INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS
Today, Friday May 8th, the Navy’s Blue Angels flew over all South Florida Hospitals to pay homage to all the First Responders who have diligently gone to work during this pandemic, in service to our communities. At approximately 1:10pm, the Blue Angels flew in formation over Hollywood’s Memorial Regional Hospital, where many of the Doctors, Nurses and Firefighters were waiting patiently for the flyover (practicing social distancing of course), and we couldn't be more proud of our chosen professions.We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we’ll get through this together. Stay safe and stay strong.Anthony J VeraPhoto Credit: Paula Arias
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And so proud of you men and women as well! 💜💜💜
We’ve had so many flyovers- it’s so great, love it! Beautiful sight to see for beautiful reasons!
Great photos! 😉
Thanks for what you all do❤️
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Today, May 4th 2020, is International Firefighters' Day! This is both a celebration of the profession shared by millions of Firefighters worldwide, and sadly, a commemoration for those who have sacrificed their lives in its service. No time is more poignant to reflect this than today, as we resolutely fight on to deliver the best service and care to the communities we swore to serve, during this Covid-19 pandemic. These times are difficult for us all. But rest assured, regardless of the country/state/county/city/etc.... and no matter what crisis is thrown at us, Firefighters the world over will put on their uniforms, kiss their families good bye, and go to work for you. You are not alone in any emergency. Today we honor those in our profession and remember those lost. So if you see a Firefighter today, give them a wink and a nod. A positive word always brightens our day ;-)Be safe out there folks. We'll get through this together.Anthony J Vera
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Thank you 🚒
Thank you all! ❤
Thank you all for doing what you do. 💕
Thank you all 🙏
Happy Day John Felipe and Tony Campagna ❤️ 👩🏼🚒 🚒
Thank you very much for your service - you are always there for us 👋👍🙏🙏
Thank you and God bless!!!!
Thank you for all you do.😉
Thank you for all you do.
Thank you so much❤️
Thank you all for your service
Thank you for your service. Stay safe. God Bless always. ❤🙏
Thank you for all you do for our community
Thank you for everything you do ❤️. Stay Safe
The New Face of Fire RescueNot since the advent of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) becoming standard safety equipment for Firefighters, has the literal face of the Fire Service been so radically changed than now. Whereas the SCBA permanently transformed the way the Firefighter looked to the American Public when responding to fires, the Covid-19 virus has thoroughly altered the way we appear when responding to medical calls….all calls actually. Gone are the days when Firefighter/Paramedics just rolled up to the scene of an illness or injury with just latex or nitrile gloves as the only Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we’d wear to protect us from pathogens. In today’s crisis, Fire/Rescue Crews must don all manner of PPE to keep us safe from exposure to this still-developing virus situation.Our appearance in public these days is a stark contrast to how we looked just two short months ago when the virus was starting to spread across the globe. Whether we’re responding to an emergency or out and about within the municipalities we serve, the public has noticed that Fire/Rescue crews have been rather “overdressed” these days. This has caused many to anxiously inquire why Firefighters must look as if we’ve been dispatched to a Hazardous Materials situation, in even the most “basic” of calls. Some have even asked aloud if we “know something they don’t”, prompting all manner of conspiracy theories about the scope of this virus. And yet others have jokingly likened us to looking like characters from out of a plague movie.But one thing is certain; with the knowledge of how this virus is spread and how long it can survive not yet 100% understood, mitigation of the Novel-Coronavirus has forced the Fire Service to rethink and revamp the way it conducts business by being even more cautious in how it protects the public and those in its ranks. You see, if one Firefighter contracts the virus on duty, it would necessitate the isolation of everyone else he/she had contact with within the station he/she is serving, until it can be determined that nobody was infected. That means one entire station for that particular shift is eliminated from service until the isolation period of 14 days is complete, leaving a large void that would have to be filled by other personnel in order to continue service uninterrupted. This is precisely why we look the way we do today, when we’re out of our Fire Stations. Whether wearing our respirators to shop for our daily meals, or “all gowned up and fully protected” while on the many emergencies we’re called to, you can bet that today’s Fire Service is always in a constant state of preparedness to care for the public during this or any other crisis, and that we’re also willing to do whatever it takes so that our service to you remains constant, uninterrupted, and strong. Sure it’s hot and cumbersome to wear a protective mask for 24 hours while we’re on duty in our stations, and to be fully covered when responding to emergencies; but it’s a small price to pay for keeping our beloved public safe. So now you know…. We may “look funny”, but for a very serious reason. We may “look scary”, but we’re there to help you out. Stay safe, stay strong, stay informed, be patient, and together we’ll get through this. Anthony J Vera
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No words... Only Thank you and we appreciate you all. My daughter's stays in🙏
What a great story Anthony. Nice work. You should send that to the Sun Sentinel as a Guest Op Ed
So happy you have all the PPE needed to do your job. After reading this , I feel better because my grandson is a Fireman Paramedic and I worry about him being protected while working. Thank you all.
Thank you HFD
Muy feliz por esta información, la vida de ellas/ellos es lo primero !!! Estos nuevos equipos están disponibles para todas las estaciones de Hollywood ahora o en el futuro, muchas gracias. Dios los bendice 🙏
God Bless you all🙏🏻❤️
Thank you for protecting the department.
Thank you so much HFD for being so proactive from the beginning. We have family members working with you. We deeply appreciate everything you’re doing to keep our First Responders and the Public Safe !!!!
So thankful you all have the protection you need. ❤️ thank you to all you
WSVN-TV only the best work at HFD- they should be recognized 💥
This post needs to be shared...a lot. Nicely stated.
God bless and thank you all for your service.
Thank you so much
Thank you HFD🙏
God Bless always. 🙏❤
God Bless all of you. ❤️
God bless you and protect you every step of the way.
Thank you all for what you do !!!
Hollywood Citizens … WE GOT YOUR BACK! The Hollywood Professional Firefighters, Local 1375, has been here to support you when life blindsided us with the undesirable event of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We assure you that your health and welfare has been at the forefront of our daily operations. So please listen to your city officials, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and be mindful of others. Together, we will make it through this difficult time. And always remember… We got your back!
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Thank you. Gracias 😊
Thank you 👍
Thank you, and we have yours 👍
Ciera Delgado and Thomas, I know you have both been staying in. However, please follow this page. Love you both. Thank you to the Hollywood Fire Fighters.
Thank you may G-d bless you and keep you safe
Thank you Hollywood Fire Department for taking such good care of our Fire Department Personnel ❤️.
God bless you all and thank you very much 🙏🙏🙏
Here's a little pick-me-up for your Wednesday morning. Please know that the members for the Hollywood Professional Firefighters Association are on the proverbial 'Tip of the Spear', working hard and non-stop for our residents. Please share this inspiring video with your friends and family and lets get it out there. Anthony J Vera
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You Men & Women are awesome thank you for your service be safe from a CSFD Firefighter's Mom
Thank you for all you are doing
Thank you for your service be safe proud mom of one of yours.🙏🙏
No matter what the call the community comes first !
All I can say is “y’all rock 24/7 365”
Proud to have called you guys coworkers and friends. Be safe!!!
Thanks for all that your company does! ❤✌
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