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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 »

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 »