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Q & A with Kevin Gerrity

What, in your professional and personal experiences, distinguishes you from your opponents and makes you the best candidate for Fire Commissioner? I am a lifelong fire service professional. I first entered the US Air Force Fire Training School in 1975. I spent 23 years as a firefighter in Cleveland, including the last 6 1/2 years […]

Why Kevin – A Lesson in Spending

Local taxpayers need to be aware of an effort being undertaken to raise your fire taxes! Commissioners in the Greater Naples Fire District recently approved a motion to place a significant tax increase on the ballot. I was the lone dissenting vote. Thanks to push back from citizens, as Chairman of the Commission, I was […]

Consolidating Services Saves Taxpayers

Consolidation is More Cost-Effective and Efficient than Duplication It is only common sense that where redundancy exists in the administrations, it must be eliminated. The Greater Naples Fire District, along with our neighboring North Collier Fire District encompass a huge geographic area. Together we provide fire rescue services to the vast majority of the population […]

Continuing Training Enhances Service

Training is the Key to a Successful Fire Agency The operations of a fire rescue agency are highly complex. Structure fires, motor vehicle and boating accidents, drownings, medical emergencies, HAZMAT incidents, aircraft crashes, entrapments, confined space and trench rescue, high angle rescue, wildfires, industrial accidents, active shooters, mass casualty incidents, the list is nearly endless. […]

Response Times Critical in Saving Lives

Response Time is Critical Response time is a crucial predictor of the eventual success of a responding agency to mitigate loss of life, serious injury, fire losses, and damage to the environment that is caused during emergencies. The sooner highly trained, well-equipped first responders can arrive on scene, the easier it is to control emergencies […]