News Archives
Jan 2013

Davie CERT in the 76th Annual Orange Blossom Festival Parade

We are registered (thanks Lorraine) to participate in The 76th Annual Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo, Saturday, February 23, at 10 am. Please RSVP if you will be coming, bring a bag of lifesaver candy to pass out along the way.


The 76th Annual Orange Blossom Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Orange Drive from Davie Road west to S.W. 66th Terrace. Last year, over 15,000 guests enjoyed the festival, parade and rodeo.
The Town of Davie’s 76th Annual Orange Blossom Festival will feature a new golf tournament hosted by the Davie Golf and Country Club. The James B. Pirtle Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Friday, February 22, 2013, to kick off the Festival weekend. Complete tournament information and entry forms are available online at, or can be picked up at Davie Golf and Country Club, 8201 Nova Drive, Davie, FL  33324, and the Davie Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.
Free activities for both days include an arts & crafts show, fine arts show, western town, musical entertainment, Native American display, petting farm, western carriage display, commerce corner, information displays, green product displays and plant give-away. There will also be a free kid’s corner that includes bounce houses, a giant slide and climbing wall. Admission to the festival is free and parking on the festival grounds is $5.
On Saturday, February 23, at 10 a.m., the Town will hold the Orange Blossom Parade on Davie Road.  In addition to this free parade, festival goers can enjoy a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Davie Kiwanis Club. There will be an old fashioned Strawberry Festival at the Davie Woman's Club on both days. Additionally, there will be concerts at 2:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Davie Pro Rodeo, will be held on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, February 24, at 2 p.m. For more information, call 954-680-8005.
The Town is seeking applicants for the parade, arts & crafts and fine arts show, as well as volunteers. For information, contact Jill Cuba, at 954-797-1166.

Reminder: Moulage Class

REMINDER: Our Team Coordinator, Asst. Chief Julie Downey will be teaching an injury simulation (moulage) class January 15 from 1:30-3:30 at Fire Administration. This class is great when planning a drill or for scenarios (or Halloween).

Please let Joanne know if would like to attend 954-797-1144

Class size is limited.

2013 South Florida Regional Citizen Corps Drill

Broward County Citizen Corps Council and City of Coconut Creek proudly presents the
2013 South Florida Regional Citizen Corps Drill

The Regional Drill will be a one-day event held on:
Saturday, February 2, 2013
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Road
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
*Registration is REQUIRED for this event*
2013 South Florida Regional Citizen Corps Drill is sponsored by:
City of Coconut Creek
Please contact Freddy Zelaya Jr., at 954-828-6702 or via email at with any questions or information you may require.

Amateur (Ham) Radio Class Offered Free of Charge

An Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) operator class offered to the community will begin on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Davie Police Department located at 1230 South Nob Hill Road. The free classes will be held on four successive Saturday mornings, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The material taught and learned in the class will enable the student to obtain the Amateur Technician Class license issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A test (free of charge) will be offered on February 23, the final day of class.
What do ham radio operators do? The number of activities enjoyed by hams is nearly limitless. For example:
  • Talk to people on the radio living as close as your own neighborhood or as far away as the other side of the world.
  • Participate in local, state, and world-wide contests.
  • Help with communications during local events.
  • Assist with vital communications during periods of disaster when land lines and cell phones go out-of-service.
This is not CB radio. The Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission and licensing is required. Given the privileges enjoyed by amateurs, testing and licensing ensures that people operate correctly and within the rules that govern amateur radio.
Anyone can be licensed as an amateur, as long as you are not an official representative of a foreign government. There is no age restriction (there are many teenagers who are hams), and there is no cost for the course. You do not even need to own a radio. All you will need is a basic calculator and, although not mandatory but highly recommended, a book called The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, 2nd Edition. This book can be obtained locally from Mike’s Electronics located at 1069 N.W. 53rd Street in Ft. Lauderdale, phone 954-491-7110. Make sure it is the newest edition, valid from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014. The older manual is no longer valid for the current question pool. Various sources on the internet like and also provide this manual. To learn more about the world of Amateur radio:

Please contact Rob Frailing for more information.
Phone: 954-701-3966
Call sign: AJ4SB