HCFES rebrands to include Emergency Management
As of July 1, 2020, Hernando County Fire and Rescue has been renamed Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES). This change reflects that we have evolved into a truly all-hazards emergency service provider, including consolidating County Emergency Management as a division of HCFES.
HCFES rebrands to include Emergency Management and reflect all-hazards service
The consolidation of these two agencies will have significant benefits to both organizations including logistical support, coordinated planning, efficiency of resources and improved response capability.
For many years, Hernando County Fire Rescue has provided superior services such as fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS), airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF), hazardous materials response, technical rescue and marine-based EMS and rescue services. Now that County Emergency Management is a division under HCFES, it became the appropriate time to update the branding and logo to represent all facets HCFES provides to the citizens and visitors of Hernando County.
As part of this branding update, HCFES will update its emergency vehicles from the previous color scheme to lime green and pewter gray as new ones are purchased (see below photo). Citizens should be aware of these changes should they come across an emergency vehicle in the community.
These organizational changes will make all-hazard emergency response service more efficient and comprehensive to the citizen but will not alter the way these services are performed. We are proud of this new, strong partnership and are confident in our improved service as we move forward together.