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Fire Severely Damages Marine Veteran’s House on Palm Coast’s Folcroft Lane

| March 15, 2017

Robert Detherow had just parked his motorcycle in the garage at 38 Folcroft Lane in Palm Coast when a fire enveloped the motorcycle and started attacking the house, about half of which was damaged.

Palm Coast Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Forte Earns Chief Fire Officer Designation

| March 8, 2017

Deputy Chief Forte was recognized Tuesday by the Palm Coast City Council, with the Chief Fire Officer designation presented by Fire Chief Mike Beadle.

Back-Up City: Palm Coast Will Buy Its Third Fire Truck in 2 Years, for Total of $774,034

| September 27, 2016

The Palm Coast City Council is expected to approve the third truck, for $259,678, next week, maintaining a fleet of front-line and back-up trucks throughout the city. The council approved two of the three pumper trucks last spring, for $513,356.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Palm Coast’s $2 Million Training Facility: Old Buildings Turned Over to Firefighters Before Demolition

| August 12, 2015

Properties on Bulldog Drive the city acquired for $2 million are the scenes of firefighter training for the Palm Coast Fire Department this week before the buildings are demolished and the properties placed on the market for commercial developers.

Palm Coast Bragging Rights: City’s Fire Protection Rating Vaults to Near Highest

| June 4, 2015

Palm Coast’s fire-protection ISO rating improves from 4 to 2, topping the county and yielding likely cheaper property insurance rates for commercial and residential property owners.

Afternoon Brush Fire That Smoked Up Palm Coast’s P-Section and I-95 Is Mopped Up

| May 11, 2015

A brush fire in an isolated strip of woods between I-95 and Palm Coast’s P-Section kicked off a lot of smoke and burned a 2-acre area but never threatened homes and by sundown had been all but mopped up.

Palm Coast Mayor Rips Waste of County’s EMS Service and Says Do It All Or Pay the City

| April 28, 2015

Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts doesn’t question the quality of emergency services but considers them wastefully duplicative, and wants to see the city’s and county’s approach change.

Citing Taxes, Palm Coast Says County Owes City a Fire Truck to Help Mend Aging Fleet

| March 12, 2015

The council heard an unusual proposal from council member Jason DeLorenzo that would reopen old wounds with the county as Palm Coast looks to simultaneously replace three fire engines that have more than 30 years’ service.

Palm Coast Fire Department Unveils New $360,000 Truck and Logo on Jan. 27

| January 19, 2015

The public can see Palm Coast’s new fire truck and its new logo on Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City Marketplace parking lot.

At Imagine School, Fire Inspection Is Cause For Caution, But “Just For Next Couple Of Weeks”

| January 7, 2015

Palm Coast’s fire chief is incensed by the deception of a cautionary email to school staff this week that warns of a coming fire inspection, but also suggests that problem items must be removed or rearranged only “until after the inspection.”

Palm Coast Council, in 4-0 Vote, Sides With Its Manager Against Firefighters Union in Contract Dispute

| August 29, 2014

The Palm Coast City Council sided with its Manager Jim Landon’s recommendation to reject union positions on a collective bargaining agreement in contention for three years.

The Palm Coast City Council as Labor Tribunal: Firefighters Union and Administration Face Off

| August 28, 2014

Palm Coast firefighters and the city administration reached an impasse in December after more than three years of negotiations over a contract, leaving it to the city council on Friday to settle the dispute in an unusual hearing.

Fire Police’s Bob Hudak Among Top Winners in Palm Coast Fire Department’s Annual Awards

| February 17, 2014

Hudak was named the 2014 Fire Police Officer of the Year Saturday evening, bringing some attention to one of the more thankless and least-rewarded aspects of emergency operations. Firefighter-Paramedic David Faust was named Career Firefighter of the Year, and Lt. Paul Matarazzo was honored as Volunteer Firefighter of the Year, among other awards.

Rapid Response Limits Fire as Lawnmower Sets Garage Ablaze on Palm Coast’s Woodward Lane

| September 21, 2013

The Palm Coast Fire Department’s rapid response–about eight minutes between the call to 911 and the time water was on the flames–helped limit the fire damage to a house at 36 Woodward Lane, where a lawnmower is believed to have started a blaze that demolished the garage.

CPR and First Aid Heart Saver Certification Training Offered Free

| August 22, 2013

The Flagler County school district and the Palm Coast Fire Department are offering free day-long training in CPR and first aid heart-saver techniques to all school employees or any member of the community. Anyone 13 and older may participate in the Saturday classes Aug. 31, Oct. 5 and Dec. 7.

Mayor Netts and Fire Chief Beadle Show Their Coconuts and Bananas (For the Arts)

| May 6, 2013

At the Flagler Auditorium’s Duck Dive, a fund-raiser for arts in education Sunday, Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts and Fire Chief Mike Beadle stole the show with their impersonations of pāʻū-clad Polynesian dancers. Here they are in two uncensored videos.

Wildfire Laps to Within Inches of P-Section House, a Reminder of Tinder Season

| February 4, 2013

A wildfire broke out at 2:15 Monday afternoon on Porpoise Lane at the southeast corner of Palm Coast’s P Section, near Royal Palm Parkway, and burned within inches of a house, melting a segment of a backyard fence and a few soffits before firefighters stopped the flames, which devoured a third of an empty lot next to the house.

An 88-Year-Old Woman Is Killed in Floral Ct. Blaze, 1st Palm Coast Fire Death in 5 Years

| November 15, 2012

Edith Moss, 88, was killed from smoke inhalation. Her husband Nathaniel is in critical condition following a midnight fire in the couple’s garage, where much of the damage was contained.

Blaze at Woodstone Lane House With Troubled History Termed “Absolutely” Suspicious

| October 31, 2012

A fire that broke out late Tuesday night at 20 Woodstone Lane in Palm Coast is the latest in a series of incidents that have involved homeowners Harold and Karen Pizzetta since September.

A Man With Several Gunshot Wounds Is Found in Palm Coast Fire Station Parking Lot

| May 16, 2012

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that took place late this morning near the Palm Coast Fire Department’s Station 22, at Palm Coast Parkway and Clubhouse Drive. The shooting may be an attempted suicide.

Small White Eagle Wildfire Monday Afternoon Flashes Bad Memories of Last Year’s Blaze

| May 14, 2012

A wildfire broke out behind the White Eagle Saloon Monday at around 2:30 p.m., scrambling fire units from around the county and reviving fears of a repeat of last year’s wildfires, which consumed large swaths of the Seminole Woods area east of the White Eagle. But the fire was out 40 minutes after it declared itself.

Evening Fire in a Home on Palm Coast’s Federal Lane Is Contained to a Bedroom

| March 4, 2012

One resident was taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation. The fire broke out at about 9:10 and was out about 15 minutes later as the Palm Coast Fire Department made it to the scene within moments of a 911 call.

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.

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