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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 »

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 »

Longboat’s Key to H20 safety

Longboat’s Key to H20 safety

 The Longboat Key Fire and Rescue Department held its annual water rescue safety training at the Longboat Key Hilton pool and beach this week. Enter your email below to receive occasional Longboat Key breaking news eblasts and updates. <a href=”http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1323554-NkTwY5gu7N” title=”Online Form”>Online Form – Constant Contact List Signup</a> Web Form Creator

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Key Events, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »