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HONORING FIREFIGHTER JOHNNY LEYDON

It is with deep regret that Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue must say goodbye to long time Firefighter John Leydon. Johnny was a Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue volunteer firefighter from February 1989 until his full time hire date of August 1991. Firefighter Leydon served the district for a total of 24 years during his volunteer and paid service until his retirement date of February, 2013. For those in the Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue Family that were privileged to know and work with Johnny, he holds a special place with each one of us. Firefighter Leydon always made the job enjoyable with his sense of humor and you could always count on his ability as a solid member of his crew. Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue sends their deepest condolences and prayers to Patty Woods and the Leydon family.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 AT 2:00PM
CHURCH OF THE CROSS
5051 26TH STREET WEST
BRADENTON, FLORIDA 34207

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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! 

L-R: Firefighter Rob Edwards, Firefighter Devin Dirmeyer, Firefighter Josh Clemen, and Fire Chief Jeff Hoyle

 CONGRATULATIONS TO SCOTT VIEHMAN

ON HIS PROMOTION TO SECOND CLASS FIREFIGHTER

 

 

6-YEAR OLD BAILEE IS THE FIRST TO DONATE UNUSED HURRICANE SUPPLIES FOR THOSE IN NEED. 

Hurricane Irma has come and gone. Overall as a community we have been blessed to have been spared the wrath of this hurricane with the exception of a few in our community that were hit hard. But as we all know that is not the case a short distance south of us in southwest Florida. Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue and COTC Church-have teamed up to send immediate relief. We are asking if you have any extra non-perishable items such as bottled water, first aid kits, baby supplies, disposable diapers, wipes, formula, dog and cat food, hand sanitizer, new/packaged underwear, granola bars,

crackers, batteries, flashlights, portable generators, etc. that you would like to donate. Two drop off areas:
Cedar Hammock Station 1 located  at 5200 26th Street West – office hours are Monday-Thursday from 7 am to 5 pm –
or Church Of The Cross Church Lobby at 5051 26th Street West.

 

 

CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE AWARDED GRANT TO HELP PURCHASE LIFE SAVING STABILIZATION EQUIPMENT

FF TAYLOR TRAINING WITH THE NEW 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.

 

www.heart.org/handsonlycpr

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!

L-R:  Firefighter Childress, Firefighter Fowler, Firefighter Clemen, Capt. Rose, and Pastor Stan Pavkovich)

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.

 

L-R: Lt. Bercot, Firefighter Dirmeyer, and Firefighter Eibner

L-R: Lt. Rudrud, Firefighter Jackson, and Firefighter Eibe

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2ND CLASS FIREFIGHTER WADE HUDSON

AND NEW FIREFIGHTER PETER SETEFANO

JULY 2017

 

 

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.

 

Fireworks Safety Tips

You can find more fireworks safety tips at:

http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/wildfire-and-seasonal-fires/fireworks


SAFE DRIVING TIPS FROM OUR FIREFIGHTERS

https://www.defensivedriving.org/the-fire-department-guide-for-safe-drivers



CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE AT OPERATION PROM

 

operation prom at bayshore high school was held on april 6, 2017.   a drunk driving crash re-enactment was played out in front of several hundred students at the bayshore high  football stadium.   cedar hammock fire rescue participated along with manatee county ems, aeromed, and the manatee county sheriff’s office.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO FIREFIGHTER ZACH KERTZ ON HIS PROMOTION TO 

THIRD CLASS FIREFIGHTER

APRIL 2017

 


PROMOTIONS AT CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE

            February 2017

Firefighter Kody Sallis was promoted to third class firefighter

FIREFIGHTER CLINT BREKHUS WAS PROMOTED TO THIRD CLASS FIREFIGHTER


FIREFIGHTER JOSH MOSS WAS PROMOTED TO THIRD CLASS FIREFIGHTER