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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire
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.
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
Chad Eibner was promoted to lieutenant
AUSTIN ROEHL WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT
Firefighter kody sallis and josh moss were recognized for their promotion
to 2nd Class firefighter
Welcome to our new firefighters: 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!
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!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 EMPLOYEE AWARD RECIPIENTS
FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR – ARON KALOOSTIAN
FIRE OFFICER OF THE YEAR – STEVE LAPLANTE
STAFF EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – TAMMY HAGER
THE PHOENIX AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO JAMES TAYLOR FOR THE SUCCESSFUL RESUSCITATION OF FIVE CARDIAC ARREST PATIENTS
THE EXEMPLARY DUTY COMMENDATION AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO TIM PILLSBURY FOR HIS EARLY DETECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF A STRUCTURE FIRE ON AUGUST 27, 2017, WHICH PREVENTED INJURIES AND REDUCED PROPERTY DAMAGE
YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS
kyle bradshaw, zack kertz, josh clemen, josh moss, clint brekhus and nate debitetto
|Summary: This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers:
This Recall does not include Kidde Professional or Badger branded fire extinguishers. Units with metal handles/valve assemblies are not included in the recall.
Read the full announcement and all additional information at: https://inmarmarketaction.com/kidde/Kidde284US/
NEW FIREFIGHTER SWORN IN AT OCTOBER BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
we are proud to welcome firefighter cody gregory to the cedar hammock fire rescue family! he was sworn in at our october 19, 2017, board of commissioners meeting.
FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNIZED AT
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO FIREFIGHTER ROB EDWARDS, FIREFIGHTER DEVIN DIRMEYER AND FIREFIGHTER JOSH CLEMEN ON THEIR PROMOTIONS TO THIRD CLASS FIREFIGHTER!
CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE AWARDED GRANT TO HELP PURCHASE LIFE SAVING STABILIZATION EQUIPMENT
Cedar Hammock Fire Control District was recently awarded a grant from Preferred Government Insurance Trust through the Training Incentive Program. The grant money was used to help purchase stabilization equipment that is utilized when responding to vehicle accidents with overturned or unstable vehicles. The equipment was placed in service on two of our engines that cover one of the main thoroughfares through Manatee County.
We appreciate the partnership we have with Preferred Government Insurance Trust.
BAYSHORE ELEMENTARY BACK 2 SCHOOL DRIVE
Equipping students for learning and education is a key factor in creating tomorrow’s leaders and workforce, so cedar hammock fire rescue was happy to support church of the cross with their annual backpack and school supplies event at bayshore elementary on august 8th & 9th. the firefighters and administration staff were also generous in giving donations to help with the purchase of some of these supplies. thank you to pastor stan pavkovich and church of the cross for all you do to help this community!
BACK TO SCHOOL
August 10, 2017
Firefighters welcomed students back to school at Prine elementary, bayshore elementary and lee middle school , while banners on the fire trucks warned drivers to slow down in school zones and be on the the lookout for students on their way to school.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2ND CLASS FIREFIGHTER WADE HUDSON
AND NEW FIREFIGHTER PETER SETEFANO
Firefighter Wade Hudson was recognized and promoted to Second Class Firefighter at the Board of Commissioners meeting On July 20, 2017. way to go firefighter hudson!
Welcome to our newest Firefighter – Peter Setefano. Firefighter Setefano was sworn in at the Commissioners Meeting on July 20, 2017.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING
JULY 11, 2017
Inspector Adam Chrisman and inspector marc massella conducted a fire extinguisher training event at P.A.C.E. Center for Girls. Inspector Chrisman & Inspector Massella worked with 60 Teachers and their students using a propane fueled fire trainer. this program allows for hands on training using a fire extinguisher in a controlled environment. should they need to use one in a real life experience, they will have a better understanding of how the extinguisher works and how it feels to put out a small fire.