First Coast Navy Fire and Emergency Services, comprised of the NAS Jacksonville and Naval Station Mayport Fire Department, provides service not only to the two naval bases but to the Pinecastle Range Complex, Outlying Field Whitehouse and Yellow Water Housing Area.
The fire departments also maintain established memorandums of understanding with local counties to provide mutual aid response to support local communities; host specialized hazmat and technical rescue teams for training events; provide CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training for base personnel; develop new training initiatives for firefighters; mandate fire officer certification; assist homeported ships at Naval Station Mayport with annual fire hose testing; and deploy to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to service, test and certify their self-contained breathing apparatus systems.
Firefighters at both stations also spend many off-duty hours training to increase their proficiencies in emergency situations. Some of this certified training includes advanced life support, hazmat, rappelling, damage control and evacuation on the ships, and using the mobile aircraft live fire trainer.
The fire prevention programs at NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport educate the public on fire safety through lectures and demonstrations and are responsible for inspecting all the buildings for fire hazards.
For all emergencies, call 911. To contact the fire station, call 904-542-2451.