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Polk County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Rick Parnell, Polk County Fire Rescue Lieutenant Dan Washington, Polk County Fire Rescue Chief David Cash.
Polk County Fire Rescue donates more than 200 toys to Toys for Tots Bartow, FL. Polk County Fire Rescue personnel made Christmas a little brighter for some of Polk’s youngest residents, collecting more than 200 unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots at their annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 8. “From Barbie dolls to basketballs, our staff really came through this year”, said Polk County Fire Rescue Chief David Cash. “The
JUMP TO FILE #121615101 generosity of the individuals within this organization never ceases to amaze me.” “The toys were pouring out of the back of the ambulance when the doors opened,” said Toys for Tots Warehouse Manager Dorothy Dunlap. “This was such a bless-
ing!” Each year, as part of its ‘Polk County Fire Rescue Gives Back’ campaign, PCFR stuffs the ambulance with unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and collects items to fill stockings that are donated to residents of the Rohr Home, a licensed, 60-bed skilled nursing home facility. - BRAD RUHMANN
South Manatee vacant triplex apartment fire Around mid-morning on December 10th, a call came into dispatch reporting a house fire on 8th St Ct. Units responding updated enroute to the scene a large black column of smoke. On arrival, the triplex was well involved. It was also abandoned. Firefighters made their way through the un-maintained property to get to the doorways. The fire was located in the middle apartment. Heavy smoke pushed from the windows and eves and the fire made it’s way through the roof. Cedar Hammock assisted along with Manatee County EMS.
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Filling the boat with holiday cheer Firefighters with City of Seminole Firefighters Local 2896 stood outside the Bay Pines Wal-Mart Saturday, December 5th to collect money and toys for area children who may not otherwise have a Merry Christmas. The firefighters utilized Seminole Marine 29 as a makeshift Santa’s sleigh to hold all the donated gifts that were given by holiday shoppers that stopped by. Local president Jeremy Newton stated that over $2200. in toys and monies were collected in the daylong drive. The firefighters would like to express their gratitude to all those who stopped by and contributed to help enable Happy Holidays for the less fortunate.
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