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South Walton Fire District Promotes 9 New Officers

South Walton Fire District Promotes 9 New Officers (Santa Rosa Beach) – History was made this morning June 4, 2018 at the SWFD Headquarters as nine personnel were promoted to the ranks of District Chief, Lieutenant and Sergeants, respectively. Nearly eighty family members, friends, SWFD Fire Board Commissioners, SWFD staff and crews were all on […]
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  Home for the Holidays Program 2017

                                            Home for the Holidays Program 2017 (Santa Rosa Beach) – For the 8th consecutive year the South Walton Fire District will be offering “free transportation” (on a space available basis) to local residents in skilled nursing and adult living facilities. This “Home for the Holidays” program provides residents an opportunity to be at home […]
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Lifeguards Take to the Beach

South Walton Fire District Lifeguards Take to the Beach (Santa Rosa Beach) – South Walton Fire District (SWFD) lifeguards will report to their FOURTEEN (14) tower locations March 1, 2017 and will continue to staff them until the end of the season on September 30, 2017. This […]
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SWFD Classification Change –

South Walton Fire District Lowers ISO Rating  (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) – South Walton Fire District Fire Chief Rick Talbert recently announced that The South Walton Fire District has earned a new 3/3X Public Protection Classification rating — the third highest rating from the Insurance Services Office […]
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30A 10K Aims to Help with Fire Prevention

The 30A 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run is raising funds this year to save lives and property in South Walton County. Nearly $2.4 million in property damages occurred last year due to fires in South Walton. Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher could help save lives and property, but far too few people know how to use them. This year, the 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day race in Rosemary Beach is looking to help change that. The race is raising funds to purchase a state-of-the-art fire extinguisher training system for the South Walton Fire District. This new system will vastly expand the number of people the fire district can teach to use fire extinguishers. It will allow the fire district to conduct a training for any business, health care or child care facility or community group in South Walton. “By having fire extinguisher knowledge, anyone can potentially stop a small fire from spreading into a large fire,” said Fire Marshall Sammy Sanchez. “This can reduce loss of life, property damages and certainly reduces loss of business income.” The South Walton Fire District provided fire extinguisher training to more than 2,000 workers in South Walton last year. But one of their biggest obstacles to training more people is that their current system must be used outside and is contingent on weather conditions. Sanchez discovered a better solution and with the help of funds raised through the 30A 10K the district will soon be able to train many more people and potentially save more lives. The “Bulls Eye” Laser-Driven Fire Extinguisher Training System allows the Fire District to train the public in any location, indoors or out, quickly and without a mess. The system electronically simulates the sight and sounds of a real fire and allows trainees to use a “laser” fire extinguisher to practice putting out the fire. The LED flames and laser extinguisher are easy to set up, clean up and use repeatedly for practice. After a training session, participants can see their accuracy and response time. “Fire has no boundaries, fire is not racist, fire does not care how much money you have or don’t have. Fire destroys everything it reaches,” Sanzhez said. “Our job is to stop fires before they happen. If that cannot be accomplished, then at the very least, we can limit the dangers and the damages by arming our customers with fire extinguisher knowledge and know how. This is the sole reason this fire extinguisher system is important to South Walton Fire District and all of our customers that we serve.” The 30A 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run is a 501c3 event held on Thanksgiving Day in Rosemary Beach. The mission of the event is to raise funds for local charities. This year, in addition to the South Walton Fire District, the race is raising money to support Anchorage Children’s Home, The Walton County Sheriff’s Department’s Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation. For more info on volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit 30A10K.com.
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All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

(Santa Rosa Beach) – The SWFD Department Relations Committee (DRC) will be hosting its 4th Annual “All You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast on Saturday Oct 15th, 2015 at the SWFD Station 2 located at 2109 S. County Highway 395 (Watercolor) from 8am-11:00am.  Executive Chef Brian Murray, formerly […]
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