Pompano Beach Fire House 114 operational
Photo by Chuck LowePompano Beach Fire House 114
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue moved into its eighth fire station at the beginning of 2023. This includes the Lauderdale-By-The Sea firehouse, now staffed by PBFR Firefighters under contract.
Station 114 was built to serve the Palm Aire community and to provide quicker response times for the Southwest part of the city. The station is a two-story CBS building that is designed to withstand a category 5 hurricane. It has three drive-thru bays, living quarters that can accommodate nine firefighters, a training room, and a physical fitness room.
The station is dedicated to Chief John Jurgle, who retired in 2020, following thirty-nine years with the department. Chief Jurgle attended the grand opening ceremony for Fire House 114.
Broward County uses AVL to dispatch the nearest units, and it is not uncommon for multiple departments to respond to the same call. Sequential numbering is in place county-wide to ensure each Fire Rescue vehicle has a unique identifier.