John Gonzalez, a member of Local 1560, and his wife Elena are taking part in the Boca Raton Community Garden. They are overseeing two plots, one personal and the other on behalf of The Boca Raton Firefighter and Paramedic Benevolent. In doing so they are enhancing the Firefighter & Paramedics of Boca Raton commitment to supporting the community. Produce generated in the gardens will be distributed to local food banks. Boca Raton firefighters were recognized in a recent email to all Community Garden participants, relaying the gratitude for our participation.
The Boca Raton FF/Paramedics local 1560 will be at the Green Market in Royal Palm Plaza on Saturdays from 8-1. They offer free blood pressure readings and answer any questions about the services BRFR provides. This past Saturday the event was a huge success! Members took roughly 50 blood pressures, passed out brochures, and answered many great fire and medical questions from the public.