an emergency where I need the Fire Department, an ambulance, or the Sheriff’s Department?
2. When a call is made to 911, how long before emergency help arrives?
3. If Oldsmar Fire Rescue units are on a call and another 911 call is received, who responds?
4. Why do an Oldsmar fire truck and a Sunstar ambulance respond to medical calls?
5. When I was transported to the hospital, why wasn't I taken to the hospital of my choice?
6. How do the firefighters know when they have an emergency call?
7. How many people work for the City of Oldsmar Fire Rescue?
8. What type of education or certification is needed to become an Oldsmar firefighter?
9. Does the fire department have any volunteer firefighting opportunities?
10. Is it possible to get a tour of the fire station and see the fire trucks?
11. Will you inspect my fire extinguisher?
12. Does the Fire Department offer any public education courses such as CPR?
13. Do you inspect the installation of baby car safety seats?
14. Does the Fire Department do home fire safety inspections?
15. What is the city's ISO Public Protection Classification?