The annual Guns & Hoses event is back! This kickball tournament will determine who gets the bragging rights for the year between the Arcadia Police Department and the DeSoto County Fire Rescue. This game will be filled... Read More.
PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDAA tragic fire at Trail Apartments in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County has left two people dead and five injured. The fire was reported at around 7 a.m. on Tuesday and was quickly attended by fire crews who were able to bring it... Read More.
PORT CHARLOTTE — A fire early Saturday in the 21000 block of Midway Boulevard in Port Charlotte left a family without a home and 6 of their cats perished in the blaze.One child was transported to the hospital according to Charlotte County... Read More.
Charlotte County Fire and EMS are getting new CPR Equipment to provide improved emergency care.The ‘Lucas’ Chest Compression system will be used to help perform CPR on patients in cardiac arrest.LUCAS® Chest Compression System provides benefits to cardiac arrest patients by delivering Guidelines-consistent, high-quality... Read More.
ARLINGTON, VA. (December 4, 2019) — Electrical safety must be a priority as families decorate for the holidays, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International. “Decorations account for one-in-four holiday fires,” explains ESFI President Brett Brenner. “Taking simple precautions such as not overloading outlets... Read More.
SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS KNEW THEY WOULD HAVE A FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS WHEN THEY TRIED TO TERMINATE VENICE ELEMENTARY TEACHER DIANA O’NEILL. NOW THEY KNOW IT WILL BE DECIDED IN THE COURTS. THE DISTRICT SENT A LETTER TO O’NEILL AT THE BEGINNING... Read More.
SARASOTA COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO A HOUSE FIRE AT ABOUT 1 PM MONDAY IN THE 700 BLOCK OF TROPICAL CIRCLE ON SIESTA KEY. THE HOMEOWNER, SIXTY FOUR YEAR OLD WALTER MICHAELS SAID HE SUSPECTS THE FIRE WAS CAUSED BY A CIGARETTE BUTT HE THREW... Read More.
ABOUT 2100 ROTONDA RESIDENTS LOST POWER AFTER A POWER LINE SNAPPED, CAUSING A BRUSH FIRE THAT THREATENED HOMES LAST NIGHT. A HALF DOZEN FIRE AGENCIES RACED TO THE CHARLOTTE HARBOUR PRESERVE NEAR GASPARILLA ROAD AND ROTONDA TERRACE TO BATTLE THE BLAZE JUST AFTER 7PM. ... Read More.
THE BRUSH FIRE IN SOUTHERN CHARLOTTE COUNTY THAT HAS CONSUMED ALMOST 250 ACRES IS NOW 95% CONTAINED. FIRE CREWS SAY THEY HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON THE FIRE, BUT THEY ARE ON ALERT AS CONDITIONS CONTINUE TO CHANGE. THE WIND CONTINUES TO BE THE... Read More.