A Hero’s Farewell: Celebrating Lt. Steven Stout’s 38 Years of Selfless Service

On Tuesday, February 20, BSO Firefighter, Lieutenant. Steven Stout was recognized by the Weston City Commission and BSO Weston Fire Chief Todd Draizin as the BSO Weston Employee of Month.  Lt. Stout is retiring after 38 years of service with BSO Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Chief Draizin recognized him at the meeting, as it is befitting the hero and gentleman that Lt. Stout truly is.  

“Today, we gather to honor an exceptional individual who has dedicated over four decades of his life to serving and protecting the citizens of Broward County. It is my privilege to stand before you to recognize the outstanding contributions of Lieutenant Steven Stout,” remarked Chief Draizin.

Before Lt. Steven Stout became a distinguished member of our team, he had already dedicated his life to serving others. His journey in public service took root during his time with the US Military as a Marine, where his dedication and strong sense of duty were deeply embedded. After being honorably discharged in 1985, Lt. Stout was determined to continue making a difference within his community. He initially thought about joining the Fort Lauderdale Police Department but eventually found his calling with the Cooper City Fire Rescue in January of 1986.

Lt. Stout’s career in fire rescue has been highlighted by his unwavering dedication, professionalism, and numerous heroic endeavors. His consistent pursuit of excellence led him to rise to the rank of Lieutenant in 2002. Following the integration of Cooper City Fire Rescue with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 2003, Lt. Stout has since been an invaluable asset to the City of Weston, serving with distinction since 2008.

Among Lt. Stout’s many commendable actions, his leadership during the significant commercial structure fire at Cleveland Clinic Hospital stands out. Being the first to arrive, his quick decision-making and command over the situation played a critical role in controlling the fire promptly, safeguarding everyone’s safety, and ensuring the hospital’s essential services continued without significant interruption.

As Lt. Stout prepares to retire, his legacy of compassion, integrity, and commitment to serving others will remain a beacon for all. His life’s work exemplifies the highest ideals of public service, inspiring those around him.