Aerial Training at Indian Harbour Beach Club, 8/11/2011

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Aerial training was conducted at the Indian Harbour Beach Club on Thursday night. This timeshare resort has a very tight parking area for the apparatus to work in as well as a covered parking area that limits the ability of  Truck 56 to position close to the building which reduces it’s reach and scrub area. Firefighters ascended […]

Publix Kid’s Fest 8-6-11

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Firefighters from IHBVFD assisted Publix Employees with their Kid’s Fest Event on Saturday August 6, 2011. It was another Hot Florida Day with a heat index of 106 degrees. The firefighters were very thankful for the cold bottled water and bins of ice supplied by Publix. They were especially thankful for the two Sub Sandwich […]

Bealls Back to School Event 8-7-11

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Firefighters from IHBVFD brought Truck 56 to Bealls to assist them with their Back to School Event. Everyone endured another very hot day. The event was cut short when severe thunderstorms rolled into the area forcing crews to retract the Aerial Ladder. It is not a good thing to be the tallest metal object in the area […]

James “Hap” Habovick Funeral – July 25, 2011



James P. Habovick, March 12, 1935 – July 20, 2011

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The Indian Harbour Beach Fire Department sadly announces the passing of our Brother and Mentor, Retired Fire Marshal James “Hap” Habovick on July 20, 2011. Brother Habovick bravely fought cancer for the past year always maintaining that fighting spirit and “Hap” attitude. Hap will be missed by all who knew him, some have fond memories and some […]

Recent Graduations.

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Congratulations to our newest certified Firefighters: Ed Storch and Jill Carrick recently completed the first phase of their firefighter training and are both now certified as Firefighter I. It was a very long drawn out process for Ed and Jill as they were caught in the middle of the States transition from FFI 160 hour […]

9-11 Memorial Car Wash Fundraiser 6-18-11

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The IHBVFD and the Women’s Auxiliary hosted a car wash on Saturday June 18th to raise funds for the completion of the 9-11 Memorial. The response by the community is greatly appreciated by the firefighters and Women’s Auxiliary. This is the second car wash fund raiser we have held to raise funds for the memorials […]

IHBFD Receives a Piece of Steel from the W.T.C.

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The IHBFD received a section of a steel I-beam salvaged from the 9-11-01 attacks on the W.T.C.  Lt. Rick LaDell had sent a letter to the NY/NJ Port Authority in November of 2009 requesting we be granted a piece of steel. Lt. LaDell had read that the Port Authority was going to issue pieces of […]

Engine 56 visits the Kids at Imagination Station 5/13/11

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A crew from Station 56 took E-56 to Imagination Station to talk to the kids about fire safety. The kids got to play on the engine and practice shooting water from the hose. Below are some pictures from the visit along with a short video.

We Will Never Forget!

Fallen Firefighter Memorial

U.S. NAVY SEAL TEAM SIX We Thank You!