The Broward Sheriff's Office has provided law enforcement, fire rescue and code-compliance services for Cooper City, home to more than 29,000 residents in southwestern Broward County, since the city's police and fire rescue departments merged with BSO in February 2004. A predominantly residential community of 7.5 square miles, Cooper City has long-prided itself on its commitment to maintaining a beautiful, growth-managed city, reflected by its motto: Someplace Special.
Station 28 was opened in August 1990 by the City of Cooper City and continues to serve the area following the merger of Cooper City Fire Rescue with BSO in 2004. The station is equipped with response apparatus including a 1750 GPM (gallons per minute) pumper, a 105 foot ladder truck and transport-capable rescue vehicle. All apparatus are staffed with cross-trained personnel and can provide advanced life support care.
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District Chief Richard J. Sievers
Assistant Chief Richard Sievers began his fire service career with the City of Lauderhill in 1979, retiring from there in 1999. He joined the City of Lauderdale Lakes Fire Rescue Department that year as Fire Chief. Service with the Broward Sheriff’s Office began in April 2004; Chief Sievers has been in charge of the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and presently serving as the District Fire Chief in Cooper City. Chief Sievers is also the Deputy Regional Coordinator for the State of Florida Statewide Emergency Response Plan for Region-7.
Chief Sievers holds an Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Broward Community College, and an Associate's Degree in Business Management and Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Northwood University. He is a state certified fire instructor-3, an EMT and a fire safety inspector.