The Panama City Fire Department consists of 80-plus paid personnel staffing five fire stations that house five fire trucks and one ladder truck. The Panama City Fire Department provides fire protection service to an area of more than 20 square miles. The department maintains an average response time of less than four minutes to emergency fire calls. The department provides fire suppression, hazardous material assistance, technical rescue, water rescue, public education and vehicle extrication service. The department provides a variety of other non-emergency services. The department serves Panama City, Fla., where it is located. Panama City is a city located in Bay County, Florida. It is the largest city between Pensacola and Tallahassee, Fla. As of the 2004 census, the city had a total population of more than 37,000.