Indian Harbour Beach is justifiably proud of its 100% volunteer fire department with approximately 30 members. They are your neighbors and friends, ranging in age from their 20’s to over 50, and come from all walks of life, from mechanics to teachers, to engineers, retirees and businessmen. The Indian Harbour Beach Fire Department was established on August 4, 1965, and we believe it is the finest fire department in the county, if not the entire state of Florida. The fact that it is 100% volunteer saves our citizens a sizable number of tax dollars each year. Not only do they volunteer their time and services to help protect life and property in the city, but the firefighters also formed a corporation, which, over the years, has purchased state of the art equipment (e.g. an AED and a thermal imager) and fire trucks and donated them to the City.
The Indian Harbour Beach Volunteer Fire Department Corporation conducts an annual fund drive to help the volunteers continue providing our citizens with state-of-the-art firefighting capabilities. Their requests for donations are mailed to all homes and businesses within the city each year during October (Fire Prevention Month.) They NEVER solicit by phone and caution residents to be leery of phoned requests for donations by other firefighting groups whose monies never benefit our department. The volunteers train continuously to keep abreast of the latest in firematics techniques; and their commitment to excellence ensures the highest standards in fire protection for the residents and businesses of Indian Harbour Beach.
They bought and donated a $130,000 1250 GPM, enclosed-cab Class A Pumper with $10,000 worth of extra hose and equipment purchase our first aerial ladder truck, at a cost of $484,707; and in 2007, the volunteers once again bought donated a $369,000 Cyclone II, 1000 gallon pumper with a 1,250 GPM pump and an extra 30-gallon foam tank.