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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 »

Firefighters saying ‘No’ to latest contract from Town

Firefighters saying ‘No’ to latest contract from Town

“All they have to do to make Longboat Key competitive is to pay their fair share of the pension.”

October 15, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Town demands change in medical director contract

Town demands change in medical director contract

“This contract makes me feel like I’m talking to a fireman or policeman; I prefer a fixed amount.”

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

Fire Dept. contract talks begin

Fire Dept. contract talks begin

Will the Town pay more or less than other departments in the region for fire services?

February 8, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Manager Bullock on Fire

Manager Bullock on Fire

The first question I ask is has anyone lost their sense of mission? In this case I believe the mission is in order. Then I look for leadership qualities; is the leadership escalating or de-escalating the situation? I think Dezzi made efforts to de-escalate.

January 12, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Deputy Fire Chief quits amid turmoil, demands investigation

Longboat Deputy Fire Chief quits amid turmoil, demands investigation

Longboat Key Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt Altman resigns, accusing boss of “favoritism” and “intimidation” and requests an investigation.

January 6, 2015 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat EMS earns high marks

Longboat EMS earns high marks

“Paramedics did exactly what was needed and correctly reported to the ER what I had encountered.”

October 12, 2014 | Posted in In the news, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Florida State University flunks Longboat’s firefighter pension

Florida State University flunks Longboat’s firefighter pension

Longboat Key’s Firefighter Pension fund received the lowest possible ranking from Florida State University in its latest report card for Florida’s municipal pension funds.

October 5, 2014 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

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 »