Fire Chief Jonathan Kanzigg

Navarre Beach Fire inching toward county split

Navarre Beach Fire inching toward county split

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue (NBFR) could become its own entity, not under Santa Rosa County, as the department leaders are actively exploring becoming a special fire district. The idea was initially presented to the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA) in February by Chief Danny Fureigh. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 […]

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Three fires in two days left 11 families in the Midway area out of their homes over Thanksgiving, but community members have come forward to assist them, said Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg. “It was not a great Thanksgiving for our community,” he said. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of […]

Pilot dead in Oriole Beach sea plane crash

Pilot dead in Oriole Beach sea plane crash

Investigators are looking into the death of an unidentified man whose sea plane crashed into Santa Rosa Sound late Monday morning near Oriole Beach. According to Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg, Midway Fire was dispatched to the boat ramp on Oriole Beach at 11:59 a.m. Monday after witnesses saw an ultralight sea plane crash […]

Mutual aid agreements crucial for area fire districts

Mutual aid agreements crucial for area fire districts

When flames peeked out from a dryer in a home in Midway Aug. 31, the resident’s teenaged occupant called 911. She was home alone. Within 60 seconds the dispatcher on the other end of the line had told her to evacuate and released a call to firefighters for help. Over the radio system all Midway […]

Fire districts weigh options for study

Fire districts weigh options for study

The three area fire departments decided Tuesday morning at the Midway Fire District how it would move forward with allocating expenses for a feasibility study on the consolidation of the departments. Five options were presented, with the fifth option dividing up the $35,000 equally ($11,666.67), but representatives from Midway Fire District, Holley-Navarre Fire District and […]

Fire districts inch toward consolidation

Fire districts inch toward consolidation

A meeting at Midway Fire District was held Thursday to discuss a feasibility study for consolidating Navarre Beach Fire Department, Holley Navarre Fire District and Midway. Midway Commissioner Dave Szymanski called the legislative process for combining the three agencies  “a tedious and daunting task” and laid out a timeline for getting a vote on consolidation […]

Microburst leaves path of damage

Microburst leaves path of damage

At around 6:15 p.m. Monday evening a line of severe thunderstorms steamrolled through Navarre leaving power outages, trees down and other damage in its wake. The storm began in southeast Mississippi and traveled through Alabama and into the Florida panhandle. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Increase needed for Holley-Navarre Fire

Increase needed for Holley-Navarre Fire

Many changes have taken place in Navarre during the last decade; the number of households has doubled, the population has soared, and schools are bursting at the seams. New home construction rates are up and two new apartment complexes are set to join the market in 2016. Read the full article in the Feb. 4 […]