When a Hurricane Strikes, Prepare for Fire and Other Dangers Iona McGregor Fire District — Are you prepared? The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1. Make a plan now to keep your family safe (www.ready.gov/hurricanes). “Fire safety should be a key part of every household hurricane safety plan,” says Fire Marshal Steffens. Follow this advice… Continue Reading
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IONA McGREGOR FIRE DISTRICT 6061 SOUTH POINTE BLVD FORT MYERS, FLORIDA 33919 JOB POSTING AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER … Continue Reading JOB POST
Welcome! Meet Megan Contreras, our new Community Relations Public Education Coordinator. Megan is a graduate of San Diego State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and her minor in television, film & new media. She worked as a television news reporter at KTWO in Casper, Wy., before moving… Continue Reading New Community Relations & Education Coordinator
BAY COUNTY, Fla. – It’s been 7 weeks since Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle, and the area still needs help. Although we’ve dropped out of the eye of the national media, lawmakers are still fighting for hurricane victims up in Washington. “Every time I drive down the street to my house, I see new damage… Continue Reading We were there to help.. but more is needed
The increased risks of several types of cancer are well recognized throughout the fire service. Carcinogens as byproducts of combustion enter firefighters’ skin through PPE penetration, cross transfer from PPE to the skin, inhalation in the environment and gear off-gassing. This has become even more hazardous with the increasing use of synthetic materials in home… Continue Reading DECON… not just for victims anymore
Tuesday evening May 15th, Iona McGregor Fire District recognized several of our own for their dedication, years of service and achievements. Chief Howard added to our ranks our newest “Honorary Firefighter”, Gavin Lawrey – with a uniform shirt and oath of service. Afterword everyone enjoyed refreshments and time with family to celebrate. Blessings and celebration… Continue Reading CELEBRATING OUR OWN
Whatcha think? The date was May 21st/22nd early morning on C-shift. Fire fighters were awaken from their sleep after a car accident occurred just down the street from their station! The first arriving emergency crew of 3 personnel arrived to find the occupant trapped under a car which had also ignited due to the vehicle… Continue Reading An opportunity to serve… and give thanks!
Fire service professionals recognize the elevated risks faced by older adults, and NFPA®’s innovative video starring Tom Bosley helps you deliver solutions to the community. We hope to teach seniors practical strategies for avoiding fires and falls — leading causes of preventable injuries for seniors.” Continue Reading We hope our senior population knows we care about their safety…
How to Use a Space Heater Safely Half of all home heating fires happen during the months of December, January, and February. Our experts, as well as the pros at the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the National Fire Protection Association, offer the following safety tips: Place the heater on a hard, level, and… Continue Reading … Using Space Heaters to supplement your home heating this year?
The world we live in today has changed the face of what it is to be a firefighter. In the photos below firefighters from the Iona McGregor Fire District took part in a multi agency drill in the City of Ft myers. The idea is to recreate a major incident in practice which gives our… Continue Reading The New Reality for Firefighters…