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    Save the Date!

    2nd Annual Community Prayer Service for First Responders

    Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 3 p.m.

    St. David’s Episcopal Church

    401 South Broadway

    Englewood, FL 34223


    The First Ecumenical Prayer Service for First Responders was hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church this past May, followed by light refreshments.

    Approximately 200 people attended to help honor Firemen, EMS, Sheriff/Police – Active and Retired.

    The Ecumenical group that shared in this service met after the event and decided we should try to make it an annual event, each year being rotated to another church in Englewood to serve as host – St. David’s Episcopal Church will host in 2019.

    Please post this for all to see, save the date and join us for this service.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Brother Wesley H. Weysham, Jr.

    Suncoast Local 2546

    Sarasota County Fire Department 

    Brothers and Sisters,
    We are sorry to announce the untimely passing of brother Wesley Weysham. Brother Wes was a member of Sarasota County Fire Department as Firefighter Paramedic from 06-04-07 until he retired 06-06-17. He was a former member of Sarasota's station #22-A crew. Brother Wes was a patriot who proudly served in the US Navy from 1977-82. He also served as a member of the Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather.
    Brother Wes came across an MVA on I-75 in Hillsborough County and stopped in the early morning hours this past Sunday (Feb 24, 2019) to render aid to the injured. While heroically rendering aid to a stranger, brother Wes became a victim himself of a secondary crash at the scene that tragically took his life.
    A GoFundMe account has been set up under the Suncoast Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Charitable Organization to aid the family with expenses.  That link is:
    Celebration of Life  
    Tuesday March 5, 2019
    Funeral Service
    2:30 pm (Please arrive 15 minutes early) 
    National Cemetery
    9810 State Road 72 
    Sarasota, FL 34241 
    "Celebration of Life" Service
    3:30 pm
    Farm Bureau
    7289 Palmer Blvd. 
    Sarasota, FL 34240

    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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