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We currently have 3 Firefighter vacancies! We pride ourselves in having highly motivated professionals willing to learn, grow, and develop the skills to provide nothing but the best emergency services for the community we proudly serve. We are looking for nothing but the best you have to offer! Apply at usajobs.com today!

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The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

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Our organization is dedicated to representing state employees whose job duties center on the protection and well being of the citizens of Florida. Our members include Fire service personnel from 5 state agencies.

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TS Isaias Update 08022020 11PM
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Still time to be prepared!!!!
Happy Independence Day!!!!

Be safe, stay hydrated, and enjoy the Family!!!!
It's going to be another hot one across Florida!!!

Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!!!!
Be vigilant,  be prepared,  know the signs!!!

It's hot and very humid!! HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE!!!!!
To All the Fathers out there!!!!

Thank you!!!!!!!
Remembered Never Forgotten!!!! 

Rest in Peace Brothers!!!!

On June 20, 2011 we lost these two Great Men Fighting the Blue Ribbon Fire in Hamilton County, FL.
Time to make sure you have your preparedness kits ready!!!

Safety First!!!
We send our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters and the family of Pasco County Fire Rescue on the loss of a young brother!!!!
Again Friendly reminder to those with drones.

DO NOT OPERATE WITHIN THE AIRSPACE OF A WILDFIRE!!!!

Crews are trying to protect lives and property and cannot fly if drones are around leading to the high likelihood of loss of property but most of ALL LIVES!!!!
Our brothers and sisters FSFSA Local S20 of the Florida Forest Service are busting thier boots and dozers all across Florida right now!!!!

Please keep them in your prayers!!!!

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Friendly reminder to those with drones.

DO NOT OPERATE WITHIN THE AIRSPACE OF A WILDFIRE!!!!

Crews trying to protect lives and property cannot fly if drones are around leading to the high likelihood of loss of property but most of ALL LIVES!!!!
WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS:
No breathing apparatus, not paid well, excessive hours paid with comp time when it's rainy, understaffed, gets cussed for plowing a fire line around your house to keep your house from burning.....Every eye is on these guys's girls as they tackle this Dragon that happens to be the largest wild land fire in the United States at the present time. If you see one of these guys that are required to wear wool green pants and a yellow long sleeve shirt, no matter how hot it is, tell him, her, thankyou, or buy then a drink, or pay for their meal.

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We send our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters and the family on the loss of Polk County FF/EMT Shane Carter!!!!

Firefighter/EMT Shane Carter

Polk County Local 3531

It is with great sadness that the officers of Polk County Professional Firefighters Local 3531 announce the passing of brother Shane Carter. Shane was born on December 24, 1982. After High School, Shane entered the United States Army, where he served as a Combat Medic from 2001-2006. Shane began his firefighting career in December 2017 and was currently enrolled in Paramedic school at South Florida State College. Shane held the rank of Firefighter/EMT and was stationed at Rescue Station 9 in Bartow. Shane was well liked by all and made a positive impact on many people that he encountered. Brother Carter will most be remembered for his hard work ethic and contagious smile. Shane was married with two children, all of whom will miss him dearly. Local 3531 would like everyone to please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the memorial service has been postponed. We will post the date, time, and location on our Facebook Page once it has been finalized. 

Respectfully,

Derek Walsh, President 

Polk County Professional Firefighters Local 3531
Given the dryness in the State and current pandemic.  Please pay heed and prevent the potential of wildfires. This season in Florida is already starting.

Also if a fire gets out of control from you. You can be charged for the response and damages. It's not worth it!!!
Another group of our brother and sisters from Florida Forest Service if your out riding this beautiful day!!

23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601
Simple safety reminder!!!

If more than 10 years old change out the smoke alarm!!!

Practice Practice Practice a Home Fire safety drill and know how to get out your window!!!!
We send our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters and the family of Porterville Fire Department!!!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/18/porterville-library-fire-claims-life-firefighter-another-missing/4803397002/
We send our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters and the family of our Florida Highway Patrol on the loss of Trooper Joseph Bullock in Martin County!!!
#FHP #EOW #HonerTheFallen
We send our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters and the family of Charlotte County Fire EMS on thier loss of a brother.
Brothers and Sisters please if you need to talk, need to vent, need help!!!!

Call or ask!!!!

1-800-273-8255

You do not have to do it alone!!!!

Michael Brennan 
President S20 
Florida State Fire Service Association 

(352)220-7825

mbrennan25@cfl.rr.com 
admin@iafflocals20.com
Our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement and the family of our Public Safety brother and sister lost!!!!
Couldn't help it. Reminds me of one of the first firefighter jokes I heard.

The old guy volunteer Department that came to a bad warehouse Fire in a old pumper and drove right past the other Firefighters outside and into the middle of the fire and put it out. 

When asked what's the first thing they will do with the money, the Company whom they saved the building, was donating to thier Department.

The chief said," Were getting the brakes fixed on Ole Betsy!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Michael Brennan 
President S20 
Florida State Fire Service Association
Safety tips  for our other family members!!!
Few hints to be safe with your tree!!!
December 7, 1941 A date which will live in infamy!!!

Today we remember our fallen on that fateful day!!!!!
We send our prayers and condolences to our brothers and sisters and the family of Pasco Fire Rescue!!!!!

Captain William Strenge, Pasco County Fire Rescue passed away this evening VERY suddenly after retiring from many years of service less than two years ago. As I posted when he retired, one of the good guys.  Worked E10, very busy station, as he WANTED to.  Taught E.M.T. classes cause he wanted to.  Gone way TOO soon.  Please pray for his family. Just so no doubts he is one in front with white shirt.
We extend our prayers and condolences to the family and our brothers and sisters of Clay County Local 3362 on the passing of Engineer/Paramedic Jeremy McKay!!!!

RIP Brother!!!!
Please have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!
Well we said our farewells today and recalled our memories of Florida State Fire Service Association Local S20 Brother and Senior Forest Ranger David Anken today in Paisley surrounded by family and friends. It was wonderful to see such a large turn out to pay tribute. I want to Thank the Florida Forest Service Colorguard, Lake County Fire Rescue Color Guard, Lake County Fire Rescue Local 3990, Umatilla Fire Department, and US Forest Service for thier participation and honoring our fallen Brother. 

Thank you,
Michael Brennan 
President S20 
Florida State Fire Service Association
The following is the updated information for Services for David Anken.

November 23, 2019 at 1500hrs

Paisley Ranger Station

44225 Spring Creek Road

Paisley, FL. 32767

Celebration of life will follow afterwards.
Prayers for our brothers and sisters of Escambia County Fire Rescue!!!!

Escambia County Fire Rescue Chief Dwain S.Bradshaw died bravely serving his community today. 

Bradshaw, who served as the district chief at the Bellview Fire Station and the Assistant Chief at the Beulah Fire Station, was among those who responded to the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash early this morning at the Muscogee Bridge. 

During a secondary crash, a log truck struck the Chief who was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital where he later died. 

We are thinking about our brothers and sisters to our west and our hearts go to Chief Bradshaw's family and friends. Thank you for a life of service and for an unwavering dedication to your community.
Let's be safe and let the kids have fun!!!!
We are saddened to hear of the loss of one of our Forestry family. We are holding any further information until an official statement has been released.

Godspeed sir. We will take it from here
With Winter already hitting in many parts of the Country. 

Remember if using a Heater keep 3 feet from anything that burns!

Never leave unattended!

Smoke Alarms are operable!

Never Never Never use an extension cord or multi-plug power strip for power, only direct to outlet!!!
Still the top cause of Fire in the home!

Never. Never, Never leave cooking materials alone!!!!
You need them, They save lives!

One every level, one per room!!

Test them at minimum once a month!!!

Change the time, change your batteries!!!!

Replace your Smoke Alarms every 10 years from date made!!!!!

Use them with your Escape Plan and Drill so family becomes familiar with the sound!!!!!!
Always know 2 ways out!!! 

Have a plan, Practice the plan, and Always be prepared!!!!
It's the Start of Fire Prevention Week  10/06-12/2019!!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of FHP and the family!!!
No words!!

Just Remember!!!!!!
Do not let your guard down!!! 

Keep your plan ready and have your Emergency Kit ready!!!!

Ensure you have Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide detectors!!!!

Pay heed to all Evacuation Orders when given!!!!!
Some Very Serious Safety Tips for those whom use Generators!!!!!

Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector in place.

Have a Smoke Detector in place.
Few reminders to help you prepare!!!
11PM Dorian slight increase in Winds to 85 mph.
Get your plan in place now and supplies ready!!!!
Be Prepared!!!
Schools coming or already begun. 

Please remember these tips to protect our youth!!!!