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Flagler Beach’s Opposition to Fire Department Consolidation Costing Taxpayers $200K a Year

| May 4, 2013

Consolidating the Flagler Beach Fire Department with the county’s would save $200,000 and vastly improve fire and rescue services in the city, argues Rick Belhumeur, yet the Flagler Beach City Commission has consistently scuttled debate on the issue while pretending to invite residents to offer cost-saving ideas.

Flagler Beach Snuffs Out Discussion of Combining Fire Department With County

| April 26, 2013

Flagler Beach City Commissioner had placed a discussion of consolidating fire departments on the agenda of Thursday’s meeting, only to have City Manager Bruce Campbell pull the item. Carney put the commission on notice that she wasn’t done.

Flagler Lifts Burn Ban in Effect for Most of The Last 6 Months as Wildfire Emergency Ends

| July 11, 2011

There are still two active wildfires in Flagler County–Espanola and Opossum–but they’ve lost their bite, and rains have dropped the drought index closer to normal for the rainy season. Still, it was a costly few months.

From Wildfires to Ocean Breakers: Flagler Launches Sea Rescue Unit

| July 5, 2011

The Flagler County Fire Department’s ocean rescue unit will be on the beaches during special events, adding a rapid-response capability that hadn’t been available north of the Flagler Beach pier.

Flagler County Fires: All Locations, Latest Acreage, Maps and Firelines

| June 22, 2011

Complete, updated chart of active Flagler County fires, satellite-view locations, acreage, and updated maps including detailed, latest extent of Espanola and White Eagle fires.

Firefighter Hero-Worship and Floridians’ Hypocrisy: When Public Employees Save Lives

| June 10, 2011

Flagler County and Florida residents are falling in heaps with praise for the same public and union employees they and the lawmakers they elected just finished bashing, insulting, demeaning and robbing. The disconnect is sickening.

Duval, Clay, Volusia Helping Flagler; 18 Homes Pre-Evacuated; White Eagle Flaring Anew

| June 9, 2011

Other counties’ crews should help relieve local firefighters and press the case for a declaration of a state of emergency. Pre-evacuation warnings affect the western portion of Flagler, north of S.R. 100.

Video Tour: Lt. Richard Bennett Takes You Into the Heart of the Espanola Fire

| June 9, 2011

Lt. Richard Bennett is the Flagler County Fire Department’s operations chief, overseeing all fires. He describes and explains the extent of the Espanola fire and what firefighters have been doing to try to stay ahead of it.

Flagler Fires: New 70-Acre Blaze Northwest of Palm Coast, 3 in Southwest, Espanola Billows

| June 8, 2011

The 70-acre late-afternoon blaze northwest of Palm Coast, beyond Hargrove Grade, was contained by evening, but three fires in the southwest are burning anew, and Espanola is approaching 2,000 acres.

Photo Gallery: The Espanola and CR305 Fires on Monday

| June 6, 2011

A sequential photo gallery showing where Flagler’s largest and its newest fires were on Monday, and what it’s taking to keep them under a measure of control.

Day Ends With a New Fire Near CR305 As Dangers Mount and Devastation Sprawls

| June 6, 2011

The Espanola fire has grown to 1,500 acres, with little stopping it from doubling in size soon. By Monday evening, a new, 70-acre fire had exploded past Lake Disston on CR305, further straining limited firefighters’ resources. A complete roundup of Flagler’s forest fires and a photo gallery.

Taking Stock of Flagler’s Fires: Taming White Eagle as Espanola Threatens Mondex

| June 4, 2011

A ride-along with Flagler Fire Chief Don Petito and a photo gallery illustrate how firefighters took control of the US1-Seminole Woods fire, and what they’re doing to try to control the ever-growing Espanola fire, which may threaten Daytona North, i.e. the Mondex.

Fires Update: 2 Big Blazes Are Doubling in Size–Intentionally–as Flagler Requests Help

| June 2, 2011

Close to a dozen fires are burning or being monitored in Flagler County as the Division of Forestry prepares to “backburn” larger fires to tame them. Flagler is requesting more boots on the ground. Expect more smoke.

Flagler Fires Update: White Eagle Flares, Espanola Persists, A Dozen Others Puff On

| June 1, 2011

County, city and state crews are weary, five serious fires and several lesser ones continue to burn in Flagler County, but so far no structures have been damaged nor any firefighters or civilians injured. A complete run-down of the fires.

Firefighters Battling Large, Twin Blazes Merging Into One Just West of Espanola

| May 30, 2011

Flagler County firefighters and other dire departments were deployed against a 200-acre fire west of Espanola and north of the Mondex Monday evening, where two brush fires had joined into one large one.

Caution Urged as Lightning Triggers Fire in Palm Coast’s Central Park and 7 Other Places

| May 27, 2011

The fire in Central Park was small and quickly out out, but other fires are burning across Flagler County. Fire chiefs are reminding residents of the burn ban in effect. That means no Memorial Day weekend bonfires.

Mechanical Trouble Briefly Grounds County’s Fire Flight Copter As 12 Brush Fires Burn

| May 16, 2011

Flagler County’s Fire Flight helicopter has been vital in spotting fires early to prevent them from growing. Fire fighters depend on it particularly when they’re stretched thin, as they are this week.

Brush Fire in Residential Area of Bunnell’s Mondex Flirts With Clothing Ministry

| May 13, 2011

The fire in a residential area, believed to have been triggered by a lightning strike, was near a house and God’s Clothing Ministry, which hands out free clothes and shoes twice a week. No evacuations were necessary.

Flagler Firefighters Battle 9 Small Brush Fires Scattered Across the County

| April 30, 2011

The fires range from an acre to 20 acres, and were all triggered by lightning strikes during the storm on Thursday. None of the fires has threatened residential properties. There’s been no injuries.

County and City Fire Departments Merge Methods and Training in Hint of Consolidation

| April 13, 2011

The Flagler County and Palm Coast Fire Departments will share a medical director. Both agencies are holding regular joint exercises and learning shared procedures with the Bunnell and Flagler Beach departments. Consolidation next?

Flagler Firefighters Hold Third Annual Chili Cook-Off; Clover Beach Wins

| April 3, 2011

The cook-off was started three years ago as a fund-raiser to help firefighters injured on the job. Some 250 people turned out, and the Keppler brothers (and uncle Harrington) won this year’s prize–for the second time in three years.

Flagler Firefighters Battling 2-Day, 300-Acre Brush Fire on Old Brick Road

| March 28, 2011

The fire started Saturday, at the same time that firefighters were responding to the plane crash and ensuing brush fire at the Flagler County airport. The brush fire was 30 percent contained by Monday afternoon.

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.

Flagler Reinstates Burn Ban Indefinitely as Rain Proves Too Scarce to Dampen Kindling

| March 7, 2011

The restoration of the ban, lifted just a few weeks ago, is prompted by last week’s wildfires, a return of drought conditions, and no rain in the forecast for almost two weeks.

40-Acre Controlled Burn on CR11 Goes Out of Control and Jumps Flagler-Volusia Line

| February 23, 2011

The fire, still not under control, centered in a swamp, was encompassing some 50 acres and accounts for the smell of smoke that residents in Bunnell and Palm Coast will be experiencing. No homes have been affected.

Fire Demolishes Half a House on Forsythe; Oxygen Mask for 10-Year-Old Cat

| December 27, 2010

The fire at 104 Forsythe Ln. off of Old Kings Road in North Palm Coast was called in by a neighbor. Neither owner was home. But two dogs and a cat were.

Flagler Sends Out Last Call for
Firefighter Paramedic Ranse Jones, 1975-2010

| November 14, 2010

Some 300 people said goodbye to Ransford Jones, the Flagler County Firefighter-Paramedic who died this week after six months in a coma, in a moving ceremony of tributes and symbolism on Marineland’s boardwalk Sunday afternoon.

Ranse Jones, Flagler Firefighter-Paramedic in a Coma Since May, Died on Monday

| November 9, 2010

Ransford Jones was 34 years old. He had been with the Flagler County Fire Department for two years before an aneurysm felled him in May, while he was playing in a beach volleyball tournament in Panama City.

Jail Riot, Diving Accident, Hostages and Wrecks Jam Flagler’s Paramedic Competition

| October 25, 2010

Organized by the Flagler County Fire Department, the nearly 24-hour paramedic competition put 10 teams through 10 scenarios across the county in grueling, unpredictable drills.

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