2017 Archive

 

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



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.


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


RECOGNITIONS AT THE JANUARY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING

The Cedar Hammock Board of Fire Commissioners is proud to recognize the following Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue members for their service milestones:

20 years

lt. Troy Bercot••• firefighter jason moore••• lt. mike soper

15 years

fire Marshal Eric Center•••Lt. Nick Herlihy•••Capt. Matt Rose

10 years

Firefighter Charlie Childress•••Firefighter A. J. dudley

Adminstration Support Manager Denise McCaughan

1 year

Firefighter Clint Brekhus••Firefighter Nate Debitetto••Firefighter Josh Moss

Firefighter Kody Sallis••Firefighter Scott Viehman

L-R: Front Row: Administration Support Mgr. Denise McCaughan, Fire Marshal Eric Center, Lt. Nick Herlihy, Capt. Matt Rose, FF Josh Moss, FF Scott Viehman, and FF Kody Sallis. Back Row: FF Charlies Childress, FF Clint Brekhus and FF Nate Debitetto

the Board of Commissioners also recognized outgoing Commissioner Steve Litschauer for his 14 years (2002-2016) of dedicated service.   thank you, steve litschauer, for your oustanding support of the cedar hammock fire rescue community!

L-R: Outgoing Commissioner Steve Litschauer, Fire Chief Jeff Hoyle


BOOTS VS. BADGES HOLIDAY HEROES EVENT

SunCoast Blood Bank sponsored their annual Boots vs. Badges Holiday Heroes Blood drive. The Firefighters won the trophy again for the third year in a row! SunCoast Blood Bank stopped by Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue to drop off the Firefighters trophy to Inspector Marc Massella who was instrumental in getting the firefighters involved.

 

L-R: John Hall from SunCoast Blood bank, Craig Seagrest from Suncoast Behavioral Health Center, Inspector Marc Massella, and Cindy Winning of SunCoast Blood Bank. Not pictured are Brandy Hamilton, CEO of Suncoast Behavioral Health Center and Scott Bush, CEO of Suncoast Blood Bank.


 SEPTEMBER 9, 2017:

ALL MANATEE COUNTY SHELTERS ARE PET FRIENDLY SHELTERS

EMERGENCY SHELTER UPDATE

ALL MANATEE COUNTY EMERGENCY SHELTERS LISTED BELOW WILL BE OPEN AT 4:00 PM TODAY (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017). WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BRADEN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL, MANATEE HIGH SCHOOL AND MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  THESE THREE SCHOOLS WILL BE OPENING AT NOON TODAY.

 

http://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/public-safety/emergency-management/shelter-list-table.html

SANDBAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY 

According to manatee county government, sandbags will be available to Manatee County residents at all sandbag locations from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday: buffalo creek park, g.t. bray park, Lakewood ranch park, stormwater ops, and the rubonia community center.

click here for the MANATEE COUNTY GOVERNMENT website –  https://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/public-safety/emergency-management/sandbags.html

 

CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING  AUGUST 17, 2017

The location of the Cedar Hammock Fire Control District Board of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017 AT 6:00 PM, has been changed and       will not be held at CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE /STATION 1, 5200 26TH STREET WEST, BRADENTON, FLORIDA.   The Board of Commissioners Meeting will be held at:

CEDAR HAMMOCK FIRE RESCUE
STATION 3 – TRAINING BUILDING
6601 53RD AVENUE WEST
BRADENTON, FLORIDA

 

This location change only applies to the August 17, 2017 meeting.   All future meetings are scheduled to take place at the same time and location:  The third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue, Station 1, 5200 26th Street West, Bradenton, Florida