The Auburndale Fire Department is a full service public safety division in charge of preventing and fighting fires. The Department was originally established as a volunteer department in 1915 and has evolved to where it is today. The Fire Department is a career department which features three shifts with a total of 16 firefighters operating out of one station. In 2014 the department responded to 2119 emergency calls. The administration includes Fire Chief Ronnie Hall, Deputy Fire Chief Brian Bradway, Fire Inspector Scott Finley and Training Safety Officer Bo Naecker. Firefighters love being involved in the community and actively seek opportunities to educate and share with them. Each year in October we participate in Fire Prevention Week where we teach fire safety and give tours of our department. If anyone is interested in visiting our station or fire related education, please visit our “Education Request” link.
Ronnie Hall is Auburndale’s fire chief. Chief Hall has worked with the Auburndale Fire Department since 1987 beginning his career as a voluteer firefighter and becoming a paid full-time firefighter in 1989. Through continued education and dedication to the citizens, Hall moved up through the ranks within the department and has held the ranks of shift commander, lieutenant and captain. On November 17, 2014 he was promoted to deputy chief after the retirement of long time deputy chief Joey Smith. On February 16, 2015, Hall was named interim fire chief. On March 30, 2015, he was named fire chief. Chief Hall is a well-respected leader within the department, among city colleagues, residents in the community and officials at neighboring fire departments. He has been a long time instructor at the Ridge Career Center Fire Academy.
Chief Hall lives in Auburndale with his wife, is the father of three children and grandfather of one grandchild.