South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department

FIRST RESPONDER CLASS

Want to be a First Responder? Come help your neighbors when they are in trouble. Worried about getting there first and that you may not know what to do? Come and listen to our Training Captain who will fill you in on what you need to know - what to do and what not to do. When you have done it once with someone else - you will be fine. The course will take a few evenings in January - and you will be well trained in dealing with matters until the ambulance arrives.

New PIO Appointed

Please welcome Julia Cunningham to our Admin Team as our Public Information Officer (PIO). Her primary responsibility will be to deal with all media relations on any topic the Fire Chief feels is important to distribute to our community. Much like a marketing director, she will be our departments face and voice.

If you have any ideas that will gain public support for our mission, please let us know.

SGCVFD DONATES AED TO PSJ DIXIE BALL LEAGUES

SGCVFD has donated a second ZOLL Automated External Defibrillator (AED) this one went to The Port St. Joe Dixie Softball and Baseball leagues. As we hope they never have to use, being well prepared could mean the difference between life and death if SCA strikes.

In New Hampshire, Matt Keene, a 17-year-old high-school student is thankful that there was an AED at his school. Following a football practice he went into cardiac arrest, and because his school had a ZOLL AED Plus, his life was saved. Matt now is a prominent figure in the Legislature, telling his story in hopes that his state will mandate AEDs in all NH schools.

(SCA)  Sudden Cardiac Arrest strikes people of all ages and fitness levels, usually without warning. Many more lives can be saved if trained bystanders act promptly and phone 911, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and provide defibrillation within minutes. The 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines stresses the importance of high-quality CPR and the availability of an AED to help improve outcomes in a cardiac arrest. .

 

New Fire Trucks

In the past couple of years, we have received delivery of 4 new vehicles.
A Ford F-150 Beach Rescue Vehicle #596 and a Ford F-250 support truck #594.  Truck #596 paid for out of our generous donations and butt roasts.  It has been used extensively for transport from the beach to the ambulance, and as a quick response and basic life support vehicle.
We also received our new E-One 50' Teleboom aerial pumper #591.  This is permanently positioned at Station#2 and is availble for use 24/7.
Finally, we have just received delivery of the new Ford F-450 Brush Truck #597.  The chassis was paid for out of donations received and the build was paid for from part of a State Grant received by the Fire Control District. 

Click here for pictures of these new trucks.

A Really Big Thank You

Major grants and donations have been received from the T Douglas Hale Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation and The Miller Charitable Foundation Inc. as well as other amounts received from local businesses, organizations and individuals.

Safety Blog

Another Storm Front Approaching

Reported Saturday 1/3/15 at 17:30

Strong southern winds caused by an approaching cold front and a near full moon will make tonights 8pm high tide especially high.  Make sure all your stuff is off the beach.  When the front passes through tomorrow expect high wind gusts and lightning.