Daily Dispatch: Florida News
Jacksonville: New southside fire station to lower response times, insurance rates, injuries
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:39:52 -0700
VIDEO: Fire crews will have a faster response with the addition of a permanent fire station on Jacksonville's southside. The station will be located at 6530 Gate Parkway across from the FBI building. “Four to six minutes is what the American Heart Association says we need to be providing oxygen to those people if they’ve gone to full cardiac arrest,' said Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department's interim fire chief Keith Powers.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 6:39:52 PM - SOURCE: WTLV 12 NBC & WJXX 25 ABC - First Coast News
Update: Navarre Beach fire chief 'not going down without a fight' after special fire district vote
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:37:55 -0700
Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh says he's not backing down on his effort to create a special fire district, even after voters failed to come up with a 60% majority for a non-binding referendum that would have given pensions and state benefits to his firefighters. In Tuesday's special election, 56% of Navarre Beach voters said "yes" to the referendum and 44% said "no," which is just 4 percentage points shy of the 60% threshold needed for state Rep.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 2:37:55 PM - SOURCE: Pensacola News Journal - Metered Site
Fire burns two boats at Key Largo marina
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:15:07 -0700
Two boats burned at the Pelican Cay RV Park/Campground and Marina early Thursday morning. There were no reported injuries in the 4 a.m. fire. Deputies and firefighters, including firefighters from Miami-Dade County, responded to the blaze at Mile Marker 112.5 at 299 Morris Ave. A 50-foot vessel was fully engulfed when emergency crews arrived.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 2:15:07 PM - SOURCE: Southdade News Leader
2 Dogs Perish In New Port Richey House Fire
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:40:53 -0700
VIDEO: Two family dogs have died following a house fire in the 4300 block of Otter Way in New Port Richey Wednesday night. Pasco County Fire Rescue were called to the scene and found heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. After performing an offensive attack and knocking down the fire, firefighters entered the home and found the two dogs dead inside.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 2:40:53 PM - SOURCE: New Port Richey
West Palm Beach firefighters lay out tips on safely escaping a fire
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 09:48:36 -0700
It’s Fire Prevention Week and firefighters with the West Palm Beach Fire Department want to make sure you have an escape plan in place. West Palm Beach fire inspectors, in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association, focused on preventing fires before they start. One way is to avoid overloading power strips and check for any visible damage to prevent fires.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 9:48:36 AM - SOURCE: WPTV-TV NBC 5 West Palm Beach
Retiring Clermont fire chief honored by city officials
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 04:49:09 -0700
Fire Station 1, which houses the Clermont Fire Department’s administrative offices, will forevermore be known as “The Carle L. Bishop Fire Administration Building.” The name designation was announced by City Manager Darren Gray during a city meeting as a bronze plaque was unveiled before a room full of people.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 4:49:09 AM - SOURCE: Leesburg Daily Commercial
VIDEO: Construction worker rescued by firefighters from side of Fort Lauderdale building
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A construction worker in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was rescued from a scaffold carriage that broke while he was suspended above the ground. Firefighters were able to rescue the man through a harness dropped from atop the building, and by raising a fire truck later to bring him down. Officials have not said what led the worker’s scaffold carriage breaking.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTKR- TV 13 News Fort Lauderdale
Update: UF Hospital security guard reunites with JFRD fire captain after helping to save his life
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:46:17 -0700
UF Health Security Guard Davay Kinsey is credited with helping to save the life of Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Captain Latorrence Norris. "When I arrived and what I witnessed was just unreal," Kinsey said. A patient, identified as 38-year-old Tony Bernard Harris, had grabbed Norris' box cutter and used it as a weapon.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 7:46:17 PM - SOURCE: WTLV 12 NBC & WJXX 25 ABC - First Coast News
Longboat firefighters see the other side of emergency response
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:06:04 -0700
Longboat Key first responders were visiting to take part in a monthly training session designed to help them better understand the roles of emergency call-takers and radio dispatchers. Kristen Fitzpatrick, an operations manager at the center, walked them through the flow of emergency calls, which are first fielded by staffers trained to quickly learn the basics of everything from a low-level need to a major catastrophe.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 1:06:04 PM - SOURCE: Your Observer.com Newspapers
South Walton house fire causes more than $100,000 in damages
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:35:52 -0700
PHOTOS: A South Walton home was substantially damaged by a fire. Firefighters responded to a structure fire on Don Bishop Road at about 2 p.m. “Although the interior of the structure sustained heavy fire/smoke damages, SWFD crews were able to reach the fire and prevent it from severely impacting the exterior and the attached home addition,” the SWFD said.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:35:52 PM - SOURCE: The Walton Sun
Greater Naples Fire District awarded over $555,000 FEMA Grant
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:47:02 -0700
The Greater Naples Fire Rescue District has announced they have been awarded FEMA grants for new self-contained breathing apparatus, according to a press release. Greater Naples Fire has been awarded the FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) in the amount of $555,772.72. The new breathing apparatus is the most recent technology and will help enhance firefighter safety, said Greater Naples Fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 6:47:02 PM - SOURCE: WBBH-TV NBC 2 Fort Myers
Jacksonville Fire Chief: 1 of 2 firefighters slashed by patient nearly died
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
One of two firefighters stashed and stabbed by a patient Tuesday night as he was being taken to a hospital in the back of a rescue unit is recovering from serious injuries, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue interim Chief Keith Powers said Wednesday. The incident took place after two firefighters/paramedics responded to a medical emergency about 10 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJAX-TV CBS 47 Jacksonville
Fernandina Beach firefighter receive pay raise
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:50:46 -0700
The men and women who put their lives on the line to protect others will get a pay raise with the Fernandina Beach Fire Department. Through the renegotiation of their current merit payment system, Fire Chief Ty Silcox said all personnel will receive a 4% pay increase. "The 4% that our firefighters are getting was an MOU," Silcox said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 4:50:46 PM - SOURCE: WTEV-TV 47
Orange County hiring 63 new firefighters
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 15:37:58 -0700
Orange County Fire Rescue is increasing its manpower, drastically, hiring 63 new firefighters. The county getting a $9 million grant for the additional positions. “We were able to receive a federal grant to hire firefighters, and it’s a matching grant,” said Jerry Demings, Orange County Mayor. “What it allows us to do is add a fourth person on our units, so that really can work to our advantage to cut down on response times, so that when a fire unit responds, they have adequate staff,” Demings said.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 3:37:58 PM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV MyFox Orlando 35
Pinellas names Fire Professionals of the Year ahead of Fire Prevention Week
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:03:16 -0700
The 2019 Emergency Fire Dispatcher of the Year is Nicole McKeigue, a 911 telecommunicator 2 at the county’s Regional 911 Center. The 2019 Fire Professional is Allen Ahern, firefighter/paramedic at Treasure Island Fire Rescue, and the 2019 award for Special Operations goes to the Pinellas Park Fire Department’s Fire Tactical Medical Team, which includes Lt.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 1:03:16 PM - SOURCE: Beach Beacon
Follow up: Broward firefighter who helped wife give birth to daughter in back seat of van shares ordeal
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue firefighter helped his wife give birth to their daughter from the back seat of the family’s minivan at a Fort Lauderdale gas station. Baby Josephine — known as Baby Jo — was born on Sept. 30 in the back seat of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan at a Chevron gas station. “It happened so fast,” Carissa, the baby’s mother, said.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV 7 News Miami-Dade
Explosion in electrical room causes fire at Lee County water plant
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:23:25 -0700
VIDEO: A fire broke out at the Lee County Utilities Olga Water Treatment Plant in Alva after there was an explosion in an electrical room, according to the Fort Myers Shores Fire Department. Two contractors were in the electrical room when a "big explosion" happened. The water plant is located at 1450 Werner Drive off Palm Beach Boulevard.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 5:23:25 PM - SOURCE: WBBH-TV NBC 2 Fort Myers
Reedy Creek Fire Department looks at staffing concerns after Disney gondola incident
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Some people were stuck on the Skyliner at Walt Disney World for up to three hours on Saturday night. A union representative for the fire department that responded says they were prepared to rescue people off the Skyliner, but it never should have happened in the first place. "We were told that this would not happen, that this wouldn't happen to the ride and within a week it happened to the ride," said Reedy Creek Professional Firefighters Association Vice President Sean Pierce.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOFL-TV FOX 35 Orlando
Fiery wreck leaves 1 dead in Lauderdale Lakes
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:28:54 -0700
Two vehicles involved in a wreck both caught fire on Monday morning. One driver was fatally injured in the accident with smoke from the fire visible for blocks, authorities said. Just before 7 a.m. on Monday, firefighters from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue and the Lauderhill Fire Department responded to a fiery wreck in the westbound lanes of Northwest 19th Street near Northwest 36th Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 8:28:54 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC Local10.com - Miami & Fort Lauderdale
Clermont to honor Fire Chief Bishop on his retirement after 49 years
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:42:08 -0700
Clermont’s longest-tenured volunteer-turned-employee is retiring. After 49 years with the Clermont Fire Department, Fire Chief Carle Bishop will be honored at the start of the 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, City Council meeting, a news release states. The public is invited to attend the presentation in Council Chambers at Clermont City Hall, 685 W.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 8:42:08 AM - SOURCE: Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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