Daily Operations

The Operations Division makes up the most significant portion of the department. Panama City Fire Department operates with three Battalion shifts, with each working 24-hours on-duty followed by 48 hours off-duty. Each shift has 25 firefighters who respond from five fire stations. These stations are strategically located throughout Panama City to help us provide the closest possible response to any reported incident.

Our firefighters operate with four engines, one ladder truck, one tower truck, one rescue truck, and a Battalion Chief. All units are capable of delivering basic life support (BLS) medical care. Panama City Fire Department responds to approximately 4500 calls per year.

The Operations Division is lead by the Assistant Fire Chief Kent Taylor and is staffed as follows:

  • 3 Battalion Chiefs, 5 Station Captains, 13 Lieutenants, 18 Engineers, and 36 Firefighters
Assistant Chief Kent Taylor

                       Kent Taylor

                  Assistant Fire Chief


                     (850) 872-3059