emergency

911 turns 50

911 turns 50

U.S. children are taught the phone number 911 from a very young age. For many, it is the first phone number ever committed to memory. From house fires to medical emergencies to crimes, this single telephone number has been the unifying place to call when help is needed. Read the full article in the Mar. […]

UF Shands partners with helicopter service

UF Shands partners with helicopter service

In a life-threatening emergency, Santa Rosa County residents receive care from the men and women of Lifeguard EMS and firefighters/paramedics. When it becomes clear that an ambulance is not enough, they call in the helicopter. This fleet of flying ambulances is crewed by trained flight clinicians who can provide crucial life-sustaining care while in the […]

Fire districts talk consolidation

Fire districts talk consolidation

No matter where it occurs from Midway to Navarre Beach, a reported structure fire will bring all engines and personnel available. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Text 911 for emergencies

Text 911 for emergencies

Santa Rosa County has introduced Text-to-9-1-1 enabling county residents to text for assistance in an emergency. The system allows residents to text directly back and forth with 911 dispatchers to share vital information in an emergency. County Emergency Services Coordinator Brad Baker said the system will be useful in a variety of scenarios. “The majority […]

Firefighters benefit from training exercises

Firefighters benefit from training exercises

A few people late to the scene wondered if perhaps there was a fire or some other serious emergency going on at Beach Colony East on Navarre Beach Wednesday morning. They quickly discovered there was no need to worry. The Navarre Beach Fire Department was simply conducting a ladder truck training exercise at the condo […]

Teen takes the helm during Gulf rescue

Teen takes the helm during Gulf rescue

The Blue Water Escape Charter boat Charles Garrett Stone and his father, Charles Samuel, are taking out to the Destin Pass sways back and forth in the choppy waves of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a muggy Thursday morning in early June, a brief rain shower has come and gone, and the father and son […]

Lifeguard chopper visit provides educational experience for HNMS students

Lifeguard chopper visit provides educational experience for HNMS students

It was by pure chance that a group of sixth-grade students at Holley Navarre Middle School were given an opportunity to see a Lifeguard helicopter up close and learn more about the exciting career opportunities involved with it. It landed on the field near the school for an emergency but ended up not transporting anyone […]

New system to speed emergency notification to residents

New system to speed emergency notification to residents

Santa Rosa County Division of Emergency Management has a new emergency warning tool that provides rapid phone notifications to residents when public safety may be at risk. In the event of an emergency, GeoCast®Web will be utilized to make rapid emergency telephone notifications to residents and businesses in an impacted area. Citizens can register and […]