Division Chief Edward Pidermann

Health & Safety

Chief Pidermann was born and raised in South Florida and began his 30 year career with the City of Miami Fire-Rescue Department in 1985, retiring in March 2016. During his time with the City of Miami, he held the positions of Firefighter/Paramedic, Driver-Engineer, Fire Lieutenant, Public Information Officer, citywide Emergency Management Coordinator, Fire Captain, Training Coordinator, Chief Fire Officer, Chief of EMS, District Chief, Battalion Chief, Assistant Fire Chief overseeing Communications and Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, where he oversaw the Divisions of Emergency Response, Training, Fire Prevention and Communications. In 1992, following Hurricane Andrew, Chief Pidermann served on the City of Miami Hurricane Andrew Recovery Task Force. He also served as President of the Miami Association of Fire Fighters – I.A.F.F. - Local 587 from 2001-2006. Chief Pidermann holds a Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Associates of Science degrees in both Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science Technology. He is also State of Florida certified as a Fire Safety Inspector, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer 1 and Live Fire Training Instructor. He was hired by the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Department in August, 2016. Currently, he is serving as the Division Chief of Health & Safety for the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Department.