Board & Committee Members,

I am excited to announce that the local bill creating The Villages Independent Fire Control and Rescue District was approved yesterday by the Florida Legislature.  As you are aware, the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners approved to maintain two fire operations in September 2021.  We have provided various updates through email, the Weekly Bulletin and on the District website over the last several months as we move forward with this process.

As you will continue to receive questions until the referendum appears on the November 8, 2022 ballot for Sumter County residents residing in The Villages, the attached FAQ has been created to answer some of the questions you and residents may have.  To ensure accurate and consistent information is provided, please feel free to email it to any residents that request additional information or use it as needed.  It will also be located on the main page of our website,

I’d like to thank all of you that have supported The Villages Public Safety Department over the last several months.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Kenny Blocker, District Manager


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