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State Fire Marshall Stacy McIntire promoted to Lieutenant

State Fire Marshall Stacy McIntire was promoted on March 17, 2011 from Detective to Lieutenant. He has been with the state for 6 years, is stationed at the Lake Wales Field Office, and is First Line Supervisor to Detectives. Lieutenant McIntire can be contacted at stacy.mcintire@myfloridacfo.com

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Units responded to report of a unknown "White Powder"

PCFD, PCSO, State Fire Marshal's Office, Tampa Police Department (Bomb Squad) Fort Meade Fire Department, and PCEMS

responded to report of an unknown "white powder" at the Post Office in Fort Meade. PCFD Special Operations Team also

responded to help with determining with what the substance was. It was later determined that the substance was not harmful. 

 
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Former Polk County EMS Personnel Completing Fire Standards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former members of PCEMS are pictured here returning from lunch to get ready to complete some hose evolutions.

As temperatures sore above 96 degree, students were allowed to go without Turnout Gear Coats. Now employee’s

of PCFD they are nearing the end of the Fire Academy’s state mandated 485 hours.

 
Worlds Largest Poker Run in Winter Haven
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The World’s Largest Poker Run 2010 is history

The World’s Largest Poker Run was held on Saturday in Winter Haven, Fl. The ride was to benefit Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation. Due to its size the poker run made history last year when it broke the Guinness’s Book of World Records for The World’s Largest Poker Run.

The ride coordinator Matt Nichols of RedKnights and Sherri Lang founder of the Fallen Firefighter Survivors Foundation, were up early getting the event started. The ride started at Honda of Winter Haven and bikers arrived early to take part in the ride. Some of the riders came from as far away as Wyoming and Virginia. Many came from around the state. The entire parking lot of the Honda Center had to be roped off to accommodate all the bikes.

               

 Winter Haven was just one part of a much larger efforts to break last year’s record of “The World’s Largest Poker Run”. This year’s effort was attempted in some 16 states. However due to some bad weather, some of the states had to cancel Saturdays ride. In Winter Haven the weather was great and many turned out for the ride. Numbers on attendance was not yet available and will be posted later on FFSF.

                Riders checked in at 08:30 and the ride began at 10:30. A typical poker run is when bikers ride to different pre determined stops and get a card. After visiting all stops and receiving the cards, they return to play their best hands. Riders with the best hand win prizes as well as the rider with the worst hand. Once riders completed the rides they rode to the Auburndale Speedway where some 20 vendors were set up like Smoke Showin BBQ, Star&Shield and others. On display also was a car show, wheelie magic and PCSO K-9 demonstration.

 

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Fire that destroyed several mobile homes may be arson
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POLK COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- An early morning fire that destroyed several mobile homes in Winter Haven may have been set by an arsonist.

The fire started shortly before 5:30 a.m. at an empty home in Lakefront Mobile Home Park, which is in the 2500 block of U.S. 92.

About 20 people were affected by the fire, which burned four mobile homes and a triplex. The Red Cross is assisting the victims.

 

The park owner said he'll move the displaced residents into different mobile homes.

No injuries were reported, but a dog was treated by an animal hospital.

The state fire marshal's office is offering a reward in the case, and anyone with information is asked to call detective Miles Davis at 863-679-4180.

 
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