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FIRE RESCUE & CODE ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
"Our Family Helping your Family"
Our mission is to be a high performance team, which is recognized by our community for providing quality, compassionate, and efficient fire suppression, prevention and emergency medical services.

The Oakland Park Fire Rescue Department provides fire suppression and advanced life support emergency medical services to the City of Oakland Park and, through an interlocal agreement, to certain adjacent unincorporated areas. Specialty services such as hazardous materials and technical rescue are provided through regional teams available through a countywide mutual aid system. The total coverage area is approximately nine (9) square miles with a residential population of more than 42,000. Approximately twenty percent (20%) of the coverage area is zoned commercial or industrial with the remainder being single- or multi-family residential. Interstate 95 and two (2) major railroad lines (FEC and CSX) pass through the department's service area.

 

...When Seconds Count

 

The department responds to approximately 8,000 calls per year, nearly 80% of these are EMS calls. The initial dispatch to a residential structure fire is two (2) Engine, one (1) Ladder Truck, two (2) Rescues and the Battalion Chief. A third rescue unit is dispatched to a commercial structure fire. Additional response units are available through the countywide mutual aid system. Dispatch services are provided to the department by Broward County Fire Rescue. The department shares a dispatch channel with three neighboring communities. Tactical channels are used for major operations.

The department is under the direction of the Fire Chief and is comprised of a total of 70 personnel organized into three (3) major divisions, the Operations Division, the Administration Division, and the Fire Prevention Division.

Links:

Visible House Numbers Key to Emergency Response Times National Fire Protection Association Hurricane Season Tip: Safe Use of Portable Generators
Safety Advisory: Ceramic Fire Pots & Fire Gels Oakland Park Fire Rescue
Smoke Alarm Program
Fire Safety for Children Fact Sheet

Oakland Park Fire Rescue is proud to support "A Safe Haven for Newborns"

The Division of State Fire Marshal has partnered with FEMA, USFA and the National Commission on Children and Disasters on this new campaign on Children Fire Safety. More information can be found at http://www.readygov/kidsfiresafety.


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Contact:
Donald P Widing, Fire Chief
Fire Admin: 2100 NW 39 Street
Oakland Park, FL 33309
DonaldW@oaklandparkfl.gov
Telephone: 954.630.4550
Fax: 954.497.4107
Fire Station 9: 301 NE 38 Street
Fire Station 20: 4721 NW 9 Avenue
Emergency: 911

Fire Prevention
5399 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 2
Oakland Park, FL 33334
Phone: 954.630.4544
Fax: 954.229.0424

CODE ENFORCEMENT

LINKS:

Message from the Chief 2012 City of Oakland Park Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
Fire Station Station Locations Fire Rescue Administration
Fire Rescue Operations
Rating Fire Rescue Performance Measures
ICE in Case of Emergency How to Escape a Fire
Oakland Park Fire Rescue Offers Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors Smoke Alarm Registration Form
Public Adjusters Update Florida Statutes for Public Adjusters