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    2022 SFFBF 22nd Annual Morton's Firehouse Chili Cook-Off
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022 AT 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM EDT

    Would you like to make a difference in a young persons life. Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers from the Fire Service to become a mentor for a couple hours a month.


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    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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    Last week Sarasota County and Longboat Key Fire personnel joined @CarrytheLoad in a portion of their Memorial May relay. For more info, visit their website: carrytheload.

    Longboat Key Fire Dept. participating in Carry the Load walk

    Longboat Key Fire participating in Carry the Load walk

    Sarasota County Fire Dept. participating in Carry the Load walk

    Sarasota County Fire Dept. participating in Carry the Load walk

    Sarasota County Fire Dept. participating in Carry the Load walk

    Gov. DeSantis OK's bill enforcing legal protection for firefighters

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    Punta Gorda Fire's Chief Briggs, Tony Laurenti, Rhett Anderson, and Alex Davenport participated in the Honor Flight by accompanying our local heroes to DC to view the memorials erected in their honor. Thank you for all your service. For more information on this wonderful organization visit:

    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
    City of Bradenton Years of Service Awards (5-22)
    Daniel Hedgeman recognized for 26 years of service
    City of Bradenton Fire Years of Service Awards (5-22)
    Dana Tindall recognized for 26 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
    Bradenton Fire Years Served (5-2022)
    Stephen Rissler recognized for 10 years of service
    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)
    SCFD New Hires (4-2022)
    Welcome to the SCFD Family: Pena,Le Blanc, Guglielmello,Mudd, Zacher, DeArk, Lukert, Almeida and Hall
    Charlotte County Fire & EMS Exceptional Service Award (4-22)
    CCFD Brett Johnson and Kyle Phillips awarded the Exceptional Service Award
    Longboat Key Fire New Hires (3-22)
    Tyler Anderson and Daniel Martinez
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    Local 2546 Charlotte Fire supporting Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch's re-election campaign  

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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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