Fire Rescue Department

The Oakland Park Fire Rescue Department provides fire suppression and advanced life support emergency medical services to the City of Oakland Park. 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 9 square miles with a residential population of more than 43,000.
Fire Fighter teaches kids about fire safety

Approximately 20% of the coverage area is zoned commercial or industrial with the remainder being single or multi-family residential. Interstate 95 and 2 major railroad lines (FEC and CSX) pass through the department's service area.


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.

PulsePoint CPR Training is Now Available  
View the short PSA video on PulsePoint CPR Training.  For more information regarding the City's CPR Training schedule, please email or call 954-630-4550. The classes are free, but advance registration is required as class size is limited.

Responding to Calls

The department responds to approximately 9,200 calls per year, nearly 80% of these are EMS calls. The initial response to residential structure fires is:

  • 1 Fire Engine
  • 2 EMS Rescue Trucks
  • 2 Ladder Trucks
  • Battalion Chief
A 3rd rescue unit is dispatched to a commercial structure fire.

Fire Stations

Countywide Mutual Aid

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 3 neighboring communities. Tactical channels are used for major operations.

Countywide Automatic Aid
Additional response units are available and are automatically dispatched for high priority calls when emergency response vehicles are closer through the countywide automatic aid system agreement in place with 3 surrounding communities. 
The department is under the direction of the Chief of Fire Rescue and is comprised of a 74 personnel organized into 3 major divisions:
  • Administration
  • Fire Prevention
  • Operations

Helpful Links

  • 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.
Safe Haven for Newborns