The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District embraced significant change, and initiated positive momentum concerning the growing demands for the protection of the lives and property of our citizens. The key focus was multifaceted, which included new leadership, economic environment, and infrastructure changes.
Four notable promotions took place within the Fire District which included Lieutenant Eric Madden to the position of Training Captain and Firefighter/Paramedics Andrew Chicas, Michael Mendez, and Thomas Harrison to the position of Lieutenant. Their commitment to duty and determination will magnify the District’s mission for excellence.
The Fire District experienced a 10.5% increase in call volume while reducing the tax rate by .03 mils per thousand dollars for the 2015/16 budget year.
Consequently, the 2015 economy offered the Fire District the opportunity to shore up the current infrastructure and plan for future growth. These goals were accomplished by replacing outdated vehicle extrication equipment with the modern “Jaws of Life” and adding hazardous materials air monitoring meters and level “A” high quality hazardous material suits to the line. Additionally, the District purchased replacement staff vehicles, and a replacement fire engine which is currently in service at Station 22.
The Fire Board approved the construction of a new fire station, Station 26, on Bonita Beach Road to service the Eastern area of the District. The area is expected to see significant growth in the next 3-7 years. This fire station will provide much needed fire rescue emergency response to the residents and visitors in the area.
Once again we look forward to continuing progress and the perpetual focus of achieving excellence in the upcoming year. The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District will continue to seek the most efficient, effective method of providing emergency response necessary to keep the citizens and visitors of Bonita Springs safe.
As always, don’t just call us any time you need help, call us every time you need help, and WE WILL BE THERE!