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2013 Annual Report – Read  Chief Carl Shank’s 2013 Annual Report

Employees of the Year – St. Johns County Fire Rescue (SJCFR) is pleased to announce the following fire rescue personnel as the 2013 Firefighter, Paramedic and Department Employee of the year. SJCFR Recognizes Employees.

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St. Johns County Fire Rescue Division

About Fire Rescue – Information about our division, our history, goals, core values, how we are organized and galleries showing Fire Rescue personnel in training and in the field.

FAQs – Answers to some of your most common questions coovering issues including how to get incident reports, how to obtain fire station information for my insurance company, do you need a permit to burn yard waste, where to send insurance information for ambulance transport and much more. Of course, if you don’t find an answer to your question, we’re happy to assist. Fire Rescue Contact information.

Fire Prevention – Information about field inspections, fire code compliance, public education activities, residential, business owner, and contractor information, investigations, permits & forms, inspection checklists & guidelines, grills & Fire Code requirements, insurance ratings, Fire Code, scheduling / permitting a controlled burn.

Marine Rescue – Since 1933 St. Johns County has been providing superior lifesaving services on the county’s beaches to residents and visitors alike. The Marine Rescue Section is an Advanced Certified Agency through the United States Lifesaving Association and is home to the the Lifeguard and Junior Lifeguard programs.

ACLS & CPR Training – If more people had CPR training, the number of individuals who die from sudden cardiac arrest could be dramatically reduced. Since the odds of surviving cardiac arrest drop 7 to 10 percent every minute without CPR, resuscitation has a big impact on survival. St. Johns County Fire Rescue is pleased to offer this valuable learning opportunity to our residents

Employment – Our department encompasses over 608 square miles, responding to more than 19,000 calls each year for service. We are proud of our organization and our personnel, recognizing the value each employee brings to this department. We are committed to a diverse department of qualified and motivated firefighters ready to accept the challenges of one of the most rewarding professions we know.

 

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Entertainment

Besson Adapts Comic Book Series Novel into Hallucinogenic Sci-fi Spectacular

  Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Film Review by Kam Williams Besson Adapts Comic Book Series Novel into Hallucinogenic Sci-fi Spectacular In 1997, Luc Besson released The Fifth Element, a visually-captivating sci-fi adventure which netted four Cesars, including Best Film and Best Director. A couple of decades later, Luc is back with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an even more innovative, outer space odyssey, if … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Book of Black Heroes

  Book of Black Heroes Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil L. Robertson, IV Foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams Just Us Books Paperback, $12.95 80 pages ISBN: 978-1-933491-21-9 Book Review by Kam Williams “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans... Many [Black] political leaders emerged … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017

  Real Estate: Refinancing Rates on the Rise in 2017 by Amy Lignor   The term ‘meteoric rise’ usually applies to something fun. Think: A Hollywood actor who has been ‘discovered.’) Unfortunately, when it comes to this article, ‘meteoric rise’ is something that will not bring a smile to one’s face. To put it simply, if you wish to refinance your home, you need to do it ASAP. If choosing to wait too much longer, homeowners across the … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Healthy Living: The Cellphone Guide

  Healthy Living: The Cellphone Guide by Amy Lignor   Much like the political realm, there will always be debates and disagreements when it comes to the technological realm—especially when it comes to your health versus the almighty cellphone. Now, it is a fact that communication in the 21st century literally brought about a revolution. Mobile devices are being used and will remain at the top of “must have” lists for all ages for … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Choosing Binoculars for the Ultimate 2017 Hunt

  Choosing Binoculars for the Ultimate 2017 Hunt   Any hunter will tell you the most important choices to make when going for that ultimate successful hunt comes from the little things. Yes, the guns, the location for the hunt, the clothing that’s best for the winter and/or summer hunt – all of these things are on the hunter’s ‘must-buy’ list. But there is one other thing that is just as important: the binoculars. As you slowly … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Esports on a Meteoric Rise in 2017

  Esports on a Meteoric Rise in 2017 by Amy Lignor   Okay…we all know that football is America’s favorite sport. Or…is it? NASCAR has a wide following. People still love to go to the ballpark in the lazy summer days to watch a Yankee hit a homerun. There are those who love to practically melt in the summer watching the Williams’ sisters prove that tennis is a ‘cool’ sport. And, there are gazillions of soccer fans all over the globe … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Is Social Media Still Growing?

  Is Social Media Still Growing? by Amy Lignor   It was in 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled, “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” Within these pages, the man who became the computer world’s wizard made massively bold predictions that, at the time, sounded ridiculous and outrageous to those who read them. But when you look at how the social media realm has grown over the past few decades, it is important to take note that not only … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacation Locations: Knowledge is Fun Too!

  Vacation Locations: Knowledge is Fun Too! by Amy Lignor   Most children (and adults, too) will either roll their eyes or sigh when, while speaking about vacation locations, the word “learning” just happens to be mentioned. Yes, it is a fact that school trips take all of us during our younger years to everything from museums to libraries to historic locations in order to teach us things we should know. But when thinking about your … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]