The City of DeLand Fire Department and Volusia County Fire Service's participate in a closest unit/auto-aid emergency response plan, first implemented in 2003. Essentially, this means that regardless of actual jurisdictional boundaries the closest fire station/fire apparatus will be dispatched to any citizen request for assistance along with the automatic assistance of additional personnel or apparatus through preplanned response profiles. With the use of a common communications center a seamless dispatch and response is possible without delay.City/County jurisdictional boundaries overlap throughout the greater DeLand area. DeLand Fire Department currently operates 3 fire stations, station's 81 & 82, and 83. Volusia County Fire Services operates 5 fire stations that circle the outer boundaries of our city. The arrangement of these 8 fire stations lends to the success of our closest unit response agreement.