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Fire Rescue Announcements, News & Events

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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.

For more Announcements, News and Events visit our News page. You can also get information about what is happening in the field by following us on Facebook.

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.

 

Entertainment

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Movies Opening This Week!

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 29, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS As Above, So Below (R for terror, graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Found-footage horror flick, set in the catacombs beneath Paris, revolving around a team of American archaeologists who unwittingly unleash countless dormant demons while exploring the uncharted subterranean maze. … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

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Thoughts From A Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe.

Thoughts from a Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe. by MaNishtana Foreword by Saul Sudin Hyphen Publishing Paperback, $19.95 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-61574758-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNisshtana has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally just Being. Through this witty, straight-talking … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

From Left to Right, Craig Tracy, Robin Slonina, RuPaul, & Lynda Carter

Mythica Blog: Mythica’s Naked Truth

Ok. I know this may be hard to believe but some of you didn’t know that I was a contestant on the GSN (Game Show Network) new bodypainting reality contest show, Skin Wars. Produced by Michael Levitt and Jill Goularte. Hosted by Rebecca Romijn. Judges were RuPaul, Craig Tracy (my personal hero) and Robin Slonina of Skin City. It is still currently airing Wednesday nights 9pm eastern/8 central on GSN. If you want to find the channel in your area go … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

The Benefits of the Conservation Easement tool for the Texas Landowner

    When owning property, there’s a list of information, rules, regulations, and rights the landowner needs to know in order to make sure that their property meets their objectives, whether it be a recreational or commercial investment. And for some, when it comes to managing resources and receiving the best benefits available, use of a tool referred to as a ‘conservation easement’ is one path to take.   By putting a … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

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Tiny Dancer, Dancing in the Sand

Bill T. Jones The “Story/Time” Interview with Kam Williams Tiny Dancer, Dancing in the Sand Williams Tass Jones is an accomplished artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer. The world-renowned Renaissance man was born in Bunnell, Florida on February 15, 1952, but raised in upstate New York from an early age. Bill began his dance training at the State University at Binghamton, where he studied classical ballet and modern … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

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*ATTENTION ANGLERS* Tidewater Photo Fishing Contest!

  *ATTENTION ANGLERS*   This is going to be a FANTASTIC weekend of fishing!The clear waters, the hungry biters – NOW is the time for anglers everywhere to enjoy life!   So…why not enjoy another added extra from your favorite boat ‘creator’?   Yes…It’s a CONTEST!   Whether you’re headed to that secret fishing hole, or casting offshore – TIDEWATER BOATS wants to see your success!!!   Head to … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

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The Tale of Two Commissioners

The Tale of Two Commissioners ~Amy Lignor When it comes to the ‘bug guns’ in the world of sports, there are two men that make the headlines for many things – right and wrong decisions, as far as the public is concerned. Goodell is the heavyweight in the NFL. This is a man who always seems to be facing controversy – especially with players in the NFL getting into trouble…trouble that causes them to earn everything from suspensions to financial … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Mythica on a Fracking Tour at Noble energy

Mythica Blog: What the Frack is going on!?!?!

Recently I was invited by a friend of mine who is a photographer for the oil and gas industry to go on a tour of a Colorado local energy company, Noble Energy. I went because I am the idiot who likes to hear both sides of a story. I'd also prefer to know something first hand than hearsay. So I went to learn about Fracking. I went on this tour with the same basic knowledge that most of the people I know have about Fracking. 1. Fracking is … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

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Exploring the Architecture of Mesa Verde National Park

  Exploring the Architecture of Mesa Verde National Park   Not only is it a National Park, but Mesa Verde is also a well-protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, being the largest and most amazing archaeological preserve in all of the U.S..   It was President Theodore Roosevelt who, in 1903, called for protection of the area and created the Park. With some of the most well-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, our … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

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Captive is Captive No Matter How You Look at It

Captive is Captive No Matter How You Look at It ~ Samantha Lewis When it comes to the saving of a species – whether that be plantlife or wildlife – obstacles arise around every corner. For every no-kill shelter opened, five more dolphins seem to die in a net somewhere. For every person who helps in the courts bring down the ‘bad guys’ who kill the Black Rhino for a horn, or the Great White for some ridiculous million-dollar soup, there seems to … [Read More its Good for You...]