Nine Merritt Island Fire Rescue Volunteers Earn Wildland Firefighter Certification
By Space Coast Daily // December 15, 2020
volunteer department stationed at Brevard County Fire Rescue Station 41
Program provides Brevard County Fire Rescue with additional staff at cost savings to the taxpayers
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Students from the Merritt Island Volunteer Fire Department, Four Communities Fire Department, and Mims Volunteer Fire Department completed testing for their Wildland Firefighter Certification last weekend.
The class consists of 40 hours of book work and lectures and then concluded with a written and practical exam.
“Brevard County has gained nine certified wildland firefighters,” said Mims Volunteer Fire Chief Ryan Hunt.
MIVFD is a volunteer department, stationed at Brevard County Fire Rescue (BCFR) Station 41.
The Four Communities Fire Department all-volunteer department was founded in 1951 and provides fire, rescue, and EMS services primarily to the unincorporated area of Brevard County between the cities of Cocoa and Titusville.
EMS Reservists offer exceptional service to the community and to Brevard County Fire Rescue. Reservists lend their medical talent on a volunteer basis to help citizens in a medical emergency.
At the same time, the program provides Brevard County Fire Rescue with additional staff at cost savings to the taxpayers.