5490 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
To protect life and property and the environment by providing exceptional emergency services through training, education and customer service.
Welcome to the Town of Longboat Key’s Fire Rescue Department Page. The Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department is comprised of 33 line personnel divided into three shifts and supported by 4 management/administrative personnel. Each of the three shifts consists of one Deputy Chief, two Lieutenants and seven firefighter/medics. Our mission is to protect life, property the environment by providing exceptional emergency services through training, education and customer service. We are also striving to become the best provider of quality Fire/Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Medical Services within the region.
Knowing that the Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs are held to a higher standard of conduct, the members of Longboat Key Fire Rescue shall strive to uphold the highest ethical ideals. We shall take an active role in maintaining a professional image of the fire service through promptness, efficiency and dedication to duty. We shall serve the public truthfully with courtesy and respect, providing assistance whenever our skills and talents are needed.
Paul B. Dezzi, Fire Chief
(941) 316-1944Administrative Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday-FridayFAX: (941) 316-1946Hurricane Evacuation Assistance(941) 316-1944Fire Prevention/Inspections (941) 316-1944Public Education (941) 316-1944
Paul B. Dezzi joined the Town of Longboat Key Fire Rescue Department in July 2009 as a Deputy Chief/Shift Commander and in 2010 was appointed as the Town’s Fire Chief.
Chief Dezzi has been in the fire service since 1982 where he was a volunteer and hired as a professional firefighter in 1984. He served Sarasota County for twenty-five years before retiring at the rank of Assistant Fire Chief.
As Chief, he directs a department of 33 professional Firefighters and Paramedics, Fire Marshal and administrative personnel with a budget just under $4 million.
Chief Dezzi is married and is the father of four boys.
Chief Dezzi may be contacted at the Town of Longboat Key Fire-Rescue Department Administrative Office or by email at [email protected].