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Longboat staff to roadshow Fire Station rebuild plan to Key voters

Longboat staff to roadshow Fire Station rebuild plan to Key voters

Voters will be asked to approve $5.895 million in bonds during the March election this year.

January 20, 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 »

A conversation with Merv Kennell on Longboat firefighting policies, pay

A conversation with Merv Kennell on Longboat firefighting policies, pay

All it takes is one catastrophe for things to change on Longboat Key, and then the liability meter goes through the roof.

October 27, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town working hard to erode our Fire/EMS team

Town working hard to erode our Fire/EMS team

In this instance, at this moment in time, something that is critical is under a threat from our own Town Commission.

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The rhetoric and cost of saving Longboat lives

The rhetoric and cost of saving Longboat lives

The recent tussle in the Fire Department that we all experienced as an episode of ‘Deputy Chiefs Gone Wild’ while the Chief was on vacation had less to do with the events of that particular week and more to do with ongoing and systemic dissatisfaction over pay and compensation within the department.

February 19, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Operation Access complete

Operation Access complete

The Longboat Key Fire Department and Public Works Department have been working on ‘Operation Emergency Access’ since January 2013, and the project to clear all roadways to access residences on the island is now complete. The first phase of the project began by driving the entire key assessing all streets for emergency accessibility.  Pictures were […]

April 8, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Saving time, lives through new technology

Saving time, lives through new technology

For Town of Longboat Key Fire Chief Paul Dezzi, any leveraging of data and the rapid accessibility of critical information can save lives.

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

LBK Fire Dept. brings safety to your door

LBK Fire Dept. brings safety to your door

On the next three Saturdays, the Town of Longboat Key Fire Department will be going door-to-door with hurricane and EMS information in an attempt to educate the residents. The Fire Department feels it is important for residents to be well informed of severe weather events and to be prepared to act when necessary Single family […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »