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1972The 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.
1982The 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.
1990George LaFlam was named Director of the Public Safety Department.
1993The Public Safety North Substation was constructed (Fire Station 94)
2000Steven Pollio was named Fire Chief.
2000The City of Coconut Creek signed a contract with the City of Margate to provide Fire Rescue Services.
2012The Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department earns an ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class I rating, ranking in the top 1% of fire departments in the country.
2013Fire Chief Steven Pollio retires after 33 years in the fire service.
2013Rodney Zancanata is promoted to Fire Marshal.
2015Fire Marshal Rodney Zancanata retires after 34 years in the fire service.
2015Jeffery Gary is promoted to Fire Marshal and now oversees the Coconut Creek Fire Marshal's Office.
2017Fire Station 50 opens, proudly serving South Creek.

2021

Jeffery Gary is promoted to Fire Chief.  
2021Temporary Fire Station 113 was put into service, providing fire and rescue service for Main Street and the center of the city. The fire rescue contract with the City of Margate ended, which concluded a twenty-one year partnership. Under the leadership of City Manager Karen Brooks and the City Commission, Coconut Creek Fire Rescue becomes Broward County’s newest Fire Department.  
Photos provided by: Louis Klockziem

Coconut Creek Fire Rescue has:

  • Three fire stations (Station 50, Station 94, and Station 113)
  • Two advanced life support ladder companies
  • One advanced life support engine company
  • Three advanced life support rescue units

 

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