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Beach Flags

From October 12, 2019 to March 7, 2020 we will be displaying beach safety flags only at the two fire stations, Scallop Cove, and Water’s Edge General Store. We will still continue to update our Facebook page and website with surf conditions.

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Visitor Information

Please use this site as a starting point for safety information during your visit to South Gulf County. Some of our primary areas of concern are; We have had several fires start by fireworks. Under Florida law, only sparklers, approved by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, are legal for consumer usage. It is illegal to Read More

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Wildland Smoke Dangers

Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. This smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects, including: ·       Coughing ·       Trouble breathing normally ·       Stinging eyes ·       A scratchy throat ·       Runny nose ·       Irritated Read More

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Meet Emily 1 and 2

EMILY is an Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, basally a floatation device on steroids. She is remote controlled and weighs 25 pounds and can be launched from anywhere. She has the ability to hold four full grown swimmers afloat once she arrives on scene. She travels at bursts of 25mph so it doesn’t take long for Read More