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Longboat offers help for first responders PTSD and stress

Longboat offers help for first responders PTSD and stress

The issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly hits home on Longboat Key with First Responders within the Fire and Police Departments.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Medical Director Steve Newman steps down

Medical Director Steve Newman steps down

The Medical Director for Longboat Key and all of Sarasota County, Dr. Steve Newman, retired this week.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Chief stresses storm safety

Longboat Chief stresses storm safety

All residents of Longboat Key reside in a Level A Evacuation Zone. This means that Longboat Key is in a low-lying area.

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Staying alive on Longboat Key

Staying alive on Longboat Key

Chief Paul Dezzi introduced Lt. Brian Carr and Firefighter Ron Koper who presented the 45-minute class that they have provided to more than 700 Longboat Key residents in the past 18 months.

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives

CPR initiative goes to heart of saving lives

“Our goal is for people to do something before we get there with ambulances.”

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Key Health, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota Memorial opens Urgent Care on St. Armands

Sarasota Memorial opens Urgent Care on St. Armands

Sarasota Memorial expects to see 10,000 visitors at the location in its first year.

October 24, 2016 | Posted in Key Health, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat honors 9/11 victims with flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive

Longboat honors 9/11 victims with flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive

This weekend the town of Longboat Key is commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks with its annual placement of the flags along Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Fire Chief Paul Dezzi wrote the following letter to his firefighters and all town staff to remember the day: Fifteen Years Ago This is an historic weekend, again and an […]

September 25, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission to decide fire contract on Monday

Commission to decide fire contract on Monday

“I do not want to compromise on Fire and EMS services and our taxpayers would not want us to do that.”

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

This is something we cannot do on the cheap. We cannot pretend we exist in a vacuum. We are in a market of paramedics and firefighters. They have an actual market value. We cannot allow our dislike of pensions, unions and negotiations to get in the way of what is best for the taxpayers of Longboat Key.

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Longboat fires up Christmas Spirit

Longboat fires up Christmas Spirit

“Everyone was touched by the positive emotions and the mother was crying with joy the entire time they were there delivering the gifts.”

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »