Destin firefighter does Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis paddle challenge

Challenge: Destin firefighter Holly Heidenreich makes 80-mile crossing from Bahamas to Florida

By Tina Harbuck from The Destin Log

As if it wasn’t challenging enough to make the 80-mile crossing on open water from the Bahamas to Florida on a paddleboard, Destin’s Holly Heidenreich decided to do it with no paddle.

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PHFR Celebrates Promotions and Probationary Firefighters

Palm Harbor Fire Rescue congratulates Lieutenant Drozdowski on his promotion!

During the June 6th 2022, Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, Firefighter Drozdowski was officially sworn in and pinned for his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. PHFR is proud of you! Congratulations on your achievement Lt. Drozdowski!

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East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District Announces New Fire Marshal

Fire Chief Jason Gennaro has announced the assignment of Division Chief Jason Letzring to the role of Fire Marshal of the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District.

Prior to becoming the Fire Marshal, Chief Letzring was a district Lieutenant and actively engaged in the fire prevention division assisting Chief Gennaro. Upon the retirement of former Fire Chief Tom Jamison in June 2021, Letzring was promoted to the position of Division Chief on the C shift and identified as the future Fire Marshal during the succession process.

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Unleashing your HERO

Excerpt from our Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Kevin Brown

During the pandemic we’ve heard the words hero and essential on a daily basis. We’ve watched as everyday people in communities, families and organizations all over the planet rise to the challenges we’ve all faced during the crisis. And while we may not all be in the same boat, we have all most certainly been in the same storm.

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The Great Divorce

As many of you know, we will have Jay Redman as a Keynote Speaker at the Annual Conference this year. His topic is "The Great Divorce: Are you sure they're still in love with you?" and will focus on business-place wellbeing.

To get ready for this topic he has provided some pre-Conference statistics that will be sure to open your eyes:

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Village of Wellington Earns Highest Mental Health Ranking

The Village of Wellington earns highest ranking Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America 2022

We are proud to announce that that Village of Wellington has been awarded the 2022 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America! As an organization with Bell Seal certification, The Village of Wellington joins a national network of leaders in workplace mental health.

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The Importance of FASD Training

FASD Training Prepares Leaders For Demands of Public Service

By Tanya Quickel

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