BROWARD SHERIFF'S OFFICE FIRE RESCUE MERGER ADDS 67 ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTERS TO BE SWORN IN TUESDAY

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 20-1-18

Date: Jan. 27, 2020



MEDIA INVITATION
WHEN: 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, 2020  
WHERE: Gulfstream Park
901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach


The Broward Sheriff’s Office will hold a formal swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, January 28, 2020 welcoming 67 additional firefighters who recently joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office from the Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue merger. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Gulfstream Park. The ceremony will include remarks by Sheriff Gregory Tony, Fire Chief Joseph R. Fernandez and elected officials from the City of Hallandale Beach.

The merger also brings three additional fire stations totaling seven apparatus. The unification of services will expand the Broward Sheriff’s Office southern fire rescue district by combining resources between the cities of Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Park and West Park, greatly improving efficiencies and emergency responses to the southeast region of Broward County.

The latest integration will increase BSO’s footprint to 26 fire stations, nearly 800 combat personnel and a projected emergency response service load of 58,000 incidents in 2020.

Please arrive early; the event is scheduled to begin promptly at 2 p.m.

THIS REPORT BY:
Battalion Chief Michael Kane/PIO
01/27/2020 1020