November 18, 2023

Walton County, Fla – On Saturday morning Walton County Sheriff’s Office was informed of a stop work order issued to Liberty Volunteer Fire District by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

This order was issued for failure to secure payment of workers’ compensation and requires Liberty Volunteers Fire District to immediately discontinue day-to-day operations until a time they can gain compliance.

In the interim, Walton County Fire Rescue will assume all fire and medical operations to ensure all residents and visitors who reside in Liberty Fire jurisdiction receive professional and prompt service if the need arises.

Walton County Fire Rescue has moved personnel and apparatus to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Station located on Highway 90 West in DeFuniak Springs.

Our agency is working with Liberty Volunteer Fire to assist in any way possible as they plan a way forward.

We want to assure all Liberty residents; we remain committed to making sure you receive the high level of fire and medical services you deserve.

Any questions regarding the stop work order should be directed to the State Fire Marshal’s Office out of Tallahassee.