Information Worth Mentioning

CHFR recognized several employees at the October 15, 2020 Board of Fire Commissioner’s meeting.

The following were recognized for their dedicated years of service:

    • Lieutenant Austin Roehl – 15 years of service
    • Firefighter 1st Class Charlie Childress – 15 years of service

 

 

The following was recognized for the “NOW Award”:

    • Firefighter 1st Class Charlie Childress – FF Charlie Childress showed great initiative when he reached out to Training Officer Smith to request the opportunity to lead this year’s vehicle extrication training. FF Childress started the training by bringing a new style of instruction delivery to our training program by creating a presentation that has been saved into the computer system. This presentation now serves as a learning tool for all new firefighters. In January the district acquired several vehicles that were delivered to Station Three. FF Childress reviewed the vehicles and developed several scenarios that ensured all aspects of vehicle stabilization, incident safety, and vehicle extrication could be achieved during the training events. FF Childress worked with Training Officer Smith to ensure all three shifts had an equal opportunity to get the most out of the donated vehicles. FF Childress greatly enhanced the knowledge and safety that the employees of the Cedar Hammock Fire Control District will carry with them as we provide rescue services to the citizens that travel through our district. FF Childress’s personal initiative, and devotion to the vehicle extrication training reflect credit upon himself and continue the tradition of quality training for Cedar Hammock Firefighters.

 

 

CHFR recognized several employees at the May 21, 2020 Board of Fire Commissioner’s meeting.

The following were recognized for their dedicated years of service:

 

    • Deputy Chief Joe Falcone – 15 years of service
    • Captain Justin Rudrud – 20 years of service
    • Lieutenant Matthew Jones – 25 years of service
    • Fire Inspector Marc Massella – 15 years of service
    • Firefighter Keith Ferguson – 25 years of service
    • Firefighter John Stephenson – 1 year of service
    • Firefighter Garrett Garside – 1 year of service
    • Firefighter Marco Nepomuceno – 1 year of service
    • Firefighter Wesley Blalock – 1 year of service

 

Engine 231 at the Blake Medical Center Appreciation Event

Engine 231 at the Blake Medical Center Appreciation Event

 

Image of FF Blalock Bay News 9 interview.

See Cedar Hammock Fire – FF Blalock’s interview with Bay News 9.

 

Inspector Chrisman, who serves as the Safe Kids Manatee Chair is recognized!  

Inspector Chrisman with Suncoast Safe Kids CoalitionInspector Chrisman with Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition

 

CHFR Chiefs Attend FPELRA

Deputy Chief’s Falcone and Bradshaw, attended the first module of training with the FL Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FPELRA). This begins a year long training regiment to become a Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional (FCLRP).

 

Phoenix Award Recipients

Congratulations to Firefighters Jason Moore and Josh Clemen. They were recognized with a Phoenix Award for responding with Manatee County EMS to a cardiac arrest. The patient was resuscitated, with the successful outcome of being able to return home from the hospital.

CHFR Firefighters receiving the Phoenix Award from Manatee County EMS for saving a cardiac arrest patient.

CHFR Chiefs Attend Legislative Session

Fire Chief Hoyle, accompanied with Deputy Chief’s Falcone and Bradshaw, attended the FL 2020 Legislative Session in Tallahassee. This session was sponsored by the FL Association of Special Districts (FASD).

 

Chief Hoyle, Deputy Chief Falcone, and Deputy Chief Bradshaw photographed in front of the firefighter memorial statue at the capital in Tallahassee, FL.

 

CHFR ISO Rating Classification

Congratulations is in order for the entire organization for improving its ISO rating from a Class 3 to a Class 2 in the 2019 audit. This is a measure of the fire protection service Cedar Hammock provides to the community. The scale is 1 through 10 with 1 being the best. There are less than 5% of departments in the nation rated with a Class 2 or better. Cedar Hammock has achieved this through a twenty percent increase in staffing, and the addition of a ladder truck to the fleet over the last four years. The public may see a reduction in insurance rates as a result.

 

CHFR recognized several employees at the January 16, 2020 Board of Fire Commissioner’s meeting.

 

The following awards were presented:

Exceptional Duty – Fire Marshal Eric Center & Battalion chief Ryan French

Firefighter of the Year – FF Clint Brekhus

Officer of the Year – Captain Brian Bartman

Staff Employee of the Year – Battalion Chief Doug Brett

 

The following were recognized for their dedicated years of service:

 

    • Battalion Chief Billy Whitfield – 30 years of service
    • Captain Billy Smith – 15 years of service
    • Lieutenant Ben Anderson – 15 years of service
    • Lieutenant Chad Eibner – – 15 years of service
    • FF Mike Dunn – 15 years of service
    • FF Wade Hudson – 5 years of service
    • FF Eric Adams – 1 year of service
    • FF Taylor Clegg – 1 year of service
    • FF Drew Dirmeyer – 1 year of service
    • FF Garrett Garside – 1 year of service
    • FF Alan Glass – 1 year of service
    • FF Zack Hill – 1 year of service
    • FF Greg Howell – 1 year of service
    • FF Garrett LeClair – 1 year of service
    • FF Vincent Scaffedi – 1 year of service
    • FF Devin Melcher – 1 year of service

 

 

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