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Here’s The Scoop … Update … SIDELINED TO BE SPECTATORS …

June 11, 2010 by Barbara

SCRATCH THAT …

Dear Readers … Either it was a case of telephone…(always changes by the time it is received by the one at the end of the line)…a rumor that had legs …(so juicy it just had to be true)….or perhaps the potential nominator of nominees Furth for 2010 Home town Hero had nominee remorse and scratched the idea….OUCH!…

We are also informed nominee Ron Piersante cannot be a nominee as the was bestowed the honor…( see list below)…
Chief Jon Case & The Volunteer Fire Dept.

Marie White

Mae & Alan Gibson

Ron Piersante

Bill Karley

Bob Terrien

David Gadsby

Cindy Geesey

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The remaining 3 are …By The Sea Future Publisher Michael Arker/ Windjammer Mgr. Diane Boutin/ Ocean Colony Resident Buster Celestino…

WHEW!…. that sure makes it easier on the POA!…..

more to come….

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Update. … Didn’t Pan Out …

September 3, 2009 by Barbara

NOTHING COOKING…..

Dear Readers…the big post…didn’t pan out……..

Cooking Tip  …. ‘13. Trying New Recipes Remember….Try ONE NEW recipe at a time. Get all your ingredients together. Check the spices for freshness. Lay the spices and ingredients out in the order that they are to be used. Make a plan and get started with ONE easy recipe. Most of all make sure you have the time to make the recipe. Do not try something new at a “rushed time”.’ …

Should have had some “reservations”…pun intended!….

more to come….

http://www.cuisinecuisine.com/CookingTipsandTricks.htm#C1

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Update…BSO POLICE REPORT IS FILED…Easter in June?….

June 22, 2009 by Barbara

BSO…”IT’S EASTER EGG DYE”….

An update…(previous post…scoops…targeted)…A call was made to the BSO who arrived within minutes…The Deputy took a look at the blue substance and the sample and declared it blue Easter egg dye!…HMMMM… And who we said was in charge of Easter in LBTS?….HMMMM….And the Deputy explained it looked as if the perpetrators drove up at an angle and tossed it from their vehicle as to not hit the Town’s property…HMMM….I made it known that after the egg incident some months back……this one could not go unreported!…Too, too coincidental!…

Guess there was no leftover YELLOW DYE?….

more to come…

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Update….The Little Boy Has Succumbed To His Injuries…

June 11, 2009 by Barbara

Excerpts…Sentinel…

‘LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA – A 4-year-old boy seriously burned in a hyperbaric chamber explosion last month in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea died today from his injuries, his family’s attorney said.

Francesco Martinisi was the second person to die from the May 1 fiery accident at Ocean Hyperbaric Oxygen Neurologic Center. His grandmother, Vincenza Pesce, 62, died from her injuries a day after the blast.

“This is the tragic end of a very sad story that should never have happened,” said Russell S. Adler, a Fort Lauderdale attorney representing the Martinisi family.

Authorities said a blast dislodged a tube attached to the hyperbaric chamber, which resulted in an explosion and flash fire. An investigation is underway.

Francesco had been at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

“The family is in mourning, and has no comment at this time,” Adler said.’

full text link below….

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/sfl-hyperbaric-blast-b061109,0,7129881.story

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UPDATE…Gas Leak…

May 18, 2009 by Barbara

From A Reader In The Neighborhood…

“the leak was in the 1800 block (corner os 18th street and 21st avenue)..Landscapers were installing sprinklers..and were digging by hand to avoid the gas line..and still hit it lol It was capped and they left’…

Thanks, feel better already!…

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UPDATE…..A WHOLE “HOSE” OF TROUBLE….

May 15, 2009 by Barbara

ISO WAS ON TO SOMETHING….TRAINER WANTED…

From a faithful Reader…after seeing the Dep. Chief McIntee’s command vehicle photo..below…(previous post scoops/vfd cat.)…

‘I saw your picture of the VM’s vehicle. To me, it seems that someone did not know how to properly configure the 5″ supply hose prior to charging. While 5″ is the gold standard when it comes to maximum water supply, one of the drawbacks is that it pushes forward like a blowout party favor when filled with water. This is not a big deal if it is “flaked out” properly. However, if it is not, it can “find its way” into a bad position, such as wedged-up underneath a vehicle as shown in your picture. What happens then is similar to crimping-off a garden hose. The water supply can be greatly diminished (upwards of 75%). Regardless, this could be a sign of both poor training or decisions. If one of our firefighters allowed this to happen on an incident scene, it would officially addressed. This is a basic mistake that can not be allowed to happen.

BTW…. I forgot to mention that fire hose can catastrophically fail if it comes into contact with the catalytic converter, any other hot part of the exhaust system or a sharp surface that can be present underneath the vehicle. Definitely not a “fun time” if you are relying on the water supply. That is why you have to be well trained on knowing what to avoid and not getting excited on an incident scene.’

BC- other FF’s have fully agreed with the above…information…

Thanks, Faithful Reader…commentary always appreciated!…

more to come…

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UPDATE…LIGHTS ARE BACK ON…

May 14, 2009 by Barbara

JUST IN TIME FOR DINNER….

Power is back on in downtown LBTS….ENJOY!….

more to come…

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Update…Does He Have A Screw Loose?…

May 13, 2009 by Barbara

VICE MAYOR/DEPUTY CHIEF MCINTEE ON SCENE FIRST….FOR WHAT?…

In the previous scoops post…’Bending The Rules’… the BSO Police  5/4/09 Incident Report…showed that VFD Deputy Chief McIntee went in ahead of the BSO into a crime scene after dispatch put out a call of “shots fired, possible suicide attempt.”…

Deputy Chief McIntee did not follow the LBTS-VFD SOPs required in this situation putting himself, BSO Police , the victim and his family at risk!

Deputy Chief McIntee went inside at and was found “inside the house, talking with the complainant.” after BSO Police arrived at 17:13 …The BSO Deputy was advised by the wife that her husband had just shot himself and the BSO Deputy went to the master bedroom with two other BSO Police Deputies….

The victim was still alive and had a loaded gun next to him….

AMR “arrived at 17:16 and started CPR on the subject”…..

BC- We have been told repeatedly that McIntee arrives on medical calls to assist AMR in first aid until they arrive….So why did he not go in and begin CPR on the victim until AMR arrived…well over 4 minutes later?…(Dispatch was at 17:11 …BSO arrived 17:13 to find McIntee already inside..AMR arrived at 17:16)…

If McIntee did not enter the room because of the victim having a gun…then why would he stand in the living room with the wife?…..

There is no way to exonerate or condone his actions in this dire situation….

This is a no- win situation…showing more grandstanding behavior ……and Deputy Chief McIntee’s continued disregard for following the rules!…

more to come…

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UPDATE….. From A Faithful Reader… LBTS Is Not Cape Canaveral

May 12, 2009 by Barbara

Interesting budget item from Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral 2 stations not sure how many trucks 1 ladder 33 paid full time includes Chief and Dep. Chief shared with Port Canaveral 1.8 million including a 350k reserve…

LBTS 1 station 4 trucks no full time paid staff is budgeted for 850k…(due to increase this next year)……

Thanks…Faithful Reader…

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Update…LBTS…Goes That Extra Mile…

May 5, 2009 by Barbara

LBTS- CODE  COMPLIANCE DID THEIR HOMEWORK….

Readers may recall a post about the recent Sentinel news story dealing with towns stuck with maintaining foreclosed properties which meant they were paid for by the taxpayers…The article revealed that LBTS had a dozen such properties…but our Town was able to have the banks pay to maintain them…..Quite a fete  and a savings for our residents…This writer contacted the Town to give them a big thumbs up for a job well done…and asked how they accomplished what the other towns did not…

Today I heard back…Our Development Department took the time to research the mortgages…thus finding the banks that were attached to these properties and made contact and arrangements for them to pay for the upkeep of the property…as they should…

I am told in other towns the code enforcement officers go by the properties in question…slap them with a “red tag” and move on…The scenario offered was that the banks attached to the properties are most likely to be out of state leaving the situation to further deteriorate and making it necessary for the towns to take on resolving the problem…

In the past we had approximately twelve… as stated above and in the article…There were four others that we maintained while going through the lien process…and as of today…all have been settled and we as a town have no properties requiring town services to maintain them…

Nice to know…

more to come…

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