Fire Department

Port Richey Fire Department vehicles past and present.

The Port Richey Fire Department is an innovative and diverse department consisting of:

  • 1-Chief
  • 10 – Paid Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians
  • 20 – Volunteer Fire Fighters
  • 15 – Part-Time Fire Fighters

Through this website, we will provide the citizens, businesses, and visitors of the City of Port Richey with information about the services provided by the Port Richey Fire Department.

We value the history and tradition of the City of Port Richey Fire Department; as well we strive to maintain the respect and honor of the Fire Service.

The City of Port Richey Fire Department is committed to ensuring the public has a mechanism in which to report an emergency, receive a quick and effective fire and rescue response, and are aided to the extent necessary to cope with and/or overcome their emergency crisis; To continue to evaluate community risks and the department’s capabilities and service delivery to ensure optimum emergency prevention and response.  To educate the public in the means to access the emergency response system, minimize exposure to hazardous situations, prepare for a personal/individual emergency and or community disaster, and prevent fires and injuries; to enforce applicable codes and ordinances necessary for the health and safety of citizens and visitors.  To coordinate, develop, exercise, and implement a comprehensive emergency management system that includes mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Should you have questions or concerns about our department please contact us by calling 727-816-1929.

Chief Gary Policastri brings 32 years of fire knowledge and experience to the City. He began his career as a firefighter in 1984 and retired from Pasco County Fire Rescue in 2018 at the rank of Division Chief / Shift Commander. Chief Policastri holds an A.S. in Fire Science, Fire Officer 2, Instructor 2, Live Fire Trainer, Paramedic, and numerous Special Operations Certificates. Chief Policastri is also a member of the Region 4/6 All-Hazards Incident Management Team, IC / Operation Chief with the Division of Emergency Management, and has numerous deployments as Task Force / Strike Team Leader. When Chief Policastri is not working or teaching tactics classes, he can be found spending time with his family boating or in the woods on their all-terrain vehicles.

Gary Policastri, Fire Chief

Contact Information

Gary Policastri, Chief727-816-1910
Fire Department Main Number727-816-1910
Non-Emergency Number727-816-1929

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