Fiscal Year 2022 Operating and Capital Budget

Department Finance Information




Tampa Fire Rescue's vision is to be a progressive, professional, competent and technologically efficient fire rescue organization. Tampa Fire Rescue's mission is to protect our community by providing immediate response to all requests for service.


Tampa Fire Rescue continuously strives for the best quality of life for citizens. Tampa Fire Rescue’s commitment to service is time-honored and is exemplified in the response as an all-hazards department. Tampa Fire Rescue seeks to provide progressive and effective response to all fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) incidents. To achieve these goals Tampa Fire Rescue will:

  • Provide a community risk analysis for all neighborhoods within the City of Tampa. The community risk analysis will assist in identifying the highest priority fire and EMS issues within the City of Tampa;
  • Expand partnerships in the community by engaging the community in fire safety and health care initiatives;
  • Create innovative ways to address issues identified within the community risk analyses; and
  • Evaluate the identified fire safety strategies through data analysis and fire education initiatives.


The department continues to meet nationally accepted standards for fire and EMS services accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The department is focused on the following initiatives:

  • Fire Rescue personnel are assigned to 23 fire stations throughout the City, including the Airport Rescue Firefighting station at Tampa International Airport;
  • Enhancement of firefighting and EMS training programs;
  • Expansion of awareness and educational opportunities for community outreach;
  • Expanding cooperation with other governmental agencies to improve response and recovery effectiveness;
  • Providing contractual EMS support to MacDill Air Force Base;
  • Rescue 16 and 24 have been added to East and North Tampa to reduce response times; and
  • Adding a drone program to better mitigate emergency incidents while reducing firefighter exposure.

An image depicting Tampa Fire Rescue responding to a boat fire.

An image depicting Tampa Fire Rescue personnel at Super Bowl LV.

An image depicting a Tampa Fire Rescue recruit in training.

Department Performance Measures

The City of Tampa is divided into 18 Communities. This chart shows the number of working fires that were responded to in 2019 and 2020 by TFR Engines and Trucks. By tracking these numbers it helps us determine the number of resources (Trucks, Engines and people) that need to be assigned in any one of our 18 locations. A working fire is defined as a fire that needs an external source of water such as a hydrant or fire engine tank and/or a fire hose extended inside of structure to extinguish the fire.

This chart shows the number of fire-related calls for service in 2019 and 2020 for each area of the City of Tampa.

This chart shows the number of medical-related calls for service in 2019 and 2020 for each area of the City of Tampa.

Operating Budget Analysis

Revenues earned by this General Fund department do not fully fund the department's operations. General revenues provide the remaining funding.

Personnel Expenses increase from Revised FY2021 is due to increases in salaries, pension contributions, and healthcare costs.

Operating Budget

Capital Project Details

Tampa Fire Rescue's capital improvement program is aligned with the Mayor's strategic goal of strengthening community-centric quality services. The City is allocating a total of $6.9 million of bond and American Rescue Plan Act proceeds towards Tampa Fire Rescue's FY2022 capital improvement program. This funding will provide $0.6 million for the design of Fire Station No 24, $2.0 million for an enhanced Fire Printer Network System, $1.5 million for a training burn simulator and skills tower, and $2.8 million for ongoing renovations/improvements, security systems, and generators.

The Capital Improvement Program Budget does not include cost allocation.

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Note: "To Date" Budget and Actual Balances on PDF pages are as of preparation of the budget and may not match the "To Date" balances on department pages.

Capital Improvement Program Budget

Total Budget

Budgeted Position Counts