The City of Tallahassee’s Fire Department has been fighting fires and responding to emergencies for more than 100 years. While Tallahassee developed as a city, firefighting was a community effort ranging from "bucket brigades" to hand- and horse-drawn wagons. In 1902, the first centralized fire department was established by the city, and in 1915 the first motorized truck, a LaGrange, was purchased for the sum of $8,000.
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The Tallahassee Fire Department has developed a cadet program under the guidelines of the Florida Assocation of Fire Rescue Cadets of the Florida Fire Chief’s Association (FFCA) for youth ages 14-18. This program is dedicated to developing our youth into future firefighters and EMS personnel. Cadets will gain access to statewide resources and establish invaluable recognition for future endeavors. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information contact Lt. Bobby Porter.