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    Charlotte County First Responders Memorial Ribbon Cutting 
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     The Venice Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund is selling shirts to help support Venice Fire's Ryan Hellmer and his family during this tough time. (to download order form click on letter from benevolent fund) To make a personal donation please contact :Tammy Short , Venice Firefighters Benevolent Fund; 

    Give the gift of life! Are you a match for Bri?

    Bri is a 32 year old loving wife and mom. At the age of 15, Bri was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease and within the last year entered end-stag renal failure. Bri is an RN in the Neonatal ICU at Tampa General Hospital and her husband Joel is a firefighter at North River Firefighter Organization Inc. They have given so much to their community and are now asking for your help. If you want to find out more about how you can help, visit

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    Congrats!!! to North Port Firefighters -2021 Winner of Mortons Chili Cook-off

    Latest News

    Florida Announces $12M for First Responders' Mental Health

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    Congressman Buchanan Announces 2021 Congressional Fire and Rescue/EMS Award Winners

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    Samantha Brinton, wife of SSO officer Mark Brinton, behavior specialist, 'mother figure' to many at Oak Park School, dies

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    SCFD Promotions (1-22)
    Bengt Drummond Staring promoted to Journeyman FF
    Years of Service Awards
    BFD Eddie Corsino recognized for 26 years of service
    SCFD Phoenix Award Presentation
    Darren Lally, Tim Baker and Michael Weakley
    City of Bradenton Fire Promotions (11-21)
    Collin Dunsmore Promoted to FF 3rd Class
    City of Bradenton Fire Promotions (11-21)
    Robert Hinton Promoted to FF 1st Class
    City of Bradenton Fire Promotions (11-21)
    Richard Jenkins Promoted to FF 1st Class
    City of Bradenton Fire Promotions (11-21)
    Jacob Barwick promoted to FF 1st Class
    Years of Service Awards
    City of Bradenton Fire's Jared Gould for 24 Years of service
    Englewood Fire Control District Welcomes Newest Certified Paramedics
    Congratulating Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Franklin, Spencer Heldenbrand, David Miller & Corey Krajic
    Exceptional Service Award
    Charlotte FF-EMT Joshua Sanders for his role in treating a one-year-old patient
    Years of Service Awards
    SCFD's BC Steven Rose was recognized for 20 years of service
    Years of Service Awards
    SCFD's Captain Brian Kehoe for 40 years of Service
    Years of Service
    SCFD 's LT J Nilson was recognized for 20 years of service
    City of Bradenton Fire Promotions (10-21)
    Adam Roman promoted to FF Second Class
    SCFD Promotions (10-21)
    Patricia Wacha promoted to LT
    SCFD New Hires (9-2021)
    North Port Fire Promotions (9-2021)
    Firefighter/Paramedic Clayton Bennett, Firefighter/Paramedic Travis Hill, and Firefighter/EMT Luke Byrd promoted to Journeyman FF
    15 Years of Service
    SCFD's Justin Ragan
    SCFD Promotions (9-2021)
    Carlos Gomeez-Aracena promoted to Journeyman FF
    Exceptional Service Award
    Charlotte FF Chris Mott received the Exceptional Service Award
    Genesis Award Recepient
    West Manatee Fire's Max Pollock awarded the Genesis award
    North River Fire District Promotions 7-2021
    Sarasota County Fire Phoenix Awards 6-2021
    Jeffrey Gebhardt, Colin Tarro, Kris Biagioli and Amir Banks
    Charlotte County Fire & EMS Swearing in- 6-2021
    Brandon Corso, Wyatt De Leon, Cody Fouch, Leroy Goulbourne, Daniel Korchick, Bryce Mazo, Maurice Noel, and Kayle Truran
    Venice Fire Chief Shawn Carvey retiring in September 2021
    Venice Fire Deputy Chief Frank Giddens received appointment asChief
    Charlotte County Promotions
    David Clyatt promotion to LT
    Sarasota County New Employees

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    Occupational cancer is now the leading cause of death for fire fighters and EMS personnel. The IAFF and American Cancer Society have compiled online resources for you to learn more.
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    The Florida Professional Firefighters are honored to announce their endorsement of Jimmy Patronis for Florida's Chief Financial Officer/State Fire Marshal. Thank you CFO Patronis for all you do for firefighters, paramedics and the Fire/Rescue services as a whole.

    IAFF members and their family can take advantage of reduced tuition, no-cost LRC100 course, waived resource fees, certification transfers, free undergraduate books, and more.

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    The IAFF has launched a new online resource addressing the opioid epidemic consisting of a 10-segment video and podcast series.
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    What We Do
    Our Executive Board, Trustees, Staff and Legal Counsel work tirelessly to ensure that our members have the best representation in order to ensure a fair and equitable workplace.

    Who We Are
    Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics was chartered on November 29, 1976 as the Sarasota Professional Firefighters.

    Who We Represent
    Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics represents over 1,400 professional firefighters and EMS personnel in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties across 12 jurisdictions.
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