About Margate Fire Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Margate Fire Department is to deliver the highest level of EMS and fire protection to the community with professionalism and respect.  We believe that your family is our family.

Core Values

Prepared for duty - Serving with Honor & Integrity - Responding with Compassion - Committed to Professional Excellence 

A Message from Fire Chief Roberto Lorenzo

On behalf of the City of Margate, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit our website. The Margate Fire Department proudly serves the citizens and visitors of our great city.

As the Fire Chief for this fine city, it is my privilege and honor 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 city. 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.

Department Accomplishments

On September 27, 2012, the City of Margate was formally advised that based on recent visits, interviews, and data submission, The City of Margate is being reclassified from an ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class III to a Class I, effective January 1, 2013. 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 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. A great example of the City's and Fire Department's commitment to excellence and providing outstanding cost-effective service to our constituents!