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Water condition flag program saves lives

Water condition flag program saves lives

Over the years, Longboat Key Fire Rescue personnel have been called to several water rescue emergencies that resulted in poor patient/victim outcomes. A question the fire department had to answer was, “How can we make a difference in this situation?”

August 31, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

What you need to know when weather gets severe

What you need to know when weather gets severe

Getting information out to the public on severe weather is always a challenge for emergency services. Ensuring all residents, visitors, and employees get the information is a priority of the Town of Longboat Key.

August 11, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Life depends on saving seconds in emergencies

Life depends on saving seconds in emergencies

All personnel are not just certified firefighters but certified paramedics which are different than most US fire departments as their minimum requirements are firefighter/EMT

July 28, 2014 | Posted in In the news, 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 »

Longboat Fire extinguishes Sea Gate fire emergency

Longboat Fire extinguishes Sea Gate fire emergency

According to Dezzi, a fire was located in an apartment on the 12th floor. Forcible entry was then made into six adjacent apartments to ensure there was no extension of smoke and fire.

January 8, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat firefighter resigns; cites deteriorating work environment

Longboat firefighter resigns; cites deteriorating work environment

“We definately were a family back then, but now family is the last word spoken. ”

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

LBK home inspections part of fire departments services

LBK home inspections part of fire departments services

The fire department conducts fire inspections of all multi-family and commercial structures.

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, 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 »

Two of the town’s pension plans frozen

Two of the town’s pension plans frozen

Two of the town’s three pension plans are now frozen, and 29 Longboat Key firefighters are enrolled in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) pension plan. The changes occurred Oct. 1, at the beginning of the town’s new fiscal year. General employees now have new 401(a) accounts that enable them to invest up to 16 percent [...]

October 12, 2013 | Posted in 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 »