Fire User Fee Class Action Suit

A hearing took place on May 10, 2022 at the Marion County Judicial Center. Details on the disbursement of funds can be found at Questions should be directed to the claims administrator, The Notice Company Inc., via email at
  • or by telephone at 1-800-241-9840. We appreciate your patience.


    Se llevó a cabo una audiencia el 10 de mayo de 2022 en el Centro Judicial del Condado de Marion. Los detalles sobre el desembolso de fondos se pueden encontrar en Las preguntas deben dirigirse al administrador de reclamos, The Notice Company Inc., por correo electrónico a o por teléfono al 1-800-241-9840. Nosotros apreciamos su paciencia.

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    Ocala Fire Rescue - Fire Administration
    505 NW MLK Jr. Ave.
    Ocala, FL. 34475

    Phone: (352) 629 - 8306


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    Ocala Fire Rescue


    Serving the City of Ocala Since 1885

    Ocala’s firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are equipped and ready to respond to fires, injuries, illnesses, hazardous materials incidents, arson investigations, and confined space rescue. Housed in seven fire stations throughout the city, our emergency personnel stand poised and ready to serve at a moment’s notice.

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    Department History

    Ocala has one of the oldest Fire Departments in the State of Florida.

    A fire known as the Great Fire occurred on Thanksgiving Day 1883, destroying five square blocks downtown. City leaders and Ocala residents then demanded that a first rate fire department be formed. Fire bonds were sold the following year to raise the money needed to purchase equipment, and a city ordinance creating the establishment of fire department was passed in 1885. During the next decade, firefighters pulled the hose carts and apparatus to fires using muscle and foot power. In 1894, Ocala’s first team of fire horses were purchased. The first motorized apparatus (a chief’s buggy) was purchased in 1915, and the following year all the remaining fire horses were replaced by mechanized apparatus. The fire horses were “retired” and given to the sanitation department for further service to the citizens of Ocala, pulling the garbage trucks.

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