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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District Chief Kenneth Kronheim
District Chief Ken Kronheim began his public service career as an EMT/Paramedic for NYC-EMS in 1984. Since relocating to South Florida in 1990, he has been a member of Broward/BSO Fire Rescue.
His past assignments include Field Operations, Technical Rescue Team, Training, Air Rescue and Communications.
District Chief Kronheim has functioned as Commander of the Division of Training, Communications, Special Operations Command, the Cities of West Park/Pembroke Park and the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport.
District Chief Kronheim is a State Fire Instructor III and has an extensive background in EMS education as well as being published in nationally recognized journals. He is an Instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) He is a past Chairperson of the Broward Fire Chiefs' Association Special Operations Sub-Committee and holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed Psychotherapist.
District Chief Kronheim is decorated with numerous awards and citations including: the Medal of Honor from NYC-EMS, Paramedic of the Year by the North Broward Hospital District and EMS Educator of the Year by the Broward Fire Chiefs' Association.