Fruitland Park Police Department

  • Agency: Fruitland Park Police Department
  • Address: 506 W. Berckman, Fruitland Park, 34731 FL
  • Chief: Terry Isaacs (Chief of Police)
Phone: (352)343-2101
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Fruitland Park Police Department is located at 506 W. Berckman, Fruitland Park, 34731 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Terry Isaacs. The Fruitland Park Police Department phone number is (352)343-2101.

Fruitland Park Police Department News

We're looking to hire 2 Firefighters for our FLEX (Part-Time) roster! Minimum Qualifications: Firefighter I&II and FL State certified EMT. -Our shifts operate on the 24/48 schedule -Flexable scheduling -Up to 56 hours a week -Paid training opportunities -Engine experience Information about FP Fire: Single fire station with one engine staffed full time, one brush truck and a reserve engine. Also housed with LEMS 271 and LEMS District 2. FP also holds a Volunteer roster used for extra manpower. Engine 56 runs approximately 1,000+ calls annually with an increasing call volume. Automatic aid agreements with Leesburg, The Villages and Lake County. Engine 56 runs the latest in Firefighting and Rescue equipment including MSA G1 airpacks, Hurst Edraulic extrication tools, Rescue 42 struts, Blowhard PPV fan, New husqvarna vent saw and K12, MDT, Lifepack 15, ect.. Applications can be found on the city website.

Halloween is only 2 days away! Many Halloween events are already taking place. We want everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween. Stay safe! #fruitlandparkfirerescue #halloweensafety

Halloween is only 3 days away! Many Halloween events are already taking place. We want everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween. Stay safe! #fruitlandparkfirerescue #halloweensafety

Fruitland Park Fire Rescue is getting ready for Halloween! Come see us on Sat the 27th for the Fall Festival at Grace Bible Baptist church. Then on Halloween night we'll be at Covenant Church of God for the Hallowed King Festival. Also on Halloween our Engine will be posted around College st and Shiloh st for happy trick or treaters to come visit us. #fruitlandparkfirerescue #halloween #halloweencandy

Thursday's Fire History! Dalmatians are known for their physical nature — most can run long distances without tiring — and guarding instinct. In the 1700s, Dalmatians were found to have a calming effect on horses. So during the era of horse-drawn fire apparatus, Dalmatians would run alongside the horses to make sure they weren't spooked or slowed down by pedestrians in the road. It has been said that they acted as "sirens," barking to alert pedestrians that the fire brigade was en route. While on scene, the horses were not comfortable being near fire. As a result, the Dalmatians would stay behind and keep the horses calm. They would also make sure nothing was stolen from the apparatus while on scene. Soon enough, Dalmatians were a commonplace addition in firehouses and became a symbol of the fire service. #fruitlandparkfirerescue #firedogs #dalmatians

It's Weird Wednesday. Does your district allow painted or decorated plugs? This seems to be entertaining and fun for residents as long as it doesn't impede the function of the plug in an emergency situation. What are your thoughts?

Training Tuesday! A quick forcible entry prop that is used as a reminder of many techniques to force a door. Can be made on any style of door. A nice reference for FE training around the fire house.

Mayday Monday! How well can you operate with your structure gloves on? Have you practiced dexterity skills while wearing the bulky gloves such as picking up pens or even quarters? And wait for it...... what about donning your SCBA face piece and helmet? Being able to do all of your skills while wearing your structure gloves is essential and may save you from severe injuries or even save your life. Spend some time practicing tasks while wearing your gloves. Stay safe! #fruitlandparkfirerescue #maydaymonday

Self Care Sunday: We need to change our mentality and take the time to educate ourselves on how to care for and clean our hood! It could save our lives! With the extremely high cancer rates among firefighter’s we need to take every measure possible to reduce our risk! It is not a badge of honor to wear dirty hood! Our hood is the one piece of our PPE that directly contacts our skin. This allows any contaminates on our hood to be absorbed by or through our skin. How often should you clean your hood? You should clean your hood after each use or whenever it becomes soiled. A qualified individual within the department or an independent service provider should conduct inspection and advanced cleaning on an annual basis. Written documentation of inspection and advanced cleaning should be kept. Improper cleaning of your hood can severely damage it. Here is a list of preventive measures and precautions to adhere to: DO NOT US CHLORINE BLEACH OR DETERGENTS CONTAINING CHLORINE (such substances compromise the protective qualities of your hood by breaking down hood materials) DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENERS OR DETERGENTS CONTAINING FABRIC SOFTENERS DO NOT WASH YOUR HOOD WITH PERSONAL ITEMS DO NOT COMMERCIALLY DRY CLEAN DO NOT LINE-DRY IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT Use regular mild detergent Water temperature not to exceed 130 degrees F (warm water recommended) Tumble dry heat not to exceed 130 degrees F (low-heat recommended) Washing machines and dryers may be used, but only under special conditions. If you are washing your hood along with your turnout gear, wash it with only the liners. Do not wash with the outer shells, as the hardware and hook/loop closure tape will damage the hood. Stay safe! #fruitlandparkfirerescue #cancerprevention #washyourhood

Registration is now open for the 2019 Orlando Fire Conference. The dates are going to be February 21, 22, and 23 2019. Class size is limited, register today. Www.orlandofireconference.com #trainlearngetbetter #orlandofireconference2019 #fruitlandparkfirerescue

Safety Saturday! Fire safety isn't just for the home. You should always be fire aware in the workplace as well. Check that your space is clear of clutter. Make sure your electrical outlet isn't overloaded with plugs. And keep your wires organized and not tangled in a nest. Stay safe! #fruitlandparkfirerescue #safetysaturday

THANK YOU Mike Scott Plumbing for donating 40 cases of water for our firefighter's!

Safety Saturday! As Fire Prevention Week comes to a close, it's now time for Safety Saturdays. Close. The. Door. Sleeping with your bedroom door closed could help you survive a house fire. While open-door rooms can reach 1000+ degrees Fahrenheit, having your door closed may keep the temperature in your room below 100 degrees, limit your carbon monoxide exposure and reduce smoke inhalation. A door is one the best pieces of firefighting equipment. It can: *Reduce fire growth and spread. *Limit damage to your home or building. *Save lives. REMEMBER: *Close the bedroom doors when sleeping. *Close doors behind you when escaping a room or building that is on fire. *Keep fire doors closed. Never wedge, disable or prop open fire doors. Stay safe! #fireprenventionweek #fruitlandparkfirerescue #safetysaturday #closethedoor

fruitland_park_fire_rescue_56Fire Prevention week continues! Sparky says follow these simple rules to stay safe during a fire. #fireprenventionweek #fruitlandparkfirerescue #sparkythefiredog

fruitland_park_fire_rescue_56E.D.I.T.H. Exit Drills In The Home. Exit Drills In The Home can help people prepare for an emergency. Most home fires occur at night, when people are the least prepared. Home fires can become a disaster if you and your family are not familiar with how to escape during an emergency. Be prepared. Stay safe! #fireprenventionweek #fruitlandparkfirerescue #edithdrills

We've all been patiently waiting for this!

11:00 update

We want everyone to keep an eye Tropical Storm Michael. The storm is expected to gain hurricane strength.

Recent Tool Purchase: We are happy to announce FPFR has recently purchased a TL9 Stabilization Tool. This device used in conjunction with our hydraulic spreaders (Jaws of Life) can assist us with lifting objects in a safe manner. An example of when the TL9 could be used would be if a person is trapped underneath a vehicle. Information about the TL9 from their website: For many years there has been longstanding controversy regarding the use of the hydraulic spreader vertically as a jack to lift a vehicle in order to free a victim trapped beneath. Much of the negativity stems from the now infamous YouTube video where a vehicle shifts during lift and is dropped onto a victim beneath a car. I'm not going to dissect that video and point out the myriad of things not done to prevent this from occurring. What I am going to say is that when done correctly in conjunction with proper stabilization & load capture this can be a very quick & effective way to lift a vehicle. Many of the major H.R.T. manufacturers will go on the record stating they do not endorse this technique because the tool "was not designed to be used that way" My contention to them is that it is no different than jacking the dash during a modified dash lift. The tool is used in the same vertical plane during both maneuvers. The main issue with using a hydraulic spreader to lift is limited contact surface area. The widest tips on the market are just over 2 inches wide. This limits contact to the load, as well as the ground to a very small area. In fact, as the load begins to raise and the tool opens up the contact surface begins to lessen making things less stabil. In analyzing this we sought to devise a way to increase both contact surface area & lateral support in order to improve overall stability when conducting a lift in this manner. After much testing & great deal of trial and error we have developed a product to use in conjunction with your H.R.T. and proper cribbing to perform this lift with a great deal of stability. Behold the TL-9 stabilization device. The TL-9 is made from half inch solid steel, with a 6 x 6 base plate, and 4 1/2 inch gusseted towers spaced approximately 2 inches apart. The solid base plate increases the contact surface area with the ground while the towers provide lateral support for the tool. In addition, there is a solid steel traveling limit pin between the towers that prevents the spreaders from opening beyond 70%. At 70%, lift heights have ranged between 19-30 inches depending on the H.R.T. unit. When the traveling pin reaches the tops of the towers it locks the lower tip of the spreader into a groove at the front of the plate which works to increase overall stability. The TL-9 is currently available for sale & immediate delivery. There are currently 7 stock models being produced to accommodate the vast majority of commercially available spreaders, and we can custom build a unit to fit any H.R.T or Combination Tool. Each stock model will have slight variances in the width between the towers to account for different spreader tip widths. Each model will allow for only a 1/8 inch of clearance when the tips are inserted to achieve maximum lateral stabilization. Custom models can be produced to fit a specific spreader, with bulk orders in excess of 10 units where tolerances can be set to within a sixteenth of an inch

THANK YOU Cub Scout Pack 143 for this care package of snacks for our Firefighter's!!

This afternoon Engine 56, Chief 56, Tanker 59 and LEMS responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment. Engine 56 was able to successfully extricate the patient and the patient was transported to a local hospital.