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Here’s The Scoop…We Made The Paper…Where Was That Fire, Chief?…VFD Has A Jet Ski?….

4/16/09 …………

Hi-Riser and Sentinel online….

Excerpts…

‘Everything is going real well,” Fire Chief Robert Perkins said. The most recent fire at a condominium was on March 25 at Sea Ranch Lakes North, the same location where volunteers performed drills during the training sessions, Perkins said. The fire on the building’s 11th floor turned out to be burnt toast in a kitchen.’

BC- previous posts VFD category Incident reports..3/25/09 fire was at Sea Ranch Lakes North…but was a cigarette in a bedroom…not burnt toast in a kitchen….OOPS!

Fire Investigator Report received today from LBTS-VFD …”Ignition Factor; CARELESS SMOKING fire No. 09-1400312/area of origin “CENTER BEDROOM”/”CONCLUSION Based on the information and the physical evidence at the fire scene the fire cause was ruled accidental and due to careless smoking.”…Steven Paine C.F.E.I….(full report to be posted)

Excerpt……..

‘Although the town does not have lifeguards on its beach, it employees a beach patrol with one Jet Ski and two ATVs equipped with basic life support gear.

McIntee said that on average, the beach patrol treats two people daily for minor injuries such as jellyfish stings.

“Finally somebody’s doing something for the beach-dwellers,” McIntee said. “The beach patrol has been the biggest success in the history of [Lauderdale-by-the-Sea].”‘

BC- When did VFD buy a jet ski…and..WHY?….If VFD  are not lifeguards and as stated by Chief Perkins at the 4/14/09 Commission meeting to Comm. Clottey…(Public Safety Report)…are not able to have insurance to be lifeguards…why would they need a jet ski?…Jerry’s new toy?….WOW…ATVs…A Boat and Jet Skis…

BC- The VM said…”The beach patrol has been the biggest success in the history of [Lauderdale-by-the-Sea].” YIKES!…

full text link below….

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/community/news/lauderdale_by_the_sea/sfl-flhrbfire0416esbapr16,0,1464891.story

more to come…

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