North Collier Fire Recognized District of Year by FASD

CURRENT SHIFT

Shift C

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 20, 2016
Annual Chase Hoover Memorial Blood Drive & Open House at Station 10

September 6, 2016
Emergency Services Task Force Meeting at 5:30 p.m. (Community Room)

September 7, 2016
Tentative 2016/2017 Budget Hearing

September 8, 2016
North Collier Fire Board of Commissioners Meeting

September 12, 2016
New CERT Class Begins-Click for Info

September 21, 2016
Final 2016/2017 Budget Hearing

October 22, 2016
NCFR Annual Fall Festival & Costume Contest

Header-District News

NORTH COLLIER FIRE K-9 RINA RETIRES
August 5, 2016: North Collier Fire K-9 Rina has retired from her search and rescue duties due to the devastating canine disease, Degenerative Myelopathy, or DM. DM is a disease affecting the spinal cord in dogs. It typically occurs between the ages of 8 and 14 and produces loss of coordination in the hind limbs and eventual paralysis. A generous donation of a canine wheelchair system by HandicappedPets.com allows Rina to get around and continue to track and play with other dogs as normal. Handicapped Pets has also included Rina in their top 128 finalists for their 2017 annual dog calendar. VOTE FOR RINA BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK to HandicappedPets.com Facebook page to vote for Rina!. She is Pic #76. (See the photo you’re looking for by clicking here). Please help Rina be a 2017 handicapped pet calendar Choice!

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.

NORTH COLLIER FIRE PERSONNEL RECOGNIZED WITH LIFE SAVING & STORK AWARDS
July 14, 2016: Deputy Chief Rita Greenberg and the North Collier Fire Board of Commissioners recognized personnel with Life Saving and Stork Awards at the July 14, 2016 Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting. Those recognized with Life Saving Awards included Captain Brian Wertz, Lieutenant Michelle Delaney, Engineer Dustin Gourley, Firefighter Matthew Palmateer, Captain John Stanfill, Engineer Christopher VanBuskirk, Firefighter Mason Bellamy and Firefighter Zachary Klotz. Storks awards were presented to Firefighter Bryan Lopez and Firefighter Ryan Bellamy. See the photos.

LATEST NORTH COLLIER FIRE CERT TEAM GRADUATES
July 5, 2016: The District’s newest CERT class has graduated at a ceremony held at North Collier Fire Rescue Station 45. Nineteen residents from numerous communities within the district participated in their final drill and graduation on Tuesday, July 5th. The participants have completed the eight-week Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course where they learned how to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. In Florida, this is especially helpful after hurricanes. The District has more than 20 CERT teams from various 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. More than 1,200 participants have graduated from the District’s CERT program. Learn more about CERT.

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