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.

Fire Safety Tips: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the leading day of year for home fires involving cooking equipment. ​Have activities that keep kids out of the kitchen during this busy time. Games, puzzles or books can keep them busy. Kids can get involved in Thanksgiving preparations with recipes that can be done outside the kitchen.

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

NFPA Thanksgiving Safety Tips

NFPA Turkey Fryer Safety


Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office



  • 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 and now oversees the Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office

  • 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 2013

  • 4,678 EMS Responses
  • 2,670 Advanced Life Support Hospital Transports
  • 847 Basic Life Support Hospital Transports
  • 32 Structure Fire Responses
  • 2,010 Other Fire Responses
  • 6,720 Total Responses

Average Yearly response time is 6:32

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

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