Pembroke Park, West Park
Pembroke Park and West Park are located in the southernmost area of Broward County, just north of the Miami-Dade county line. The population of the district is approximately 22,000 but increases to 30,000 residents during the winter season. The area contains both residential neighborhoods as well as commercial properties.
Station 27 services the cities of West Park and Pembroke Park in southern Broward County. The station which operates one ALS (Advanced Life Support) engine and two ALS rescue units, frequently provides automatic aid response to the neighboring City of Hallandale Beach.
The population of this area of the county is approximately 22,000 but increases to 30,000 residents during the winter season. The area contains both residential neighborhoods as well as commercial properties. In 2004, the last unincorporated areas in the area were incorporated by voters into West Park and the city's first administrators were elected in early 2005.
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Battalion Chief Michael Kane
Fire Rescue Administration
Chief Michael Kane began his Public Safety Career in 1990 and began serving with Broward County/BSOFR in 1994.
Chief Kane has risen through the ranks at BSOFR from Firefighter/Paramedic, Acting Driver/Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain and is now a Battalion Chief assigned to Regional Fire Rescue Communications support as well as the District Liaison for the West Park / Pembroke Park District. Chief Kane also serves as a member of the Broward County Regional Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.
Chief Kane’s past assignments include: Fire & Rescue Operations, Hazardous Materials team member, Regional Communications and Air Rescue which he had served as the program coordinator. Chief Kane has previously served as chair of the Broward County Fire Chief’s Association Communications Subcommittee.
Chief Kane holds an Associate degree in Fire Science Technology from Broward College as well as a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University. Chief Kane is a State of Florida Fire Instructor III, is certified by National Wildfire Coordination Group as a Communications Leader (COM-L) and is a certified Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) through the Southeast Florida Fusion Center.
Chief Kane has received numerous awards and commendations such as BSO Employee of the year, community service awards, Paramedic of the Year and numerous Unit Citations.