Fire Department

The City of Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department assists the public in the protection of life and property. The department preserves life and property through emergency medical services, fire suppression, risk reduction, public education, and community partnerships.

Department Head


Fire Chief John Whalen

Chief Whalen has been in the Fire service since 1993 and has held nearly every position, including EMS Division Chief and Chief of Special Operations. In December 2019, while serving as Assistant Chief for Bravo Shift, he was selected by former Fire Chief Frank Babinec to serve as Interim Fire Chief when Babinec began his role as Coral Springs City Manager.

Thank you for taking the time to consider a career with the Coral Springs Fire Department. Diversity appreciation and respect, in all its dimensions, is a cornerstone of our department and a fundamental aspect of the way we service our community.

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911 Emergency Communications Center
Firefighter/Paramedics (FF/PM)

The Community Risk Reduction Division is dedicated to evaluating our community risks from natural and man-made disasters, hazards and injury, developing and delivering programs to prevent or minimize such occurrences, consistent with the high value the community places on the health and safety of all its residents, employees and visitors.

For all Community Risk Reduction Division Inquiries, see below or call us directly at 954-346-1396.

  • Fire Fee Payments: payments can be made by credit card (either online or over the phone), or by mailing a check to our office. Link to online payment can be found on your invoice.
  • Mobile Food Vehicles: Vendors should call 954-346-1396 when you arrive, park in front of our office and wait for an inspector to meet you outside.
  • Bedroom Smoke Alarm Affidavits: Homeowners, please mail the original signed/notarized Affidavit to our office.

Hurricane Shutter Out of Town Registration

Affidavit on Owners Behalf(PDF, 231KB)

Special Magistrate Hearing | Notice of Appearance(PDF, 186KB)

Request for Reduction of Fine, Barred Lien Review, or Stipulated Agreement(PDF, 391KB)

Affidavit of Compliance for Smoke Alarm Requirement Multi-Family Dwellings(PDF, 217KB)

The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department Community Paramedic Program (CP) is a healthcare innovation designed and committed to provide quality care, improve residential health, and lower costs for patients ensuring high patient satisfaction.

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Become a firefighter, a paramedic or learn CPR at our Fire Academy.

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The Coral Springs–Parkland Fire Explorer Program is a youth outreach program designed for teenage students who are interested in the fire rescue profession.

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Coral Springs Community Emergency Response Team

The City of Coral Springs Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates residents about disaster preparedness and how to respond to emergency situations in their community. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders and provide immediate assistance to victims at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Learn more

Coral Springs Firefighters Benevolent Association 

The Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association are the members of the Coral Springs Fire Department, our organization includes members from suppression (Firefighters), prevention (Inspectors) and administration (Chiefs and Assistants). We have been an established non-profit organization since 2000 providing support and services internally to our members and the community through our own contributions. Learn more