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Emergency Management, Fire Rescue, Sheriff, Growth Management departments schedule informational community event at Old Dixie

February 25, 2022 – Flagler County’s departments of Fire Rescue, Emergency Management, and Growth Management, as well as the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, have scheduled an informational community event at the Old Dixie Community Park on March 7.

“This is the second one of these informational events we’ve held this year, it’s nice getting out and meeting with our community,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “We have a lot of valuable information to share.”


The open-house-style event scheduled from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at the Old Dixie Community Park – 1250 S. Old Dixie Highway – will provide information about the various programs and services available to residents.

“I will provide information about home fire safety inspections, and smoke detector battery exchange,” said Fire Marshal Jerry Smith. “We will also answer questions about Community Paramedicine.”

Lord and his Emergency Management team will provide storm and disaster preparedness information, and register attendees for ALERTFlagler notifications. Growth Management staff will provide information about flood zone construction, and permitting requirements.

“I also plan to talk about flood insurance,” said Growth Management Director Adam Mengel. “Sometimes it’s required for a mortgage and sometimes it’s not, depending on if you are in a special flood hazard area. It’s a good idea to have it even if it’s not required.”

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Commander Mike Lutz will provide an update from the FCSO, as well as talk about safety initiatives like locking parked cars, and tips for preventing road rage incidents.

Representatives from East Flagler Mosquito Control District, Florida Forest Service, and Flagler Volunteer Services are also expected to provide information.

“Flagler Volunteer Services will talk about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program,” Lord said. “East Flagler Mosquito Control District will be available to discuss mosquito control questions, as well as upcoming service enhancements.”

The next in this series of informational community events will be held on May 2 at Hidden Trails Community Center.

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