The Department of Emergency Services serves the community through public safety protection in the areas of fire protection, fire prevention, emergency medical response, beach safety, disaster response, disaster planning, public safety communications support and 9-1-1 technology support.
The department works closely with many first response agencies across the county in the shared mission of citizen safety.
The department also works with the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office to maintain and support operations of the emergency 9-1-1 call center
This allows our citizens and visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week access to emergency services.
The Department includes four divisions;
Public Safety Communications,
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Operations,
Lifeguard Operations. The team strives for service and operational excellence to make sure that our services stand out as a premier model in the Public Safety industry.
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NWS Tampa Bay is monitoring another disturbance that will bring abundant moisture, high rain chances, and the potential for heavy rainfall to the region this upcoming weekend.
The additional rainfall will increase the threat for localized flooding with more persistent or slow moving storm complexes.
The heavy rain threat this weekend is NOT associated with any potential tropical cyclone, and impacts are limited to heavy rain and localized flooding.
Impacts may include:
• Additional widespread 1.5 to 3 inches of rain expected through Sunday, with the majority of the rainfall likely to fall between Saturday and Sunday.
• Locally excessive rainfall amounts in excess of 4-6”, associated with persistent thunderstorm complexes are certainly possible through the end of the weekend.
• Localized flooding possible in areas that see higher rain totals, especially for areas that have recently seen excessive rainfall, and are experiencing more saturated soils.
• An increased threat for stream and riverine flooding is likely by the end of the weekend due to the continued heavy rain threat.
Widespread heavy rainfalls have occurred over the past three to five days. Several locations have seen excessive rainfall amounts over 5”. Preceding dry conditions have allowed soils and area rivers/streams to absorb much of this rainfall. However, the continued threat for heavy rainfall into the weekend will bring potential for localized street flooding and eventually riverine flooding concerns.
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Brianna Trecartin, a senior Cadet at Sarasota Military Academy, received an award this morning for saving her brother’s life in October. Brianna performed Hands-only CPR on her brother who was in cardiac arrest at school and initiated this life-saving technique while waiting for EMS to arrive. Due to her quick response and action, her brother, Devin, survived the cardiac arrest and making a full recovery and returning to school.
The crew who responded to the incident received their Phoenix award. The Phoenix is a mythical creature who dies by fire and from the ashes, a new Phoenix is born. This symbol of rebirth is used by SCFD as an award for those members of our department who have brought back a patient from the indications of death and given them a new life. The family and crew were reunited to celebrate both Brianna’s heroics and Devin being our “Phoenix”.
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