Message from Fire Department Chief Edwards
On behalf of the Cities of Margate and Coconut Creek, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit our website. The Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue Department proudly serves the citizens and visitors of our great city as well as the city of Coconut Creek.
As the Fire Chief for these fine cities, it is my privilege and honour to work with and lead all the great men and women of our department in our noble calling. The members of our department take great pride in providing a multitude of emergency services, public education and prevention techniques to the residents and visitors of our cities. Each and every member of our department is committed to protecting the health and property of the citizens we serve. Our daily focus and our commitment to you, as well as each other, are evident in our organization's core values of: Duty...Honor...Compassion...Excellence. Our vision, as well as our expectation, is to provide the best emergency service and fire protection in the country.
I am proud and privileged to report that the City of Margate has accomplished a major milestone for our community. On January 1, 2013, the City of Margate was formally reclassified from an ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class 3 to a Class 1 Fire Department. Based on data supplied by the ISO, the City of Margate will be one of ten municipalities in Florida to earn this top classification, and in the top 1% in the country! Attaining a Class 1 rating places the City in the enviable position of being one of only 10 in the State of Florida and 61 across the country. ISO is responsible to rate 48,000 fire rescue departments in this country and the City of Margate rated a 1.....the highest rating! This is certainly a City-wide accomplishment and could not have been achieved without the support of the Mayor, City Commission, City Manager, department heads and all staff. This is a great example of the City's and Fire Rescue's commitment to excellence and providing outstanding cost effective service to our constituents!
Please take the time to view our website. We hope you find our website informative and educational.