About Us

The Chaires-Capitola Volunteer Fire Department is located in the eastern central section of Leon County, Florida. As a not-for-profit and entirely volunteer department we provide fire suppresion and emergency medical services for a territory of approximately 76 square miles and over 7,600 homes.

We are under the administrative oversight and medical direction of Leon County Emergency Medical Services. We have a contract with the Tallahassee City Fire Department for joint response to fire and medical emergencies outside of the city limits.

All firefighting and medical training required to become a volunteer is provided free of charge. We can also provide information and access to continuing education through multiple local and state agencies.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Firefighter/First Responder with us please browse through our Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) pages. We provide them for free public viewing so prospective volunteers can see how we operate. If you are ready to make the committment required to be a member of our team, contact information is provided below.

Prospective volunteers may contact:

Attn: Chief Joe Parks
Chaires-Capitola VFD
Mailing address
PO Box 13356
Tallahassee, FL 32317

Physical Address
TFD Fire Station 12
4701 Chaires Cross Rd

Phone: 850-508-5362