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A nursing student honors her EMT boyfriend for First Responder Friday this week. Patty is honoring her boyfriend, Brent. Brent currently works as an EMT for Sunstar, but he is also about to finish paramedic school. Patty is in nursing school and graduates next week.

Patty tells us about Brent as a EMT. She says, “Well, he’s very determined. He perseveres through everything, and he’s very compassionate towards people and wanting to help them.”

Congrats to Brent as he receives a $100 Visa gift card from Crown Buick GMC . He also gets another $100 Visa gift card from Demesmin & Dover Law Firm.

Every Friday we honor a first responder in Tampa Bay. Do you have someone in your life that is a first responder? Someone that you admire, a relative, a friend? Whoever it is that you want to spotlight. We want to hear from you, and you can nominate someone right now by doing so HERE. The nomination process takes about five minutes. Once you nominate someone we will be in touch with you to schedule a call with you.

4 Of The Best Party Cities In The U.S. Are In Florida

4 of the best party cities in the U.S. are in Florida according to a new study. The study looked 101 cities to determine the list. Bonusfinder is the one who made up the list. So, how did they come up with the list? They say, “We researched the best party cities in the United States based on different factors and compared them to the population of each destination to determine where you should head next whether it will be for Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day or simply a regular night out!”

They looked at cities that have the best music events, bars, nightclubs, hotels and late night food venues. The study also looked a number of other factors as well.

We know that living in Florida includes being near great places where people love to travel to. While they are here some of them want to party, whether it be at the beach or one Florida’s many night clubs.

4 Florida cities are in the Top 10 of the list. 6 Florida cities are in the Top 25 cities. The 2 Florida cities that didn’t make the Top 10 are Tampa and Orlando. Tampa came in at #25 and Orlando came in at #24.

4 of the best party cities in the U.S. are in Florida and that includes the #1 city. Check out the Florida cities on the list below.


  • Miami Beach

    When you think party in Florida then you probably think about Miami Beach. The city is definitely a fun time. The only areas it ranks low in is in casinos and last call at the bar.

  • Sarasota

    Our very own Sarasota comes in at #4 on the list. They rank high in bars and average price of a hotel room. The beaches near Sarasota are pretty good too.

  • Miami

    Not Miami Beach, but the city of Miami comes in at #5 on the list. People love to party in Miami that’s for sure.

  • Key West

    Key West comes in at #9 on the list. There are bars and hotels everywhere in Key West. You can also walk to pretty much everything.

    Aerial scenic Key West Florida photo

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  • Tampa

    People love to party in Tampa. #25 on the list Tampa offers many places to have some fun. Tampa ranks high in average cost of a hotel and a taxi ride ride from the airport.

  • Orlando

    Yes, Orlando has many theme parks, but Orlando also has a lot of places to party. They also rank really high in average cost of a hotel.

    Orlando, Florida, USA

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  • Jacksonville

    Jacksonville is in the Top 50 at #46. It ranks high in bars and average cost of a hotel room.

    Jacksonville Florida Skyline

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