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Posted on: November 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE GRADUATES 29 PEOPLE FROM FIRST TRAINING PROGRAM THAT FUNDS LOCAL RESIDENTS

Photo of 2018 Hot Shots Graduation Class at Joe London Fire Training Academy

CRAWL KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Battalion Chief of Training Charlie Mather choked up Thursday as he proudly talked about the first graduating class of the Monroe County “Hot Shots” training program at th...

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Posted on: November 3, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE RESPONDS TO PICKUP TRUCK FIRE INSIDE COMMERCIAL GARAGE ON STOCK ISLAND

Photo of Remains of Pickup Truck Fire in Garage on Stock Island 2018

STOCK ISLAND, FL – At 11:18 p.m. Friday, Monroe County Fire Rescue responded to a report of a garage on fire at 5172 Overseas Highway on Stock Island. Crews arrived to the commercial structure to find a pickup truck on fire inside the g...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE COLLECTED $10,000 AND TRUCKLOAD OF DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE MICHAEL VICTIMS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – This week, Monroe County Fire Rescue personnel throughout the Keys collected a large truckload of essential items and more than $10,000 in cash donations for Hurricane Michael victims, including impacted firefighters and thei...

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: November 16, 2018

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE GRADUATES 29 PEOPLE FROM FIRST TRAINING PROGRAM THAT FUNDS LOCAL RESIDENTS

Photo of 2018 Hot Shots Graduation Class at Joe London Fire Training Academy

CRAWL KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue’s Battalion Chief of Training Charlie Mather choked up Thursday as he proudly talked about the first graduating class of the Monroe County “Hot Shots” training program at the County’s Joe London Fire Training Acad...

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Posted on: November 11, 2018

VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT HOSTS VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AND PARTICIPATES IN KEY WEST PARADE

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – It was a particularly special Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday at the Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo. In 1918, 100 years ago to the day, the first World War ended.

In 1938, the first Veterans...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

MONROE COUNTY MAYOR DAVID RICE AND COUNTY STAFF PARTICIPATE IN 10th REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

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MIAMI BEACH, FL – Monroe County Mayor David Rice and Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi participated on panels during the recent 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Monroe ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

UPDATE: 28 MORE CANALS APPROVED FOR HURRICANE MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROJECT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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MONROE COUNTY, FL – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has approved 28 more canals for the Monroe County-led $49.2 million project to cleanup Hurricane Irma marine debris.

These 2...

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Posted on: October 21, 2018

Marathon Airport Celebrated Its 75th Anniversary with a Family Friendly Event

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MARATHON, FL – Nearly 1,000 people, including Monroe County Mayor David Rice, attended the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport's 75th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Marathon General Aviation ramp.

"This was a gr...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING ON OCT. 18 IN MARATHON

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners held its monthly meeting Oct. 17, 2018 at the Marathon Government Center. Here are some of the highlights:

RECEIVED UPDATE ON THE RESTORE ACT STATE EXPENDITURE PLAN FOR FUNDS FROM BP OIL SPILL

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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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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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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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Posted on: September 26, 2018

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

Photo of American Airlines Aircraft at Key West Airport

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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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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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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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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