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“A Very Good Save”: Firefighters Beat Back Wildfire Within Inches of a House in Seminole Woods

| August 24, 2016

The fire had burned into the eaves of the house at 7 Sellner Place when firefighters arrived, positioned themselves between it and the house, and beat it back this afternoon. The fire burned the entire neighboring, empty lot.

Flagler Beach Commission Considers Biggest Tax Hike Since Recession, and New Fire Costs

| August 24, 2016

The Flagler Beach City Commission is considering a budget that would significantly raise taxes while restoring such positions as the fire and police chief, positions eliminated three years ago.

For Bunnell’s Tucker, Sharp Loss on Firehouse Consolidation Signals Return to Minority

| August 23, 2016

Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker’s proposal to fold the Bunnell Fire Department into the county and shift savings to the city’s police department was rebuked Monday, and Tucker’s role on the commission appears to return to where it had been years ago: as a dissenter.

Investigation Into West Flagler Home Fire and Suicide Ends in “Undetermined” Conclusion

| August 8, 2016

“It appears that Kevin Clayton started the fire and then took his own life,” the fire investigation into the November fire concluded, but no actual cause or source of the fire was discovered.

Bunnell’s Tucker Upsets Colleagues With Surprise Bid to Merge Fire Department With County

| July 25, 2016

Previously Bunnell Commissioner Elbert Tucker wanted to dissolve the city’s police department to save money. Now he wants to dissolve the volunteer fire department and shift savings to add a police officer. The commission is not enthusiastic.

6 People Rescued From Tugboat on Fire in Ocean Off Marineland

| July 22, 2016

It was not the first recent problem for the Thomas Dann tugboat. Two fireballs were seen from shore, indications of explosions. Its crew was picked up by a fishing vessel, though Flagler County Fire Rescue’s Marine Unit was set to carry out the rescue.

Yes, Palm Coast Wanted to Boot County EMS Crews Out of Station 22, But That Fire Is Out For Now

| June 15, 2016

A closer look at the record shows that contrary to City Manager Jim Landon’s claim that the county was going on rumors, city officials, including Landon, very much wanted to see county EMS crews out of the fire station on Palm Coast Parkway.

Dunkin Donuts on Palm Coast Parkway Demolished By Flames During Roof Repairs

| June 9, 2016

The Dunkin Donuts on Palm Coast Parkway near Winn Dixie was engulfed in flames this afternoon after a fire broke out around 4:30 p.m.

Early-Morning Fire Demolishes House in Flagler Beach, 2nd Blaze in 2 Days in the City

| June 5, 2016

An early morning fire Sunday demolished a 63-year-old house on South Daytona Avenue. The homeowner was absent. On Saturday, an electrical fire damaged the back end of a three-story structure at the north end of town.

City Will Spend $100,000 to Renovate Fire Station 22, Its Oldest, on Palm Coast Parkway

| May 10, 2016

The city considered demolishing and rebuilding the station in the past, or closing and moving it, but for it says renovation is the best option, keeping open the possibility of a new station on Colbert Lane in the future.

County Floats Consolidation of Fire Services And Finally Agree to Meet With Palm Coast

| May 2, 2016

At a long-awaited workshop this afternoon Flagler County responded to Palm Coast’s pressing for a new way to deliver ambulance services, but by countering with a proposal the city is not likely to approve in any way.

Flagler’s Emergency Operations Center at 10 Years: A Few Fires, 5 Managers, Zero Hurricanes

| April 30, 2016

The Emergency Operations Center was part of a $90 million public building spree at the height of the housing boom, just before it all crashed. The center has yet to know its first hurricane emergency, though it’s helped the county through several fire and major storm emergencies.

County Commission Retreats From Joint Meeting With Palm Coast Council on EMS

| April 5, 2016

After appearing ready to meet with Palm Coast, county commissioners now say that between election turn-over and the absence of a crisis, there’s no need to meet over ambulance issues.

County Takes Dim, Caustic View of Palm Coast’s “Efficiency” Push in Ambulance Services

| March 25, 2016

County commissioners say if Palm Coast wants to make services more efficient, it’s the city’s problem, not theirs. But they’ve agreed to hold a joint meeting in May to discuss possibilities.

Palm Coast Floats New Rescue System in Name Of “Efficiency,” But County Sees Many Flaws

| March 15, 2016

No one is complaining about ambulance service in Palm Coast, but the city council is favoring changing the system by adding two county ambulances and spreading manpower around. The county, which runs EMS, says the plan is costly and unnecessary.

FPC Will Launch a Firefighter-EMT Academy, Filling a Recruiting Gap for Fire Departments

| February 29, 2016

The Fire Leadership Academy is designed to appeal to students who may be losing interest in school while giving the county’s and cities’ fire departments a reliable recruiting ground of new firefighter-EMTs.

Jon Moscowitz Named Sons of the American Revolution’s Firefighter of the Year

| February 21, 2016

Moscowitz, 28, has been a firefighter-paramedic in Flagler County for 9 years. Only a few weeks ago he’d also been named public safety EMS professional of the year by his peers.

Palm Coast Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Forte In Dramatic Rescue of Drowning Man

| February 3, 2016

Palm Coast Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Forte was in the W-Section when the drowning of a 71-year-old resident on Whispering Pine Drive was called in. He rushed to the scene and pulled the man out of the pool.

Celebrated Emergency Services Chief Kevin Guthrie Resigns, Jolting Commissioners

| February 1, 2016

Kevin Guthrie headed the county’s emergency services division since late 2013 to mostly rave reviews, but frustrations with the county administration may have led to his decision to leave.

Flagler Beach’s Lt. Cox, Among 10 Winners, Is Countywide Public Safety Person of the Year

| February 1, 2016

Aside from Cox’s top award, winners included the Sheriff’s Senior Cmdr. Mark Carman, Flagler County Fire Rescue’s Jon Moscowitz and Bob Pickering of Emergency Management.

Controversy Long Over, Flagler Beach Finally Gets Its $568,000 “Quint” Fire Truck

| January 28, 2016

The truck purchase inflamed many a confrontation among Flagler Beach city commissioners and embroiled the city’s fire department in a nearly year-long battle to secure it.

Fire Demolishes Family Home in Western Flagler After French Fries Are Left Unattended

| January 20, 2016

A house belonging to Caprice and Stephan Williams and their two teen-age sons at 5881 Logwood Lane in Bunnell was consumed by flames Saturday after Caprice briefly left the stove unattended to help a neighbor.

Five New Flagler County Fire Rescue Firefighters Complete Orientation as Department Grows

| January 12, 2016

New firefighters – Thomas Cope, Cory Sattar, Michael Beaulieu and Andy Thomas, all hired in December, along with Marianne Huston, who was hired in September – were put through their paces last week, the first full week of the new year.

Sudden Resignation of Flagler Beach Firefighter Follows Allegations of “Unauthorized Absences”

| January 5, 2016

Clint Dixon, a firefighter for the past three years, resigned “for personal reasons” after confirming to his fire chief that he’d left his post a couple of times.

Miller Clayton, 7, Honored By County, City and State for Life-Saving Bravery in House Fire

| December 22, 2015

Miller Clayton took his little brother to safety out of their burning home on Kentucky Avenue in November. The awards were from the county and city firefighters unions and State CFO Jeff Atwater’s offce.

Special Treatment for Firefighters With Cancer? Florida Among Few States That Say No

| December 13, 2015

Florida lawmakers have introduced bills that would make Florida the 34th state to offer special protection to firefighters, but the measure faces obstacles in large part because of local governments’ opposition.

County’s Coffey Calls Some of Palm Coast’s EMS Claims “Garbage” In Broad Rebuke

| December 7, 2015

Responding to Palm Coast’s claim two weeks ago that EMS service can be more efficient and responsive, County Administrator Craig Coffey today rejected the city’s analysis, saying it would end up costing taxpayers a lot more.

Kevin Clayton’s Death in Friday’s
West Flagler Fire Is Ruled a Suicide

| December 1, 2015

A medical examiner’s autopsy confirmed that Kevin Clayton’s death in a Nov. 28 fire at 40 Kentucky Avenue in western Flagler County was a suicide. No foul play is suspected.

Palm Coast Wants Changes to County-Controlled Ambulance Services in the City

| November 24, 2015

The city wants to reduce the need for fire trucks and ambulances doubling up on EMS calls, and to lower overall costs. The county has its own ideas. The two sides will meet administratively to hash out possibilities.

1-Acre Brush Fire Off SR 100 Mobilizes Division of Forestry and Flagler Fire Flight

| October 14, 2015

A 1-acre brush fire broke out just after 4 this afternoon in an area difficult to reach for firefighters, just south of the Winn Dixie shopping center on State Road 100, and some 75 feet eastt of I-95.

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