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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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    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:

    Check out Charlotte County's NewsTeam 2 segment (click on image) on Charlotte County Fire & EMS honing their trench extrication skills following a tragic accident. 

    MDA Boot Drive 2022

    Members from Sarasota County Fire, Southern Manatee Fire, North Port Fire, North River Fire, and West Manatee Fire took to the streets collecting donations for our friends at MDA


    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
    City Of Bradenton Fire Promotions 4-22
    Garrett Mumford promoted to FF 4th Class
    North Port Employee of the Year Awards (2022)
    FF/PM Matt Petitt recognized as 2021 Firefighter of the Year
    North Port Employee of the Year Awards (2022)
    BC Ray Coyle recognized as Staff Employee of the Year
    North Port Employee of the Year Awards (2022)
    LT Kyle Dawson recognized as Fire Officer of the Year
    SCFD Promotions (4-22)
    Alpheus Davis, who was recently promoted to Journeyman FF
    SCFD Promotions (4-22)
    Zackery Gardner promoted to Journeyman FF
    City of Bradenton Years of Service (4-22)
    BC Steven Trompke recognized for 25 years of service
    SCFD Promotions (4-22)
    Steven Davis promoted to Journeyman FF
    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
    City of Bradenton Years of Service (3-2022)
    Joe Torretta recognized for 10 years of service
    Longboat Key Fire New Hires (3-22)
    Tyler Anderson and Daniel Martinez
    City of Bradenton Years of Service (3-2022)
    Mike King recognized for 10 years of service
    Charlotte County Fire & EMS promotions (3-22)
    Jeffery El-Khalidi promoted to LT

    Local 2546 Charlotte Fire supporting Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch's re-election campaign  

    Help Longboat Key Fire and our friends at the American Cancer Society in the quest to find a cure to these devasting diseases. 
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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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