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    Venice Fire Chief Shawn Carvey and Venice Police Chief Tom Mattmuller, both retiring soon, were honored with a farewell ceremony at Tuesday’s Venice City Council meeting. Venice City Manager Ed Lavallee presented them both with shadow boxes commemorating their service to the citizens of Venice and for their strong working collaboration throughout the years.  

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     Southern Manatee Fire Rescue assisted Drug Free Manatee with the production of this PSA that is airing on local networks


    A gofundme account has been set up for Wyatt Duyn, who tragically passed away Monday in an auto accident. Please consider a donation in his memory. Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. (click on image for more info)

    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
    15 Years of Service
    PGFD's Kaitlin McCausland
    15 Years of Service
    PGFD's Rhett Anderson
    Exceptional Service Award
    Charlotte FF Chris Mott received the Exceptional Service Award
    SCFD Years of Service Recognition ( 8-21)
    Nate Kennell recognized for 5 years of service
    SCFD Promotions (8-21)
    Derek Devine promoted to Journeyman FF
    SCFD Promotions (8-21)
    Mitchell Simmons promoted to journeyman ff
    SCFD Promotions (8-21)
    Evan Moore promoted to Journeyman FF
    Genesis Award Recepient
    West Manatee Fire's Max Pollock awarded the Genesis award
    SCFD Promotions (8-21)
    Mark Prohaska promoted to LT
    SCFD Promotions (8-21)
    Bridget Byrne promoted to LT
    SCFD Promotions (8-21)
    Craig Dufrane Promoted to LT
    North River Fire District Promotions 7-2021
    North River Fire District New Hires 7-2021
    Southern Manatee Years of service awards 7-21
    nspector Kenneth Reed – 25 Years of Service Inspector Ronald Washington – 38 Years of Service Battalion Chief Chris Gould – 30 Years of Service Battal
    Southern Manatee Fire Dist. Promotions 7-21
    Deputy Chief of Operations Ricardo Blanco promoted to the position of Assistant Chief
    Southern Manatee Fire Dist. Promotions 7-21
    Training Captain Robert Thayer promoted to the position of Training Chief.
    Sarasota County Fire Phoenix Awards 6-2021
    Dale Mahler, Matt Olson, Curt Tellbuescher, Stephen Dezzi and John Haberlein
    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
    West Manatee Fire Promotions (6-2021)
    Cameron Frazier promoted to FF 1st Class
    North Port Fire Promotions 5-2021
    Julia Goad and Matt Pettit promoted to Charge Paramedics
    Charlotte County Promotions
    David Clyatt promotion to LT
    Sarasota County New Employees

    Longboat Key Firefighters Golf Classic '21

    November 13, 2021

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    Click on image to watch the virtual 2021 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial

    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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