According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), half of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February. So now is the time to make sure your home heating device is safe, before the weather turns bitter cold. Follow these USFA heating tips to maintain a fire safe home this winter.
- Keep anything that can burn at least three (3) feet from all heat sources including fireplaces, wood stoves, radiators, space heaters or candles.
- Never use an oven to heat your home.
- Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional.
For more information on how to keep specific heating devices safe, such as a furnace, space heater, kerosene heater, fireplace or wood stove, visit the USFA’s Heating Fire Safety page.
Original source: FEMA Newsletter, November 2016
Our Final Budget Hearing will be held on Monday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m.
The meeting scheduled on September 6th has been changed to begin at 5:01 pm. At that time the Tentative Budget Hearing will commence, followed immediately by our regular monthly commission meeting. Thank you
Tentative Budget Hearing – 5:01 pm
September 6, 2016 Regular Commission Meeting – Will begin immediately following the first meeting.
Lealman Fire District firefighters work to secure some debris just after a squall line blew through the fire district off 54th Avenue and 78th Street North in Pinellas County. Lt. Fitzgerald, Firefighter Fishback, and Firefighter Jacobs try to secure the damaged mobile homes. No injuries were reported.
Please be safe and stay away from storm debris whenever possible. Injuries can occur from sharp metal, nails, and falling objects.
We currently have a position open for an Emergency Vehicle Technician. Please click to open the attached PDF job description and qualifications.
Apply in person at 4360 55 Ave N Saint Petersburg, FL 33714 or call 727-526-5650 ext 221 to speak to Linda or Tammy to send by email.
Applications will only be accepted until position is filled.
Lealman residents hurry to fill sandbags at the Lealman Park located at 37th Street and 54th Avenue North. With already 6 inches of rain and maybe a total of 10 inches by tomorrow, some residents are not taking any chances. Please drive safely.
The Lealman Special Fire District Board of Commissioners will be holding a special workshop to discuss future assessments. Meeting will be held, Tuesday, July 5th at 10:00 a.m. Our regular monthly board meeting will be held at 1:00p.m. as scheduled.
On June 3, 2016, we honored all new firefighters hired during the last year. In all, fourteen new members of the Lealman Fire District were sworn in during our company pinning ceremony.
On December 1, 2015 Rescue 18 (R18) went into service as the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit responding from station 18. I have been stressing for years that the call load would increase significantly if we had two ALS units and these two units would be justified under the Pinellas County call volume funding formula(Total calls versus the Zone Report). As you can see from the chart below, the call volume has significantly increased and station 18 has an average 17.9 calls per day after five months of active service. That means between R18 and Engine 18 (E18) they are responding to a tremendous call volume each day. Last month Station 18 broke the previous month’s call record and reached 600 EMS calls during the month of April 2016.
Today is the day. It’s our big reveal! I am excited to introduce you to our brand new site. Here you will find information about our department, including our long history as a fire district. In addition, you can access minutes from our board meetings, link to our CERT newsletter, and more!