The Chief’s Desk;
This week our crews responded to 36 emergency calls including; A single vehicle crash on SR302 west of Wright-Bliss road with units finding the driver had fled the scene, A cardiac arrest patient who died in their home, A non-injury 2-vehicle collision on SR302 at Wright-Bliss road, And several calls for trees down or on power lines during the wind storm.
Yesterday, the community came together at the Civic Center to celebrate the amazing life of Ruth Bramhall. Ruth was so connected throughout the Key Peninsula and it seemed as though she was involved in everything going on each year. She was a strong willed woman and often referred to herself as a “doer”. And she really did get things done. She always had tickets for sale to area events and she was really good at shaming you into buying from her. She served on many committees for the Fire District and served two terms as Fire Commissioner. Ruth was also a member of our Citizen Advisory Panel from 2012 until the day she died at the age of 94. Her legacy will live on forever with the huge mark she has left behind and an enormous void for us to fill. Rest In Peace Ruth. You have certainly earned it.
The Key Peninsula Firefighters Association and KeyPen Parks are once again partnering in the Breakfast with Santa event on December 2nd at the Key Center Fire Station. Reservation times are 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 and tickets are available thru KeyPen Parks. More information is available on their website at keypenparks .com.
Until next week!
Guy R. Allen – Fire Chief