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Miramar Fire-Rescue Department
Monday December 5th, 2016 :: 03:50 p.m. EST


Robert E. Palmer named Interim Fire-Chief

A South Florida native of Cuban decent, Chief Palmer grew up in the City of Miramar and graduated from Miramar High School. He began his career as a Firefighter/EMT with Miramar Fire-Rescue in 1992, in the aftermath hurricane Andrew. He has always considered himself fortunate to serve the residents of Miramar, a city he lived in for 38 years.

Chief Palmer has a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Management; a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health/Fire Science and an Associate’s degree in Fire Science. He has served as Deputy Fire Chief since 2014 and has previously held numerous other leadership roles within the department.

Chief Palmer holds many professional certifications: State Certified Live Fire Trainer, American Heart BLS and ACLS Instructor, Dive Rescue I and II Certifications, State Certified Fire Officer I, American Heart BLS and ACLS Provider, State Certified Paramedic, State Certified Firefighter, State Certified Fire Inspector, State Certified Fire Instructor, and State Certified Emergency Medical Technician.

He is the driving force behind the very successful Fire-Rescue Cadets, a department program he spearheaded in order to introduce local students to the fire service.

When not at work, Chief Palmer’s hobbies include vehicle restorations, boating and photography.

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Miramar Fire-Rescue Department
14801 Southwest 27th Street
Miramar, FL 33027

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 954-602-4802

José A. Gregorisch
Public Information Officer

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