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.
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 [...]
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 [...]