Prevent Falls at Work!
Most falls occur in and around the home; however, approximately 30% of falls occur outside the home in businesses. Slips and falls account for a significant number of injuries to customers and employees every year.
Review our Inspection Checklist to ensure that your business is safe from slip, trip and fall hazards.
After the Fire!
Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process. When a fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA) has gathered information to assist you in this time of need. Action on several of the suggestions will need to be taken immediately. Other actions may be needed in the future while others will be ongoing.
Do I need a Permit to Burn Yard Waste?
Yes, you may need a burn permit depending on your location and other parameters.
Please contact the North Collier Fire Prevention Office at (239) 597-9227 for more information or visit our Burn Permit Information page for further details.
Protect Your Home From a Wildfire
Communities face special problems when homes are built in or adjacent to forests or wildlands. In a quest to live close to nature, homeowners sometimes overlook the reality that nearby wildlands can catch and burn. The Florida Forest Service provides tips for protecting your home from wildfire. Learn more about these tips in the brochure on the left.
Prescription Drug Collection Locations
North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District does collect prescription drugs, however, Collier County has several drop-off centers that do.
Car Booster Seat Installations
North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District does not install or check child booster seats, however, there are several organizations throughout Lee and Collier Counties that do. Click images on the left to locate an installer near you.
More than one million unintentional poisoning exposures among children ages 5 and under are reported to U.S. poison control centers each year. Almost 90% of all poisoning incidents occur in homes and involve common household items such as cleaners, cosmetics, plants and medicines. Children are also poisoned by lead paint and carbon monoxide.
In a Poison Emergency
If you think someone has been poisoned from a medicine or household chemical, immediately call 1-800-222-1222 for your Poison Control Center. This national toll-free number works from anyplace in the United States – 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. Keep the number on your phone. There are currently 61 Poison Centers across the country that maintain information for the doctor or the public on recommended treatment for the ingestion of household products and medicines. They are familiar with the toxicity (how poisonous it is) of most substances found in the home or know how to find this information.
Needle/Sharps Collection Locations
North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District does not collect needles or sharps, however, Collier County has several drop-off centers located throughout the County.
CLICK HERE to locate Collier County Recycle Center drop-off locations. As a reminder, all sharps should be placed in a proper container for disposal. Collier County will not accept sharps in plastic or paper bags, milk containers or open top containers.
Every year visitors come to Naples to enjoy the water, whether at area beaches or swimming pools. And, every year, children drown. As small children are always on the move, the “Safe Kids” program was designed by Collier and Lee Counties to promote water safety within the home. Learn more about water safety…these tips may save a child’s life!
Keep Our Kids Safe
Drug Free Collier Coalition and North Collier Fire know the importance of protecting children from the dangers of medicine, drugs and alcohol. Partnering on the Keep Our Kids Safe program, the organizations want you to know the signs of possible abuse. Click to download our Keep Our Kids Safe brochure.
Juvenile Fire Starter Program
The North Collier Fire Prevention Bureau 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. The Fire Prevention Bureau not only supports the NFPA Juvenile Fire setter program, but is dedicated to improving it. Please call the North Collier Fire Prevention Office at (239) 597-9227 for additional information.
Safety for Seniors
Fall Prevention-Older Adults
North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District understands the importance of the prevention of falls of our older adults. For this reason, the District has developed a Fall Prevention Initiative, with the purpose of getting information out to our residents and visitors on how to prevent these dangerous accidents. We encourage you to take the time to review this information to assist in preventing a serious fall of an older adult in your life.
Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
Of the thousands of older Americans that fall at home each year, many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in 2011, nearly 23,000 people over age 65 died and 2.4 million were treated in emergency departments because of falls. Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix. To check for safety at your older adult’s home, download the CDC’s Check for Safety Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults. This checklist will help you find and fix hazards in your home. And, for each hazard, the checklist tells you how to fix the problem.