October 1, 2016
Station 44 Open House!
October 8, 2016
Station 48 Open House!
October 12 2016
Crowd Manager Certification Class
October 13, 2016
North Collier Fire Monthly Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meeting
October 15, 2016
Station 40 Open House!
October 22, 2016
Station 46 Open House!
October 29, 2016
NCFR Annual Fall Festival & Costume Contest
November 5, 2016
Station 43 Open House!
CHIEF CUNNINGHAM AWARDED VOLUNTEER FLORIDA CHAMPION OF SERVICE AWARD
September 20, 2016: North Collier Fire Chief James Cunningham was recognized by Volunteer Florida with the Champion of Service Award. The organization, along with Governor Rick Scott, selected Chief Cunningham as a recipient and recognized him at a September 20th ceremony held in Tallahassee. The Champion of Service Award is the only statewide volunteer recognition award; it is awarded to volunteers and organizations who go above and beyond in service to their community. The District is very proud of Chief Cunningham. See photo from award ceremony with Governor Scott.
NORTH COLLIER FIRE PARTICIPATES IN HONOR FLIGHT
September 16, 2016: North Collier Fire personnel are participating in the September 17th Mission 11 of the Collier County Honor Flight. Personnel acting as guardians for our nation’s heroes attending the Flight include: Fire Chief James Cunningham, Public Information Officer Jerry Sanford, Battalion Chief Dale Fey, Lt. Christopher Spencer and Firefighters Zak Jones and Brian Patenaude. Mission 11 has the designation of all guardians being first responders. The guardians will be escorting 68 WWII and Korean War Veterans to visit their memorials in D.C. See the photos.
CERT HOLDS ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE
August 31, 2016: The 2016 Florida CERT Association State Conference was held in Daytona Beach during the week of August 22nd. Attendees from North Collier Fire included Fire Chief James Cunningham, Public Information Office Jerry Sanford, Community Outreach Specialist Carolyn Rambosk, Inspector/Lt. Christopher Spencer and Engineer Brian Torres. Chief Cunningham is the current President of the State Association. Numerous CERT members from the North Collier Fire CERT Teams also attended. The annual conference included two full days of advanced CERT classes, a full scale emergency drill, a vendor trade show and an evening banquet and awards ceremony. North Collier Fire personnel received certification in the CERT Program Manager Course designed to prepare CERT Managers for the tasks required to establish and, most importantly, sustain an active local CERT program. This was the most attended conference in the history of the Florida CERT Association. North Collier Fire has graduated more than 20 CERT teams and 1,200 participants from communities and organizations located within the district including Palm River, Bay Colony, Vineyards, Wilshire Lakes, Tarpon Cove, Naples Park, Pelican Bay, Pine Ridge, The Ritz-Carlton and Arthrex. View Photos from the Conference
NORTH COLLIER & IMMOKALEE FIRE SIGN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS
July 22, 2016: In an effort to establish inter-collaboration between North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District and Immokalee Fire Control District for the purposes of improving efficiency and cost savings, the Boards of both agencies held a joint meeting on June 16, 2016 at Station 30 in Immokalee. The two Boards agreed to three different items for inter-cooperation: fleet services, training and fire inspections. The Boards already are working under a prior agreement to share the costs of plans reviews which has been working very well for more than a year. Learn more about the interlocal agreements approved by the two Districts.