Fire Rescue Headquarters
60 Veterans Ave.
Brooksville, Florida 34601

Phone (352) 540-4353

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For Emergencies, Dial 911

Hernando County Fire Rescue District
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Fire Rescue - MSBU Rate Increase FAQ

    • Am I required to attend the public hearing?

    • Can you provide details on the FY2019 MSBU rate increase

    • Does this affect every property in Hernando County?

    • How do you decide which category on the rate schedule is charged?

    • How is the Fire Division of Hernando County Fire Rescue funded?

    • Is there an increase in your budget over last year?

    • This notice is very confusing and hard to understand, where can I get more information?

    • What is the difference between the MSTU and MSBU?

    • Why do we pay Fire fees and EMS fees?

    • Why is my Fire Tax increasing from $194.70 ($172.49 + $22.21) to $253.11 ($224.27 + $28.82), assuming the caller owns a single-family residence?

    • Will businesses be affected by the rate change?

  • Fire Rescue General FAQ

    • Can you provide details on the FY2019 MSBU rate increase

    • -Could EMS be funded solely by a property tax, with no user transport fee?

    • -Could the EMS Division be funded solely by EMS transport fees?

    • -How much is the HCFR EMS Division budget and how much comes from the tax and how much from fees?

    • -What would be the negatives of using only property taxes to fund EMS?

    • -Why Hernando County Citizens are required to pay both an annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) tax and when transported by ambulance, an EMS transport (user) fee?

    • -Why is the EMS Division not funded by the flat fee Fire Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) assessment, which is currently $194.70 for my house?