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    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 AT 9 AM

    Englewood Sports Complex

    Sponsored by Englewood Firefighters Benevolent Fund
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    Sarasota County Fire Department Open HouseSaturday, October 15, @10:00 am

    400 N Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-1312, United States
    Latest News

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

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    Charlotte County recently competed in the 1st Annual First Responder's Dive Challenge, placing second overall. Zach Ballard claimed third place in the single person division.

    the IAFF is speaking out about the connection between PFA's and cancer risks.

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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


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    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
    SCFD Promotions (8-22)
    Richard Allen promoted to EMS Captain
    SCFD Promotions (8-22)
    Jakob Horning promoted to Journeyman FF
    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
    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
    Longboat Key Fire
    Tyler Anderson, Ryan Corso , & Daniel Martinez completed #LBK Paramedic Field Training Program
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    Margaritaville at Sea Cruise Line offering free cruises from Florida for First Responders

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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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