In 1978, the Broward Sheriff's Office entered into its first contract for law enforcement services outside of unincorporated Broward County when the city of Lauderdale Lakes retained BSO to provide police services for its 32,000 residents. BSO has provided fire rescue services there since 2003.
Station 37 includes an ALS (advanced life support) engine, as ALS ladder truck and two ALS rescue units.
BSO's Lauderdale Lakes district is bordered by Commercial Boulevard to the north, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the east, N.W. 19 Street to the south and the Florida Turnpike to the west.
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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.