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Command Staff             

 Pete DiMaria
Fire Chief 

 Mike Nichols  Tim 2.jpg  

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Mike Nichols 
   Battalion Chief      

 Tim Bruener
Battalion Chief

 Jerry Pecar
Interim Battalion Chief

 Adam Nadelman 
Battalion Chief

 Phil Pennington 
Training Chief

Pete DiMaria
  • City Employment Date: August 7, 1989
  • Previous Positions: Firefighter, Driver - Engineer, Fire Lieutenant.
  • Education: Florida State Fire Certificate. Emergency Medical Technician. Fire Department Customer Service. National Fire Academy Interpersonal Dynamics. National Fire Academy Communications. U.S.A.R. Rescue Technician. Leadership Skills Seminar. Hazardous Materials II & I. Fire Service Instructor. Confined Space Rescue, Advanced Confined Space & Industrial Rescue, Water Rescue, ROCO High Angle Rescue, Rope Rescue I & II, Structural Collapse Rescue, Trench Rescue I, Trench Rescue – Train the Trainer, Auto Extrication I & II, Introduction to Physics, High Angle Rescue Instructor, Trench Rescue Instructor, NUCA Confined Space Instructor, Incident Command 100, Incident Command 800, "On-Target" Certified Fitness Coordinator, Emergency Vehicle Operations.
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Robert Rogers
  • City Employment Date: 
  • Previous Position: Fire Inspector
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Tim  Bruener

  • City Employment Date: August 5, 1991             
  • Previous Positions: Firefighter, Charge EMT, Driver-Engineer, Fire Lieutenant. 
  • Education: Florida State Fire Certification, Florida State certified Paramedic, Florida State certified Emergency Medical Technician, Florida State certified Fire Officer I, Florida State Certified Fire Service Instructor, Florida State certified Pump Operator, Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology, National Fire Academy Chief Officer Training Curriculum, NFA Incident Command for High Rise Operations, FEMA NIMS/ICS certification, Dive Rescue I, Public Safety Diver I.                
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Mike Nichols
  • City Employment Date: July 13, 1992
  • Previous Positions: Firefighter, Charge EMT, Driver - Engineer, Fire Lieutenant.
  • Education: Florida State Fire Certificate. Emergency Medical Technician, National Fire Academy Interpersonal Dynamics, Hazardous Materials II & I. FLUSAR Operations Rope Rescue, Fire Service Instructor, Former Hazardous Materials Team Coordinator, Former Technical Rescue Team Coordinator, Data Management Coordinator, NFIRS Program Manager, NIMS, FEMA C.O.T.C., IAFF Hazardous Materials Incident Management
  • Commendations: Phoenix Awarded for Life Saving, Command Recognition Award, Fl. Distinguished Service Award for Operation Firestorm
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 Adam Nadelman

  • City Employment Date: August 21, 1995             
  • Previous Positions: Firefighter, Driver-Engineer, Fire Lieutenant.
  • Education:  Florida State Fire Certificate, State Certified Paramedic, Fire Officer 1, National Board on Fire Service Fire Officer 2, Associates of Science Degree in Fire Science, Bachelors of Science Degree in Management, Fire Service Instructor III, PALS Instructor, Hazardous Materials Technician, NIMS/ICS, Public Safety Diver, Division of Forestry Wildland Crew Leader. 
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Jerry Pecar     

  • City Employment Date: August 5, 1991
  • Previous Positions: Firefighter, Rescue Driver, Driver-Engineer, Fire Lieutenant
  • Education: Florida State Fire Certificate, State of Florida certified Fire Pump Operator, Auto Extrication I & II, Emergency Medical Technician, State of Florida certified Paramedic, Fire Officer 1 and 2 series, Arson Investigator series, Structural Collapse, Trench Rescue, Hazardous Materials Technician, NIMS/ICS, Division of Forestry Crew Leader, former Hazardous Materials Team Coordinator, Current Personal Protective Equipment officer
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 Phillip Pennington

  •  City Employment Date: September 28, 2015
  •  Previous Positions:  Retired from the City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Department (FLFD) after over twenty one years of service (April 1994-Sept 2015). Positions held include: Acting Battalion Chief, Captain Operations Division, Captain Emergency Medical Services Bureau Administrative Division, Acting EMS Supervisor Operations Division, Lieutenant Operations Division, Driver-Engineer Operations Division, Field Training Officer Operations Division, and Firefighter Operations Division. Served as a Field Paramedic for Broward County Emergency Medical Services (BCEMS) from June 1988-April 1994.

  • Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Outstanding Graduate Award for the MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University. State of Florida certified Paramedic, American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor, American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, FEMA ICS, U.S. Department of Homeland Security: WMD Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders, Flashover Awareness Training, Safety Systems Emergency Response Schools: Railroad Emergency Response, Wreck Rescue Extrication Consultants (WREC): Basic Vehicle Extrication, Wreck Rescue Extrication Consultants (WREC): School Bus Extrication, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Hazardous Materials Training for Confined Space Operations, Aviation Emergency Response Training Systems: General Aviation Aircraft Familiarization, Miami-Dade Community College: Hazardous Materials for EMS Responders, Marine Firefighting for Land-Based Firefighters, VFIS: Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor, National Fire Academy: Incident Command System for Highrise Operations, Florida State Fire College: Fire Service Course Delivery (Fire Service Instructor I), U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Suspicious Activity Reporting Fire and Emergency Services Training, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training: Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education course on Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery Management and Planning Level.

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