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North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District is proud to announce the retirement of Engineer/Firefighter/Paramedic Patrick Browne.

Pat began his career at North Naples Fire District on February 4, 1991. Throughout his career, Pat served the District honorably, and has mentored many of the men and women that are part of the North Collier Fire Rescue family. Pat’s love to his fellow firefighters is beyond what words can describe.

His passion for the community has left an everlasting impact. Pat touched the lives of many throughout his career responding to all types of emergency calls, but he became a legend connecting to the public and engaging with a community through public events and public education.

He inspired many through his passion to work hard, and mentored many to achieve their dreams to join public service and wear the badge of honor as a firefighter.

A plumber by trade, Pat always stated “That the world will always need his service”. As he reaches the goal of retirement, we can say Collier County will always need firefighters like Pat Browne!

The only wish every firefighter has upon retiring is to leave “the job” better than it was when arriving. Pat did just that.

Engineer Pat Browne – Job well done! You have definitely made a difference in the fire service.  North Collier Fire Rescue thanks you for your dedication to our crews and the citizens of Collier County.