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Longboat offers help for first responders PTSD and stress

Longboat offers help for first responders PTSD and stress

The issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly hits home on Longboat Key with First Responders within the Fire and Police Departments.

February 11, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Fire Department: How to prepare for storm season

Longboat Fire Department: How to prepare for storm season

Are you prepared?  Do you have a Plan?  Living on an island brings additional challenges and reasons more so on why you need to be prepared and have a plan before a storm arrives.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire Station rebuild plan could cost $5.89 million; town to consider bond vote langauge

Fire Station rebuild plan could cost $5.89 million; town to consider bond vote langauge

Town Commission to vote on bond referendum language Monday to pay for new fire station.

October 1, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Which Fire Station plan makes sense for Longboat?

Which Fire Station plan makes sense for Longboat?

The commission will have to weigh the pros and cons of the renovation versus new construction

July 31, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat Key the clear winner at Police, Fire beachside blowout

Longboat Key the clear winner at Police, Fire beachside blowout

Rotary Club honors those who protect and serve our island as residents and families show support.

May 28, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

Rotary, Police & Fire: They are what makes a community great!

The afternoon was like good lovemaking — an event you thought might last 15 minutes stretched for an hour and a half and everyone left with a smile.

May 27, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Fire contract passes 4-3

Fire contract passes 4-3

“If we are to have a Fire Department and Paramedics we must be competitive.”

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Commission to decide fire contract on Monday

Commission to decide fire contract on Monday

“I do not want to compromise on Fire and EMS services and our taxpayers would not want us to do that.”

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

This is something we cannot do on the cheap. We cannot pretend we exist in a vacuum. We are in a market of paramedics and firefighters. They have an actual market value. We cannot allow our dislike of pensions, unions and negotiations to get in the way of what is best for the taxpayers of Longboat Key.

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

LBK fire contract ratified

LBK fire contract ratified

Agreement returns the Town to paying the majority of Firefighters’ pension costs with a concession of an 11% across the board pay cut.

May 31, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »