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Coral Gables, The City Beautiful

Marcos De La Rosa

Marcos De La Rosa
Fire Chief

Marcos De La Rosa was appointed Fire Chief for the City of Coral Gables in 2016. He oversees fire and emergency services within the City of more than 50,000 residents. He oversees a team of more than 147 and is also responsible for emergency planning management. As the Emergency Manager, he leads Coral Gables response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
De La Rosa began his career at the City of Hialeah Fire Department. He was a member of the department for 24-years where he rose through the ranks and held positions of increasing responsibility and scope including leading the department as Fire Chief. 

Throughout his career, he has served and participated in professional and community organizations including the National Fire Protection Association Technical Committee, the Miami-Dade College Fire Academic Advisory Committee, and the University of Miami’s, Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency, among others. In addition to his duties as Fire Chief, De La Rosa remains involved in the training and development of professional fire fighters and paramedics as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Gordon Center for Research and Medical Education as well as Miami-Dade College.  

He holds a Bachelor of Public Administration from Barry University and a Master in Public Administration from Florida International University. He also received a graduate certificate from the Department of Homeland Security in Emergency Management.

Fire truck in front of Coral Gables City Hall

The Coral Gables Fire Department provides twenty-four hour emergency services, 365 days a year. The 2014-2015 fiscal year operating budget for the Department is $26,453,723. In addition to the traditional service of fire suppression, the Department also provides advanced and basic life support emergency medical services and transport, rescue operations, fire prevention, life safety inspections, public education, and public information.

Services are provided to the Coral Gables community via three (3) fire stations. Each station covers a district (North, Central, and South) within said jurisdictional area. Each district is backed up by the other, as well as supplemental Cover rendered via a countywide Mutual Aid Agreement. All six fire-rescue departments within Miami-Dade County are committed to this agreement.

Communications and dispatch are provided by the Coral Gables Public Safety Communications Center utilizing an enhanced 911 system, as well as on-line medical control via statewide medical communications radio network.

The Coral Gables Fire Department has a chief administrative officer (Fire Chief) supported by a management team consisting of one Deputy Chief, three Division Chiefs, and one Administrative Supervisor.

There are three major divisions within the Coral Gables Fire Department (Fire Prevention, Logistics & Capital Planning and Professional Standards). Each division is headed by a Division Chief.

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To provide protection for life and property in a proactive and professional manner that enhances the City of Coral Gables’ position as a premier, international, residential, and business community.


To set the standards of excellence guided by principles of trust, integrity, honesty, loyalty, and respect for all.

Core Values

Integrity and Loyalty
Service Excellence and Responsiveness
Commitment and Dedication
Communication and Cooperation
Honor, Pride, and Professionalism

Emergency:  9-1-1
General Information, 24 Hours: 305-442-1600 (All Fire Stations)
City of Coral Gables
Fire Department
2815 Salzedo Street
Coral Gables, FL 33134