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The Cedar Hammock  Fire  Control  District  is granted the authority to provide fire control and emergency medical services; levy  and  collect  taxes,  assessments,  and  fees;  and  administer  fire  rescue programs and services within the district’s boundary.

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OPERATION PROM AT BAYSHORE HIGH SCHOOL

Firefighters from CHFR along with Manatee County EMS, Aeromed, and the Manatee County Sheriff’s department participated in a prom night DUI crash re-enactment at Bayshore High School on April 15, 2019.


Firefighters from Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue participated in the Operation Prom event held at Bayshore High School

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CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE WELCOMES NEW FIREFIGHTERS

AT THE MARCH AND APRIL FIRE COMMISSIONERS MEETING OF THE CEDAR HAMMOCK CONTROL DISTRICT,  THE OFFICIAL SWEARING – IN AND BADGE PINNING CEREMONY WAS HELD FOR NEW FIREFIGHTERS WESLEY BLALOCK, NICHOLAS BLAIR AND GARRETT GARSIDE.   PROUD FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE IN ATTENDANCE TO CELEBRATE WITH THESE NEW FIREFIGHTERS.  SIX NEW FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN ADDED IN 2019 TO SERVE THE CEDAR HAMMOCK RESCUE COMMUNITY!

Chief Jeff Hoyle welcomes new Firefighter Wesley Blalock

New Firefighters Nicholas Blair and Garrett Garside are sworn in at the April Commission Meeting

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CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE STARTS OFF 2019 WITH SEVERAL PROMOTIONS AND THE ADDITION OF 3 NEW FIREFIGHTERS

At the February 21, 2019, Board of Commissioners Meeting Chief Jeff Hoyle announced the promotions of Joseph Falcone to Deputy Chief, Ryan French to Battalion Chief, Justin Rudrud to Captain, and A. J. Dudley to Lieutenant.   Each one was honored with a pinning ceremony that was attended by several family members and friends.

Congratulations Deputy Chief Joseph Falcone, Battalion Chief Ryan French, Captain Justin Rudrud, and Lieutenant A. J. Dudley on their recent promotions!

VFW Post #10141 Commander Bob Mulhouser was present at the meeting to present Firefighter Randall Fowler with the Firefighter of the Year Award and a monetary award.

VFW Post #10141 Commander Bob Mulhouser presents Firefighter Randall Fowler with the Firefighter of the Year Award

Chief Hoyle was also proud to recognize the following firefighters at the January and February Board of Commissioners Meetings  for their hard work and dedication on their promotions:

Firefighter Wade Hudson                     First Class Firefighter

Clint Brekhus                                       First Class Firefighter

Firefighter Rob Edwards                    Second Class Firefighter

Firefighter Eric Adams                      Third Class Firefighter

Zachary Hill                                      Third Class Firefighter

Greg Howell                                     Third Class Firefighter

Devin Melcher                                 Third Class Firefighter

Sean Morrissey                               Third Class Firefighter

Vince Scaffedi                                Third Class Firefighter

Drew Dirmeyer                             Third Class Firefighter

Chief Jeff Hoyle recognizes First Class Firefighter Wade Hudson, 2nd Class Firefighter Rob Edwards, and Third Class Firefighter Eric Adams on their promotions

Firefighters recognized for their Third Class Promotions: Firefighter Zach Hill, Firefighter Greg Howell, Firefighter Devin Melcher and Firefighter Drew Dirmeyer

Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue welcomed three new firefighters at the February Commission meeting where they were given the Oath of Office and family and friends were able to join in on their pinning ceremony.  New firefighters are Kaleb Hazen, Marco Nepomuceno and John Stephenson.

New Firefighters are John Stephenson, Marco Nepomuceno, and Kaleb Hazen

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 EMPLOYEE AWARD RECIPIENTS

FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR – FIREFIGHTER RANDALL FOWLER

Firefighter Fowler receives Firefighter of the Year Award

FIRE OFFICER OF THE YEAR – LT. BEN ANDERSON

Lieutenant Anderson receives Fire Officer of the Year

STAFF EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – BATTALION CHIEF DOUG BRETT

Battalion Chief Brett receives Staff Employee of the Year

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