- Important News
Firefighter Death Announcement –
It is with deepest sorrow that the Destin Fire Control District reports the death of one of our Firefighters; Battalion Chief Mike Urenda. Our sympathy and condolences go out to his family and co-workers and to all the lives he has touched through his service.
Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation on October 1, 2016 from 05:30 PM – 07:30 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home 161 Racetrack Road North West Fort Walton Beach, FL, US, 32547
Funeral Service on October 2, 2016 at 02:00 PM
- Emerald Coast Funeral Home 161 Racetrack Road North West Fort Walton Beach, FL, US, 32547
Followed by a procession to:
- Beal Memorial Cemetery 316 N. Beal Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Memorials may be made to the gofundme account “Mike Urenda Memorial and family fund”.
For more information visit: http://www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Mike-Urenda/
- Lightning Safety
The National Fire Protection Agency states that, “Lightning-related fires are more common in June through August and in the late afternoon and evening. Peak seasons for lightning-related fires vary by region, as do weather patterns in general.”
Keep yourself and your family safe by knowing what to do.
- Hurricane Preparedness
Everyone needs to be prepared for the potential of a land falling hurricane or tropical storm and being prepared for any emergency requires planning. Damage from a storm could be due to winds, heavy rain, or tornadoes. If you are able to stay at home, electricity, water, heat, air conditioning, telephone service and transportation could be disrupted or lost for some time. Emergency management planners suggest having food, water, medications and other essentials on hand to last your family for three to five days.
You should always refer to your local media for any pertinent information as it relates to possible evacuations, closings, and the opening of shelters.
The following links can help you become better prepared:
- Up Coming Events
Everyone can safe a life. Sign up for a CPR class and learn how.
- Tuesday, September 12, 2016 at 8:00 am (BLS class)
- Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00 am (Standard AED/Heartsaver class)
For a full listing of future classes please visit our CPR page by clicking this link: CPR page
Contact us at (850) 837-8413 for more information.
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