2020 General Election Guide
East Lake Tarpon Fire Control District Seat 5
The East Lake Tarpon Fire Control district is one of four Special Fire Control Districts that provide fire rescue, safety, and Advanced Life Support services (ALS) to unincorporated areas in Pinellas County. Each district is also part of the integrated Pinellas County EMS system. This means that each district is required to respond if they are the closest unit to emergency incidents even if the incident occurs outside District borders. Each district is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners elected by the qualified voters within the District. The Special Fire Control District Commissioners provide guidance in establishing and managing community programs such as CPR instruction, certified child safety seat installation, home safety inspections, and fire safety programs with local schools. The Commission is also responsible for managing the budget and financial resources of the Fire Control District.