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Plantation Fire Department

A Message From The Fire Chief

L_Stearns NewWelcome to the official website of the Plantation Fire Department. We invite you to look through this site and get to know what makes the Plantation Fire Department so special.

The Plantation Fire Department is one of the most unique departments in the State of Florida. Originally established in 1957, the department was founded with the community-spirited concept of neighbors helping neighbors. Over the years, that spirit has become woven into the fabric of the community and remains the very backbone of our organization.

Today the department operates as a combination department, which means its membership is comprised of both volunteer and career personnel. These dedicated professionals work side by side, every day, providing a wide variety of services to the community.


The Department is comprised of six divisions:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Medical Rescue
  • Fire Prevention
  • Training
  • Public Affairs
  • Fleet & Facility Maintenance

Each division is committed to supporting that community spirit which has become an integral part of our culture.

The Department currently operates six fire stations, which house nine engine companies, three aerial apparatus, four medical rescue units, and three support/utility units.

In addition, the Department also maintains four specialty teams designed to address a variety of unique and complex public safety needs. They are:

  • Dive/Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • S.W.A.T Medics
  • Honor Guard

We hope that you find the pages that follow educational, informative and entertaining. We also believe you will discover your Fire Department is one of the finest, most professional fire service organizations in the State of Florida.

To support that claim, the Plantation Fire Department is proud it has recently been re-classified by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) as a CLASS 2 Department. We are one of only 35 CLASS 2 departments in the State of Florida. This is a testament to the dedication of the members and the cooperative arrangement we enjoy with the City.

Become one of us! As part of the culture we firmly believe we have a place for everyone who wants to be a member. If after reviewing our webpages you find yourself wanting to become a part of this great organization, please complete the on-line application and send it to us. There is no cost to you and no prior training or experience is necessary. WE PROVIDE EVERYTHING.

So relax, enjoy, learn, and if you’re inspired, consider becoming a part of one of the most prestigious organizations in the City of Plantation.

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E. Laney Stearns III
CFO, MI Fire E

Fire Chief

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