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GNFD 2016 Annual Report

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Description: Greater Naples Fire Rescue District 2016 Annual Report

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Table of contents Table of contents Introduction ····················································· 3 Message from Chairman······································· 4 Commissioners·················································· 5 Welcome from Fire Chief ····································· 6 Command Staff ················································· 7 Mission, Vision & Values······································ 8 Command························································ 9 Finance Section ················································· 10 Investigative Section ··········································· 11-12 Logistics Section················································ 13-16 Operations Section ············································· 17-20 Planning Section ················································ 21-22 Awards & Recognition········································· 23-24 Service Awards·················································· 25 In the Community ·············································· 26 Contact Information ············································ 27 2

introduction 2016 Annual Report The Greater Naples Fire Rescue District is responsible for Fire protection, Rescue, Emergency Medical, and Fire and Life Safety Services for an area of 1,512 square miles within Collier County, Florida. The purpose of this report is to provide a concise summary of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District’s accomplishments in 2016. This Annual Report contains information about the emergency preparedness, responses, training, personnel, life safety and community involvement by the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District beginning January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. 3

Jeff Page Message from the ChairmanChairman It is my pleasure as Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners ofChairman the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District to serve along-side my fellow Board members and provide the necessary oversite to ensure your Fire District remains good stewards of the community’s tax dollars while providing the highest level of fire, rescue, emergency medical and life safety services possible. The Greater Naples Fire Rescue District is an Independent Fire District and is funded primarily through ad valorem taxes. There are eight (8) Fire Commissioners that are elected from designated seats from throughout the geographical boundaries of the Fire District. The District’s service area, including management of the Ochopee MSTU totals approximately 1,512 sq. miles and more than 150,000 citizens. The Board is authorized to levy up to one and a half (1.5) mills in taxes. The Board is vigilant with regard to monitoring expenses and examines the District’s financial and operational reports each month at our regularly scheduled public meetings. The Board is very proud of our professional firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians, life safety professionals, administrative and technical support staff, and our management team who all strive to provide excellent service to our citizens, business partners, and visitors. Collier County continues to realize significant growth, and the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District endeavors to keep pace through proper execution of services and planning for future needs. Providing the citizens with excellent stewardship of its assets, professional services is paramount to our mission. Rest assured, tomorrow’s growth and challenges are being enthusiastically addressed with great optimism as we strive to serve, and provide the community with the most professional services possible. Sincerely, 4 Jeff Page Jeff Page, Chairman

Board of Fire Commissionerscommissioners Jeff Page Steve Hemping Brian Cross Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Seat 2 Seat 7 Seat 1 David Stedman Kevin Gerrity Charlie Cottiers Treasurer Commissioner Commissioner Seat 8 Seat 4 Seat 6 Rob Boyer Tom Henning Chuck McMahon Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner Seat 5 Seat 3 Seat 5 Jan– Aug 2016 Sept—Dec 2016 5

Kingman Schuldt Welcome from the Fire Chief Fire Chief It is my pleasure to present to you the Greater Naples Fire District’sFire chief 2016 Annual Report. I am confident this report provides you with the information you feel is important as you assess the District’s successes experienced during 2016. The report provides statistical data as well as descriptive accounts of the District’s activities and will clearly depict the functions and responsibilities of each Section within the District. The District’s 219 members strive each day to fulfill our Mission, achieve our Vision and demonstrate our Values during the delivery of services. The organization’s employees are incredibly dedicated, and talented professionals who consistently demonstrate their ability to provide exemplary and caring services to our community. It continues to be my distinct pleasure, honor, and duty to serve as Fire Chief for the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District. Along-side the men and women who so proudly serve, I sincerely thank the community for the continued support and trust repeatedly exhibited to the Fire District over the past year. None of which would be possible without the Board of Fire Commissioners who provide continual guidance, governance and support that have enabled us to offer the extraordinary level of life safety and emergency services so effectively. Because of the successful contributions of every member of the organization, I am honored to present the 2016 Annual Report to our community and Florida’s fire service. Sincerely, Kingman D. Schuldt Kingman D. Schuldt, Fire Chief 6

Command StaffCommand staff Kingman Schuldt, Fire Chief J. Nolan Sapp, Assistant Chief Rob Low, Deputy Chief Alan McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Shawn Hanson, Deputy Chief Wayne Martin, Deputy Director Tara Bishop, Deputy Director Chris Tobin, Battalion Chief Forrest Campbell, Battalion Chief Corey Nelson, Battalion Chief Jeff Davenport, Battalion Chief Andy Krajewski, Battalion Chief 7 MatthewTrent, Battalion Chief Caleb Morris, Battalion Chief

M i s s i o n, v i s i o n & va l u e s mission The mission of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District is to protect life and property by providing emergency response services and education for the residents, businesses and visitors of our community. vision Increase response effectiveness Enhance professionalism and operational efficiencies Use taxpayer dollars responsibly values Professionalism Compassion Integrity 8

command Command The Fire District utilizes the National Incident Management System (NIMS) model in all aspects of its operations. The NIMS model provides a standardized approach to emergency incidents as well as standard organizational business management practices. The District’s organizational structure and chain of command are in accordance with standardized NIMS recommendations. The Fire Chief serves in the Command function with five Sections under his direct oversight. Each organizational Section; Finance, Logistics, Operations, Planning, and Investigative often referred to as the FLOP-I is managed under the authority of a Chief Fire Officer or Director, serving as Executive Leaders, Command Staff, and Incident Commanders, depending on the task at hand. By adopting a NIMS compliant organizational structure, the District is able to effectively manage current operations as well as any future expansion that may occur. The Command duties are assumed by the Fire Chief who has overall responsibility for managing the District by establishing organizational goals and objectives, planning strategies, and implementing sound business tactics. The Fire Chief provides direction and oversight to the Command Staff during the execution of specific duties and assignments. As head of the Command Staff, the Fire Chief evaluates the economic and business environment in order to sets achievable goals for the District. Management in the preparation and administration of the fiscal budget, advisement to the Board of Fire Commissioners on financial and life safety matters, and administration of the District’s business model are among the Fire Chief’s most important responsibilities. The Fire Chief coordinates efforts of the Command Staff to keep all programs and operations in line with the overall goals, objectives, and mission of the District. The Fire Chief responds to fire and emergency incidents and assumes command of major emergency incidents if deemed necessary. Staffing Fire Chief and CEO Executive Assistant to the Fire Chief Kingman D. Schuldt Nicole Chesser 9

Finance Finance Section In 2016 the Finance Section accomplished transitioning the management of Collier County’s Isles of Capri and District One Dependent Fire District to full fiscal consolidation and merger into Greater Naples. The transition happened seamlessly through the combined effort of the dedicated team members. Residents in both the Isles of Capri Fire District and Collier County District One realized a 25% millage rate decrease from 2.0 mills to 1.5 mills. Districtwide, residents continued to receive exceptional services from the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District at an unchanged millage rate of 1.5. Ad valorem revenues were $21,440,547 for fiscal year 2015-2016. This combined with other income of $2,703,601 and $8,417,173 in operating reserves accounted for a total Operating budget of $32,561,321. Expenses for the same time period were $ 23,942,231. Beginning November 1, 2016 the District commenced management of Collier County’s Ochopee Fire District marking the start of a four-year process leading up to the anticipated consolidation of the Ochopee boundary area into the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District. Revenue & Expenses Ad Valorem $21,440,547 Other Income $ 2,703,601 Reserve $ 8,417,173 Total Operating $ 32,561,321 Expenses $ 23,942,231 Carry Forward $ 8,619,090 Deputy Director Staffing HR Specialist Tara Bishop Debbie Schwarz Accountant Administrative Assistants Charlotte Johnson Michele Packard Judy Schleiffer Finance Specialists Linda Swisher Maria Mercedes Carrillo Suanne Woeste Pat Meulenberg 10

i n v e s t i g at i v e Investigative Section As an essential component of the community risk reduction services provided by the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District, the professional fire and life safety services are aimed at protecting the community through the utilization of fire safety education and prevention in conjunction with enforcement of State mandated codes and standards. The Investigative Section also responds to significant fire incidences and assists the State Fire Marshal’s Office in origin and cause investigations. In 2016 the Investigative Section accomplished several positive changes. Among those changes were the acquisition of an Arc GIS software program that allows the tracking of fire hydrant lines and locations in real time through a partnership with Collier County Public Utilities, the deployment of new tablets and mobile printers that enhance inspection efficiency, updated fire flow equipment allowing for accurate readings and directional flows that promote a more customer friendly output, and a District website based inspection request portal for improved turnaround times. The Investigative Section is supported by three (3) Lieutenant Inspectors - Florida State Certified as a Firefighter/Inspector/Investigator, four (4) Inspector II’s - Florida State Certified as a Firefighter/Inspector/Investigator, three (3) Civilian Inspectors - Florida State Certified as an Inspector and one (1) Part-time Inspector. Experience within the Investigative Section ranges from 1 to 28 years. The Investigative Section is under the auspices of a Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal and is further supported by a Captain/Deputy Fire Marshal and Administrative Assistant. Remaining current with education and the revolving technology door is a high priority for these personnel, some of the 2016 educational attendance highlights were the Florida Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Kick-Off, FFMIA Annual Conference, Fire-Rescue East Conference, and Legislative training at the State Capitol in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal’s Office. In conjunction with progressive inspection programs, the public education of District stakeholders serves as the cornerstone in achieving the mission of the District in preventing fires and promoting life safety. In addition to daily code enforcement education, in 2016 ten Fire Extinguisher Classes provided training to 758 community members; Crowd Manager Training Class produced 131 citizens with crowd manager certifications, and fire safety talks were delivered by staff, including Sparky the Fire Dog, to more than 3,000 adults and children. In October, the 8th Annual Fire Prevention Awareness Day at Coastland Center Mall was attended by more than 1,400 people throughout the day. Staffing Deputy Chief Inspector Lieutenant Inspector Shawn Hanson Michael Bays John Bigica James Cody Michael Cruz Deputy Fire Marshal/Captain Joel Glover Steve Riley Shar Hingson Kristen King Daniel Machin 11 Administrative Assistant Brian Mading Sarah Pike Aaron Stewart

Fire & life safety branchi n v e s t i g at i v e Covering a geographic area of more than 1,500 square miles, the Fire & Life Safety (FLS) Branch of the Investigative Section was responsible for completing 6,040 New Construction Inspections for a total of 19,757,550 square feet; of that total, 4,292,342 new square footage was added to the District; 2,262 Existing Building Inspections including Hydrant Flow Tests and Inspections, Business Tax License Inspections, Periodic Fire & Life Safety Inspections, School Inspections, Deficiency/Complaint Inspections, Special Events/Tents and Fireworks Inspections, Key Boxes, and Evacuation Plans Review. In addition to servicing the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District, the FLS Branch was responsible for new and existing inspections located within the Ochopee Fire District. The Investigative Section is also responsible for the oversight of Collier County Fire Plans Reviews. Four (4) Collier County Fire Plans Reviewers conducted 4,661 building fire plans reviews and 522 planning fire plans reviews. Plan Review Statistics: Total = 5,183 Crowd Manager Training: Total = 5 classes; 131 participants Fire Extinguisher Training: Total = 10 classes; 758 participants Fireworks Event: Total = 5 events; 1675 attendees Fire Watch Special Event: Total = 7 events; 2858 attendees Career Day: Total = 3 classes; 3200 participants Fire Investigations/Incidents Total = 17 Investigations/Incidents; 78.55 staff hours Fire Safety Talk Special Event: Total = 7 events; 4168 attendees Classes/Training/Committees: -Legislative 101 training at the Florida State Capitol and the State Fire Marshals Office with Director Julius Halas -Discretionary Authority class taught by the SFM -FFCA ESLI classes -Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition participation -Collier County WebEOC Hurricane Zenia training -Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition Kick-Off during the FAFLSE/FFEIA Annual Conference -FFMIA Executive Board member -FFMIA Legislative Committee members -NFPA Technical Committees member -FFMIA Annual Conference Software/Hardware: -Enhanced Inspection request process via GNFD website 12 -All Inspectors operating on the same hardware -Obtained Arc GIS database to integrate with County Hydrant and Backflow records

logistics Professional development The Training Branch promotes the improvement of public service through the facilitation of ongoing drills and exercises that reflect the real-life experiences encountered in the field by firefighting crews. The overall mission is to prepare employees to be successful in their careers by providing the tools and the blueprint to succeed at emergency incidents through the administration of training exercises incorporating the best, most current practices of existing regulations and standards. In 2016 there were significant changes within the organization as a whole, some of which directly impacted the Training Branch. Three quarters of the way through the calendar year, the training Captain and EMS Lieutenant (ALS Coordinating Officer) were reassigned from Operations and the Office of the Fire Chief, respectively, to the newly revamped Training Branch and placed into the Logistics Section under the leadership of Deputy Chief Low. During 2016, Fire District personnel dedicated more than 28,000 hours to EMS and fire related training activities; more than 3,000 of those dedicated solely to EMS for paramedic and EMT renewal purposes. Additionally, we continued to expand our collaborative training efforts with local, regional, and state partners. Throughout the year several significant training events were successfully conducted: Active Shooter Training, Live Fire Training Evolutions, EMS Re-certification, and a collaborative multi-agency airport disaster drill; just to name a few. Additionally, in partnership with Collier County EMS, we provided continuing education for all of our paramedics and EMT’s to ensure compliance with emergency medical services system standards. Deputy Chief Staffing Rob Low Vehicle Technician Lead Mechanics Thomas King Jamie Popiol Mark Records Training Captain Russell Godette ALS Coordinating Officer Jarett Cotter 13

logistics Fleet The preventative maintenance and repair of all District vehicles is performed by the Fire District Fleet Maintenance Branch. The District fleet of vehicles includes more than 90 pieces of rolling stock: fire engines, aerials, trailers, specialty and support vehicles. Fleet Maintenance is also responsible for and oversees a comprehensive plan for annual pump testing and certification and maintenance of five fixed refueling sites. Fleet Branch personnel hold multiple Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certifications, which allow them to perform all of the functions typical of a full service maintenance facility. These personnel perform a wide range of comprehensive troubleshooting, engine and transmission repair, and other related services. Fleet Branch staff are on call 24 hours a day to provide emergency repair or support as needed to enhance the service to the community. In addition, the Fleet Branch provides contractual fleet maintenance services for the City of Marco Island which includes seven pieces of rolling stock and one marine unit. Highlights  Refurbishment of two military style 5-ton brush trucks  The purchase and in-service placement of two new ladder trucks  The purchase and in-service placement of a new air & light squad  In partnership with Enterprise Leasing, the successful implementation of a lease/ purchase program for the Investigative Section, including: 11 new inspector vehicles and two new Command staff vehicles.  Completed an effective transition and implementation of WEX fuel management program  Successful rebranding of apparatus due to mergers of four agencies.  Accomplished a review, purchase, and implementation of the Dossier web based fleet management software program. Health & Safety The Fire District Health and Safety Committee’s purpose is to provide an avenue for District employees to contribute to workplace safety in hope of achieving and maintaining a safe, healthful working environment. The committee works towards reducing workplace incidents and illnesses by involving employees and managers in identifying hazards and suggesting ways to eliminate and prevent them from occurring. This is facilitated by reviewing incidents, identifying root causes of incidents and suggesting ways to prevent future incidents. The past year the health and safety committee was instrumental in supporting the Fire Chief’s “hood swap” initiative; initiating dialogue about firefighter mental health; and formalizing processes for review, recommendations, and closure of workplace incidents. 14

logistics support The Logistics Support Branch manages procurement and maintenance for all facilities, apparatus equipment and small motorized equipment, service contracts, Information Technology services, Quartermaster and has shared responsibilities for research and development. The Supply Services Branch has five functional units; Contract Management, Facility Maintenance, Equipment Services and Testing, Quartermaster, and Information Technology. In the last year, the Supply Branch responded to 1,199 requests for service from our internal customers, including 229 Information Technology service requests and 720 requests for facilty maintenance services. Several capital infrastructure enhancement projects including the replacement of the Fire Station 71 well-water system, grounds and landscape maintenance and upgrades at Fire Stations 72 and 20, and rebranding of Fire Station 72. There were numerous other projects initiated during 2016, and with continued successes of the Logistics Section the District will realize many more enhancements to the facilities. Here are a few of the key initiatives from 2016:  Parking lot lighting improvements to Fire Stations 21 and 73  Landscape enhancements to Fire Station 72 and Administrative Headquarters  Driveway repairs at Fire Stations 71 and 23  Fire Station 21 interior remodel  Station 90 dock and boat lifts refurbishment  Facilities rebranding  Exterior painting of Station 73 and Administrative Headquarters  Equipment asset control and inventory  Station 23 generator replacement  Natural Gas continuity for facilities Staffing Deputy Chief Network & Systems Administrator Alan McLaughlin Brad Sprowls Facilities Captain IT Technician Khris Klock Josh Williams Maintenance Technician 15 Charlie Heweker

facilitieslogistics Administrative Headquarters 14575 Collier Blvd. Naples, FL 34119 Fire and Life Safety 2700 North Horseshoe Dr. Naples, FL 34104 Fleet Maintenance 5665 Warren St. Naples, FL 34113 Logistics, Training, EMS 4741 Golden Gate Pkwy. Naples, FL 34116 Logistics 66 40808 Tamiami Trail E. Ochopee, FL 34141 Station 20 4798 Davis Blvd. Naples, FL 34104 Station 21 1121 Tamiami Trail E. Naples, FL 34113 Station 22 4375 Bayshore Dr. Naples, FL 34112 Station 23 6055 Collier Blvd. Naples, FL 34114 Station 24 2795 Airport Pulling Rd. Naples, FL 34105 Station 60 201 Buckner Ave. N. Everglades City, FL 34119 Station 61 525 Newport Dr. Naples, FL 34114 Station 63 63 I-75. Ochopee, FL 34141 Station 70 4741 Golden Gate Pkwy. Naples, FL 34116 Station 71 100 13th St. SW. Naples, FL 34117 Station 72 3820 Beck Blvd. Naples, FL 34114 Station 73 14565 Collier Blvd. Naples, FL 34119 Station 75 4590 Santa Barbara Blvd. Naples, FL 34104 Station 90 175 Capri Blvd. Naples, FL 34113 16

O P E R AT I O N S Operations Section The Operations Section of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District is responsible to manage the Emergency Operations, Communications and Special Operations Branches. 150 personnel comprise the Emergency Operations Section and are assigned to a traditional 24/48 shift schedule. With 50 personnel allocated to each of three shifts, the District is divided into three Battalions to effectively manage the large response area and allow proper span of control. Personnel are tasked with response to calls for service which include structure fires, wildland fires, emergency medical services, vehicle entrapments, water rescue, urban search and rescue, hazardous materials spills or releases, underwater dive rescue and marine operations responses. Firefighter Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians respond from 14 fire stations, staffing 11 Engines, two Aerials, one Heavy Rescue, five Water Tenders, eight Brush Trucks, one Light Rescue, one Light and Air Unit, two Marine Units, and one Medical Response Squad, managed by three Battalion Chiefs. The 14 fire stations are strategically located to provide the most effective service to the 1,512 square miles that comprise the District’s geographical boundaries. This includes both seasonal and a large number of year-round residential communities, nearly 20 public and private schools, a hospital, numerous county infrastructure, an expansive industrial area, 54 miles of interstate, and miles of intercostal shoreline and canal infrastructure. District assets responded to 19,062 requests for emergency service in 2016. A total of 12,696, or 66% were emergency medical service incidents. There were 358 reports of fire with 71 of those categorized as structure fires and 111 wildfires. Greater Naples has one of the largest Urban Interface areas within the State of Florida. The District is therefore very proactive and works hand-in-hand with our partners in the Florida Forest Service, and National Park Service. Staffing Assistant Chief Battalion Chiefs J. Nolan Sapp Forrest Campbell Administrative Assistant Jeff Davenport Susan Morris Andy Krajewski Corey Nelson Chris Tobin Matt Trent 17

O P E R AT I O N S Staffing 18

Incidents by month JAN FEB MAR APR total 19,062 AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 1768 1641 1882 1670 1564 1443 1492 1502 1685 MAY JUN JUL 1502 1431 1482 Incidents by stationO P E R AT I O N S 20 21 22 23 24 *60 *61 1,991 2,269 1,799 1,898 1,039 49 16 *63 70 71 72 73 75 90 48 2,466 1,124 1,564 1,477 2,780 358 *60, 61, 63 Counted as of November 2016 **184 calls not assigned by station fires 33 24 Private Dwellings 2 Apartments (3 or more families) 1 Public Assembly 5 Health Care and Penal Institutions 3 Stores and Offices 3 Storage Structures 41 Other Structures (out buildings etc.) 14 Fires with highway vehicles (autos, trucks, buses) 60 Fires in other vehicle types (construction, farm) 111 Fires outside of structures with value 35 Fires in Brush, Grass, Wildland 26 Fires in rubbish including dumpsters All other Fires 19

O P E R AT I O N S Special operations branch Special Teams are comprised of three disciplines; 33 Water Rescue, 20 Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Light Technical Rescue Teams (LTRT), 18 Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Technician, and 14 Marine response personnel. Haz-Mat team members work cooperatively along with the Collier County-Wide District Response Team which is coordinated as part of the Collier County Fire and EMS Chiefs Association. The District responded to a number of activations in various disciplines throughout the year. The Technical Rescue/USAR team was deployed in January to the City of Cape Coral in Lee County to assist Task Force 6 in response to the effects of tornadoes that impacted that area. The Team was also deployed to the East Coast, again in conjunction with Task Force 6 in preparation for the landfall of Hurricane Matthew. Team members participated in a Statewide USAR exercise in Ocala. This was a valuable experience for team members as they worked with LTRT’s, Task Force units, and Incident Management Teams (IMT’s) from across the State. With the District’s continued expansion came the responsibility to provide services to a significant amount of coastline and remote islands. In response to this need, the District expanded its Marine program with the acquisition of a new fire rescue boat moored at the District’s Isles of Capri Fire Station 90. training Total training hours – 1,080 which include the following Ropes and Knots – 268 hours Rescue Extrication – 428 hours Confined Space – 279 hours Trench Rescue – 81 hours SoFLEX — 24 hours 20

PLanning Planning section On the first anniversary of the adoption of the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District (GNFD) Strategic Plan; a group of GNFD staff, a fire commissioner, and stakeholders reviewed the document to ensure it supported the on-going mission of the organization. In review of the GNFD Strategic Plan, many accomplishments were noted and additional goals were identified for consideration. In effort to communicate on-going accomplishments of the Strategic Plan, the District regularly communicated progress with the community though the Chief’s weekly email and monthly Fully Involved community meetings. Other projects resulting from the strategic planning initiative included replacement of an aging fleet of staff vehicles by entering into agreement with Enterprise Leasing to implement an equity lease program focusing on lowest cost of ownership and highest rate of return. This has reduced operational and repair costs while providing personnel with reliable vehicles to provide services to the community. The District also signed off on a Countywide Mutual and Automatic Aid Agreement with neighboring fire rescue agencies to provide “closest unit response” capabilities regardless of borders, resulting in quicker response times and better utilization of resources. In September, 2016 the Collier County Board of Fire Commissioners entered into an Interlocal Management Agreement with the GNFD Fire Commissioners to manage the Ochopee Fire District (OFD) effective November 1, 2016. Within two months the GNFD assumed all responsibility for management and deployment of resources in OFD. The transition plan to manage the Ochopee Fire District has been met with great success. 24 members from Ochopee became full time employees of GNFD on November 1, 2016. Immediately upon assumption of management responsibilities the new service area realized enhanced operational capabilities, improved logistical support and more direct management oversight. The transition included rebranding of all uniforms, apparatus, and stations as well as integration of administrative and operational practices. Staffing Deputy Director Battalion Chief Wayne Martin Caleb Morris 21

PLanning Planning Section The Planning Section facilitates the Governing Documents Committee (GDC) in order the District maintain uniformity in the administration of organizational directives. The GDC is responsible for the promulgation and revisions to Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG’s) and District Policies. The GDC is made up of members across the District including management, civilian, and Collier Professional Firefighters & Paramedics Local 2396 members. The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) is the parent organization responsible for Accreditation of Fire Agencies across North America. The CPSE was initiated by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the International City Managers Association. The District continued to focus on developing a path to achieve accreditation as part of its Strategic Planning initiative. Achieving organizational accreditation will provide the opportunity to examine the organization in great detail, apply comprehensive programs and develop new operating methodologies that will create a high-performance organization. The Fire District is committed and has taken major efforts to move toward Accreditation. 2017 will provide the District with additional opportunities that will best prepare the organization for the next steps in achieving Accreditation status. During 2016 the Board of Fire Commissioners committed to the acquisition of a state of the art fire boat to serve the coastline of the new fire district. Over the course of many months a team specified a vessel capable of providing rescue, patient transport, and fire suppression capabilities. The result was a Metal Shark 36’ aluminum hull fire-rescue boat capable of transporting a patient in a climate controlled environment and providing firefighting water streams at a rate of 500 gallons per minute. Click here to view the GNFD Strategic Plan– Updated July 2016 22

AWA R D S & R E C O G N I T I O N 2016 Awards & Recognition Ceremony Fire Chief’s Values Award Lieutenant John Taylor Firefighter of the Year Lieutenant Kevin Nelmes Civilian Employee of the Year Maintenance Technician Charlie Heweker 23

Awards & RecognitionAWA R D S & R E C O G N I T I O N Eagle/Phoenix Awards New Hires Apprentice to Full Time Greg Arbogast Albert Anzualda Gregory Arbogast Arael Contreras Aaron Asher Blaine Brisson Manuel Correa Jake Beckman Robert Campbell Matthew Donovan David Borowski Arael Contreras John Fickey Jason Borowski Manuel Correa Marta Soto Brandon Bunting Dennis DiSarro Nicholas Soto Chris Citak Matthew Donovan Raul Suarez-Murias Jarett Cotter Romain Favier Jesse Temperilli Chris Diaz John Fickey Michael Tomaselli Eric Dilyard Juan Flores Joshua Williams John Fickey Joel Glover Aaron Fly Michael Graham Promotions Daniel Garretto Michael Grala Shawn Hanson - Deputy Chief Marty Good Joshua Grimm Forrest Campbell– Battalion Chief Brian Heath Dustin Hancock Matthew Trent– Battalion Chief Robert Hofstetter Jerry Hooks Brian Heath– Captain Stephen Keene Scott Jacobs Jason Sellers– Captain Ben Krick Christopher Keim Craig Weinbaum– Captain Brian Mading Lycurgus Kidder Chris Diaz– Lieutenant Corey Nelson William Kinkel Ruddy Forte– Lieutenant Aaron Odum Justin Leal Derek Jones– Lieutenant Adam Orsolini Bryan Lujan Matt Nixon– Lieutenant Efrain Padilla Terrence Maisano Tom Szempruch– Lieutenant Albert Anzualda– Driver Engineer Steven Perez Robert Mayberry Aaron Cline- Driver Engineer Thomas Purcell Alan McLaughlin Trenton Mading - Driver Engineer Jeff Roll Jeremy Morgan Ken Moyer - Driver Engineer Chris Rossi Caleb Morris Adam Orsolini - Driver Engineer Jordan Sauerwald Robert Oxar David Perez - Driver Engineer Daniel Sawyer Vaughn Palmateer Kristen King– Inspector 2 Kevin Schoch Mark Records Brian Mading - Inspector 2 Timothy Sims Judith Schleiffer Mercedes Carrillo– Finance Specialist Mark Stirns Nicholas Soto John Taylor Raul Suarez-Murias 24 Robert Walczak Nicholas Taylor Craig Weinbaum Jesse Temperilli Harry Zafiris Michael Tomaselli Daniel Wilcox Joshua Williams Suanne Woeste

Service AwardsS E RV I C E AWA R D S 30 Years Brian Beauvais 1 Year M. Mercedes Carrillo 30 Years Linda Swisher 1 Year Mario Castaneda 30 Years Clay Wilroy 1 Year James Cody 25 Years Joe Crato 1 Year Kevin Collins 25 Years John Handley 1 Year Justin Diaz 25 Years Sean Hunt 1 Year Nick Garofalo 25 Years CJ Melheim 1 Year Daniel Garretto 25 Years Bill Packard 1 Year Charlie Heweker 25 Years John Taylor 1 Year Stephen Keene 25 Years Harry Zafiris 1 Year Thomas King 20 Years Jason Bright 1 Year Robert Low 15 Years Tara Bishop 1 Year Anthony Marrero 15 Years Forrest Campbell 1 Year Wayne Martin 15 Years Aaron Fly 1 Year Chris Meli 15 Years Brian Heath 1 Year Chris Mercier 15 Years Jeffrey Roll 1 Year Nick Newman 10 Years Justin Beasley 1 Year Marta Soto 10 Years Jake Beckman 1 Year Aaron Stewart 10 Years John Bigica 1 Year Michael Zmejkoski 10 Years Scott Brewer 10 Years Mike Cruz 10 Years Acey Edgemon 10 Years Tim Garner 10 Years Charlotte Johnson 10 Years Khris Klock 10 Years Brian Mading 10 Years Tony McGee 10 Years Michele Packard 10 Years Tom Purcell 10 Years Brian Quinn 10 Years Brian Rasmussen 10 Years Chris Rossi 10 Years Stephen Thigpen 10 Years Chris Tomei 10 Years Matthew Trent 25

In the community In the community 26

Contact us Contact Information Administrative Headquarters 14575 Collier Blvd. Naples, FL 34119 239.348.7540 27

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