Welcome to the Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office website. Our goal is to provide our residents, businesses, and visitors with the highest level of fire, rescue, life safety, and public education services available. The men and women who provide these services do so with pride and honor. We hope that this site provides you with the information and services that you need, and encourage any feedback that you may have. Thank you for visiting our website.

Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office

Services provided by the Fire Marshal's Office.

The following services can be obtained by other participating agencies.

  • Fire Rescue Cadets - Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department 954-971-7010
  • Juvenile Firesetters Program - Broward Sheriff's Office 954-831-8210
  • Car Seat Installation - Coral Springs Fire Rescue 954-346-1354, Margate Police Department 954-972-1232, Broward Sheriff's Office 954-831-8210

Fire Safety Tips: Outdoors Safety

The Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office would like you to please review the following simple tips.

Grilling Safety

Lightning Safety

Carbon Dioxide Safety

Generator Safety

Hoverboard Safety


Department Organization



  • 1972 The City of Coconut Creek’s Volunteer Fire Department was created. Don Schlichtmann was the first Volunteer Fire Chief. Some of the founding members were Art Doethlaff, Neal Henderson, Bill Herder, Joe Merindion, and Walter Culbreth.

  • 1982 The Coconut Creek Public Safety Department was established. John Whalen was the first Public Safety Director and was in charge of both police and fire activities.

  • 1990 George LaFlam was named Director of the Public Safety Department.     
  • 1993 The Public Safety North Substation was constructed (Fire Station 94)

  • 2000 Steven Pollio was named Fire Chief.

  • 2000 The City of Coconut Creek signed a contract with the City of Margate to provide Fire Rescue Services.

  • 2012 The Margate-Cocount Creek Fire Department earns an ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class I rating, ranking in the top 1% of fire departments in the country.

  • 2013 Fire Chief Steven Pollio retires after 33 years in the fire service

  • 2013 Rodney Zancanata is promoted to Fire Marshal

  • 2015 Fire Marshal Rodney Zancanata retires after 34 years in the fire service

  • 2015 Jeffery Gary is promoted to Fire Marshal and now oversees the Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office

  • 2016 Fire Station 50 is projected to open in the summer of 2016.

  • Today The Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office, performs fire investigations, conducts public education presentations, coordinates emergency preparedness, completes annual fire inspections and directs the Community Emergency Response Team. The Coconut Creek's City Manager's Office oversees the day-to-day operations of the city's fire rescue contract with the City of Margate.

Photos provided by Louis Klockziem

Margate - Coconut Creek Fire Rescue has:

  • Five fire stations (Station 50, Station 94, Station 18, Station 98, and Station 58)
  • Two advanced life support ladder companies
  • Two advanced life support engine companies
  • Five advanced lfie support resuce units



The City of Coconut Creek Fire Statistics

Fiscal Year 2015

  • 4,428 EMS Responses
  • 2,928 Fire Responses
  • 7,356 Total Responses

Average yearly response time is 6:50

Contact Us

Mailing Address
Coconut Creek City Hall
4800 West Copans Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Physical Address
Fire Station 94
4555 Sol Press Boulevard
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Fire Rescue Administration:
954-973-6706 Email
Non-Emergency Number:
954-764-HELP (4357)



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