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LBK Fire Rescue water conditions flag program

LBK Fire Rescue water conditions flag program

We encourage residents and visitors to know the water conditions before going to the beaches.

June 29, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire Chief responds to commissioners concerns: Traffic no impediment in emergencies

Fire Chief responds to commissioners concerns: Traffic no impediment in emergencies

Dezzi provided the commission with a summary of the call times of the Fire Department’s busiest month of the year (March) and the slowest month of the year (August), and determined difference in transport time and total time spent on a call.

March 22, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Keep your Longboat holidays from going up in flames

Keep your Longboat holidays from going up in flames

“As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often become rushed, distracted or tired. That’s when home fires are more likely to occur.”

December 9, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Beach Flag Program underway

Longboat Beach Flag Program underway

As winter residents begin returning to Longboat Key, Longboat Key Fire Rescue (LBKFR) wants to remind everyone that Longboat Key does not have guarded beaches.  Therefore it is very important for beachgoers to become familiar with the Water Conditions Flag Program that has been implemented by LBKFR. This program  provides beachgoers the conditions of the […]

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Key Recreation, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Understanding fire rescue

Understanding fire rescue

Because Longboat Key is a seasonal community, it is important that ALL residents (full-time and seasonal) understand how their fire rescue department operates.

October 7, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts | Read More »

Longboat Key Fire Department gets new truck

Longboat Key Fire Department gets new truck

The Longboat Key Fire Department received a new fire truck which went into service this week. The ladder truck has a 75-foot ladder, a 500-gallon water tank, and carries all EMS equipment with the exception of a stretcher. The new truck replaces the previous yellow ladder truck that was stationed at the south fire station. […]

September 23, 2013 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Longboat Firefighter saves life by going above & beyond…

Longboat Firefighter saves life by going above & beyond…

Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi spoke in honor last Tuesday evening of Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Kolesa, who saved the life of 5-year-old Onicka Patterson on December 19, 2012. Dezzi told the Longboat Key Town Commission that Kolesa resuscitated Onicka Patterson after she was involved in a serious car accident at 75th and Cortez Road in […]

September 9, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Fire Rescue announces new Deputy Chief

Longboat Fire Rescue announces new Deputy Chief

Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi promoted Lieutenant Rocky Parker to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief at a ceremony at the north fire station on July 26. Deputy Chief Parker is a fifteen-year member of the department.  He will assume the responsibilities of overseeing a shift as well as implementing a training program for […]

July 29, 2013 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire dept. contract ratified; pension costs capped

Fire dept. contract ratified; pension costs capped

Longboat Key firefighters narrowly approved in a 16-14 vote a new employee contract that moves all current and future employees out of the town’s pension system, freezes the existing town pension plan, and moves the employees to the Florida Retirement System (FRS).

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat nets $16K grant from Firehouse Subs

Longboat nets $16K grant from Firehouse Subs

On Wednesday, Longboat Key Chief of Police Pete Cumming and Longboat Key Officer Bill Tokajer attended the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation’s grant award. At the award ceremony, held at Firehouse Subs restaurant on Manatee Avenue, the Longboat Key Police Department received 11 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories worth more than $16,300. The donated […]

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »