Our administrative offices are currently closed to the public; however, for contactless services we have place receptacles outside to drop off and pickup building plans, mail, etc. If you need assistance, you can still reach an operator during business hours.

(941) 751-7090


Passing of Retired Whitfield Fire Chief Jeffrey Scott

Jeffrey Ray Scott passed away on May 15, 2020 after a long illness. He was born on February 18, 1959. He graduated from Bayshore High School in 1977. He worked with his father at Scott’s Gulf Oil station on US-41 near the Sarasota/Bradenton Airport and later changed the name to Scott’s Auto Repair.

Jeff started with the Whitfield Volunteer Fire Department as a volunteer in 1976, rising to Assistant Chief and then Fire Chief. He retired as Chief in 2006 when the Whitfield Department merged with Cedar Hammock Fire Control District.

He is survived by his daughter Tonya Scott, granddaughters Mia Gould, Olivia Salgado and Jada Schlaefer; his sisters Vicki S. Getman (Ron Getman), Bambi L. Scott; his nieces Amy Lock (Keith Lock), Dina Munn (Sam Munn) and nephew Brett Getman.

He is predeceased by his parents, Jack and Mae Scott and older brother, Barry Dean Scott.

A private service will be held on May 30, 2020.



The Cedar Hammock Board of Fire Commissioners will meet on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom Communications Media Technology (pursuant to Executive Orders 20-52, 20-69, and 20-112 issued by Governor DeSantis). You may access the meeting via telephone or computer with the following credentials:

Metting ID: 882 1854 4589

Password: 067066

Tel#: 1-312-626-6799

Written comments can be submitted to Deputy Chief Kyle Bradshaw at kbradshaw@chfr.org or our contact form on this website. Submissions must be received by Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to ensure the Board receives them. Be sure to include you name when submitting your remarks.

Incident Statistics – April 2020

April 2020 Incident Type

Cedar Hammock Fire Control District’s Incidents organized by Type

This is a pie chart showing the statistics for Cedar Hammock Fire District’s incident responses for the month of March. The district responded to 448 Rescue & EMS calls, 43 False Alarm calls, 51 Good Intent calls, 56 Service calls, 15 Hazardous Condition calls without a fire, 11 Fire calls, and 2 Other calls.

Average Arrival Time by Station (in seconds)

Cedar Hammock Fire Control District’s Average Arrival Time by Station

This is a bar chart showing the statistics for each of Cedar Hammock Fire District’s stations’ average response time to incidents. Station 1’s average response time was 6:14, Station 2’s average response time was 5:48, Station 3’s average response time was 7:67, and Station 4’s average response time was 6:09.

Incidents by Station

Cedar Hammock Fire Control District’s Statistics

This is a pie chart showing the statistics for Cedar Hammock Fire District’s number of incident responses for each fire station. Station 1 responded to 232 calls, Station 2 responded to 211 calls, Station 3 responded to 72 calls, and Station 4 responded to 111 calls.

Incidents by Unit

Cedar Hammock Fire Control District’s Incidents organized by Unit

This is a bar chart showing the statistics for Cedar Hammock Fire District’s incidents responded to by each unit. Engine 211 responded to 103 calls, Engine 212 responded to 220 calls, Engine 221 responded to 222 calls, Engine 231 responded to 100 calls, Engine 241 responded to 116 calls, Ladder 219 responded to 23 calls, and Battalion 2 responded to 48 calls.

Incidents by Month

May 2019 – April 2020

Cedar Hammock Fire Control District’s Incidents organized by Month

This is a line chart showing how many incidents Cedar Hammock Fire District responded to each month. They responded to 647 calls in January, 589 calls in February, 675 calls in March, 670 calls in April, 588 calls in May, 544 calls in June, 563 calls in July, 651 calls in August, 569 calls in September, 646 calls in October, 547 calls in November, and 566 calls in December.

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Incidents by Type:
For the month of: April
Rescue & EMS: 348
False Alarm/Call: 38
Good Intent Call: 47
Service Call: 56
Hazardous Condition (No Fire): 14
Fire: 16
Other: 1Average Arrival Time:
Station 1: 6:12
Station 2: 5:40
Station 3: 6:32
Station 4: 6:14Incidents by Station:
Station 1: 181
Station 2: 169
Station 3: 58
Station 4: 112Incidents by Unit:
Engine 211: 64
Engine 212: 155
Engine 221: 174
Engine 231: 67
Engine 241: 114
Ladder 219: 24
Battalion 2: 39Incidents by Month:
January: 611
February: 626
March: 637
April: 520
May: 588
June: 544
July: 563
August: 651
September: 569
October: 646
November: 547
December: 566