Charlotte County, Florida

Many of our students hail from the Headquarters location of Couch Courses in Charlotte County, Florida.  We are proud to say they are some of our best academic performers.  They are a continued part of the great Charlotte County Fire and EMS tradition of excellence and quality service to the Charlotte County community.  Take some time to read more about this department and follow the links to job openings and great opportunities on their main web page below!

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Mission: To provide fire, rescue, emergency medical and non-emergency services while protecting the lives, property and environment of our community with a commitment to safety, professionalism, integrity and care.

VisionTo provide the highest quality fire protection and patient care through dedicated employees using state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

Charlotte County Fire & EMS is a full-service career department that provides fire suppression and rescue operations and pre-hospital emergency medical care and transport. Specialty units within our department include special operations (HAZMAT and technical rescue), marine operations, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF).

Charlotte County Fire & EMS operates from 16 stations across the 693 square miles of the county, which has a population of nearly 200,000 residents. Our highly trained firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT), or paramedics work 24-hour shifts beginning at 8 am, followed by 48-hours off duty.

Charlotte County Fire & EMS Headquarters
26571 Airport Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m