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Posted on: October 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY STAFF AND FIRE RESCUE TRAVELED TO PANHANDLE TO ASSIST EMERGENCY WORKERS WITH HURRICANE

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – During Hurricane Irma’s response a year ago, hundreds of first responders and government workers from around the state traveled to Monroe County to help in a variety of roles. To repay the support and to gain more experience in emergency...

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EMS - News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Monroe County EM Director and Assistant County Attorney Support State During Hurricane Michael

Photo of State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee during preparations for Hurricane Michael

Monroe County’s Emergency Management Director Marty Senterfitt and Monroe County Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Hall traveled to northern Florida to provide support during Hurricane Michael.

 Senterfitt was assigned to assist the Okaloosa Coun...

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EMS - News Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2018

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT’S SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY

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MARATHON, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management provides assistance to eligible persons with physical or mental disabilities who may require special assistance during mandatory evacuations and emergency sheltering.

To receive this assistance, an eligible...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE CREWS TEACHING KEYS’ KIDS FIRE PREVENTION

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – It’s Fire Prevention Week and Monroe County Fire Rescue has been actively involved. Crews have been visiting eight schools and day care facilities throughout the Keys to help educate children about how to prevent fi...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AT MM 21 ON CUDJOE KEY

Photo of Monroe County Fire Rescue at traffic accident on Summerland Key on Oct. 5, 2018.

SUMMERLAND KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to a vehicle accident between a Coca-Cola distributing truck and an SUV at Mile Marker 21 on Cudjoe Key at 6:50 a.m. Friday.

Fire Rescue crews extricated the driver of the SUV from the vehi...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

TRAUMA STAR AIR AMBULANCE TRANSPORTED RECORD 987 PATIENTS DURING FISCAL YEAR 2018

Photo of Trauma Star air ambulance at Marathon hangar during sunset

MARATHON, FL – During the 2018 Fiscal Year that ended Sept. 30, Monroe County’s Trauma Star air ambulance program flew a record 987 patients to mainland hospitals to receive life-saving care not available on the island chain. This is a significant increas...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE OF ABANDONED 65-FOOT WOOD TRAWLER AT STOCK ISLAND MARINA

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at 3:45 p.m. to a 65-foot, wooden trawler that was on fire at Robbie’s Marina on Stock Island. No one was injured in the blaze, Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Deput...

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Fire - News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

MCFR TRANSPORTS PERSON IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT TO BRIDGE FOR PICKUP BY TRAUMA STAR

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Monroe County Fire Rescue responded Monday afternoon, Sept. 10, to a construction accident on Big Coppitt Key in which a person fell from scaffolding. Naval Air Station Key West’s ladder truck was requested for specialized rescue equipment.

The p...

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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY STAFF AND FIRE RESCUE TRAVELED TO PANHANDLE TO ASSIST EMERGENCY WORKERS WITH HURRICANE

Photo of County Administrator Roman Gastesi, Employee Services Director Bryan Cook and Assistant Cou

TALLAHASSEE, FL – During Hurricane Irma’s response a year ago, hundreds of first responders and government workers from around the state traveled to Monroe County to help in a variety of roles. To repay the support and to gain more exp...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

NEW ALL-ELECTRONIC TOLL ON CARD SOUND ROAD BEGINS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

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KEY LARGO, FL – The new All-Electronic Tolling System on Card Sound Road will begin collecting tolls on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. It replaces the cash-only tollbooths that were removed last year.

With the new system, all tolls will be collected el...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Monroe County EM Director and Assistant County Attorney Support State During Hurricane Michael

Photo of State Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee during preparations for Hurricane Michael

Monroe County’s Emergency Management Director Marty Senterfitt and Monroe County Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Hall traveled to northern Florida to provide support during Hurricane Michael.

 Senterfitt was assigned to assist the Okal...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2018

TRAUMA STAR AIR AMBULANCE TRANSPORTED RECORD 987 PATIENTS DURING FISCAL YEAR 2018

Photo of Trauma Star air ambulance at Marathon hangar during sunset

MARATHON, FL – During the 2018 Fiscal Year that ended Sept. 30, Monroe County’s Trauma Star air ambulance program flew a record 987 patients to mainland hospitals to receive life-saving care not available on the island chain. This is a...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

MARATHON AIRPORT HOSTING FREE 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

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MARATHON, FL –The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a free, family-friendly event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The celebration will be held on the Marathon General Aviation r...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

MONROE COUNTY HOSTS HURRICANE IRMA LONG-TERM DISASTER RECOVERY MEETING IN MARATHON

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MARATHON, FL – While Monroe County has come a long way in the year since Hurricane Irma struck as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 10, 2018, the recovery continues for many residents and businesses.

On Monday, Monroe County hosted a Hurricane Irma Lon...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2018

American Airlines Adding Nonstop Service between Key West and Both Chicago and Philadelphia

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KEY WEST, FL -- American Airlines will add two new nonstop services from Key West International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and to Philadelphia International Airport beginning Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. 

Both new routes...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity Opened First Rebuild Florida Center in Marathon

Photo of Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron, DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor, Monroe County Mayor

MARATHON, FL -- Today in Marathon, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor opened the first of nine Rebuild Florida centers around the state. Monroe County staff have been working for months to help with the program.

DEO...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

ROWELL’S WATERFRONT PARK IN KEY LARGO REOPENS SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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KEY LARGO, FL – Rowell’s Waterfront Park – at mile marker 104.5 on the Overseas Highway in Key Largo – is reopening Thursday morning, Sept. 20.

The 8-acre, kid- and dog-friendly park along Florida Bay, has been close...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING IN KEY LARGO

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KEY LARGO, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held its monthly meeting Wednesday at the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center in Key Largo. Here are some of the highlights:

COMMISSION DIRECTS COUNTY STAFF ON STATE&r...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOCC APPROVES RICHARD STRICKLAND AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF AIRPORTS

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners today approved Richard Strickland as the new Director of Airports, a position that oversees Key West International and the Florida Keys Marathon International airports.

Strickland replaces Don DeGraw, who res...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO FIRE OF ABANDONED 65-FOOT WOOD TRAWLER AT STOCK ISLAND MARINA

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STOCK ISLAND, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue responded at 3:45 p.m. to a 65-foot, wooden trawler that was on fire at Robbie’s Marina on Stock Island. No one was injured in the blaze, Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Deputy Fire Marshal Craig Marston s...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

MONROE COUNTY LAUNCHING ‘LESS THAN FEE’ PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WHO OWN A HOME AND ADJACENT VACANT LOT

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved the creation of a “Less Than Fee” Program for people who own a home and the adjacent vacant lot in unincorporated Monroe County.   ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPTS FY 2019 $411.5 MILLION BUDGET

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KEY WEST, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners adopted a $411.5 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 – $66.7 million for Capital and $344.7 million for Operating – on Monday night at the Final Public H...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2018

MONROE COUNTY SEEKING ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INPUT FOR 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County is seeking public input as it enters the final phase of the creation of its 2020 Strategic Plan. This plan guides the scope and direction of County services based on priorities established by the Board of County...

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