DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
7911 NE 90th Street
BRONSON, FLORIDA 32621
Phone: 352-486-5150 Fax: 352-486-3366
March 11, 2020
For Immediate Release
LCDPS took ownership of these new 2019 F550 Rescue units.
Our Public Safety Director
Chief James "Mitch" Harrell
Chief Harrell has a history of career experience dating back over three (3) decades. He retired from Alachua County after holding the positions of Firefighter, Lieutenant, District Chief and finally, Assistant Chief. After a brief retirement, he began his position in Gilchrist County and served as Chief encompassing the responsibilities of Fire, EMS, and Emergency Management before finally joining our team at LCDPS.
Our Medical Director
Charles Hwang, M.D.
Charles Hwang, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UF Health and Medical Director of Levy County Department of Public Safety.
Before joining the faculty at the UF Health Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Hwang received his medical degree from the University of Florida and went on to complete his emergency medicine residency at UF Health, where he served as chief resident. He subsequently completed additional subspecialty fellowship training in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at UF under the guidance of Dr. Van Dillen and Dr. Jones. Dr. Hwang is board certified in emergency medicine.
Levy County DPS
Levy County Department of Public Safety is a comprehensive emergency response organization including emergency medical services (EMS) and fire services for the citizens and visitors of Levy County, Florida.
Levy County EMS is the sole ambulance provider based in Levy County. The County EMS Fleet consists of seven Advanced Life Support (ALS) transport units operating out of stations located in key locations throughout the County. Each ALS transport crew consists of one EMT-Paramedic and one EMT- Basic working a 24/48 schedule.
Levy County Fire provides fire suppression to unincorporated areas of the County operating out of three active stations; Rosewood, Fowlers Bluff, and Morriston. Typically, these stations are staffed during daytime hours with volunteer coverage during overnight hours.
Levy County, Florida
Levy County is a rural community located on the Northwest Gulf Coast of Florida with a population density of 36.48 people per square mile. The Department serves a population of 40,801 permanent residents in addition to a large population of seasonal residents and tourists in a geographic area of 1,118 square miles. This area is primarily an agricultural community, with the highest population density concentrated in the cities of Williston, Bronson, and Chiefland.
for Levy DPS
The vision of the Levy County Department of Public Safety is to develop, manage, and operate a comprehensive emergency response organization to serve the citizens and visitors of Levy County, Florida. The Department will embrace new technologies and techniques, focusing on training and education to provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction in a professional and caring manner.
Our Mission Statement
for Levy DPS
It is the mission of the Levy County Department of Public Safety to preserve life and property, promote public safety, and foster economic growth through leadership, management, and actions as an all risk life safety emergency response organization. This shall be accomplished through innovation, team work, and outstanding customer service with prudent utilization of public funds provided by the community.