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 of Collier County.
While there are some differences between the two districts, the similarities between the two fire rescue departments vastly outweigh the disparate characteristics. Moreover, the first responder units from the two agencies work hand in hand in the field to provide seamless integration of emergency operations on a daily basis.
It is only common sense that where redundancy exists in the administrations, it must be eliminated. Three areas that are long overdue for consolidation between the departments are training, fleet maintenance and fire prevention. We must work to foster a spirit of cooperation between these two important fire rescue agencies.