March 9, 2017
North Collier Fire Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meeting
March 20, 2017
Crowd Manager Certification Class
March 29, 2017
North Collier Fire Strategic Planning Workshop
January 25, 2017: The North Collier Fire and Rescue District will be
conducting a controlled burn alongside Forestry in the area of Oil Well Road and Everglades Boulevard. Smoke will be in the area starting at 10 a.m.
TOWN HALL MEETING -BRUSH FIRE SEASON HIGH THREAT
January 31, 2017: As wildfire season approaches, there is expected to be an increased threat in 2017 due to extensive dry brush from previous storms, several years of mild fire conditions, a dryer spring season and growth in urban interface areas of the District.
We encourage the community to join us and the Florida Forest Service at our informational meeting on Tuesday, January 31st from 7 to 9 p.m. It will be held the UF/IFAS Collier Extension located at 14700 Immokalee Road Naples, FL 34120.
BREAKING: LARGE BRUSH FIRE BURNING
December 30, 2016: North Collier Fire and Rescue is assisting Greater Naples Fire on a large brush fire in Golden Gate Estates. Every County agency is assisting near 9th Street Southwest. Today’s conditions are dry and windy causing the fire’s behavior to be erratic.
FIRES NEAR VALENCIA AND ORANGETREE UNDER INVESTIGATION
December 29, 2016: North Collier Fire and Rescue has responded to several brush fires in the area of the Valencia Golf Club and the Orange Tree utility property. At this point, the fires remain under investigation. It is unusual to have multiple fires in the same area in such a short period of time and our crews are remaining vigilant. If you see anything out of the ordinary please call our Investigators at 239- 597-9227. We are working closely with our partners at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Forestry. We are continuing an aggressive wildfire mitigation plan to educate homeowners of the risks of fires, encourage them to prepare their properties against wildfire risks and working with forestry in mechanical mitigation and prescribed burns.
TRASH PILE IGNITES OFF SUMMERFIELD
December 29, 2016: North Collier Fire and Rescue battled a trash fire on Summerfield Drive just after 3 p.m. It popped up a short distance from this morning’s brush fire. Crews say tires, debris and other items were found burning. The fire is out.
December 29, 2016: North Collier Fire and Rescue responded to a brush fire at 4:55 a.m. Working alongside Forestry, crews contained it. Four to five acres burned behind the Valencia Golf Club. There will be smoke visible on Oil Well Road and Randall Boulevard throughout the day. Check on more pictures from the scene on our Facebook page.
NORTH COLLIER FIRE BIDS FAREWELL TO COMMISSIONERS
December 8, 2016: North Collier Fire bid farewell to two commissioners today at out Board of Fire Commissioners’ Meeting. Leaving the Board were Ramon Chao and Margaret Hanson. Commissioner served 12 years on the Board, two years for North Collier and 10 years for North Naples. Commissioner Chao served 8 years on the Board, two years for North Collier and 6 years for Big Corkscrew Island. The District thanks both of them for their many years of dedicated service! See the photos from today’s 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!