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Pursuant to a request by the Town Council, Volusia County has provided a proposal for Fire & EMS services for consideration. A special meeting will take place on Thursday January 14th, 2021 at 6:00PM in Council Chambers located at 4300 S. Atlantic Avenue.

This is an informational meeting only. No contract has been presented and no vote will be taken. A copy of the proposal options including a cover letter from Town Manager Witt is available by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. Highlights of the proposal are as follows:

  • The firehouse currently located at 4680 S Peninsula Drive is not closing and not moving.
  • Ponce Inlet will retain ownership of this facility
  • All town personnel are to be retained at no less than their current pay rates. Most (if not all) of the town’s firefighters would receive pay increases.
  • There would be no change in their retirement plans
  • A full array of benefits would be offered, equivalent to what the Town currently offers.
  • Firefighters would have greater career promotional opportunities
  • Vehicle fleet will maintain Ponce Inlet labeling.
  • Transition to be consistent with applicable IAFF Union Contracts, Florida Statutes and PERC requirements.

Positive Impact on Out-of-Town Transport:

Our residents have made their preference clear over the last 2 years that they want our ambulance to remain close by so that it will be available should a Ponce Inlet resident need it. Since 2015, our ambulance has responded to calls in Daytona Beach Shores, Port Orange, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach.

Under the terms of the County’s proposal, we would be released from our current obligation to respond to calls outside of Ponce Inlet and Wilbur-By-The-Sea.

Quality Assurance and Training:

Volusia County’s Fire-Rescue Department is currently among the elite agencies striving to achieve national accreditation status to develop higher standards and greater accountability to their citizens. The County operates a full-service training facility, where their firefighters take classes, maintain Fire & EMS certification and training to meet ISO requirements.

A Written Contract:

Contract recitals, a scope of services, performance standards, accountability, staffing, equipment and renewal terms will be discussed as items to be incorporated into the agreement should we decide to pursue this option.

Introducing Mr. Joe Pozzo

Presenting the proposal on behalf of Volusia County will be Mr. Joe Pozzo, Chief of Public Protection for all of Volusia County Florida. Please click here to read Mr. Pozzo’s resume.

Your Attendance Is Encouraged:

The C4Pi encourages you to attend the meeting either in person or via Zoom

To read the actual proposal details and the cover letter from the Town Manager, Click Here.