About North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District

OUR MISSION

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.

 

OUR VISION

Efficient, Effective and Quality Service Today and Tomorrow

 

OUR COMMITMENTS

TO OUR RESIDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY
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.

History

The North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District 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.

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Careers

The North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District has positions available from time to time. We will post those openings on our website as they become available.

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Our Service Area

Total Square Miles

2016 Total Calls

Annual Population (+30% in Season)

Geographic Types

North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District includes:

  • Total Square Miles: 264
  • Population: More than 143,000 annual population increasing by more than 30% during season*
  • Annual Calls for Service: 17,791 in 2016
  • Urban and Rural Landscape with Coastal and Inland Topography as well as Undeveloped Wildland

*Based on 2015 Impact Fee Study

Command Staff

The North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District is proud to have a professional, qualified and capable management team of Chief Officers to oversee the District’s operations.

 James M. Cunningham

James M. Cunningham

Fire Chief

A fire explorer at the age of 14 in New York state, Chief Cunningham always knew he wanted to be in the fire service.  After moving to Naples, Cunningham began his career with the District in 1997 as a firefighter. Since then, his strong leadership skills have continually propelled his progression through the ranks to his current position as Fire Chief.

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Rita Greenberg

Rita Greenberg

Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Greenberg joined the fire service in 1991 as a volunteer for Big Corkscrew Island Fire Control and Rescue District, moving up through the ranks and holding every position in the organization, including serving as Fire Chief from 2004 through 2014. 

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Eloy Ricardo

Eloy Ricardo

Assistant Chief

Chief Ricardo joined the District in January 2001 as a Firefighter, moving up through the ranks to Engineer, Acting Lieutenant and to his current position of Assistant Chief of Life Safety and Prevention. In this position, Chief Ricardo oversees all of the District’s life safety and prevention programs as well as fire inspections and plan review.

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Jorge Aguilera

Jorge Aguilera

Assistant Chief

Jorge Aguilera is the Assistant Chief of Emergency Medical Services and Training for the North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District. Since 1985, Chief Aguilera has been involved in the profession of delivering Emergency Medical Services to the area beginning with Collier County Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic and rising through the ranks to Lt. Paramedic, Flight Medic and the Division Chief of Training.

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Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Assistant Chief

Eric began his service in 1987 as a Paramedic for the Collier County EMS Department, and served as a Field Training Officer, Training Captain, Shift Captain, and Battalion Chief. He then joined the Big Corkscrew Island Fire Control and Rescue District in 2005, and was most recently the Captain of Operations/Training.

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Officer Becky Bronsdon

Officer Becky Bronsdon

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Bronsdon joined the District in 2001, bringing more than twenty years of accounting and administrative service to her position as Controller. Promoted to the position of Director of Finance, then Chief Financial Officer, Becky attended the North Naples Fire Training Center in 2007 and became a Florida State Certified Firefighter.

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