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Contact:
Michael Malvasio
Acting Fire/Rescue Chief
Address:
6901 Orange Drive
Davie, FL 33314
Phone:
954-797-1213
Fax:
954-797-1234
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
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Mission Statement
The Davie Fire Rescue Department is Dedicated To The Preservation Of Life, Property And Homeland Security As Well As The Prevention Of Fire And Other Hazards To The Community. We Accomplish This Through Our Highly-trained Professionals And State-of-the-Art Equipment With Our Citizen’s Safety Being Our Number One Priority.


Town of Davie Mourns the Loss of Fire Chief Joseph Montopoli
The Town of Davie regretfully and sadly announces the death of Davie Fire Rescue Chief and Emergency Manager Joseph Montopoli who passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016 at the age of 57. “The Davie Town Council, Fire Rescue, and Town personnel are stunned at the sudden news,” said Mayor Judy Paul. “Chief Joe was dedicated to his job, family, faith, and to the residents of this community. He was loved and respected by all. We are all very saddened as we mourn a Davie family member’s passing.”

Deputy Fire Rescue Chief Michael Malvasio has been appointed as Acting Fire Rescue Chief. “Chief Malvasio possesses the credentials and skills to lead during this difficult time and is surrounded by a talented leadership team,” said Town Administrator Richard J. Lemack.

Joseph J. Montopoli was born in New York on October 11, 1958. He resided in Southwest Ranches, FL. He is survived by his five children, Giuseppe, Maria, Gina, Christina, Francesco, and extended family.

Chief Montopoli started his career with Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department in 1980 and rose to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. In 2005, he was hired as the Assistant Fire Chief with the Davie Fire Rescue Department and was promoted to Fire Chief/Emergency Manager on August 6, 2007. He also served as Assistant Town Administrator from 2008-2011 and Acting Town Administrator in 2011.

Chief Montopoli was a 35 year veteran in the fire rescue service. He instructed at the Broward Fire Academy for many years, was a transformational leader for professionalism, and served on numerous boards and committees.

Chief Montopoli was well respected throughout the Town of Davie and Broward County.

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Funeral Arrangements for Davie Fire Rescue Chief and Emergency Manager Joseph J. Montopoli

Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation: Monday, February 8, 2016, Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home – 6301 Taft Street - Hollywood, FL.  954-241-0017. Viewing Hours: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Church Service: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 10:15 am at Words of Life Fellowship Church located at 20051 NE 16th Place, North Miami Beach, FL., 33179. 305-653-8155

Burial Services: Procession and burial will be immediately following the Church Service.  Burial with honors will be held at Fred Hunter’s Cemetery located at 6301 Taft Street - Hollywood, FL.

Departments wishing to participate in the following please contact:

Apparatus Staging: Please contact Battalion Chief Rudy Napolitano at 954-445-1965 or rnapolitano@davie-fl.gov.

Honor Guard:  Please contact Coral Springs Division Chief Michael Moser at 754-224-1982 or BSOFR Captain Nichole Notte at 954-612-9788.