Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport
With nearly 800 flights each day, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport hosts approximately 24 million passengers each year. The Airport has become an economic engine for Broward County with more than a $2.3 billion annual economic contribution and is Broward County's largest employer.
BSO works with the Broward County Aviation Department, the Transportation Security Administration, the Airline Managers Association, airport tenants and ancillary federal agencies to provide law enforcement and fire rescue protection for the 18,000 acre airport site and its 11,000 employees.
BSO provides fire rescue services at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, including structural fire-fighting, aircraft rescue fire-fighting and emergency medical services. Personnel from the Fire Marshal's Office provide prevention services such as new construction plans review, annual fire inspections and the fuel inspection program that includes training classes for employees. The airport command is also active in CPR and safety classes for the Airport community.
Around the clock Fire Rescue services are provided with 1 Engine company, 1 Rescue company, 3 Crash trucks and a Battalion Chief.
Members of the Airport Command are required to be in compliant with FAA Part 139 Training requirements which include numerous specialized training topics as well as a live burn annually.
The Airport response is complimented from surrounding BSO Fire Stations 32, 17 and 6.
- Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport web site
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District Chief Kenneth Kronheim
District Chief Ken Kronheim began his public service career as an EMT/Paramedic for NYC-EMS in 1984. Since relocating to South Florida in 1990, he has been a member of Broward/BSO Fire Rescue.
His past assignments include Field Operations, Technical Rescue Team, Training, Air Rescue and Communications.
District Chief Kronheim has functioned as Commander of the Division of Training, Communications, Special Operations Command, the Cities of West Park/Pembroke Park and the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport.
District Chief Kronheim is a State Fire Instructor III and has an extensive background in EMS education as well as being published in nationally recognized journals. He is an Instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) He is a past Chairperson of the Broward Fire Chiefs' Association Special Operations Sub-Committee and holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Psychotherapist.
District Chief Kronheim is decorated with numerous awards and citations including: the Medal of Honor from NYC-EMS, Paramedic of the Year by the North Broward Hospital District and EMS Educator of the Year by the Broward Fire Chiefs' Association.