LOCAL 2446 ENDORSES WILLIAM "BILL" RETTINGER FOR PALM BAY CITY COUNCIL SEAT 4
KEN GREENE FOR RE-ELECTION TO PALM BAY CITY COUNCIL SEAT 5 THIS NOVEMBER
PLEASE EXCERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE THIS NOVEMBER
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES
Friday, June 20, 2014 9 A.M.
BENEVOLENT LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN NAME OF FALLEN PALM BAY FIREFIGHTER
(Palm Bay)—The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent, Inc. and the family of Fallen Firefighter Jeff Burgin have established a scholarship fund in Burgin’s name to honor the fallen firefighter on the 2nd anniversary of his passing, and to help future generations wanting to become firefighters and paramedics. The Jeffery Allan Burgin Scholarship Fund will provide $1,000 to qualified applicants meeting the criteria outlined in an application packet. The scholarship will be awarded twice a year to coincide with the spring and fall academy at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) or the Florida Medical Training Institute (FMTI). The candidate must meet select criteria including a demonstration of financial need, residency in Palm Bay or Brevard County for a minimum of one year and a commitment to work in a local fire department not more than 50-miles outside of Palm Bay or Brevard County. The application process also requires a written essay and two reference letters. A three member selection committee comprised of one board member from the Benevolent and two members of the Burgin family will announce the first recipient on or about August 1st for the fall academy and by January 9th for the spring academy. The packet can be accessed through the fire department’s page on the city’s website at www.palmbayflorida.org/fire or by contacting the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent Fund at 321-723-3036.
Jeff Burgin died on June 20, 2012 after serving 16 years with Palm Bay Fire-Rescue. He was a driver/engineer, paramedic and posthumously promoted to lieutenant. Prior to his service in Palm Bay, Burgin served in the Florida Forestry Service in south Florida for three years. His death was considered a Line of Duty Death under the U.S. Public Safety Officers Benefits program and Burgin’s name is on the International Association of Firefighters Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “The family is happy and proud to help the firefighters establish this scholarship,” said Dick Burgin, Jeff’s father. “Hopefully it will help some young individual have a bright future, a job and have a wonderful career in firefighting.”
The Jeffery Allan Burgin Scholarship Fund is the Benevolent’s first scholarship program and the organization hopes to raise enough funds to expand opportunities for future firefighters and paramedics. “We’re sure there are a lot of people out there with financial constraints that if we were able to help the right individual to achieve the goal in firefighting, I think that truly exemplifies what Jeff would have wanted,” said Dave Ginsburg, president of the Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent.
The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization designed to provide community support through charitable events and contributions. Donations can be made at any Palm Bay Fire-Rescue station or by mail at P.O. Box 061776, Palm Bay, Florida 32906.
Our Ladder Climb for the Children's Hunger Project brought in over 325 bags of Food / $1,625.00
For information related to the Hunger Project please visit www.childrenshungerproject.org
We thank the Palm Bay Firefighters that particpated in the climb and to the generous residents who came down to our event and made contributions of food. We also thank the Malabar Road Winn Dixie for allowing this event to occur and to the Palm Bay Fire Rescue Department and City of Palm Bay for supporting this cause.
OUR ANNUAL FILL THE BOOT FOR MDA DRIVE FOR 2013 BROUGHT IN OVER $11,000 IN DONATIONS
WE THANK THE RESIDENTS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS DONATION POSSIBLE AND TO OUR MEMBERS WHO HIT THE STREETS FOR THIS ANNUAL NATION WIDE EVENT
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 2446 AND THE PALM BAY POLICE FOP LODGE 111 COLLECTED AND CONTRIBUTED OVER $3,100 FOR THE PALM BAY 2013 RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT HELD AT BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL WITH A VARIETY OF ACTIVITES
WE THANK THE RESIDENTS OF PALM BAY FOR SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS FOR THIS WORTHY CAUSE
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS CONTRIBUTED $5,000 TOWARDS THE 2012 ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM THROUGH THE SALE OF PINK TEE-SHIRTS; THE CONTRIBUTION WAS PRESENTED TO THE PALM BAY CANCER CARE FOUNDATION IN OCTOBER
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PURCHASED THE SHIRTS AND SUPPORTED THIS EVENT
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTED OVER 400 BAGS OF FOOD FOR THE "CHILDREN'S HUNGER PROJECT";
WE THANK OUR CO-SPONSOR, WINN-DIXIE AND THE SUPPORT FROM SO MANY RESIDENTS
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTED OVER $8,800 FOR MDA DURING THE 2012 ANNUAL FILL THE BOOT CAMPAIGN
THANK YOU PALM BAY
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTED OVER $3,500 FOR THE 2012 RELAY FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATED IN THE ST. BALDRICKS CHILDRENS CANCER PROGRAM IN MARCH 2012
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS JOINED THE FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER SUPPORTERS FOR THE FLORIDA SPECIAL OLYMPICS; PALM BAY RAISED $5,000 TOWARDS TO THE STATEWIDE TOTAL OF OVER $180,000 AND HAD THE LARGEST TEAM ENTERED IN THE EVENT
IAFF LOCAL 2446 AND PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS COMMUNITY BENEVOLENT CONTRIBUTION FROM THE PINK SHIRT CAMPAIGN HAS TOTALED $3,700!!!! ONE OF THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTORS TO THE CAUSE IN THE UNITED STATES. WE THANK EVERYONE WHO PURCHASED A SHIRT AND PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT.
PALM BAY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTED JUST OVER $8,700 FOR OUR ANNUAL MDA LABOR DAY BOOT DRIVE. WE THANK A GENEROUS PALM BAY POPULATION FOR THE DONATIONS, WE THANK THE CITY COUNCIL AND STAFF OF THE CITY OF PALM BAY, WE THANK CHIEF ABRAIRA OF THE PALM BAY FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT FOR ALLOWING THIS EVENT TO OCCUR AND OF COURSE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE ONCE AGAIN THANK THE PALM BAY RESIDENTS.
NATIONWIDE, IAFF FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTED AND DONATED OVER $27 MILLION FOR MDA
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Palm Bay Fire-Rescue Responded to over 11,600 Emergency Calls during 2011
AS OF OCTOBER 20, THE PALM BAY FIRE-RESCUE HAS RESPONDED TO OVER 9,300 EMERGENCY RUNS WITHIN THE CITY FOR AN AVERAGE OF 33CALLS PER DAY, AND AN ESTIMATED CALL LOAD OF OVER 12,000 FOR 2012.