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Fire Department
Sid Hayes, Fire Chief

200 East Duval Street
Live Oak, Florida 32064
(386) 362-1313
Fax: (386) 362-1668
For Emergencies – Call 911

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Fire Prevention and Education

Did you know that the Live Oak Fire Department conducts tours upon appointment?  We also provide all kinds of cool stuff to help teach you, and your family, fire safety.  We offer classes, free of charge, just give us a call or stop on by!

Don’t forget to check out Sparky’s and Smokey’s pages from the links at the left.

Fire prevention and education is an important part of what we do here at LOFD.

Here are a few important things to remember about fire safety in the home:

• Have a working smoke alarm in every bedroom and in the hallways near a bedroom.

• Test your smoke alarm once a month.

• Change the battery in your smoke alarm once a year if applicable. ( some smoke alarms don’t have replaceable batteries.)

• Make a home escape plan.

• Know at least two ways out of every room.

• Have an outside meeting place where everyone in the house knows where to go in case of a fire.

• Practice your home fire drill at least twice a year.

• Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.


Remember if you have a fire in your home:

Get out and stay out. Don’t go back in for possessions or pets. You may not make it back out.

If there’s a lot of smoke remember to “stay low and go”. Stay low to the floor, that’s where the air is less toxic to breath.

For many more safety tips visit and

Sparky The Fire Dog

He was once just a normal dog.  Playing with his owner and friends.  Then one day a fire broke out and no one noticed, but Sparky did.  He ran as fast as he could to the fire department.  The firemen were outside enjoying the evening breeze.  Sparky started barking and making a racket.  The firemen asked him, “Sparky, what is wrong?”  Sparky told them that there was a fire and led them to it.  Thanks to Sparky, the home was saved and nobody was hurt.  The firemen were so pleased that they asked Sparky to come and live at the firehouse.  Today Sparky lives upstairs and helps keep everyone in