Fire captain proposes plan to save city fire department

OKEECHOBEE – A plan was proposed at the Okeechobee City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21 to save the city fire department. Captain Lalo Rodriguez, with the city fire department, introduced his plan as an alternative to what the council has been discussing which they have been calling a merger of the city and county fire […]

County considers cost of city fire protection

OKEECHOBEE — At their Jan. 8 meeting, Okeechobee County commissioners reviewed the potential cost of adding personnel if the county provides fire protection with the city limits. Last year, the Okeechobee City Council approached the county about the possibility of the county taking over fire protection in the city limits. The county already provides EMT […]

Red Cross responds to home fire

OKEECHOBEE — On Friday, Dec. 20, Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Northwest 192nd Avenue in Okeechobee. Local Red Cross provided comfort kits and individual client assistance to the individuals affected to meet their immediate needs such as food, clothing and temporary lodging. On average, […]

PBCFR responds to apartment building fire

BELLE GLADE — A Palm Beach County Fire Rescue press release stated at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, crews responded to the 300 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Belle Glade for reports of a fire. First arriving firefighters reported smoke from a second floor apartment and entered to locate […]

The Red Cross responds to a home fire in Pahokee

PAHOKEE — The Palm Beach and Martin Counties of the American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Boone Ave in Pahokee in the early morning hours of Dec. 13. Local Red Cross volunteers on a Disaster Action Team were on site to help coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials say six […]

American Red Cross responds to a home fire in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — On the night of Tuesday, Nov. 5, local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire on Nall Court in Clewiston. The team of two Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate emergency aid for the family. Fire officials say seven people have been affected by the blaze including two children. The Red Cross […]

Home fire causes little damage

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Fire Rescue responded to a call at approximately 2 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, pertaining to a structure fire after a power strip reportedly caught fire in a bedroom of a mobile home on Northwest 63rd Terrace. A 72-year-old woman with an oxygen tank was unharmed and deputies were able to put […]

Red Cross responds fires in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — American Red Cross volunteers responded to two home fires in Clewiston over the past eight days. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire on North Brida Street in Clewiston. The team of two Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate emergency aid for the family. Fire officials say […]

Red Cross responds to a home fire in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — On Tuesday, Oct. 15, local American Red Cross volunteers responded to a home fire on North Brida Street in Clewiston. The team of two Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate emergency aid for the family. Fire officials say two people have been affected by the blaze. The Red Cross is assessing the immediate emergency […]

Red Cross responds to a home fire in Pahokee

PAHOKEE — Early in the morning on Sept. 25, the Palm Beach and Martin Counties of the American Red Cross responded to a home fire at a duplex on Padgett Circle in Pahokee. Local Red Cross volunteers on a Disaster Action Team were on site to help coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials […]