"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice."
Hardee County Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 3471 was organized October 22, 1992. We are an organization of 39 dual certified Fire Fighter/EMT or Paramedics protecting all of Hardee County's 637 square miles. Hardee County has a population of 27,700 year round residents, which increases drastically during the winter months.
We strive to bring the citizens and visitors of Hardee County the best Fire Protection and Emergency Services available. This is consistently accomplished through our pursuit of up to date education and training. We are confident that services we provide are nothing short of superior.