Lealman residents hurry to fill sandbags at the Lealman Park located at 37th Street and 54th Avenue North. With already 6 inches of rain and maybe a total of 10 inches by tomorrow, some residents are not taking any chances. Please drive safely.
The Lealman Special Fire District Board of Commissioners will be holding a special workshop to discuss future assessments. Meeting will be held, Tuesday, July 5th at 10:00 a.m. Our regular monthly board meeting will be held at 1:00p.m. as scheduled.
On June 3, 2016, we honored all new firefighters hired during the last year. In all, fourteen new members of the Lealman Fire District were sworn in during our company pinning ceremony.
On December 1, 2015 Rescue 18 (R18) went into service as the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit responding from station 18. I have been stressing for years that the call load would increase significantly if we had two ALS units and these two units would be justified under the Pinellas County call volume funding formula(Total calls versus the Zone Report). As you can see from the chart below, the call volume has significantly increased and station 18 has an average 17.9 calls per day after five months of active service. That means between R18 and Engine 18 (E18) they are responding to a tremendous call volume each day. Last month Station 18 broke the previous month’s call record and reached 600 EMS calls during the month of April 2016.
Today is the day. It’s our big reveal! I am excited to introduce you to our brand new site. Here you will find information about our department, including our long history as a fire district. In addition, you can access minutes from our board meetings, link to our CERT newsletter, and more!