About UsAn All Hazards Response Agency
An All Hazards Response Agency
To protect lives and property in an efficient, yet effective manner, while maintaining the utmost level of respect for one another and illustrating a high standard of ethics and dedication to the care of our customers.
Efficient, Effective and Quality Service Today and Tomorrow
We are committed to meeting the needs and expectations of our residents today and in the future, to develop innovative solutions to the service delivery challenges we encounter, and to provide rapid response delivered by dedicated and caring professionals.
To Our Employees
We are committed to providing a working environment characterized by trust and respect, supportive of open and honest communication, and fostering professional growth, community involvement, and illustrating the highest ethical, moral and personal standards to incite public trust. View the District’s Code of Ethics Policy.
Honor – Service – Pride
Special Independent District
North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District is a special independent district governed by Chapter 189, Florida Statutes and the Uniform Special District Accountability Act of 1989. It is not part of Collier County government.
Special districts are very similar to counties or municipalities. Generally, Florida’s laws treat them the same. The difference is their purpose. Counties and municipalities exist to provide a wide range of general-purpose governmental services. On the other hand, special districts are created to provide a specialized governmental service. Special districts have limited, explicit authority – not implied authority – that is specified in its charter and/or the laws under which it operates. Special districts are typically small governments, closest to the people.
There are more than 1,600 independent and dependent special districts in the State of Florida.
The North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District (NCFR) was formed on January 1, 2015, by the merger of two existing special independent fire districts – the North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District and the Big Corkscrew Island Fire Control and Rescue District.
On November 4, 2014, voters from both districts approved overwhelmingly that the two districts should merge provided that the voter-approved maximum millage rate within each special independent district would not increase absent a subsequent referendum. A chief goal of the merger was to improve efficiency and promote a more cost effective use of tax dollars, a directive supported by voters of both districts in a November 2010 straw ballot.
NCFR includes two service delivery areas: the North Naples Service Delivery Area and the Big Corkscrew Island Service Delivery Area, both encompassing their original boundaries, but enhanced with additional firefighting and life safety capabilities from the neighboring service delivery area.
The District employees more than 240 personnel including Fire Commissioners, Chief Administrative Officers, Firefighters/EMTs/Paramedics; Life Safety and Prevention personnel and Administrative staff managing finance, human resources, information technology, community and public education outreach, fleet, facilities, logistics and training.