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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.

 

Request For Qualifications

Architectural and Engineering Services

 

The Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue District seeks Statements of Qualifications from firms for architectural and engineering services to develop construction drawings for a fire training tower, to include relocation of gas piping mock-up, demolition of existing wooden tower, and replacement of decking, railing support, and stairs over current confined space mock-up.

You can download an information package in the link below, contact the District’s office for an information package at kbradshaw@chfr.org or call 941-751-7090, Monday–Thursday, 7:00AM–5:00PM.

The deadline to submit RFQ is the close of business on May 14, 2018.

 

Information Package Download link:

RFQ A_E Package

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

 

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

20 years

Eddie Anderson

Mike Sheets

15 years

Brad Jones

10 years

Nick Lynch

5 years

Brant gomez

1 year

kyle bradshaw, zack kertz, josh clemen, josh moss, clint brekhus and nate debitetto

 


 

 

Pictured L-R: Aron Kaloostian – Firefighter of the Year, Steve LaPlante – Fire Officer of the Year, James Taylor – Phoenix Award, Brad Jones – 15 Year Service Award, and Kyle Bradshaw – 1 Year Service Award

Kidde Logo | Product Safety Recall

Summary:          This product recall involves two styles of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers:

  • Plastic handle fire extinguishers
  • Plastic push-button 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! 

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

 

 

 

 

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