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REMINDER: Fire & Police Expo

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 Davie Fire Rescue and the Davie Police Department will be hosting the Expo. The Expo will be held at station 65 and the Police Department (1200 Nob Hill Road). The purpose of this Expo will be to showcase our personnel, equipment and services available to the residents and visitors of the Town of Davie. The Expo will include an open house at station 65 and the Police Department, hands-on skill stations for civilians, demonstrations, dynamic and static displays.

We will have several community partner and sponsors participating in the event; such as antique fire engines, Joe DiMaggio Safe Kids, Westside Regional Hospital providing cholesterol screening, BP checks and glucose monitoring, blood mobile, CERT and many more. Also this year we will have a children’s play area with a petting zoo, bounce houses and a stage for youth entertainment.

There are several events we will be conducting;
  • Tours of station 65
  • Show and tell of units – engine, rescue and platform
  • CPR/AED table
  • Smoke trailer
  • Bunker gear tent for kids to put on gear
  • Hose lines for kids to squirt water
  • Characters appearances (Sparky and McGruff)
  • Staffing the medical cart
  • First aid station/rehab area

Fire and Police demonstrations will include;
  • Extrication (fire and medical scenario)
  • Rappelling
  • Extinguisher training
  • Dive rescue
  • K-9
  • SWAT
  • Motorcycle demonstration

CERT members, if you would like to participate please let Chief Downey know via email.

2014 State CERT Conference

This year's annual State of Florida CERT Conference will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday; September 4, 5 and 6 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village.

This is a great opportunity to meet and train with other CERT members from around the state. Workshops will be available to serve the needs of most members. Room rates are $99 + tax per night (double or single occupancy) with slightly higher rates for triple and quad. This year we are pleased to announce that self parking and in-room internet will be included in the rate. Registration fee is $100.00 which includes your 1year membership in the Florida CERT Association. Conference Registration forms are now available on the following pages, each person will need both the registration form and photo release form. It is very important that the form be downloaded, filled out and either mailed or scanned to Chris (Florida CERT Association President) as soon as possible.

It is also important that room reservations be made at your earliest convenience. Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct at 386-254-8200, please make sure you let them know you will be there for the CERT Conference. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Also, be sure to check out the Florida CERT Association's website:

Citizen Corps Communications Symposium

The first-ever Southeast Florida Regional Citizen Corps Communications Symposium scheduled in Palm Beach County on April 12, 2014. Registration is open and there is no charge to attend. The state of the art Safe School Institute on the campus of Don Estridge Middle School in Boca Raton will house all of the conference activities. Sessions will focus on emergency communications - one of the most critical components of disaster response.

The array of conference activities embodies the conference’s theme, “Expanding Your Toolbox.” This one-day symposium will allow participants to choose from nearly 20 different sessions offered throughout the day. The variety of sessions are designed to appeal to the beginning and experienced communication operator as well as others interested in getting involved in emergency communications. Conference activities include an opening session, five breakout sessions, lunch with a keynote address, and a display area showcasing some of the areas emergency communication vehicles and equipment.

The conference committee secured high-caliber presenters that are guaranteed to dazzle attendees with dynamic and informative presentations. One of the presenters is traveling from Canada! The aim of conference planners is to offer CERTs, amateur radio operators, persons interested in emergency communications, and other civilian response partners with the critical information to help build a safer, stronger, and better prepared community.

To register and for more information visit

Forest Ridge Holly Day Parade

CERT members are invited to participate in the annual Forest Ridge Holly Day Parade, December 7th. Line up is at 12:00 noon for a 1:00 start. This year there will be no stops along the parade route for entertainment, once the parade starts it will not stop (this is supposed to keep the parade moving correctly and so it won't be more than an hour long). Wear your CERT shirt and wear comfortable shoes. Also If you can bring a bag of life saver candy to throw out and wear a silly hat. We need a minimum of 6 members to participate.

Please RSVP to or call Joanne at 954-797-1144.

REMINDER: Fire & Police Expo

Reminder, the Davie Fire & Police Expo is this Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Fire/Police complex, 1230 Nob Hill Road. We have a variety of activities for the CERT members to participate in at the Expo. Remember to wear your CERT shirt. Parking will be available at Fox Trail Elementary or Indian Ridge Middle School. The Schedule includes a SWAT team demo, divers, the jaws of life demo, etc.

For more information:

Volunteer Recognition

CERT Members,

In recognition of your volunteer service, the Town would like to invite you and your family members to the Just Desserts Volunteer Recognition Event on:

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds of Davie
5:15 pm - 7 pm

Please respond to the Volunteer Coordinator Kathryn Stauffer in the Human Resources Department at (954) 797-1100 by Monday, April 8, 2013, if you will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at this event.

REMINDER: Orange Blossom Parade

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Reminder: The Davie CERT team has been entered in the 76th Orange Blossom Parade THIS SATURDAY, February 23 and we hope you will join us. Here are the details:

The parade will start at SW 39 Street and Davie Road. Parking will be available (but limited so don't be too late!) at the Blanche Forman Elementary School which is right on that corner. (There is also a McDonald's near there) If you're not familiar with the area, maybe you can do a "drive by" so you won't be stressed that morning.

There will be a tent and you can ask for our group and they will tell you what number we are in the lineup and point you in the right direction. We will have our CERT Emergency Vehicle & we try to be included with the Fire Department so look for us in that area. If you get tired of walking during the parade you will be able to ride.

Lineup starts at 9am. The parade starts at 10am, goes south on Davie Road to Orange Drive where the vendors & displays will be set up.

You should wear comfortable shoes, and bring your own water. We're all planning to wear our CERT T-Shirts. We'll have a limited supply of beads & candy to hand out to the crowds. If you can bring any individually wrapped, non melting candy (preferably life savers because that's what we are) to add to our donations that would be appreciated.

Lorraine's cell number is 954-298-5075 so please call if you have any concerns. Every year we've had fun participating - we hope you'll enjoy it as well.

REMINDER TO RSVP to Joanne if you are participating in the parade 954-797-1144 or

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.