Okeechobee Fire Report

• Okeechobee City Fire Department responded to 19 medical/EMS and 13 fire-related calls last week. Seven of the fires were motor vehicle accidents. • Okeechobee County Fire Rescue responded to 124 medical/EMS, 14 fire related, six dispatched and cancel and 10 miscellaneous calls last week. Out of 90 possible transports, 15 were refused. • On […]

Red Cross responds to an apartment fire in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — On July 8, the local American Red Cross volunteers from the Palm Beach & Treasure Coast Chapter virtually responded to an apartment fire on Southwest 16th Street in Belle Glade. Local Red Cross volunteer members of the Disaster Action Team helped coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials say three people […]

Tuesday night fire destroys abandoned building in Belle Glade

BELLE GLADE — Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reports that at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, crews responded to reports of a fire on the 500 block of Orange Avenue Circle in Belle Glade. First arriving firefighters reported an abandoned building that was fully engulfed in flames with no additional structures was threatened. […]

Okeechobee Fire Report

• Okeechobee City Fire Department responded to 19 medical/EMS, seven fire and nine miscellaneous calls last week. • Okeechobee County Fire Rescue responded to 112 medical/EMS, eight fire-related and 20 miscellaneous calls last week. Out of 79 possible transports, five were refused. • On June 21 at approximately 5:30 p.m., OCFR responded to a call […]

SERVPRO alerts local grill masters: Grilling fires peak in July

Fire and water cleanup professionals offer local homeowners tips for safe outdoor cooking OKEECHOBEE — The summer grilling season is here, and outdoor cooking and socially distanced picnic gatherings are a welcome change for families eager to get out and enjoy the warm weather. As families and friends prepare their next outdoor feast, professionals from […]

Red Cross Responds to multi-home fire in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — On Monday, June 22, local American Red Cross volunteers from the Palm Beach & Treasure Coast Chapter virtually responded to a multifamily home fire on Northwest 35th Avenue in Okeechobee. Local Red Cross volunteer members of the Disaster Action Team helped coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials say three families consisting […]

Red Cross responds to a home fire in Bell Glade

BELL GLADE — On June 1, local American Red Cross volunteers from the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Chapter virtually responded to a home fire on Southwest Avenue H in Bell Glade. Local Red Cross volunteer members of the Disaster Action Team helped coordinate emergency aid to those affected. Fire officials say four people were […]

Okeechobee Fire Report

• Okeechobee City Fire Department had 17 medical/EMS, two fire-related and four calls canceled en route last week. • Okeechobee County Fire Rescue had 96 rescue and emergency, three fire, four hazardous condition and 16 miscellaneous calls last week. Of 77 possible transports, four were refused. • On May 15, OCFR responded to a call […]

Okeechobee Fire Report

• Okeechobee City Fire Department responded to 20 medical/EMS calls and one fire-related last week. • Okeechobee County Fire Rescue responded to 127 EMS calls, 10 fires and 14 miscellaneous. Out of 102 possible transports, 10 were refused. • On May 9 at approximately 4:45 a.m., OCFR responded to a call regarding a rubbish fire […]

County to send draft agreement for fire protection services to city

OKEECHOBEE — At their April 30 meeting, Okeechobee County commissioners agreed to send the draft of the Interlocal Agreement for the Provision of Fire Services to the City of Okeechobee to the city council for its review. The draft agreement covers three years and specifies a base payment of services for each of those three […]