South Walton Fire District
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Beach Flag System?
The beach flags provide general warnings about overall surf conditions and do not specifically advise the public of the presence of rip currents. However, increasing awareness of natural conditions which pose a significant risk at the beach, such as rip currents, is a critical element to improve public safety. Florida's beach warning flag program uses flags in four colors accompanied by interpretive signs along the beach to explain the meaning of each color. Our Beach Safety Division evaluates the conditions of our 26 miles of beaches twice a day to determine beach conditions and beach flag determination. Click HERE for more information regarding surf conditions.
How many Fire Stations are there in the District?
We have 5 Fire Stations strategically located throughout the District. Please visit the "Contact Us" Tab for the exact locations.
Is outdoor burning allowed?
Yes, open burning is permitted with a Burn Permit. Certain burning permit rules/regulations apply. For more information on Burn Permits, please contact our local Florida Forest Service at 850-373-1800.
What is "ICE"?
ICE (In Case of Emergency) has become an international program that began in England around 2005. It encourages people to program emergency contacts into their cell phone address book under the name ICE. Multiple emergency contacts can be listed as ICE1, ICE2, etc. The program is intended to aid emergency responders in quickly contacting next of kin in order to obtain important medical information if you are unable to communicate with them.