Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District
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    Upcoming Events
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    May 14, 2018
    27701 Bonita Grande Dr. Bonita Springs, Fl 34135 239-949-6200
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    Jun 11, 2018
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    Thank You Letters from the Community:


    Thank you letter from Bonita Springs Assistance Office on May 20, 2017

    Thank you letter from Arnold Haake on May 4, 2017

    Thank you letter from Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District on November 23, 2016

    Thank you letter from Hope Lutheran Church on November 4, 2016

    Thank you letter from the Marlows on October 24, 2016

    Thank you letter from Estero High Leadership Group on October 14, 2016

    Thank you letter from the Byrnes on October 13, 2016

    Thank you Letter from Janess Polen on September 30, 2016

    Thank you Letter from the Thompson Family on September 23, 2016

    Thank you Letter from the Lipniks on September 12, 2016

    Thank you Letter from Greater Naples Fire Rescue on August 22, 2016

    Thank you Letter from San Carlos Park Fire Protection and Rescue on August 16, 2016

    Thank you Letter from Richard Brunetti on August 5, 2016

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  • Our History
    Updated On: Mar 23, 2016

    Located in Southwest Florida along the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Bonita Springs makes up the southernmost edge of Lee County.  Each year, Bonita Springs attracts increasing numbers of tourists and year-round residents.  With over one hundred miles of shorelines, the steady growth of residential developments, restaurants, shopping centers, and increasing job opportunities, fire and rescue service demands have increased.  The Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District protects 72 square miles of land with an estimated 47,000 permanent residents, increasing to approximately 85,000 residents in-season. 

    On October 2, 1950, the Bonita Springs Volunteer Fire Department was formed.  It was a Volunteer Department until May 31, 1965. Early on, the volunteers and auxiliary raised funds to operate the Fire Department by holding barbecue’s, a Minstrel Show, a “Firemen’s Ball”, and a door-to-door campaign asking for membership donations of $5.00 per household, per year.

    On May 31, 1965, under the State of Florida, Chapter 65-1828, the Bonita Springs Volunteer Fire Department became the Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District. 

    Bonita Springs Station One was built in 1954-1955 with mostly voluntary labor and donated materials. The property was acquired from Mr. Weire.  The Fire Department purchased the property for his original cost, much less than current value.  The Station was remodeled and added onto in 1960 and in 1979 the second story was constructed.  More property was acquired in 1982-1983.  In 1984 the existing fire station was demolished to make room for the new Bonita Springs Station One which was occupied on October 4, 1985.

    Bonita Springs Fire Station Two is located at 28055 Mango Dr. and was constructed to provide fire protection and first response for medical emergencies on the coastal region of the District.

    The expansion of commercial and residential construction, adjacent to US 41, determined the need for increased emergency response.  The citizens responded by building Bonita Springs Fire Station Three, located at 25001 South Tamiami Trail, to provide service to the US 41 corridor as service demand grew.

    I-75 brought new construction to the eastern most section of the Fire District.  Moreover, the widening of I-75 expanded interstate travel and residential growth to the area further increasing emergency incidences.  The lengthened emergency response times and frequency of emergency incidences spurred the initiative of the citizens to build the Bonita Springs Fire Station Four located at 27701 Bonita Grande Drive.

    Furthermore, enhanced fire rescue response capabilities were necessary to provide life safety for the increasing high-rise population within gated communities, and the expansion of commerce on the US 41 corridor in Bonita Springs.  Therefore, the citizens constructed the Bonita Springs Fire Station Five located at 8850 West Terry Street. 

    Currently, the five Bonita Springs Fire Stations are strategically located to provide the best and most economical service. The Fire District strives to be on scene in less than six minutes from the time the call is received.  The five fire stations, coupled with the fleet of fire apparatus and highly skilled firefighter/EMTs and firefighter/paramedics attend to the fire and life safety needs of the citizens and visitors of Bonita Springs.


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