New President and update with Bradford County

Tuesday evening the membership of KHVFD met and discussed the recent issues with our contract with Bradford County. The fire station is going to be built it has to go back out to bid. These things take time and more time than the management of Bradford County expected. Once the station is completed then our equipment and manpower will run that station as Bradford County Station 10. No discussions have been initiated as to the future of our current facility at 120 Flamingo Street except the Clay County will vacate the location upon expiration of the current lease.

A special election for President of KHVFD was held and the board of directors are as follows:

President- Sean Poppell

VP- Jack F. Miller Jr.

Secretary- Jay Webb

Treasurer- Janet Craft

Board Member- Robert Thomas

Board Member- Richard Vallance

Board Member- Joan Miller

Dissolution of Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Department

As many are aware in 2013 Clay County administration cancelled a contract with KHVFD and later settled the civil suit out of court for breech of contract. KHVFD is no longer authorized to respond to calls for service any longer. In the recent months, KHVFD has entered into an agreement with Bradford County and that agreement consisted of KHVFD donating our firefighting equipment and apparatus (trucks) to Bradford County for use in the south end of Bradford County and we cut Bradford County a check for $75,000.00 toward that building fund. Our trucks and volunteers now respond in Bradford County in hopes that a new station will be built behind the Santa Fe Community College to house our trucks and utilize our volunteers to provide fire/ems services from that location in order to serve the Lake region more effeciently.

Our facility at 120 Flamingo Street in Keystone Heights is still being used for social purposes and training by Emergency Medical Solutions Education Center LLC. owned by past Chief Kevin Mobley. Clay County has until approx. April of 2018 to vacate the facility at both 120 and 135 Flamingo Street and shall be vacating to another location once the lease/contract expires. At that time the use and future of the facility known as Station 10 will be decided. Clay County currently houses and operates an ALS Engine and Rescue from our facility 24 hours a day.

This website will become inactive in November of 2017, our email is no longer monitored, and the phone is not monitored either. If you have questions related to fire rescue in Clay County please refer to 1-877-clay-eoc. If you have an emergency Call 911!

If you have an interest in CPR/First Aid or other training needs please contact EMSEC at 352-258-3942 or or


Thank you for your continued concern and support of KHVFD and we still accept donations to maintain the facility in our great town.

Updated Fire Officer courses available at KHVFD

Fire Officer Class Offerings 2016
FFP 1810 Tactics and Strategies I 69100 April 15, 18, 20, 21
FFP 2120 Building Construction 69101 May 5, 6, 9, 11
FFP 2811 Tactics and Strategies 2 May 17, 18, 23, 24
FFP 2720 Company Officer June 1, 2, 7, 8
All courses are approved through FSFC and held at Keystone Heights Fire Department. 120 Flamingo Street, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656
Class starts at 9am and ends at 9pm
Cost: $100.00 per student
Instructor: Kevin Mobley 352-258-3942 or

KHVFD hosts “Breakfast with Santa”

The KHVFD and Explorer Post 501 are hosting Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 8:30am-12:00pm. Breakfast will be served for a suggested donation of $4 per adult and $2 per child. (under 12). Christmas crafts will be available for the children to make and Santa will be available for pictures.

Donations are always welcome to support the functions of KHVFD and the Explorer post.

Fire Officer Course Offerings at KHVFD

Fire Officer Class Offerings/ 2015/16

FFP 1810 Tactics and Strategies 1 December 2, 4, 8 and 10
FFP1870 Course Delivery December 14, 16, 17, and 19
FFP 2120 Building Construction January 6, 7, 12, and 13-2016
FFP 2811 Tactics and Strategies 2 January 18, 19, 25, and 27-2016
All courses are approved through FSFC and held at Keystone Heights Fire Department. 120 Flamingo Street, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656
Class starts at 9am and ends at 9pm
Cost: $100.00 per student
Instructor: Kevin Mobley 352-258-3942 or

Graduation of First Responder Class

The KHVFD graduated 11 First Responder students on April 21, 2015. This class prepares a student to handle minor medical emergencies, trauma, childbirth, CPR/AED use, and the use of various resources carried by KHVFD. The students completed 40 hours of training and then ended with a practical excersize last night. The class was split into three groups and operated as teams to mitigate a medical patient, a trauma scene, and a Hazmat situation with hostages. Chief Kevin Mobley and Lt. Bobby Turner donated thier time to instruct the class and members of KHVFD assisted in administration of the final practical. (Racquel Mobley, Jeff Miller, Scott Singletary, and Capt. Louis Mallory. Pictured are the students that graduated.

Back row: Explorer Noah Cook, Explorer Dalton Scarberry, Advisor Anne Cook, Support staff Elizabeth Cook, Explorer Elijah Cook, and Advisor Jennifer Scarberry.
Bottom row: Explorer Madison Lemmon, citizen Ariana Cason, Citizen Cheyanne Singletary, Explorer Baylee Smith, Explorer Nehemiah Cook.


Support KHVFD with fill the boot!

On Friday April 10 from 3:00pm to 7:30 pm and Saturday April 11, from 9:00am to 7:30pm KHVFD will be holding a fundraiser at the intersection of SR 21 and SR 100, Hitchcocks, and Ace Hardware. Support your VFD by filling the boot.



Support KHVFD and the City of Keystone Heights!

The workshop was a huge success and ended in a very positive note. There are some questions to be answered still so  workshop is being planned with Clay County to work out some details of this transition and KHVFD will be on the agenda for City Council meeting on April 20, 2015 for discussion. KHVFD will be voted on at the May 4 council meeting. Any and all support that can attend each of those meetings are encouraged and welcome.



The City council approved a workshop to put KHVFD back to work again. Many details to work out and much support needed to make this a reality. Thank you for all the support at the meeting last night. We will keep you informed!!!!



The Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Department needs your support!

Since April 15, 2013 the KHVFD has been prohibited by Clay County to respond to emergency calls. Clay County voided a contract and the City Council of Keystone Heights has placed us on the agenda to schedule a workshop with the hopes of operating as the fire service provider within the municipality and to determine how we can work together to provide an efficient and effective fire department to protect the citizens and visitors of Keystone Heights.

Council Meeting

When: March 5, 2015
Where: Keystone Heights City Hall
Time: 6:00 pm
For more information: see or email the KHVFD at

Training opportunity for First Responders

Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Department proudly sponsors a course for First Responders and how to handle autistic patients.

When: Saturday May 2, 2015
Where: Keystone Heights Fire Department
120 Flamingo Street
Keystone Heights, Florida 32656

Class 1 is 9:00am-12:00pm
Lunch will be served for free.
Class 2 is 1:00pm-4:00pm

Cost is a $10.00 donation to KHVFD mailed in advance:
KHVFD attn.: Autism
PO Box 576, Keystone Heights, Florida 32656
Please also RSVP via email and include name, phone number, and which class you plan to attend.
(all proceeds go directly to autism awareness)

Please share this with any First Responder! Class is open to all Healthcare providers and Law enforcement.

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Medical First Responder course offering at KHVFD

Medical First Responder Course Offering
The 40 hour First Responder course will be offered at Keystone Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Course schedule is as follows:

Friday April 17, 2015 6:00p-10:00p (4 hours)
Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00a-9:00p (12 hours)
Sunday April 19, 2015 9:00a-9:00p (12 hours)
Tuesday April 21, 2015 6:00p-10:00p (4 hours)
Instructor: Kevin Mobley
*Registration must be confirmed through email to including name, address, email address, and contact number.
*There is no fee for the class, however a donation to KHVFD for the use of the facility is encouraged.