James M. Cunningham
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.
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.
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.
Chief of Operations
Chief Smith joined the District in 1991 as a Firefighter and has held every operational position including Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and his current position as Chief of Operations. In this position, Chief Smith oversees all of the District’s daily operations.
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.