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
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Mission Statement

Hernando County Fire Rescue exists to provide high quality community oriented fire, medical and emergency services.

Vision Statement

To be a recognized leader of innovative, forward-looking, and fiscally-sound public safety services.

Our Motto

Bringing Calm to Chaos

Core Values

  • Safety
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Excellence
 Command Staff:  
Scott Hechler Director of Public Safety / Fire Chief
Kevin Carroll Deputy Chief - Administration  
Jim Billotte Division Chief - Operations 
Alex Lopez Division Chief - Training and Safety & Public Information Officer
Todd Moeckel Battalion Chief - 1 A-Shift 
Kenneth Wannen Battalion Chief - 2 A-Shift
Chad Coates  Battalion Chief - 3 A-Shift 
Thomas Staff Battalion Chief - 1 B-Shift 
Brian Burback Battalion Chief - 2 B-Shift  
Kevin Rittenhouse Battalion Chief - 3 B-Shift 
Patrick Taylor Battalion Chief - 1 C-Shift 
Marc Zopf Battalion Chief - 2 C-Shift 
Kristian Sloane Battalion Chief - 3 C-Shift 
Fire Prevention Staff:  
Barry Smith  Lead Fire Inspector and Fire Plans Examiner 
Joan Chiofalo  Fire Inspector 
Joseph Filippelli Fire Inspector 
Miguel Rivera
Fire Inspector
Charlotte McDougald Administrative Assistant III
Administrative Staff:  
Kelly Trout Finance Manager
Richard Russell
Logistics Manager
Kathy Scruggs

Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief
Payroll Coordinator II

Lauren Erhard Payroll Coordinator II & Social Media
Susan Wahl
Administrative Assistant III