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The Pembroke Pines Fire Department responds to all fire and medical calls, vehicle accidents, and other services at no cost. With regards to ambulance services, the Fire Department charges approximately $500 to $700 (dependent of the level of medical service provided) for transport to the hospital. This is consistent with other cities within the South Florida area. The Fire Department accepts most major insurance carriers including Medicare and Medicaid and their partners, however copayments or other fees may apply as dictated by the individual insurer’s policies.
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The Pembroke Pines Fire Department (PPFD) hires throughout the year on an as-needed basis. The PPFD utilizes National Testing Network to create a list of eligible candidates for hire. For more information, visit the National Testing Network site. Select 'Find Jobs', then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for the Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department.
Once a list is compiled, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department will contact candidates on the list and invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process. The hiring process takes approximately 90 days to complete. Each candidate will partake in an oral interview, an application and review process, a background check, a polygraph test, and a medical examination.
Applications are provided at the end of the oral interview process.
Note: Do not call or email the City of Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department or Human Resources Department.
The City of Pembroke Pines website maintains an up-to-date list of all available employment opportunities within the City. Job listings and employment applications may be found at our Human Resources Department page.
All fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, dial 911 and you will be connected with the City of Pembroke Pines dispatch center. For general questions, a non-emergency number is available as well, 954-764-4357.
Fire Department Administration is located at 9500 Pines Boulevard, Building B, 2nd Floor Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The business telephone number is 954-499-9600.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is located at 601 City Center Way 3rd Floor Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The business telephone number is 954-499-9560
The City of Pembroke Pines utilizes a fire assessment fee, which is collected via the county’s tax collector to fund the fire protection service portion of the Fire Department budget. The fee is currently $312.32 per residential unit, and a rate table is utilized for commercial, industrial, and institutional occupancies based on various ranges of square feet. This rate is set annually by the City Commission during the budget planning process.
For incident reports not related to medical emergencies, such as a house or vehicle fire or a service call, you may obtain a copy of the incident report by using the City's Public Records Request portal. Once you complete the online form, the report will be ready in approximately seven City business days.
For medical incidents, reports may be obtained at Fire Department Headquarters, 9500 Pines Boulevard, Building B, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026, on the second floor, during regular City Business Hours. Calling ahead to 954-499-9600 will aid in the process. Due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other patient privacy laws, medical reports can only be released to the person involved in the incident, who must appear in person and provide proper identification. If the involved person cannot appear in person, the report can only be released to a party who holds a legal power of attorney on the patient’s behalf.
CPR classes are given during the third week of each month. American Heart Association Heartsaver classes and healthcare provider classes are available. Please sign up at Fire Department Headquarters, 9500 Pines Boulevard, Building B, second Floor, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024. There is a nominal materials charge for these classes and certifications normally are good for two years. Call 954-499-9600 for more information.