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CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

CERT is an acronym for Community Emergency Response Team. The program educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster psychology and disaster medical operations.   

Youth Firefighter Explorer Program

The North Collier Fire Explorer program is open to young men and women in high school, and under the age of 18, with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of firefighting and emergency services. The program is hands-on, real world application of firefighting skills with participants gaining career workplace experiences and leadership and community service opportunities while being challenged to become responsible citizens of the community.

Juvenile Fire Setter Program

The North Collier Fire Life Safety & Fire Prevention division participates in offering a countywide Juvenile Fire Setter program. The program is currently a team effort, among several of the county’s fire districts working interdependently with representatives from mental health agencies, the health care community, local schools, local law enforcement, and social services. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of repeat fire setting by children. Please call the North Collier Fire Prevention Office at (239) 597-9227 for additional information.

EMS Council 

Mission Statement

“Our single overriding objective –prompt, compassionate, clinically excellent care.”

The EMS Council of the Collier County Fire & EMS Chiefs’ Association has become a leader in the medical community by examining existing structures and protocols, evaluating current legislation and determining actionable steps for improvement. Our primary goals are improving safety of emergency personnel and victims in these situations, as well as improving processes.

For more information on the EMS Council, please contact Chief Jorge Aguilera.