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    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 AT 7:15 AM – 11:45 AM EDT

    Remember the Fallen 5K Memorial Run

    George Mullen Activity Center
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    Our boots on the ground political operation is in full swing for all our friends running for office. Every race and endorsement is important to Local 2546!

    Bradenton Fire members canvassing neighborhoods with Marianne Barnebey and Kurt Landefeld

    sign waving in support of Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch

    Installing signs for Charlotte County Commissioner Chris Constance's re-election campaign

    Sarasota County Members doing community walks with Sarasota County Commission candidate Joe Neunder

    Charlotte county members supporting Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch

    SMFR DVP Derek Foss was awarded the Manatee County Chiefs Gallantry Star for Bravery. The highest award possible in Manatee County. DVP Foss made the selfless act of donating an organ to another so that she could continue to live life. The Organ Recipient Bri Baker was present to give this award. Also thanks to Senator Jim Boyd, Representative Will Robinson, and Bradenton Mayor Gene Brown for being present and speaking to the character of DVP Foss. Check out the Fox 13 segment

    Congratulations to the winner of our MDA Shirt Design Contest,  Brother Alan Glass! Brother Glass is a member of the Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue unit. His design will be on the shirt used for our yearly Boot Drive.

    Members from West Manatee Fire took to the steps of Raymond James Stadium to raise funds for the American Lung Association. Aaron Reese, Clayton Lease, Frank Agresta, Robert Haygood and Max Pollock along with other area firefighters; dressed in full gear maneuvered 1,377 steps each to promote awareness for the millions of Americans affected by lung disease. The West Manatee Fire Rescue team finished 4th among the firefighter teams and raised $1,179.69 for this great cause. If you would like to participate next year:  Click on image

    Gov. DeSantis Green Lights Hometown Heroes Housing

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    SCFD Promotions (8-22)
    SCFD Tyler Dawn promoted to Journeyman FF
    North Port Fire Awards (8-22)
    DC John Waligora was awarded the professional designation of Fire Officer
    SCFD Promotions (8-22)
    Michael Weakley, Michael Keane, Sara Riley and Matthew Gerren promoted to LT
    SCFD Promotions (8-22)
    Clay Huber, Nicole Smith, David Brooks and Chris Van Fleet promoted to LT
    SCFD Promotions (7-22)
    Andrew Krueger, who was promoted to Journeyman FF
    SCFD Promotions (7-22)
    Michael Huff promoted to BC
    SCFD Promotions (7-22)
    Dan Rankin promoted to BC
    SCFD Promotions (7-22)
    Chris Davis and Dave Snodgrass promoted to BC
    Charlotte County Fire & EMS Exceptional Service Award (7-22)
    FF/EMT John Loukota presented Exceptional Service Award
    North Port Fire Quarterly Service Awards (7-22)
    Battalion Chief Ray Coyle, FF/EMT Rob Peltier, Battalion Chief Dave Ingalls, Deputy Communications Manager/NPFR Public Information Officer Madison Hei
    North Port Fire Quarterly Service Awards (7-22)
    Battalion Chief Ray Coyle, FF/EMT Rob Peltier, Battalion Chief Dave Ingalls, Deputy Communications Manager/NPFR Public Information Officer Madison Hei
    Charlotte County Promotions (7-22)
    Chief Leitz, Chief Burke and Lieutenant Robinson promotions
    North Port Fire New Hires (7-22)
    Jacob Johnson, Connor Kamp, Tyler Longo, John Witters, Robert McCue, Brandon Leacock, Layne Boyette, Ma
    City of Bradenton Fire Promotions (7-22)
    Brad Bischoff promoted to engineer
    City of Bradenton Promotions (6-22)
    Jonathan Alt promoted to FF 4th Class
    Longboat Key Fire
    Tyler Anderson, Ryan Corso , & Daniel Martinez completed #LBK Paramedic Field Training Program
    City of Bradenton Years of Service (6-22)
    David Foxall recognized for 28 years of Service
    BFD Awards (6-22)
    Mark Kusto and Garrett Mumford received a commendation for exemplary care of a patient
    SCFD Promotions (6-22)
    Avery Ellerbe promoted to Journeyman FF
    SCFD Years of Service Recognition (6-22)
    Jason Foltz recognized for 15 years of service
    SCFD New Hires (5-22)
    Hall, Zacher, Mudd, DeArk, Pena, Guglelmello, Kukert., Almeida
    Cedar Hammock Fire New Hires ( 5-22)
    Zach Stiscak, Micah Ingram, Brittany Rash and Jesse Herrera
    North Port Fire Promotions (5-22)
    Jerry Rodriguez promoted to LT
    City of Bradenton Fire Promotions (5-22)
    Brendan Lewellen promoted to Firefighter 3rd class

    PGFD Chief Briggs recognized for 32 years of service and upcoming retirement
    City of Bradenton New Hires 2022
    BFD welcomes FF Noah Huffman to their family
    NPFR Awards 2022
    Matt Solum received the EMS Commendation Medal from the Sons of the American Revolution
    Phoenix Award recipients 4-2022
    CHFD Taylor Clegg, John David Eibe, and Vincent Scaffedi awarded the Phoenix award for saving a patient in cardiac arrest
    North Port Fire Promotions (4-22)
    Nick Herlihy promoted to Deputy Chief
    SCFD Phoenix Awards (4-22)
    Grady Griffin and Jeremiah Rabish received the Phoenix award (not pictured Ryan Hines, Cory French and Justin Bradley)
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    Your Firefighters and Police in Sarasota County need your help, VOTE YES in November to continue the One-Cent Sales Tax
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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 IAFF has launched a new online resource addressing the opioid epidemic consisting of a 10-segment video and podcast series.
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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.

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    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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    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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