Port Everglades covers an area of 2,380 acres and is the 12th largest container port in the United States. The seaport includes 12 cruise terminals serving 16 cruise lines that launch more than 3,000 cruises each year.
BSO Fire Rescue Station 6 provides specialized firefighting and emergency response capabilities geared to the unique environment of Port Everglades. The Seaport Command has developed a multi-agency communication capability between the airport, seaport and the United States Coast Guard.
Station 6 operates two engines, an ALS (Advanced Life Support) rescue unit and a specialized "chem-truck" that can deploy water, firefighting foam or dry chemical extinguishing agents onto a fire.
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District Chief Gregory Holness
Central Broward/Port Everglades
Assistant Chief Gregory Holness began his fire rescue career in 1983 when he joined Broward County Emergency Medical Services which later merged with the county's Fire Rescue department.
In 1994 Chief Holness transferred to the Logistics Bureau where his responsibilities included the specification and purchase of fire rescue equipment. Chief Holness co-authored an EMS protocol that became a national standard for airway intervention.
Chief Holness was promoted to assistant chief in 2004 and headed the Division of Support Services.
Chief Holness is a graduate and past president of the Executive Leadership Program.