Rodolfo Jurado Named Hollywood’s New Fire Chief

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Rodolfo (Rudy) Jurado was recently appointed to Hollywood Fire Chief by City Manager Wazir Ishmael.

“Chief Jurado has served with integrity and professionalism since joining the City of Hollywood in 1996,” wrote in a letter announcing his appointment.

Some of his accomplishments have included overseeing the transition and migration of regional 911 communications, integration of electronic scheduling and timekeeping software, procurement and design of fire department apparatus and equipment, coordination of mutual aide agreements with Pembroke Pines & the Seminole Tribe as well as effectively managing and supervising the Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Department as the Deputy Fire Chief since 2016.

Chief Jurado has risen through the ranks with Hollywood Fire/Rescue, working in a variety of assignments and functioning as the Incident commander for major incidents involving Hazardous Materials, Special Operations, Fire Suppression and EMS,” according to Ishmael.

Chief Jurado is currently working to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from Columbia Southern University with a specialty in Fire Investigations and Prevention. He also holds a variety of certifications including Certified Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor II, and Hazardous Materials Technician. Chief Jurado’s expertise, passion, and commitment to the City make him the most qualified choice, according to Ishmael.

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