Chief Jim Stables
899 Carlyle Ave. SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909
Heat Activated Fire Alarm Recall
The CPSC and Sure Signal Products Inc. announced the recall of 375,000 heat-activated fire alarms. The recall indicates that a defective fusible link on the fire alarm can cause the alarm to fail to alert consumers of a fire. No injuries have been reported. The heat-detectors were eligible to bear the cULus Mark.
October 2015 Firefighter of the Month, Craig Olesnevich
The Space Coast Paratroopers Association honor a Palm Bay Fire-Rescue firefighter each month by recognizing them at the Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon. Shown are: Nancy Peltonen, Chamber President, Don Overton, representing the Paratroopers Association, Deputy Chief Keith Grice, PBF-R, Driver Craig Olesnevich, and Battalion Chief Anthony Gianantonio, PBF-R.
Her Scan Event November 5, 2015
October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, might be over, but not for Palm Bay. The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent sponsored a HerScan event Thursday, November 5, at Palm Bay City Hall. HerScan is an ultrasound screening for breast cancer. Both breasts and under arm areas are scanned, then read by a radiologist, who then sends the results directly to the patient via USPS.
From HerScan: "NEW ultrasound technology is not a mammogram and can see things mammography cannot, particularly in dense breast. With amazing speed and powerful new elastography technology this powerful ultrasound is like none other, providing two waves of information not just one. While one wave scans through the breast, the other wave is assessing breast tissue for any possible abnormalities. Providing you with important information to take the earliest action. Ultrasound is capable of detecting cancers that cannot be found by mammography or physical exams, particularly in women with dense breasts. Dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram, just like cancers do, it’s described as “looking for a snowball in a snowstorm.” Adding a whole BREAST ULTRASOUND screening to your breast health regimen can provide the earliest detection."
TV personality, Joan Lunden (Good Morning, America) credits this new technology with helping save her life (see full interview on HerScan). All women are urged to take charge of their own health - go to HerScan today. Be informed. Don't wait. (see photos from the event here)
The Jeffery Allan Burgin Scholarship Fund
The Palm Bay Firefighters Community Benevolent, Inc. and the family of Fallen Firefighter Jeff Burgin have established a scholarship fund in Burgin’s name to honor the fallen firefighter on the 2nd anniversary of his passing, and to help future generations wanting to become firefighters and paramedics. The Jeffery Allan Burgin Scholarship Fund will provide $1,000 to qualified applicants meeting the criteria outlined in an application packet. The scholarship will be awarded twice a year to coincide with the spring and fall academy at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) . More Info