13,882

Medical Calls

1,089

Fires

4,371

Public Assists

155

Responders

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Straight talk from firefighters in front of the BoCC Building. When D1 Commisioner is willing to increase Millage for special interest, but not Public Safety... #WeDeserveBetterIt’s a good question, don’t you think? Our volunteers are out in support of firefighters at tonight’s BOCC. #wedeservebetter ... See MoreSee Less

Straight talk from firefighters in front of the BoCC Building. When D1 Commisioner is willing to increase Millage for special interest, but not Public Safety... #WeDeserveBetter

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I thought Nick did a great job tonight as others did also explaining there position on the pitiful wages . I wish they would listen to what they say about other expenditures And then compare it to the lack of urgency and dead silence to Fire wages. In one instance which you may of not seen a commissioner was talking to a transit contractor about paying the employees that work for them good wages like 12 bucks an hour blah blah blah . Basically addressed there unlimited budget and past due amounts blah blah blah . Then to top it off Some one called this dude from his work out and he rushed down there to talk about a issue already addressed. Answered his questions he answered theirs and then a big fluff session pursued. I wish I could encourage you but I don’t think you will ever get what you want in the wage increase. Only way is a change in leadership which is a long shot . One thing is for sure . It is obvious to me or from what I see of his expressions Jeff Bergosh hates the paid guys guts. I see a lot bitterness in him . I hope he searches his soul . I believe he has good in him as all of them. I hope there is something I’m missing on this that they know and I don’t . I want to look stupid and welcome it if there is . Thank you so much for your drive to keep going !

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NO MUTUAL AID RESPONSE IN PARADISE BEACH HOUSE FIRE

"Its only one fire a year out there" - Current District One Commissioner

What happens when it's your home? What happens when it's you family or pets still inside? What happens if you've been told a Mutual Aid agreement is the best that can be done after they shut down your community's fire station?

A fire tonight in Fire District 20, Paradise Beach, was dispatched with the expectation of the closest fire trucks coming. The first truck on scene was from the Innerarity Point station. There was NO RESPONSE from the Lillian Volunteer Fire Department, one of the closest trucks to the house on fire.

Engine 8 found heavy fire on arrival, initiated a exterior attack and, once knocked down, moved interior for extinguishment. A family cat was removed from the structure also. The solution for "one fire a year" by the Commissioner was a Mutual Aid agreement, and tonight, that has failed.

What is next? Whose home will be affected now? Who will have to pay a county fire tax with no immediate response? Whose home owners insurance will NOW GO UP due to ISO rating increases?

You have a choice, as citizens of District 1, to replace the flawed mindset of spending as little as possible on the broken fire department budget. Choose a candidate that will make fire protection for ALL communities a priority.

#WeDeserveBetter

Vote Jonathan Owens, and receive what your tax dollars pay for- Public Safety and Fire Protection.
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NO MUTUAL AID RESPONSE IN PARADISE BEACH HOUSE FIRE Its only one fire a year out there - Current District One Commissioner What happens when its your home? What happens when its you family or pets still inside? What happens if youve been told a Mutual Aid agreement is the best that can be done after they shut down your communitys fire station? A fire tonight in Fire District 20, Paradise Beach, was dispatched with the expectation of the closest fire trucks coming. The first truck on scene was from the Innerarity Point station. There was NO RESPONSE from the Lillian Volunteer Fire Department, one of the closest trucks to the house on fire. Engine 8 found heavy fire on arrival, initiated a exterior attack and, once knocked down, moved interior for extinguishment. A family cat was removed from the structure also. The solution for one fire a year by the Commissioner was a Mutual Aid agreement, and tonight, that has failed. What is next? Whose home will be affected now? Who will have to pay a county fire tax with no immediate response? Whose home owners insurance will NOW GO UP due to ISO rating increases? You have a choice, as citizens of District 1, to replace the flawed mindset of spending as little as possible on the broken fire department budget. Choose a candidate that will make fire protection for ALL communities a priority. #WeDeserveBetter Vote Jonathan Owens, and receive what your tax dollars pay for- Public Safety and Fire Protection.Image attachment

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Yep. Unfortunate. I guess they didn't have the manpower available. Not a hit on Lillian, it's not their area. Escambia needs a better plan for this, especially in the event that Lillian doesn't have the available manpower to loan.

Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the Paradise Beach fire station the old IP volunteer station from 15 years ago?

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"You good?"

It's more than just a question we ask each other. It's "I'm here when you're ready to talk" or "I'm always here for you, just a phone call away." PTSD is a disease that affects us all in many ways. Some can control it, some can not erase the demaons that torment our minds.

Firefighter suicide has been on the rise and last year, it ran just behind cancer as the number one killer of our chosen profession.

It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the glimmer of hope that has been ECFR is fading fast. Know that we will always be here for those we serve, and more importantly, we are here for each other.

I am my brothers keeper.
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You good? Its more than just a question we ask each other. Its Im here when youre ready to talk or Im always here for you, just a phone call away. PTSD is a disease that affects us all in many ways. Some can control it, some can not erase the demaons that torment our minds. Firefighter suicide has been on the rise and last year, it ran just behind cancer as the number one killer of our chosen profession. Its hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the glimmer of hope that has been ECFR is fading fast. Know that we will always be here for those we serve, and more importantly, we are here for each other. I am my brothers keeper.

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🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️ Prayers for all!

No one should ever feel they have to fight alone any longer

I love you all ❤️❤️❤️

Why Jonathon Owens? Let him tell you, and you will see why we support him too!

www.facebook.com/483365362230462/posts/707009509866045/?sfnsn=moI’m Jonathan Owens. Some of you already know me. I’m you’re friend, your colleague… maybe we were classmates or grew up together - I was born and raised in Escambia County. I’ve lived here all my life.

Maybe I’m the guy who answers the phone when you call your County Commissioner, and I’m the guy who helps solve your problem, or point you in the right direction. Maybe you’ve been a customer of one of my local businesses.

Maybe you don’t know me at all. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to change that.

But today, I’m coming to you as a candidate for the Escambia County Commission, District 1.

The first question you get when you tell someone you’re running for office is “Why are you running? What makes you think you’re the man for the job? …. Why are you running?”

Well, I’ll tell you why I’m running.

As I said, I’ve lived in Escambia County all my life. I’ve built businesses here, I’m raising a family here. I currently work here as a public servant. I’ve seen years of what our elected government has had to offer - the good, the bad, and the indifferent.

But for nearly six years, I’ve had a front row seat at the mismanaged mess that is our Board of County Commissioners. As a Commission employee, I’ve watched and listened as they threw good money after bad, ignored the most basic needs of the people, and bickered their way into one bad decision after another.

So what do we have to show for it? Let’s look at a partial list.

🙁 Our fire service is dangerously understaffed.
🙁 Our EMS service is a national scandal.
🙁 Our bridges are falling apart and our roads are choked with traffic.
🙁 The taxpayer is on the hook for more and more money disguised as “good jobs”.
🙁 We pay $8000 a month to mow a field one mile square in Beulah.
The same field that desperately needs a master plan designed by the will of the people who live there, before it becomes yet another money pit vanity project.

Like you, I’ve been disappointed and frustrated by the lack of progress, particularly in my own District, District 1. The incumbent has let us down. Many of our District’s problems can be placed directly at his feet.

The incumbent will tell you that we deserve four more years of mismanaged growth, misspent money, and massive ego. I, on the other hand, will tell you that we don’t deserve that at all. We deserve better.

And we can do better. I can do better. And that’s why I’m running.

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⭐️ Vote Jonathan Owens, and encourage others to do so as well

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Thanks again for your support.
Sincerely,
Jonathan Owens
Candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 1
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Why Jonathon Owens? Let him tell you, and you will see why we support him too! https://www.facebook.com/483365362230462/posts/707009509866045/?sfnsn=mo

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Local 4131 is home to 154 members of Escambia County Fire Rescue (ECFR) located in Pensacola, Floirda.

Escambia County covers 662 square miles and is the Western most County in Florida.  A resident population of nearly 400,000 people with an average annual tourist load of over 4,000,000 people. ECFR runs nearly 17,000 calls a year and provides everything from fire suppression to ocean rescue and non-transport ALS.