Pasco County fills leadership jobs

New hires will step into leadership roles at three Pasco County departments. Pasco County commissioners approved the hiring choices at their Dec. 1 meeting in New Port Richey. Brian Head, a former chief deputy with the Pasco County Sheriff's office, will be assistant county administrator for public safety and administration. He served 12 years with the sheriff's office before retiring in … [Read more...]

Consolidation improves emergency operations

Pasco County’s 911 call center is making strides in improving its operations, according to an annual report of its activities. For the past two years, the Public Safety Communications department has been in transition as the county and Pasco County Sheriff’s office consolidated emergency response operations. The Dade City Police Department also recently merged its 911 center with the … [Read more...]

Citizens Academy connects the dots

The class kicked off with a “show-and-tell” display of Pasco County’s firefighting and rescue vehicles in the parking lot outside of the county’s Emergency Operations Center. It ended with an up-close look inside the command center of the county’s 911 operations. “It was fascinating,” said Nancy Menendez. The Land O’ Lakes resident expressed surprise that the 911 center wasn’t larger. Blinking … [Read more...]

Everyday tips to stay away from flu, other illnesses

Local efforts are under way to encourage healthy habits to avoid illness. Everyday preventive actions can help slow the spread of germs that can cause many different illnesses, and may offer some protection against the flu. “While a flu shot is the most effective measure against getting the flu, good prevention habits help reduce more than just the spread of flu,” said Kathleen Yeater, … [Read more...]

Second Citizens Academy class now forming

Pasco County is now accepting applications from the public to attend the second Citizens Academy class. Applications will be accepted throughout August for a class that will begin Sept. 24, and run through December. The first class formed in January, and finished in spring. “We had a wonderful selection of candidates to choose from for the first class, and I’m hopeful we’ll have another … [Read more...]