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    Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program

    The program aims to make homeownership affordable for eligible frontline community workers

    Join West Manatee Fire's Rodney Kwiatkowski in ongoing segment: Fireside Chats: Talking fire & life safety with WMFR
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    Charlotte County Fire Debuts its ARFF Training Aircraft to the Public

    Suncoast Firefighters and Paramedics promote crash responder safety

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    Venice Firefighters, along with Sarasota County and Nokomis fire departments were recognized during the City of Venice Commission meeting for extinguishing an early morning fire in Country Club Estates on Sept. 29 after Hurricane Ian hit the area. Firefighters battled high winds and other hazards to put out the blaze; which destroyed 6 mobile homes in the park.

    Check out the article in the Sarasota Herald 

    Firefighters are cool under pressure. But responding to trauma can take its toll. Check out this episode of Dogs of Destiny, spotlighting Drew, North River Fires therapy dog.

    Congratulations to Cedar Hammock's Adam Chrisman and all of this year's recipients!!!!

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    City of Bradenton Years of Service (11-22)
    Jared Gould recognized for 25 years of service
    Punta Gorda Promotions (11-22)
    Jarrett Lombard promoted to BC
    Punta Gorda Promotions (11-22)
    Danny Felico promoted to LT
    SCFD Promotions (10-22)
    Jakob Horning promoted to Journeyman FF
    SCFD Promotions (10-22)
    Mary Kathleen Rea promoted to Journeyman FF
    SCFD Promotions (10-22)
    Stephen Dickmann promoted to Journeyman FF
    SCFD Years of Service Awards (10-22)
    Mary Kathleen Rea recognized for 5 years of service
    SCFD Years of Service Awards (10-22)
    Tyler Dawn recognized for 5 years of service
    SCFD Years of Service Awards(10-22)
    Yadriel Lassalle recognized for 5 years of service
    SCFD Promotions (10-22)
    Corey Woods promoted to LT
    SCFD Promotions (10-22)
    Kyle Carrigan promoted to LT
    SCFD Promotions (10-22)
    Chris Meyer promoted to LT
    Longboat Key Fire Promotions (10-22)
    Ron Koper promoted to LT
    SCFD Years of Service Awards (9-22)
    Chery Douma recognized for 20 years of service
    SCFD Years of Service Awards (9-22)
    Steven Birney recognized for 20 years of service
    SCFD Years of Service Awards (9-22)
    Daniel McDowall recognized for 20 years of service
    North Port Fire Promotions (9-22)
    Josh Clements, Dave Hawes, Kyle Dent and Dave Ingalls promoted to District Chiefs
    SCFD Promotions (9-22)
    Jordan Mazur promoted to LT
    City of Bradenton Years of Service (9-22)
    Barry Cornelison recognized for 25 years of service
    North Port Fire Promotions (9-22)
    NPFR new Journeyman: James Hurley, Justin Flagg, Johnny Riggs, Tyler Griffith, Dylan Ward and Phillip Osipov
    Charlotte County Execptional Service Award
    Justin Brown presented with Exceptional Service Award
    SCFD Promotions (8-22)
    Nicole Smith promoted to EMS Captain Training Division, David Gerhardt, Darren Lally and Jacob Siegel to LT, Martin Davis to BC, Jay Nilson to FC
    City of Bradenton Years of Service (8-22)
    James Papa recognized for 26 years of service
    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
    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 New Hires (7-22)
    Jacob Johnson, Connor Kamp, Tyler Longo, John Witters, Robert McCue, Brandon Leacock, Layne Boyette, Ma
    Longboat Key Fire
    Tyler Anderson, Ryan Corso , & Daniel Martinez completed #LBK Paramedic Field Training Program
    Come out and help North Port Fire Rescue fill the firetruck, Friday, December 9th!  They will be hanging out in front of the Walmart at 7000 Tamiami Trail between 5:00 and 7:00 pm; collecting non-perishable items to provide to families in our area in need.
    (Scan QR code for directions to Local 2546's Union Hall)  
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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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    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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