EMS

Navarre home total loss after garage fire

Navarre home total loss after garage fire

Fire consumed a house on Beacon Court in Navarre Aug. 1, sending one firefighter to the hospital and leaving five people without a home. Firefighters received a call for an active house fire after 11 a.m. in Navarre. Holley Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton said the blaze appeared to have begun in the garage of […]

Ambulance involved in fatal crash

Ambulance involved in fatal crash

A 74-year-old Navarre woman was killed May 15 after her car collided with an ambulance along East Bay Boulevard. Passenger Karen Leonard was killed after her vehicle was flipped on its side according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. According to the report, the ambulance was traveling southbound along Robedal Drive approaching East Bay […]

Man dies after allegedly ingesting cocaine

Man dies after allegedly ingesting cocaine

A Santa Rosa County Jail inmate died Tuesday after allegedly swallowing drugs during a traffic stop. His death is currently under investigation. According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office press release, the unnamed man was stopped Monday night for a traffic related incident in Milton. During the traffic stop, the deputy observed the adult […]

Firefighters receive Life Saving medal

Firefighters receive Life Saving medal

Nov. 12, 2017, a medical call in Navarre for an unconscious man is received by 911 dispatchers. A person is unconscious and not breathing. Dispatch relays the call to Holley Navarre Fire District Station 41. The next piece of information tells the firefighters that the patient’s condition is rapidly declining. He is in cardiac arrest. […]

Man allegedly beats, handcuffs 90 year old

Man allegedly beats, handcuffs 90 year old

Elder abuse, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a felon are just a few charges facing a  man who allegedly beat a 90-year-old man of Navarre while trying to rob him then handcuffed him. Dennis Shibler, 37, faces multiple felony charges from the incident after he drove himself to the Santa Rosa County […]

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Emergency personnel responded to a drowning call on Navarre Beach in front of Springhill Suites by Marriott Thursday afternoon. A woman was reportedly receiving CPR at the water’s edge. Lifeguard Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene, landing on Gulf Boulevard but it is believed the woman was not airlifted.  The aircrew was seen getting […]

First responders demonstrate rescue skills

First responders demonstrate rescue skills

Santa Rosa County first responders participated in a mock response to a three-car accident Thursday, Nov. 17, on Avalon Boulevard to show off techniques to the Leadership Santa Rosa Class 30 and other members of the public during their annual Mock Catastrophic Vehicle Accident (MVA). Read the full article in the Nov. 24 issue of […]

‘Thank You’ first responders

‘Thank You’ first responders

Maliyah Forgione, 4, waves a sign in support of first responders Saturday, Sept. 15, at Navarre Park during Navarre’s Second Annual First Responders Appreciation Rally. Participants waved signs supporting police, EMS, firefighters and all first responders as they marched down U.S. Highway 98 from Helen Back Again to Navarre Park. Passing vehicles honked their horns […]

“Selfie” competition leads to Navarre arrest

“Selfie” competition leads to Navarre arrest

A Navarre woman was arrested Thursday morning, July 21, in connection with a “selfie” competition between her and a co-defendant involving unconscious patients of Okaloosa County EMS, where they both worked. Former Okaloosa County EMS paramedic Kayla Renee Dubois is charged with two counts of third degree felony interception and disclosure of oral communications after […]

Tusa leaves hospital before deputies make arrest

Tusa leaves hospital before deputies make arrest

The man who led police on a high-speed chase and crashed his vehicle on East Bay Boulevard, Mark Anthony Tusa, has left the hospital where he was airlifted before deputies could arrest him. On Nov. 2, Tusa was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for a traffic violation on Interstate 10 near Highway 87 South. […]