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PBCFR Crews Help Build Community Playground in Lake Worth
Captain Albert Borroto. Posted on January 28th , 2015

On Saturday January 24, 2015 crews from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue participated in the KaBoom project in suburban Lake Worth. Over 200 volunteers, including 40 Fire Rescue volunteers, helped build a new playground for the children in the Lake Worth West community. After a long day the ribbon was cut and the children were able to enjoy their amazing new playground.
Thank you to the Palm Beach County Reserve Battalion and all the volunteers that helped make this dream a reality for the community.

Station 32 Honored by the Poinciana Ladies Social Club
Captain Albert Borroto. Posted on January 28th , 2015

On Tuesday January 20th Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 32 was honored by the Poinciana Ladies Social Club at their annual Charity Card Party & Luncheon. Station 32 was recognized for being "efficient, capable and responding quickly, while being so caring and thoughtful." The event was held at the Poinciana Country Club and Station 32 was presented with a generous donation that will be earmarked for Station 32's use to purchase equipment. The check was presented by Gail Hoffman, President and Geri Schlenger, Chairperson to Captain Kevin Kimberly and Captain Bob Dawson.

PBCFR and PBGFR Crews Rescue Trapped Worker
District Chief Doug McGlyn. Posted on January 20th , 2015

On Monday January 19th units from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Special Operations, Station 14 and Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue ran a high angle call at Matheson Tri-Gas on Beeline Highway. A worker was trapped 75' above the ground when his maneuverable vertical boom lift had malfunctioned. The worker was uninjured, but found himself suspended in the open bucket at the end of the hydraulic boom from which he was performing aerial work operations and inspection on one of the many industrial size Bulk Gas production towers on the Tri-Gas property. District Chief Dan Teems made a special call to Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue for their 100' Platform which the firefighters then used to safely assist the trapped worker down. Great job by all crews on this unusual rescue.

Crews on this incident included: E14, R14, DC6, DC9, DC1, CP1, CP9, E19, SO19, R19, and T61

Lakeside Medical Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary
Captain Albert Borroto. Posted on January 20th , 2015

On Thursday January 15, 2015 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue joined the Health Care District of Palm Beach County in celebrating the fifth anniversary of Lakeside Medical Center. Congratulations Lakeside Medical Center on your recognition as a Joint Commission Top Performer!

Crews Handle Fire at Commercial Business
Captain Albert Borroto. Posted on January 16th , 2015

On Tuesday morning January 13th crews from Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue responded to reports of a commercial fire on the 3700 block of Shares Place. Callers reported flames and smoke from a local business. First arriving firefighters reported a fire in the outside filtration system for the building. The fire was identified as a zinc dust metal fire that is reactive to water so firefighters had to utilized dry chemical to extinguish this fire.

Two adjacent businesses were evacuated with the assistance of PBSO for safety concerns.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Great job by all the crews on this fire!

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