Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Before 1885, Ocala had no professional firefighters. It took a devastating fire that destroyed most of downtown Ocala to set things in motion. Ocala Fire-Rescue was formed 125 years ago, in 1885.
Today there are six fire stations, fully equipped to handle any emergency. The firefighters are well-trained and must obtain Florida certification.
Firefighting and rescue can be very dangerous and these men and women are our first line of defense. They work 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Salary begins at $32,000 per year.
Kudos to all of our firefighters and rescue teams everywhere!
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On Top of the World is a large, 55 plus community located about a mile south of Stone Creek in Ocala. This is one of the main entrances (where the sales offices are located) - an area that includes a theater venue, business offices, shops and restaurants.