Eustis Fire Department

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Established in 1883, The Eustis Fire Department serves a 12.57 square mile area, with a population of more than 21,000. Based upon the average response time, equipment, dispatching services, water flow, service area, and the professional training of department personnel, the City's current ISO rating is a "2".

Under the direction of Fire Chief Michael Swanson, the department provides administrative, inspection, rescue, and suppression services to our community. Additionally, the department provides vehicle extrication services. Typically, the Eustis Fire Department responds to over 4,000 calls per year.

Department Head

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Fire Chief Michael Swanson

Chief Swanson is a Florida Native and has over thirty years in the fire service. As a graduate of both Florida South Western State College and Hodges University, Chief Swanson has earned an associate's degree in Fire Science and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Other certifications include Hazmat Specialist, Dive Rescue Specialist, and Technical Rescue.

Special Prevention Programs Provided by the Eustis Fire Department Include:
  • A smoke detector program to provide smoke detectors to those who do not have one.

  • Fire Department tours (by appointment).

  • Fire safety demonstrations, and informative presentations provided to elementary schools, various youth organizations, churches, and local civic organizations.

  • Instruction in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). This is an important skill that can be learned by almost anyone. If you would like to protect the lives of your loved ones or friends, please consider taking one of our classes. 

    Programs are also available to those involved in healthcare services or to those required to have certification, but that are not medically licensed. 

    The Eustis Fire Department offers the following American Heart Association Certified CPR, AED and First Aid Training Courses:
    These courses are offered by fire department personnel. Classes are available through appointments:

    - BLS for Healthcare Provider
    - BLS Prehospital and BLS Provider courses
    - Heartsaver CPR & AED
    - Renewal courses
    - First Aid Training

    For any Fire Prevention related questions or to make an appointment, please contact Brad Carroll at 352-357-6585 ext. 3350 or email


Promoting fire and life safety for our citizens, firefighters, and business owners.  

The Inspection Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, as adopted by the Florida State Fire Marshal. In addition to enforcing the Florida Fire Prevention Code, the Inspection Division provides the services necessary to ensure reasonable levels of fire, life safety, and property protection. 

Services provided by the Inspection Division Include:
  • Development Reviews of site plans and new developments to ensure adequate fire department emergency access and water supplies for firefighting.
  • Commercial Plans Review for new construction and fire protections systems are to ensure fire and life safety code compliance with submitted plans.
  • Permit Acceptance Inspections for new construction and fire protection systems to ensure required fire and life safety features are constructed, installed and operating properly prior to occupancy or use.
  • Annual Fire Inspections of all businesses within the City of Eustis.
  • Business Tax Receipt Inspections.

The Eustis Fire Department has adopted a lock box ordinance that that can be found here. A Knox Box can be ordered at Knox ( If you need to update the keys in your lock box, please use the fire inspection form below. 

Request a Fire Inspection

To schedule an annual fire inspection or business tax receipt inspection, please call 352-357-6585 option 1 or complete the online form below. 

Fire Inspection Form

Permit Inspections

To schedule any permit inspections, you must call the building department at 352-483-5462. A minimum of a 48 hour notice is required.

Emergency Contact Information for Businesses

Please use the form below to update the emergency contact information for your business.
Emergency Contact Form

Inspection Questions

For any fire inspection related questions, please contact a fire inspector at 352-357-6585 option 3 or email


In accordance with the terms of an interlocal agreement with the City of Mount Dora and the City of Tavares, the department provides automatic response on all automatic alarms and structure fires within this neighboring city; a separate interlocal agreement with Lake County also provides for fire response and assistance within a defined service district outside the city limits. Through mutual aid agreements, the department stands ready to assist the City of Umatilla and the State of Florida, upon request.

The department boasts an impressive fleet of equipment, including:
  • 2008 Ford F-550 Brush Truck
  • 2008 Ford F-250 - Command Vehicle
  • 2014 Pierce Pumper E-22 (750 gallons water; 1,500 gpm pump)
  • 2014 Chevy Tahoe (Chief 22) - Command Vehicle 
  • 2016 Pierce PUC Pumper E-23 (750 gallons water; 1,500 hydraulic pump)
  • 2017 Chevy Suburban (Chief 23) - Command Vehicle 
  • 2018 Ford Interceptor SUV - Inspector Vehicle 
  • 2019 Pierce Ladder Truck (L22) - (85 foot ladder, 500 gallons of water, 2,000 gpm pump)
  • 2019 Rescue Truck R (22) - Quick Response Vehicle
  • 2020 Pierce Tower Truck (T22) - (85 foot platform, 300 gallons of water, 200 gpm pump)
  • 2020 Ford Escape Inspector Vehicle 
  • 19’ Bay Fischer Rescue Boat (for larger lakes)
  • 2 Trek Mountain Bicycles (for EMT service during downtown festivals/events)

Florida Statute, Section 633.027, requires the owner of any commercial, industrial or multiunit residential structure of three units or more constructed of light-frame trusses, to install a symbol adopted by rule of the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Florida Fire Prevention Code Requirements for a Trained Crowd Manager At Public Assembly Activities

If your establishment or activity has been identified by the Eustis Fire Department as a public assembly as defined in the Florida Fire Prevention Code NFPA 101-, it is therefore required to provide Trained Crowd Managers.

A Public Assembly is defined in NFPA 101- as an occupancy (1) used for a gathering of 50 or more persons for deliberation, worship, entertainment, eating, drinking, amusement, awaiting transportation, or similar uses; or (2) used as a special amusement building, regardless of the occupant load.

NFPA 101- and NFPA 101- both state: Assembly occupancies shall be provided with a minimum of one trained crowd manager or crowd manager supervisor for indoor facilities (excluding churches under 500) where fifty (50) people or more will be present. Assembly examples include but are not limited to Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Golf Club Houses, Air Supported Structures, Exhibit Halls, Theaters, Lodges, Meeting Halls, Conference Rooms, Tents, Bingo Halls, and Libraries.

The Florida Fire Prevention Code requires that all places of assembly must have at least (1) crowd manager or crowd manager supervisor. Where occupant loads exceed 250, additional crowd managers or crowd supervisors shall be provided at a ratio of 1 crowd manager/supervisor for every 250 occupants (NFPA 101, Section 12.7.6 for new occupancies and NFPA 101, Section 13.7.6 for existing occupancies).

Those users required to have a trained crowd manager may obtain the training from an online course.  This certification of completion must be submitted to the Life Safety Bureau annually.

Below is a link to very good E-course from Ricky Rescue Training Academy and has been approved by the City of Eustis Fire Department:

Crowd Manager Training E-course