December 8, 2016
North Collier Fire Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meeting
December 16, 2016
EMS Council Meeting
NORTH COLLIER FIRE PLAN WELCOMES NEW BOARD
November 28, 2016: With the November 8th election comes a newly elected Board of Fire Commissioners for the North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District. Voters of the District re-elected the following who are all veteran commissioners already serving on the Board: Jim Burke, Christopher Crossan, Norman Feder, J. Christopher Lombardo and John McGowan. The merger plan and the District’s enabling act signed into Florida law in 2015 directed that the prior eight member board reduce down to five members at the 2016 general election. Learn More.
NORTH COLLIER FIRE PLAN REVIEWER SELECTED 2016 INSPECTOR OF YEAR
November 9, 2016: Jackie de la Osa, Fire Plan Examiner for North Collier Fire, was recognized as the 2016 Fire Inspector of the Year by the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association (FFMIA). Nominated by her peers, Jackie accepted the award on November 9th at FFMIAs annual conference held in Daytona Beach. The annual award is given to individuals for their outstanding work in their communities and for the citizens of Florida. North Collier Fire congratulates Jackie on this well deserved achievement!
NORTH COLLIER FIRE DEPLOYS AFTER HURRICANE MATTHEW
October 12, 2016: On Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the request of State of Florida Emergency Management, working through Collier County Emergency Management, the District deployed to Highlands County two engines, a strike team leader and our Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (USAR) made up of six members. These North Collier Fire personnel were deployed along with 150 personnel from other agencies located within the USAR Southwest Florida Region 6 area. Read More.
NORTH COLLIER HONOR GUARD PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTER CEREMONY
October 9, 2016: Lt. Troy Cory, Captain Jeff Morse, Eng. Kevin Bee , Lt. Jerome Sandlin and Eng. Luciano DeAndrade had the privilege of leading off Bells Across America during the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The sound of a bell holds special significance for firefighters. Historically, departments have sounded a series of bells when a firefighter died in the line of duty to alert all members that a comrade had made the ultimate sacrifice. This time-honored tradition continues today during the funerals or memorial services for firefighters. Learn more.
BATTALION 10 IN SERVICE NOW FOR NORTH COLLIER FIRE
September 26, 2016: Effective September 1st, North Collier Fire put into service a third Battalion to supplement existing Battalions 40 and 45. Working out of Station 10, the new Battalion provides coverage for the Eastern portion of the District. Each of the District’s three Battalions are comprised of three Battalion Chiefs, one for each of the three 24-hour shifts. Battalion Chiefs play an important role in the District providing mid-level emergency management on 24-hour shifts. The Chiefs have many duties including the coordination and movement of personnel and apparatus, quality control over emergency incident reporting and management over emergency incidents and response efforts. Battalion 10 was identified in the merger plan as a need for the North Collier Fire District and is yet another benefit of the merger process.