Central Broward comprises the unincorporated areas of central Broward County and is bordered by I-95 on the east, the Florida Turnpike and State Road 7 on the west, NW 19 Street on the north and the New River on the south.
Station 14, located in central Broward, is one of BSO's busiest fire stations, operating an ALS (Advanced Life Support) engine and an ALS rescue unit.
Station 23 is the home of BSO's Hazardous Materials Team which operates a Haz-Mat ALS engine a special Haz-Mat truck. Units from this station respond county-wide to hazardous materials incidents.
The annual population of this unincorporated area is approximately 13,600, but the daytime population increases significantly due to the four major thoroughfares, several magnet schools and a variety of businesses.
Residential neighborhoods located within the district include Broadview Park, Boulevard Gardens, Franklin Park, Washington Park, Roosevelt Gardens.
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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.