Fire Department


About Us 

The Inverness Fire Department (IFD) is a combination of full and part-time
paid professionals, supplemented by volunteers. All members are
dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of the Inverness Community
 to include residents, business owners and visitors.

Department goals are to deliver highly trained personnel and resources
when and where required. The staff seeks to serve as role models,
responding to community needs, and providing timely service. You will find
IFD members involved in many City events, activities and festivals.

The Inverness Fire Department Service Program includes:

  •  Fire Suppression 24/7 to the community
  •  Support EMS with a Basic Life Support first response crew
  •  Community Involvement 
  •  Provide Fire Prevention Education
  •  Conduct Fire Inspections on local businesses
  •  Review building plans for new commercial structures.


105 S. Apopka Ave. Inverness, Fl 34452

Phone: (352) 341-7845

  1. (Non Emergency) Fire House

  2. Robert Bessler

    Fire Chief

Firetruck courthouse
Sign for Safe Haven for Babies
Sign of Safe Place Location
The City of Inverness Fire Department is proud to be the first officially designated Safe Place and Safe Haven site in Citrus County.

"Safe Place" stands for a national program that reaches out to youth to create a network of safe places to deal with difficult situations like problems at home, being locked out of their home, or a dating situation that became dangerous.

"Safe Haven" is a statewide safety program that is available to help struggling mothers reduce newborn abandonment in Florida.