Citizens group wants to help Collier fire districts streamline office duties
Published 3/18/2012 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments
A group of Collier County residents is hoping a proposal to create a cooperative administrative services organization will help Collier County's five independent fire districts streamline their administrative functions without changing what's done on the front lines.
Teen charged with fleeing the scene after damaging school pole
Published 3/18/2012 at 3:20 p.m. 2 comments
A 17-year-old Naples male has been arrested after Marco Island police said he backed into a pole at Tommie Barfield Elementary School and left the scene.
Bike collisions with vehicles on rise on Marco; three bicycle committee members hit
Published 2/26/2012 at 6:00 p.m. 25 comments
Three former or current members of a biking committee on the island who have had riding accidents involving vehicles. In 2008, there was just one reported car-versus-bicycle collision on the Island. But that number has climbed each year to 10 ...
Marco Chief takes fire-rescue boat out of service after vessel’s poor performance in powerboat explosion
Published 2/23/2012 at 2:53 p.m. 14 comments
Marco Island Fire Chief Mike Murphy told City Council Tuesday the department’s fire-rescue boat was putting firefighters’ lives at risk. He also told them the equipment was not adequate for future rescue and fire incidents and would be decommissioned.
Six months down, six to go? Ex-sheriff Hunter hits half-year as Marco police chief
Published 2/21/2012 at 5:10 p.m. 11 comments
Six months after former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter was sworn in as Marco Island's police chief, the question of how is he doing, is joined by another – how long will he be doing it?
Zirgibel earns second Officer of the Year award at Marco Island's police chief luncheon
Published 2/18/2012 at 1:46 p.m. 3 comments
Detective Glenn Zirgibel was awarded 2011 Officer of the Year on Friday. It was the second time he received the honor in his nine years on Marco’s police force. He also was named Officer of the Year in 2006. The ...
New drugs and monitors will improve lifesaving capabilities for Marco Island’s fire department
Published 2/9/2012 at 2:41 p.m. 0 comments
The stroke of a pen will improve exponentially emergency medical services provided by firefighters on Marco Island. City Council learned Monday that Fire Chief Mike Murphy received a letter, preceding a formal agreement, permitting the island’s fire engines to carry ...
Police: Marco Island husband attacks man with bat after finding texts to his wife
Published 2/9/2012 at 11:00 a.m. 8 comments
When a Marco Island man discovered another man calling his wife's phone, he lured him to his house and attacked him with a bat, according to Marco police.
Investigative study asks Capri Fire Advisory Board to look at administration options
Published 2/6/2012 at 1:21 p.m. 0 comments
Preserving self-determination was the overriding outcome of an investigative study handed over to the Isles of Capri Fire Advisory Board Friday night. The report summarized work by the Isles of Capri Budgetary and Operational Investigative Committee. The committee formed to ...
Fired juror trial hinges on meaning of 'termination'
Published 1/20/2012 at 9:29 p.m. 0 comments
Juanita Jane Trejo-Beverly of North Naples testified Friday shed been terminated from her real estate job Dec. 14, while on jury duty at the county courthouse.
Isle of Capri residents want to start committee to examine fire services
Published 12/22/2011 at 9:00 p.m. 1 comment
A citizens' group in Isles of Capri is moving toward formalizing its role to analyze the community's fire district budget and operations.
Collier leaders want to hold meeting to bring EMS, fire departments together
Published 12/12/2011 at 7:40 p.m. 2 comments
Commissioners Jim Coletta and Donna Fiala have asked that commissioners have a discussion Tuesday to consider the possibility of a workshop in January between the commissioners, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the fire chiefs of North Naples Fire Department, the ...
Emergency? Rivalry between EMS, fire departments not as entrenched elsewhere
Published 12/10/2011 at 9:00 p.m. 0 comments
Agency leaders – most notably those in the North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District and Collier EMS — have long clashed over the role of firefighters in medical emergencies. It's not that way in King County, Wash., or Broward ...
Fryer fire closes McDonald’s on Marco Island
Published 12/8/2011 at 2:03 p.m. 0 comments
Marco Island Fire-Rescue crews responded to a grease fire call at McDonald’s on Collier Boulevard at lunchtime Thursday.
Anger spreads like wildfire over termination of Capri fire chief
Published 11/28/2011 at 2:22 p.m. 0 comments
Residents of Isles of Capri want Fire Chief Emilio Rodriguez back. An angry group of more than 80 citizens confronted Dan Summers, director of Collier County’s Bureau of Emergency Services, Tuesday, to call for the chief’s reinstatement. During the Isles ...
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