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Deputy ChiefGregory Holness


Executive Command Staff

Deputy Chief Gregory Holness began his fire rescue career in 1983 as a member of the Department of Broward County Emergency Medical Services, which later merged with Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue & Emergency Services.  During that time Chief Holness rose through the ranks serving as a Captain, Acting Battalion Chief, Operations District Chief as well as Assistant Chief.

Chief Holness has had many assignments which essentially began in 1994, when he was transferred from the field while working as a training officer, to the Logistics Bureau where his responsibilities included the review, specification and purchase of fire and EMS equipment.  He was also the primary architect of nationally recognized Regional Logistics Program still currently in existence.  His additional achievements included the co-development of the Common EMS Protocol as well as many trade journal contributions as well as assisting in the development of a national standard on airway management.  He was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2004 and transitioned to oversee areas such as Support Services as well as the operational districts of Lauderdale Lakes, Central Broward and Port Everglades. 

Chief Holness has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Saint Thomas University and is a graduate and past vice president of the BSO Executive Leadership Program. He is also a graduate of Florida International University’s Strategic Management Institute as well as the Florida Emergency Services Leadership Institute.  Chief Holness currently is a member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s as well as Florida Fire Chief’s Association.  Throughout his career, Chief Holness has received numerous commendations from municipal and civic organizations, non for profit enterprises as well as local public schools and in 2013 was selected as the Community Partner of the Year by one of the largest High Schools in Broward County for his contributions to the educational community.