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The Firefighters, Officers, and Women’s Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who came to visit the Fire Station for our Annual Open House. Your continued support and financial donations enable us to provide firefighting services to the City of Indian Harbour Beach. If you missed us this year stop by and visit us anytime. We will see you all again next year.
On July 21st, a crew of 4 firefighters took Truck 56 to Kindercare of IHB for their open house. The kids were allowed to climb through the truck and try on the firefighters’ gear. The kids and employees had a blast!
Firefighters from the IHBVFD helped kids at summer camp enjoy water day. Two hose lines were set up for the kids to try and fill a 50 gallon trash can with water. The aerial master stream was set up in a water curtain for the kids to run through. Finally we set up two 16′x20′ tarps end to end for a 30′ slip and slide under the aerial master stream. It became evident early on that the camp counselors (yellow shirts) were having as good a time or better than the kids.
Three IHBVFD members visited the traveling Memorial Rescue Truck 4 at BCFR Station 48. This partially restored Rescue 4 Truck by “The Remembrance Rescue Project” continues to remind us of the sacrifices made by the “343″ FDNY Firefighters on September 11, 2001. The Memorial is touring the East Coast visiting various Fire Stations who agree to assist with the project by hosting the Rescue Truck. To see and stand in Rescue 4 knowing it transported these men to their final call was an emotional experience. A plaque on the Rescue says, “9 FIREFIGHTERS FROM RESCUE CO 4 LOST THEIR LIVES TRYING TO SAVE OTHERS. EVEN WITH THE LOSS OF THEIR CREW THEIR TRUCK WENT BACK IN SERVICE AND KEPT PROTECTING NYC UNTIL 2010.
We all need to heed the saying on the side of the truck, “We Will Not Forget 9-11-01, W.TC.”. Visit www.TheRRP.org for more information on The Remembrance Rescue Project.
The IHBVFD participated in this year’s Big Truck Day, a Beachside Community event held annualy at the Satellite Beach community center on March 31st. “Big Trucks” from various commercial agencies were there to showcase their equipment. Our 75 FOOT LADDER TRUCK attended and was a big hit with kids and adults alike.
The Walk n Wag event was held at Gleason Park to support cancer research. Teams of dogs and their owners were invited to attend. IHBVFD had a team of 3 dogs and 6 firefighters (including the Chief) and 1 auxiliary member.
Santa arrived in the City riding on Pumper 56 accompanied by Ms. Claus and his 4 Elves from IHBVFD. Though it was a very warm night the Christmas atmosphere was present. IHB Public Works Dept did another excellent job with the decorations and set up. The IHB Recreation Center Staff did their usual outstanding job with the event. Santa will be visiting all the neighborhoods in IHB beginning Monday December 12th. A map of the routes is available in Harbour Highlights.