Red Cross Recognizes Palm Bay Fire Personnel With It’s 2015 Community Spirit Award
By Yvonne Martinez, City of Palm Bay // June 16, 2015
in recognition of humanitarian contribution
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Whether it involved educating local school children in life-saving CPR or helping senior citizens check and install working smoke alarms in their homes Palm Bay Fire-Rescue personnel consistently made a positive difference in the community with its ongoing partnership with the American Red Cross.
The Space Coast Chapter recently recognized the fire department’s efforts by presenting it with the American Red Cross Community Spirit 2015 Award in recognition of significant humanitarian contribution to the Space Coast Chapter in support of the American Red Cross.
Fire-Rescue personnel with help from volunteers promote public safety and fire prevention with a variety of public education programs.
Through a partnership with the American Red Cross, firefighters are able to provide free smoke alarms to those identified as most at risk such as the elderly population living in manufactured homes.
“We are humbled by this recognition and appreciate the positive feedback for the work we have done,” said Chief Jim Stables.
“Our partnership with the American Red Cross is so important in improving public safety in our community and we plan to do more to increase awareness and promote a safer Palm Bay.”
Volunteers also provide public education on a variety of subjects including managing your medications, making your emergency preparedness plans, how to escape a fire, hands-only CPR and more.
Citizens, homeowners groups and civic organizations interested in scheduling a public education presentation may contact the Fire Department Headquarters at 321-409- 6300.