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CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE AND MANATEE COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS HELP MAKE BOY’S BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

Jamie Sprout continues to defeat the odds. He has a mitochondrial disorder and was supposed to be on a ventilator by age 10.  he celebrated his 12th birthday with the help of the firefighters on engine 222 which included firefighter a.j. dudley, firefighter jon kropp, firefighter peter setefano, firefighter nick lynch and inspector marc massella.  jamie loves first responders and his  birthday theme this year was first responders.   in attendance with cedar hammock fire rescue, were 15 manatee county sheriff deputies and the florida highway patrol.

 Fox 13 was also present at Jamie’s birthday party and you can watch their video by clicking on this link:    http://www.fox13news.com/news/good-stuff/first-responders-help-make-boy-s-birthday-special

FIREFIGHTER ZACH KERTZ PROMOTED 

Congratulations go out to Firefighter Zach Kertz on his promotion to Second Class Firefighter.   Firefighter Kertz was recognized at the Board of Commissioners meeting in May for this outstanding achievement, his hard work, and dedication.   

PREFERRED GOVERNMENTAL INSURANCE TRUST HELPS PROVIDE NEW BUNKER GEAR TO OUR FIREFIGHTERS

 

L-R: Capt. Billy Smith, Battalion Chief Joe Falcone, Chief Jeff Hoyle & Art Eversole, Commercial Account Executive at Boyd Insurance & Investments

 

The Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust Reimbursement is provided to our district to assist with the purchase of safety related items. The funds received from this program were used to assist in the purchase of seven sets of bunker gear. This program helps to ensure that our crews are provided essential personal protective equipment. It is a pleasure to work with the Preferred Government Insurance Trust.

 

AWARDS, RECOGNITION, AND HONORING COMMISSIONER TOM FLYNN

Board of Commissioners Meeting April 19, 2018

Firefighter Aron Kaloostian was honored by the Sons of Revolution at the Board of Commissioners Meeting on April 19, 2018.   Tim Milligan a member of the Sons of Revolution presented Firefighter Kaloostian with their Fire Safety Commendation Medal.

Firefighter Kaloostian also received an award from the VFW Post #10141.  The VFW honored Firefigher Kaloostian for firefighter of the year and presented him with a certificate and gift.

VFW Post 10141 honored Firefighter Aron Kaloostian as Firefighter of the Year and presented him with an award and gift.

Deputy Chief Mike DeChelbor, Captain ryan French, Lt. Matt Jones, Firefighter Randall Fowler, Firefighter Nick Lynch, Firefighter James Taylor, and Firefighter Bobby Wadsworth were each presented with a NOW Award (Notable Outstanding Work).  They were nominated by Firefighter Mike dunn for the outstanding job and committment these individuals had on the engine spec committee for the design of our new fire engine.

Receiving their NOW Award: L-R: Firefighter Bobby Wadsworth, Firefighter James Taylor, Firefighter Nick Lynch, Capt. Ryan French, and Deputy Chief Mike DeChelbor .

 

Lt. Matt Jones, Firefighter Randall Fowler, and Firefighter Aron Kaloostian were presented Hurricane Campaign Awards from the Manatee County Fire chiefs Assocation.

Chief Jeff Hoyle Presented to commissioner tom flynn’s family, a placque bearing his badge and name plate.   Commissioner Flynn passed away on Feb. 18, 2018.   Mrs. Gayle flynn and her son Shawn Flynn spoke of the dedication and love Commissioner flynn had for cedar hammock Fire Rescue.

Chief Hoyle presenting a commendation plaque to Mrs. Gayle Flynn and her family in honor of Commissioner Tom Flynn

Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue participates in Operation Prom at

Bayshore High School

April 3, 2018

On a night of celebration and promise, it’s the worst thing that can happen….students drink alcohol at the prom, and get in their cars and possibly cause an accident.  Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue, Manatee County EMS, manatee county sheriff’s department and students from lake erie college of osteopathic medicine worked together to demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving, in front of large group of students at bayshore high school.  The re-enactment showed the aftermath of a drunken driving accident to promote awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving .

First Responder’s Night

 

The Bradenton Marauders hosted a first responder’s night at their April 20, 2018 game against the Fort Myers Miracle.  The event featured First Responder Vehicles, a themed Jersey Auction and the Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue Safety Bounce House.

 

 

Name of product:
Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010
Hazard:

A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
March 21, 2018
Units:
About 452,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 40,000 were sold in Canada.)
Consumer Contact:

Kidde toll-free at 833-551-7739 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.

 

PROMOTIONS, NEW FIREFIGHTERS AND A RETIREMENT

february was a busy month at cedar hammock fire department with several promotions, the hiring of 9 new firefighters, and the retirement of a captain after 30 years of service.

BRIAN BARTMAN WAS PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN

 

Captain Brian Bartman receiving his promotional badge from his son

Chad Eibner was promoted to lieutenant

 

Lt. Chad Eibner receiving his promotional badge from his wife Rene

 

AUSTIN ROEHL WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT

 

Lt. Austin Roehl receiving his promotional badge from his daughter.

 

Firefighter kody sallis and josh moss were recognized for their promotion

to 2nd Class firefighter 

FF Kody Sallis and FF Josh Moss are recognized by Chief Jeff Hoyle

Welcome to our new firefighters:  drew dirmeyer, grady griffin, zach hill, taylor clegg, greg howell, devin melcher, sean morrissey, vincent scaffedi, and keith adams.

New Firefighters L-R: Drew Dirmeyer, Grady Griffin, Zach Hill, Taylor Clegg, Greg Howell, Devin Melcher, Sean Morrissey, Vincent Scaffedi, and Keith Adams

And a big congratulations goes out to captain steve laplante for 30 years of dedicated service to the cedar hammock fire rescue community and on his retirement!

Captain Steve LaPlante is honored for his 30 years of service by Chief Jeff Hoyle

 

 

THOMAS P. FLYNN 1951-2018

THANK YOU CAPTAIN STEVE LAPLANTE FOR YOUR 30 YEARS OF DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE COMMUNITY

 

Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue says goodbye to captain steve laplante on february 15, 2018, after 30 dedicated years of service.   we wish captain laplante all the best during his much deserved retirement!

Honoring Captain LaPlante at his Retirement/Flag Ceremony. Presenting Captain LaPlante with his flag is his son, East Manatee Fire Rescue Firefighter Derek LaPlante