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Florida Hospital Flagler Honors County’s First Responders

| May 25, 2017

This week, May21-27, is the 43rd Annual National EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week.

As Flagler’s Emergency Communications Briefly Falter, Palm Coast and Sheriff Assail County Over Long-Term Plans

| February 5, 2016

The county’s critical emergency radio system briefly failed when a tower lost its back-up power Thursday even as county, city and sheriff’s officials were meeting in the first high-level meeting since 2013 to deal with their differences over modernizing the emergency communications system.

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.

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.

In Mass-Casualty Simulation, Flagler First Responders and Hospital Test Capabilities

| December 10, 2014

The simulation entailed a plane crash at the county airport and more than two dozen injuries as fuel and debris struck Hijackers’ Restaurant. The exercise unfolded in front of Florida Hospital Flagler’s Emergency Room.

Preparing For the Next Hurricane: Flagler Firefighters Join Statewide Rescue Exercises

| January 8, 2014

A seven-member team from Flagler County Fire Rescue is taking part today in statewide disaster-preparation exercises in Palm Beach County, honing skills that could be used locally or whenever a disaster strikes in the state, and a statewide response calls on Flagler to offer assistance.

Flagler County’s Rescuers Take Flight in Tactical Operations Training Over Intracoastal

| June 19, 2013

Ten members of Flagler County Fire Rescue and five Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies jumped out of Fire Flight up to five times each today in a rescue training operation at Bings Landing and over the Intracoastal that will vastly enhance water-rescue capabilities in offshore emergencies.

Florida Hospital Flagler CEO David Ottati in Awe of EMS Response at Trauma Wreck Scene

| December 10, 2012

Florida Hospital Flagler CEO David Ottati witnessed the wreck of motorcyclist Brian Davis on john Anderson Highway Friday night, called 911, assisted the victim, then was in awe of Flagler County Fire Rescue’s paramedics at work as he’d never seen them beyond the hospital.

Palm Coast Fire Department Is Presented A Flag That Flew at 9/11’s Three Sacred Sites

| September 3, 2011

John Pickard, a member of Palm Coast’s fire police and a member of the 911 Foundation riders flew the flag at the Pentagon, at the Shanksville, Pa., United Flight 93 crash site, and at Ground Zero in Manhattan.

9/11 Brotherhood Ride Honored by Hammock’s Firefighters on 40’s Way to Ground Zero

| August 25, 2011

The 40 cyclists from first-responder departments around the country set off from Naples for the 1,600-mile journey on Aug. 20. They’ll be at Ground Zero in time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Charlotte Marten’s video report.

Just in Case: How Flagler County Firefighters Prepare for Japan-Like Catastrophes

| March 17, 2011

Operation Integration, held at Camp Blanding near Starke once a year, gathers dozens of first responders, members of the National Guard and others for training in mass-casualty catastrophes. Flagler County firefighters took part for the first time this year.

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