Boca Raton Fire Rescue Expo 2014
February 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
at the Town Center Mall Parking Lot
corner of Glades Road & St. Andrews Blvd
Meet YOUR Firefighters & Paramedics
Live Action Firefighting Demonstrations
Learn About Health & Safety
Child Safety Seat Installations
Photo Ops for Children with Firefighters
Free Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Checks
You are cordially invited – on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00am to noon – to visit your neighborhood fire station and meet your local firefighters and Paramedics. Your invitation includes a complete tour of our ultra-modern facility and fire rescue vehicles -and- NEW THIS YEAR car seat safety checks at fire station 1 and 5 ONLY.
March 5th, 2013: Federation of Homeowners Meeting
Debate between Firefighters & Paramedics of Boca Raton IAFF Local 1560 vs. Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility
Calling all kids to bring your parents to college – FAU, that is – on Saturday, February 23 for the Hottest Fire Rescue Expo in Boca Raton’s history! Plans for this year’s FAMILY EXPO include action-filled exhibits for children and adults to enjoy, such as a vehicle extrication demonstration and a live fire demonstration. Of particular interest should be the Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler exhibit, which profoundly illustrates the value of fire sprinklers in the home. The City’s Fire Rescue Services Department’s state-of-the art fire engines, medical units and even the 1926 vintage engine, Old Betsy, will be on display.
Fun-filled activities for the kids include a bounce house slide, face painting, and competitions for hose rolling and squirting water; and everyone can munch on hot dogs, popcorn, and other refreshments. A number of other City departments will be on site to provide interesting information regarding City services. This year Fire Rescue is partnering with the Police Department to provide Child Passenger Chair Safety Checks and Installation. Folks from Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Red Cross will offer blood pressure screening and health evaluations as well as lessons on safety.
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services is looking forward to sharing their mission with the community. Come out to see what Fire Rescue does and meet your local Firefighters at this free event!
Parking Area #38 (North of the Stadium)
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Members of Boca Raton Fire Explorer Post #315 were on hand this weekend to help honor the brave men and women who fought in WWII and the planes that helped win the war. Hundred of citizens joined the Explorers to meet and greet and get an up close and personal tour of the aircraft. Each year the Collings Foundation makes a scheduled stop at Boca Airpaort with its vintage aircraft. Each year Fire Explorer Post #315 have been helping by manning thier food and drink tent. The money raised will help to off set costs so that the Explorers can attend classes and events and purchase needed equipment. If you are interested in learning more about the post or are interested in joining please contact Lead Advisor Jesus Barrera at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, January 20, 2013 Captain John Luca, President of Local 1560 along with members of The Firefighters of Boca Raton, Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Fire Chief Tom Wood, citizens, groups and special guests joined State Senator Maria Sachs and Representative Irv Slosberg to honor fallen Firefighter John Anthony Wilson. The event was held at the Boca Raton Marriot at Crocker Center. John, a 15 year veteran was killed on February 7th, 2011 while riding his bicycle off duty near his home in Jupiter. John was an extraordinary firefighter and loving family man. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, at St. Peters Church and with youth sports. As a gourmet chef he used his talents not only to cook for his brother and sisters at the fire station but John also helped in the community as well.
Representative Slosberg presented John’s wife Mary and her family with a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County declaring January 20th, 2013 John Anthony Wilson Memorial Day. Representative Slosberg and the Dori Slosberg Foundation work with groups across the state to help educate citizens on the importance of traffic safety.
On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 top members from Garda Cash Logistics, came together in south Florida for a team building exercise. Part of this exercise was to make and create stuffed animals. Over 100 members were divided in teams who stuffed, sewed and dressed their creations. When they were finished teddy bears, monkeys, piglets and cows were transformed into beautiful huggable stuffed animals. These special animals, all dressed as firefighters were presented to members of Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services. Fire Captain John
Luca, Senior Fire Inspector Matt Welhalf and Frank Correggio, Director of Communications for Local 1560 accepted over 50 stuffed animals These animals will ride along with members of Fire Rescue to all emergency calls and be given to sick or injured children to help ease their trauma. Garda’s cooperate office located in Boca Raton plans to work together with Boca Raton Fire Rescue on future projects.