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
Provide Fire Prevention Education
Conduct Fire Inspections on local businesses
Review building plans for new commercial structures.
Steve Marfongella has a firefighting career that spans more than 25 years. Chief Marfongella achieved an A.S. Degree in Fire Safety and a B.S. Degree in Public Safety. He began his career as a Volunteer Firefighter, moved onward to become a Firefighter/Paramedic as well as a Fire Academy Instructor. We welcome him to our community and look for a long tenure.
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.