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For the next two months, Iona McGregor Fire District is leading a unique training opportunity for Lee County Firefighters at Shell Point Retirement Community. The crews are training in the former Larsen Pavilion skilled nursing center, which is now empty, and was replaced with the new Larsen Health Center earlier this year.

Week one is focused on multi-agency firefighting operations in a high rise building.
For today’s scenario, there is a fire on the fourth floor. Crews had to extend fire hose lines from the building suppression system, located in the stairwell, to aid in fire attack. The building was completely smoked out.

Traditionally, with a residential structure fire, crews can hookup the fire hose directly to their fire engines for firefighting efforts. But, in a case of a high-rise fire, they typically will forego that method. Instead, they must use the buildings standpipe system (suppression system), to connect hose lines to.

This type of training allows firefighters from different agencies to work together in an unfamiliar setting. They are able to train together on skills such as search, fire attack, communication, etc. Training at an acquired structure like Shell Point, also gives firefighters the opportunity to build relationships with staff and residents. We hope those who are able to see this training, will have continuous confidence and trust in your local first responders and the hard work they put in daily to keep us all safe.

Thank you, Shell Point Retirement Community!

Agencies in attendance today:
Iona McGregor Fire District
Estero Fire Rescue
South Trail Fire Protection & Rescue Service District
Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District
Sanibel Fire Rescue District
Fort Myers Beach Fire District
San Carlos Park Fire Protection & Rescue Service District
Lee County Public Safety
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Very interesting pictures….keep up the continued training…..I DON’T have any idea how you do your job but greatly appreciate the Team👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒

Employees from the Residence Inn near Station 72 brought breakfast for the crews last week as a token of appreciation! They presented Lt. Porter and his crew a plaque for the entire station thanking them for their dedication and service to our community.

Thank you Residence Inn staff for being valued neighbors of ours and for always reaching out to us to offer assistance when you see/hear of fellow residents in our area in need after experiencing an emergency.
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Employees from the Residence Inn near Station 72 brought breakfast for the crews last week as a token of appreciation! They presented Lt. Porter and his crew a plaque for the entire station thanking them for their dedication and service to our community.

Thank you Residence Inn staff for being valued neighbors of ours and for always reaching out to us to offer assistance when you see/hear of fellow residents in our area in need after experiencing an emergency.Image attachment

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Thanks for taking care of these hard working men/women….. thank you for your Service 👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒👩🏻‍🚒

Awesomeness!

Recently, crews responded to a child locked in a non-running vehicle after a parent accidentally locked their keys in the car - 911 was not called immediately. In this situation, our firefighters did get the child out safely.

We want to remind you to CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY if you are ever in any emergency situation.

Our 2022 Summer Safety Campaign is reminding you, “It’s hot out! Look before you lock! Check for kids & pets!” Our hope is to prevent heat stroke deaths in children & pets, and we need your help.

Florida Law grants legal immunity to Good Samaritans who break through a car window to rescue a person or animal under certain conditions.
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Recently, crews responded to a child locked in a non-running vehicle after a parent accidentally locked their keys in the car - 911 was not called immediately. In this situation, our firefighters did get the child out safely. 

We want to remind you to CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY if you are ever in any emergency situation.  

Our 2022 Summer Safety Campaign is reminding you, “It’s hot out! Look before you lock! Check for kids & pets!” Our hope is to prevent heat stroke deaths in children & pets, and we need your help. 

Florida Law grants legal immunity to Good Samaritans who break through a car window to rescue a person or animal under certain conditions.Image attachmentImage attachment

Behind the scenes with Inspector Van Dyck at the Sanibel Harbour Resort performing an annual life safety inspection.

He looked at things such as fire protection systems - making sure they were functional and up-to-date, ensured all exit doors are operational, and even took a stroll on the catwalk above the conference center. He also came across some wildlife. Can you spot the reptile in the last photo?
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Sending all our love to Lee County Public Safety, Nick’s family & his friends.It is with a heavy heart we share the sad news that our friend and colleague EMT Nicholas "Nick" Wardein passed away on Friday, July 22, in Collier County. Nick died unexpectedly while pursuing his hobby during his off-duty hours.

EMT Wardein joined Lee County EMS in 2014. This is the photo taken when he began his career with us. He had many close friends and colleagues within Lee County Public Safety and our partner agencies. He was a skilled provider of prehospital medicine and was deeply committed to serving our community.

Our hearts go out to Nick's wife and children, his friends, and his extended family. Please join us in keeping them in our prayers.
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Sending all our love to Lee County Public Safety, Nick’s family & his friends.

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I am so sad to hear this. God please be with his wife and children.

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