• Polk County Fire Chief Completes Another International Professional Designation Process

    BARTOW, Fla. (August 18, 2017) – Fire Chief Anthony “Tony” Stravino of Polk County Fire Rescue completed the process that awards him the professional designation of Chief EMS Officer. The Commission of Professional Credentialing met July 26 to confer the designation. Chief Stravino becomes one of only 119 CEMSOs worldwide.

    The designation program is a voluntary program d...

  • BoCC renews Child and Adult Care Food program sponsorship

    Bartow, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2017) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners announces its renewal of the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.

    The Haines City Multipurpose Senior Center, 751 Scenic Highway, Haines City and the Lakeland Multipurpose Senior Center, 1200 Southern Ave., Lakeland are the locations where the me...

  • Eclipse Watchers Beware

    BARTOW, Fla. (August 18, 2017) – Many people are excited to see the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, but Polk County Fire Rescue would like to remind everyone that watching the eclipse with fake or the incorrect protective gear can cause permanent eye damage. 

    Only glasses and viewers verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet ISO 12312-2 are safe t...

  • BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AGENDA REVIEW MEETING

    Bartow, Fla. (August 16, 2017) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners will meet  Friday, August 18, 2017,  at 9 a.m. in Room 407 of the Neil Combee Administration Building in Bartow.

    AGENDA

    1. Welcome – Commissioner Bell, Chair
    2. Review upcoming Board Meeting Agenda – August 22, 2017
    3. Other topics to be discu...
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