County commissioners looking at privatizing part of Fire Rescue

County commissioners looking at privatizing part of Fire Rescue

Ocala, Florida — In an e-mail to county commissioners and Marion County Fire Rescue employees, fire chief and assistant county administrator Stuart McElhaney announced to the agency that the county commissioners have directed staff to hold the line on taxes and look for ways to re-prioritize spending to direct more revenue to the ambulance service. […]

Busy weekend for Marion County Fire Rescue

Busy weekend for Marion County Fire Rescue

Marion County, Florida – In less than 24 hours, Marion County Fire Rescue crews responded to three unrelated home fires. The first occurred Friday afternoon in Ocklawaha. At 5:30 p.m., dispatchers at the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received a call from the homeowner at 10451 SE 132nd Place reporting a grease fire. Firefighters […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue at wits’ end, and bad land deals

Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue at wits’ end, and bad land deals

    Ocala, Florida — Orlando in the making! The Ocala City Council recently voted 4-0 to approve a $1.067 million incentive package that allows McBride Land & Development, LLC to advance its proposed project to retrofit the former Sprint Building off Southeast Broadway Street. One would think the area would be developed as commercial; […]